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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘recipes’
Posted: December 22nd, 2012

If you need some new cookies to leave out for Santa (and all the little elves in your home), we have them right here at GoErie.com.

The Frankie and May Cookie Contest was a big hit, and you can see all the delicious entries – 50 recipes right here. I’m trying a few of them. The winners are:

  1. Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie — now when I saw this as a first place winner, I wondered how a chocolate chip cookie could beat out some of those other recipes. Well it has four kinds of chocolate …  and nuts. Ho ho ho — and oatmeal. You must read this decadent recipe. I need to make these.
  2. Second place by a nose — Rudolph’s Red Velvet Surprise Cookies. They have quite a surprise inside — cheesecake. Did I mention that I am salivating?
  3. Butterballs rounded out the top three winners in the Frankie and May Cookie Contest. Who among us doesn’t love these morsels?

Who had the tough job of judging the winners? Frankie and May selected the three finalists, and our own Erie Times-News and GoErie foodies did the judging. Marnie Mead, Jennie Geisler and Andrew (Beard vs. Food) Kochirka had the tough job.

Here’s a video of our food experts analyzing data and cookies. Yumm.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.


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Posted: December 13th, 2012

It’s here — our comprehensive food, wine and beer pages, and just in time for the holidays. Now you have all the Erie Times-News and GoErie.com food content in one place. Dining in? Check. Dining out? Check. Recipes? And how!

Plus we have all the news you can use on beer, wine and cocktails. You’ll also find videos on how to make our latest recipes! Blogs, newsletters and food reviews — it’s all here in one place. Click on the links below to take a look at our delicious food pages.

Enjoy our updated site, and visit often!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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Posted: May 15th, 2012

I’m not into cooking, but I had to share this because I will make these graduation caps, and there are dozens of recipes out there. This yummy one from Bakerella sounds easy — they put the cups on lollipop sticks and use Ghirardelli as the hat tops. Mmm.

Another recipe from Taste of Home uses thin mints as the cap tops. And Taste of Home has recipes for similar caps … with brownies, cupcakes and more.

Graduation party ideas abound. Check here for some themes. We’ve had our share of graduation parties for teens and young adults. Here’s what we have learned. Kids love to eat, but they want to be able to eat and talk without making a mess. Just keep it simple:

Girls will eat salad. With every party we’ve had it’s the one thing we ran out of first.

Cookies disappear faster than cake. Those cakes with pictures of your grad’s face and school on them are cute, but cookies are easier to grab and go. We never had leftover cookies.

Subs sliced into small sections will disappear. Gone … with the salad.

Hot dogs and hamburgers beat roast beef sandwiches, chicken and meatballs.

One final word of advice: Do not serve alcohol to your graduate and friends. (Unless it’s college graduation of 21-year-olds.) Ever. They are underage, and it puts them and you at risk. If they leave your house, you are responsible for serving them. This is not a wedding reception. It’s a graduation party. If you serve alcohol to adults, then make sure that YOU are serving only the adults.

Pam Parker is an award-winning writer and editor for Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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