Author: Suzanne Scacca

Wegmans: A Game Changer

We’ve been in our new home for a couple weeks now. The hill/mountain backdrop is beautiful, the people seem friendly and honest, and there are two Friendly’s restaurants within a 5-minute drive of us. Life seems pretty good right now, though I still feel a bit unsettled. I think it’s because that natural comfort that comes with really living somewhere isn’t there yet. I was surprised today when I ventured out grocery shopping (a chore I usually despise) and found an hour’s worth of relaxation and happiness.   Before we moved here, I did my research. I did Google searches, social...

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Peanut Butter Sauce… Finally!

The very first story I told on here was about the Reese’s Piece’s Sundae at Friendly’s. At the time, I couldn’t include a real photo of the sundae because I was geographically challenged. However, fate has seen fit to now provide me with two Friendly’s within a 5-minute drive time. Life is...

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Cooking with the Jersey Shore

Ever have one of those nights where you just don’t want to cook? It’s the last thing you want to do, so you start fantasizing about ordering in from the Thai restaurant around the corner (thank you, Thai Wasabi!) or popping a couple non-existent hot pockets into the microwave. Tonight was going to be one of those nights, but then Jersey Shore stepped in. I used to hate Jersey Shore—the concept behind it, the people, everything. That was before I ever watched it though. The problem was that I believed everyone online who said it was trashy garbage that painted Italian-Americans...

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My Weekend Drug of Choice: Coffee

Make that a soy mocha, thank you very much! I know Starbucks is one of those evil, world-dominating corporations you’re supposed to hate, but it’s way too delicious to say “no” to. And since I’ve never really been one to say “no” to food that’s bad for me, I go there about once a week. The First Taste It all started back in 2002. I was working at Iron Hill Brewery while studying at UD. Until that time, I really only abused Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, or a shit-ton of candy bars in the afternoon if I was needing a pick-me-up. Or, if time allowed, I...

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Escaping an Abusive Relationship (with Dairy)

Have you ever had a relationship with someone who doesn’t treat you well, but you love them so much that you’re willing to take their abuse? Well, that’s the relationship I have with dairy. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. I was 21 when my doctor pulled me into his office to talk to me about my little “problem”: Doc:  It would appear that you are lactose intolerant, Suzanne. Me:  What does that mean? Doc:  Blah blah blah… You need to remove all dairy products from your diet. Me:  Hahahahaha! Doc:  No, seriously. Dairy is...

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