Grandma Nell O’Connor’s Soda Bread

Grandma Nell O'Connor's Soda Bread

3 1/2 cups sifted flour 2/3 cup sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 Tbs. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1 1/2 cups seeded raisins (I like to mix the dark and light together.  I also soak them in warm water for a few minutes as it plumps them up.) 1 Tbs. caraway seeds (optional; I don’t use caraway unless I know the person getting it

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A Dining Destination: Focus on East Liberty

A Dining Destination: Focus on East Liberty

Pittsburgh: Zagat’s No. 1 Food City If you took a break from devouring chipped ham sandwich or pierogies, you may have been pleasantly surprised to realize that Pittsburgh has become a dining destination. Recently the city was ranked No. 1 as the best food city in the country by the prestigious Zagat Survey, a restaurant review provider. A bread basketful of new and innovative restaurants

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The Best of Beaver County

The Best of Beaver County

Pittsburgh isn’t the only place located on a river that’s burnishing its image. We’ve all heard the accolades that keep coming in for Pittsburgh, but just down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh is Beaver County. And this county is booming and is poised to become an even bigger player in the region. From literary festivals to recreation to a resurgent economy, this neighboring county to

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Dr. Bennet Omalu’s Research in Pittsburgh Launched a Revolution

Dr. Bennet Omalu's Research in Pittsburgh Launched a Revolution

Sadly, it’s become a routine occurrence as more and more well-known athletes reveal that they believe they have chronic traumatic encephalopathy. CTE, a brain disease, its discovery, and the fallout from those findings all tie back to Pittsburgh. If you have seen the critically acclaimed 2015 movie Concussion starring Will Smith, you know that pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu first discovered CTE here in Pittsburgh. Dr.

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How to Choose the Right Home Care Provider

How to Choose the Right Home Care Provider

Most people would prefer to age in their own home or have their parent remain in their own home rather than being forced to move to a senior facility. Fortunately, there are many more options today to help keep you or your loved one living happily and safely at home. Services can range from performing light housekeeping to private duty nursing. With so many resources

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Palace of Gold

Palace of Gold

Exploring the Palace of Gold in New Vrindaban, WV As you approach New Vrindaban, the golden spires of the Palace of Gold soar among the West Virginia trees. One does not expect such a sight in the Mountaineer State, but about 70 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, near Moundsville, the Palace of Gold sits proudly as a memorial to the late A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,

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Lake Erie Get Away

Lake Erie Get Away

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake Prior to booking our stay at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, I hadn’t known anyone who had stayed there, but the photos on their website looked beautiful. Because it was booked solid for Saturday night, we chose to stay Thursday and Friday night, August 25 and 26, which saved some money. According to Daisy Hall, Marketing Manager for the lodge, visitors from Pittsburgh

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