Lenora Dannelke, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

Cooking 101: Putting Your Best Pasta on the Plate

Cooking 101: Putting Your Best Pasta on the Plate

Cooking doesn’t get much easier than dropping pasta in boiling water, right? Well, yes, if adequate attention is paid to details. Otherwise, the resulting product can be mushy and under-flavored instead of chewy and flavorsome. Your mouth will appreciate the difference. “I like a good semolina pasta,” says Shawn Doyle, chef and owner of Savory Grille, where all pastas are ... »

A Custom Micro Wedding with Local Flavor

A Custom Micro Wedding with Local Flavor

On the way to creating a photo shoot about micro weddings – one that would highlight local resources – this art-imitating-life replication morphed into an actual marriage ceremony for Beth Anna Raynock. As the chef and owner of Bethlehem-based Local Mama Catering, she had seen requests for downsized weddings gain traction in recent times and wanted to promote this option. ... »

Blue Grillhouse

Blue Grillhouse

For more than four decades, hospitality has been a meticulously curated and polished art form at the blue grillhouse and event center locale. Every aspect of a guest’s sensory engagement – striking décor, pleasurable musical backdrop, atmospheric lighting, impeccable service, and extraordinary food and drink – contributes to an incomparable dining experience. Private space... »

CMSK Collaborative

CMSK Collaborative

Durable Goods, Enduring Style A fledgling manufacturing company in Bethlehem took its initial product – the Keystone Comb – to market in December 2021. With this exquisitely crafted device, company co-founder/owners Connor Moriarty and Sean Kernan transformed a simple and inexpensive (and basically disposable) grooming tool for men and elevated it into a product that will ... »

Warner Art Glass

Warner Art Glass

The cool, smooth surfaces of hand-blown art glass curve and swoop like fluid moments frozen in time and space. Viewed in the hushed serenity of a chic gallery, these delicate pieces may seem remote and aloof. However, the dynamic atmosphere of Warner Art Glass welcomes tactile interaction and creates an immersive experience. Displays of eclectic glass giftware such as bowl... »

McCoole’s at the Red Lion Inn

McCoole’s at the Red Lion Inn

The appeal of a warmly decorated Revolutionary-era inn is undeniable. However, the attitude, amenities, and gastronomic experiences offered make this hugely atmospheric destination relevant to contemporary socializing. Four rotating taps dispense house-brewed Red Lion Beer, and cocktails hand-crafted with fresh juices provide sophisticated imbibing. Live music every Friday... »

Creating  Smiles in a Stress-Free Zone

Creating Smiles in a Stress-Free Zone

Photos by Scott Westgate An appointment for, say, a massage or pedicure can serve as an eagerly awaited highpoint of a busy day. Anticipation of a dental appointment, though, is far less likely to lift the spirits – unless the destination is the Bethlehem office of Keystone Dentistry, which has been recently revitalized and re-envisioned by Dr. Fayez Baki. Understanding th... »

Picture Yourself Baking Bread (and loving It)

Picture Yourself Baking Bread (and loving It)

Baking bread is more about the journey than the destination. The path that’s followed might wind and wander a bit with each loaf, but lessons will be learned along the way. Long-time home bread baker and professional photographer Ryan Hulvat documents his yeasty efforts with the zeal of a proud parent – both when fragrant golden loaves are pulled from the oven and througho... »

Chopfin

Chopfin

Chopfin’s intriguing “Rolls + Bowls” tagline begs exploration. Their fast-casual menu proclaims a sushi burrito heart and poke bowl soul, showcasing fluid culinary styles flowing from Japan and Hawaii to Latin America. While chopped top-grade raw salmon and tuna are traditional options, wide protein selections – organic spicy chicken, shrimp ceviche, crab tempura and more ... »

Cooking 101:  How to Upgrade Cranberry Sauce

Cooking 101: How to Upgrade Cranberry Sauce

Whether the centerpiece of a Thanksgiving dinner is roasted turkey or tofurkey – or perhaps both – cranberries remain the essential sidekick to this holiday meal. Since family members cling to certain favorites, chances are good that at least one guest will maintain a strong attachment to straight-from-the-can jellied cranberry sauce (with hallmark indentation rings as the... »

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