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The Taste

‘No one should go to bed or wake up hungry’

Not many community programs can say they give 96 cents from a donated $1 back to those in need. But the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank can. For every $1 given the food bank can provide six nutritious meals. At the upcoming Soup and a Bowl fundraiser participants will be providing 180 meals ...

Chefs to bring and share soups

At the community event, Soup and a Bowl, Warrior Run School District, Real Taste Food Truck, Nippenose Valley Village and UPMC/Aramark will be making and donating soups for the annual event. For some this is the first year donating and for others, they have been contributing to the event ...

This Valentine’s Day make a special dish

With Valentine’s Day around the corner some people like to celebrate by going out to eat, others like to stay in and make a meal. Whatever your preference is I hope you celebrate it with someone special. The first recipe is kind of a new twist on a chicken dish — chicken piccata. Or, try ...

For the ultimate grilled cheese, use the stovetop and oven

Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food, an adult treat that harkens back to childhood. I never met a grilled cheese sandwich I didn’t like. Where I grew up, there was an old-fashioned drug store with a lunch counter. When the weather was good, my best friend and I would ride our bikes ...

Scrumptious, sweet morning snack cake

FAMILY FEATURES — Add some sweetness to your breakfast routine with this delicious and easy-to-make cherry coffee cake. Find more breakfast recipes at Culinary.net. Cherry coffee cake Nonstick cooking spray 1 can (12.4 ounces) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing 1 1/2 cups (21-ounce ...

‘Celebrate love and kindness’

Both Valentine’s Day and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s annual Soup and a Bowl fundraiser are just around the corner, both events that celebrate love and kindness. Countless children, families, seniors and veterans in our community are facing hunger. By purchasing a ticket to the Soup ...

Delectable, chocolatey caramel dessert

FAMILY FEATURES — Add the rich flavor of caramel to your dessert table with a recipe like this no bake chocolate caramel cheesecake for a tempting, tasty treat. Find more dessert recipes at Culinary.net. No bake chocolate caramel cheesecake 10 graham crackers, crumbled 7 tablespoons ...

Cooking for Crowds

MONTGOMERY — A workshop, “Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer’s Guide to Safe Food Handling,” for those involved in preparing or serving food for a non-profit or volunteer organization will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 22 at the Eagle Grange, 32 E. Blind Road, taught by Sharon McDonald, ...

Chili with a Chance for Chocolate Taste-Off

WELLSBORO — The sixth annual Chili with a Chance for Chocolate Taste-Off is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 15 in downtown Wellsboro. There will be 15 chilis to taste at 15 different sites and an opportunity to win one or more of 15 chocolates baskets. “This year’s taste-off will feature ...

Rich and decadent chocolate silk pie

FAMILY FEATURES — Calling all chocolate lovers, not only is this chocolate silk pie rich with chocolate, it is easy to make when you need a quick dessert. Chocolate silk pie 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches) 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate ...

Breakfast for dessert

FAMILY FEATURES — While having breakfast for dinner is a popular concept, you can turn breakfast crepes into dessert with this recipe featuring creamy custard filling and decadent chocolate sauce. Boston cream pie crepes, filling 1 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/2 ...

Fun, fruity Valentine’s

FAMILY FEATURES — Save time on family desserts with make-ahead recipes like these Kristoff ice box cupcakes. By using kid-friendly treats that add nutrition to appealing flavor, you can solve busy evenings just by reaching into the fridge. Kristoff ice box cupcakes Prep time: 20 minutes, ...

‘Turning into a culinary Casanova’

One thing they never warn you about as a kid is just how fast time starts to pass as you get older. As I sit in front of my computer and write this, I will have been married for almost a full year. I swear, there are times when it feels like it was a just a few months ago that my wife, ...

Touchdown! Score big with these delicious recipes

With the Super Bowl only a few days away here are a couple of game day pleasers that will feed a crowd. From taco dip to a shrimp ceviche as appetizers, Mexican chicken soup or try switching it up and make a comforting classic like ham and bean soup. To relax more the day of the big game, you ...

Course teaches students about food security, sustainability

In a bright, clean kitchen across town from their usual classrooms and laboratories, students majoring in culinary arts and other fields at Pennsylvania College of Technology learn more about food security, one of many considerations students discover as they explore the topic of food ...

Winter Wine and Chocolate Walk Around

DUSHORE — It’ll be a sweet day in Dushore, as the Winter Wine and Chocolate Walk Around Dushore event takes over downtown on Feb. 15 from noon to 5 p.m. Perfectly paired with Valentine’s Day, this palate-pleasing event will gather at least 10 area wineries together, giving event-goers ...

Frozen family fun

FAMILY FEATURES — As families look to incorporate more nutritious dishes into meals from morning to night, using kid-friendly recipes can help make the process easier and more fun. To help make it easier for busy parents to plan and serve healthier meals, registered dietitian Melanie Marcus, ...

Warm your body and your soul

Soup and a Bowl, the annual fundraiser for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Williamsport, will be held Feb. 21 at the Genetti Hotel and Suites, 200 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with two seating times available 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Soup and a Bowl fundraiser started more than 20 years ago ...

Hot chocolate competition to award $1,000 to non-profit

Make sure you grab your favorite flannel before going to the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania’s (FCFP) Flannel and Frost Grant Reception where it will award over $1.5 million to 79 local nonprofit organizations and hold a hot chocolate contest from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at ...

9th annual Burns Supper, Poetry Slam

WELLSBORO — Want a break from long, dark, January days? Like to laugh a lot? Up for a culinary adventure? Then the ninth annual Robbie Burns Supper and Poetry Slam, a lighthearted homage to Scottish national poet Robert Burns, may be for you. Open to the public, the supper will be at 3 p.m. ...