Oatmeal Raspberry Cookie

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Cookies are always fun to make.  You can pretty much create any type of cookie to your taste.  My kids love oatmeal raisin cookies but instead of making those I went ahead and did something different.  If you haven’t tried adding different fruits to your cookies this cookie will definitely change your mind.  The raspberry flavor really comes through in it.  Enjoy with a nice glass of milk or coffee.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup of butter, softened

1/2 cup packed light born sugar

1/2 cup natural sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 eggs, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 cup frozen raspberries, chopped

Pinch of salt

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In mixing bowl beat butter for about 30 seconds. Next add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Beat until well combined. Remember to scrape the sides of the bowl.  Now beat in one egg at a time and vanilla. Beat in 1/2 cup of flour at a time.  If it gets too rough stir the rest of the flour in.

Stir in the oats and raspberries. Take a tablespoon or a small ice cream scoop.  Drop the dough on to parchment paper about 2 inches apart.  Flatten them down a bit. Bake them for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown.  Cool and enjoy.  

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Let Them Eat Cake Giveaway!

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Do you have a sweet tooth? Well this is an event you don’t want to miss. I am super excited to be a guest judge this year. This is your chance to win 2 free tickets to the event. City of Hope Philadelphia celebrates ten years of fondant fun with Let Them Eat Cake: Fantasy Weddings on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:00pm at the DoubleTree Hilton (237 Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA). Brides-to-be, dessert fanatics and fondant foodies will sample creations from 40 professional pastry chefs and student bakers from around the tri-state region.  Guests will enjoy a new Sweetheart Tablescape competition, Korbel champagne, live music from BVT Live, and the opportunity to meet celebrity chefs Marc and Benny (City Cakes NY) and John Moeller (former White House chef). Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/cohcake14 or by calling 215-985-0869. All proceeds benefit City of Hope to help cut out cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. 

“What began ten years ago as an intimate evening organized by three friends has now become the Northeast’s premiere wedding cake competition – and Philadelphia’s sweetest event of the year,” said City of Hope’s Amy Tieman. “Our fantasy wedding theme takes us back to our roots. Brides-to-be can find inspiration as bakers let their imaginations run wild.” 
Whether you are a bride or groom, or simply have a huge sweet tooth, this is the perfect opportunity to sample 40 scrumptious cakes from the most talented bakers in the tri-state area. Early confirmed participants include Classic Cakes, Granny Schmidt’s, Wonderland Cakes, The Restaurant School of Walnut Hill and The Art Institute of Philadelphia.
Each Fantasy Weddings masterpiece will be judged by celebrity judges, wedding experts and local VIPs in two levels (professional and college) in six categories (Most Artistic, Best Tasting, Best Theme, Best of Show, more). Guests can also vote in the “People’s Choice” category.
Celebrity judges for 2014 are Chefs Marc and Benny from City Cakes NY and former White House Chef John Moeller. Marc and Benny have been seen on TLC, Food Network, Rachel Ray and E! Network. Moeller has been  chef to three White House administrations, including President  George H.W. Bush, President William Jefferson Clinton and President George W. Bush. Local judges this year will include: * Head Judge – Natayna DiBona, co-host and co-founder Diner en Blanc Philadelphia * Kathy Gold, owner of In the Kitchen Cooking School and president of Les Dames D’Escoffier PHL * Dana Herbert, winner of Next Great Baker *George Kyrtatas, the Sweet Water Grill and Cut Throat Kitchen * Roberta Pipito Homemade Delish
In addition to the main cake competition, City of Hope announces a new Sweetheart Tablescape competition sponsored by UBER and coordinated by Soiree Philadelphia. Local wedding planning and design companies will create Fantasy Wedding Tablescape that will be judged by guests.
All new UBER users will receive a complimentary ride up to $20.00 using promo code Cityofhope2014. For every new user who rides with this code, UBER will donate $5.00 to City of Hope.  Registration is open for professional bakers and pastry chefs, as well as Tablescape competitors. All interested parties should contact Amy Tieman at City of Hope at 215-985-0869 and atieman@coh.org.

So here is what you have to do for this giveaway is leave a comment at one or more of the following Homemade Delish social pages, or this site. Good luck everyone.

1. Join Homemade Delish and City of Hope on Facebook. Leave a separate comment letting us know you did so.

2. Follow @homemadedelish and @CityofHopePhila on Twitter. Leave a separate comment letting us know you are following if you havent already.

3. Subscribe to Homemade Delish via email. Leave a separate comment letting us know you subscribe via email. If you haven’t already.

The giveaway is open until Thursday March 27th , at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. The giveaway is only open to USA residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Product will be shipped by Homemade Delish. Good luck!

ConKerr Cancer

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I have a blog and its about food and drinks as we all know.  But Sometimes I like to share it with social events and gatherings.  I also love to talk about organiztions that are doing an amazing job and holding these amazing events to raise money for charities and research. Social media and blogging are a huge way to spread the word and I don’t mind sharing.

ConKerr Cancer is one of them. It was started by Cindy Kerr while her son was fighting Cancer in CHOP.  It was completely a grassroots non-profit started right here in Philadelphia and has turned into an international and volunteer-driven organization dedicated to bringing smiles to children with life-changing illnesses in hospice care.  This remarkable non-profit designs, sews, and donates bright and cheery pillowcases to children during their hospital stay with one goal in mind: to bring a smile to their face!

On Friday, March 21st, ConKerr Cancer will host its 2nd ConKerr Cancer PJ Party, held at the Please Touch Museum. The invitation is open to all, and every ticket sold to the public will double as admission for one of our ConKerr child stars.  We are reaching out to you because with your help we hope to double our attendance from the last PJ Party. In its first year, there were 500 parents and kids in attendance, and we plan to reach 1,000 this spring.

The event runs from 6pm to 9pm on March 21st, and all are welcome to attend – however, everyone must wear their pajamas, it is a PJ Party, after all. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now. Attendees are promised an amazing night complete with a photo booth and props, a pajama parade throughout the Please Touch Museum, and celebrity appearances, including another visit from Eagles’ mascot Swoop! We are also extremely excited to have former Philadelphia Flyers players Bob Kelly and Todd Fedoruk joining us. DJ Lady FX will be in charge of entertainment for the evening, and there will be a special visit by some of the Philadelphia Zoo’s favorite animals.

For more information on this organization or to purchase tickets go to http://www.conkerrcancer.org/

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Chicken and Waffles

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I was pretty upset a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to make chicken and waffles and my waffle maker broke.  I didn’t want to buy  frozen waffles. They just don’t taste the same.  So as I was looking through the supermarket near the bakery they had some homestyle fresh made waffles. I was so excited so I picked them up to use for this recipe.  If you can’t find these please feel free to use the frozen or make your homemade kind.  The combination of the buttery and syrup sauce on the waffle goes great with that savory chicken. 

Crispy Chicken Ingredients:

1 1/4 lbs Pieces Chicken cutlets

1 1/2 Cups of All Purpose flour

2 Egg, beaten

1/3 Cups of heavy cream

2 cup Panko crumbs

Salt & Pepper, to taste

1 Teaspoon of paprika

1/2 Teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 Teaspoon of onion powder

Vegetable Oil, for frying

8 pieces Homestyle Waffles

Chives, garnish

Maple Syrup Ingredients:

1 Stick of unsalted butter,melted

3 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup

Preparation:

On 2 different plates, add panko and all-purpose flour.  Next season the flour with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper.

Beat the eggs in a medium bowl and add the heavy cream.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper.  Begin by dipping the chicken in the flour, then eggs and finally panko. Place to the side.

In a large pot add the vegetable oil about half way through the top.  If you don’t have a way to check the temperature of the oil all you have to do is take a wooden spoon and flip it over and dip it in, if it begins to bubble around the handle of the spoon, then you’re ready. 

Don’t overcrowd your pot with chicken.  Cook chicken for about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove chicken and place on a paper towel to remove excesses oil. 

Meanwhile toast your waffles and start your maple syrup sauce. In a medium bowl take your melted butter and syrup and mix until well incorporated.  Chop chives.

Now begin to assemble. Take your waffles spread the sauce then place the chicken on top with some chives and close with another piece of waffle.

St. Patty’s Cocktail

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March is finally here, which means St. Patrick’s Day is coming up.  If you’re hosting a party with family and friends this cocktail will be a hit.  Did you ever have an Irish potato candy?  Do you like them?  If you do, then you’re going to love this drink.  I seriously felt like I was enjoying an Irish potato in liquid form with a little kick.  Thanks again to the hubby for coming up with a great idea, and yours truly for the garnish idea. “Sláinte!”

Ingredients:

3 shots Irish cream liquor

2 shots Coconut rum

1 shot Vanilla rum

50/50 Cinnamon and nutmeg, garnish

Ice

Preparation:

Place ice and all of your shots in a shaker.  Shake, Shake and pour. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg mix. (serves 2)

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Homemade Delish has a lot of fun things coming up for 2014.  I have entered the Better Homes slow cooker contest.  I hope you can stop by and place a vote for me.  Thanks again for all the love and support xo ~ Roberta

Here is the Link http://crockpot.betterrecipes.com/pulled-pork-sandwich-1.html

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The Brewer’s Plate!

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The Brewer’s Plate is back an event not to miss. Philadelphia’s premier local beer and food pairing festival is back for another year with a new venue and a (mash) ton of surprises in store. Fair Food is proud to announce details for The Brewer’s Plate 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, March 9th, 2014. 

 The Brewer’s Plate is the great-grand-pappy of the beer and food pairing movement in Philadelphia—one of the first to introduce the region’s blossoming throngs of foodies and beer geeks to the concept.  And, like most things it continues to get better with age.

 No other annual event maintains such an unwavering commitment to “buy fresh, buy local” while bringing together our region’s outstanding chefs, farmers, food artisans, brewers, distillers, and winemakers for the benefit of the most discerning critics, bloggers and guests.

 Attendees enhance their knowledge of the local food scene by sampling, attending breakout sessions, and directly interacting with vendors and sponsors.  The 10th Anniversary Celebration will be the best yet, jam packed with celebrity guests, exclusive beers, amazing pairings, and much more – located at one of the best venues in the city!

Fair Food is pleased to present a full line-up of exclusive treats and programming for VIP attendees:

  • Starting at 5:30pm, VIP access includes an extra hour of the festival (General Admission starts at 6:30pm).
  • New this year: Special VIP keepsake tasting glasses.
  • Exclusive access to a select tier of the Kimmel Center with a bevy of restaurants and food artisans, providing tastes of amazing cheeses, charcuterie, chocolates—and of course, an impressive list of select craft beers.
  • Victory Brewing Company teamed up with the crew from Sam Adams (have you checked out their PA brewing facility?!) and will be creating a beer to be served only in VIP at the Brewer’s Plate!  After that you’ll have to travel to Victory’s brewpub in Downingtown or make a trip up to Boston just to get taste. 
  • Seven Garces Group Restaurants, along with the Garces Catering Group, will vie for bragging rights in the “Sausage Showdown: The Best of the Wurst” – a sausage and beer pairing competition.  Each creation, including a vegetarian/vegan option, will be carefully paired with delicious brews from Victory Brewing Company and Sam Adams.  Iron Chef Jose Garces and a team of celebrity judges – Philadelphia Eagle’s Brent Celek, Victory Brewing Company’s Bill Covaleski, Fair Food’s Ann Karlen, and NBC10′s Sheena Parveen with Marc Summers as emcee – will take on the duties of crowning Philly’s own Abe Froman.
  • And, of course, the coveted swag bag, chock full of local goodies and tempting treats.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.brewersplate.com/ 

I hope to see you there ;)