The frightening specter of death and destruction that struck Brussels is a stark reminder of our need to be not only vigilant, but also proactive in developing the necessary intelligence to prevent similar terrorist attacks on American soil. In addition to supporting Belgium and our other NATO allies in Western Europe, we must also stand by our friends in the Middle East who face the threat of jihadi violence on a daily basis. Israel, our greatest friend in that troubled part of the world, is always on alert, but that small nation’s challenges aren’t just from a strategically placed bomb or the barrel of a gun.
A watch on Williams
Before 1930, there were no prepackaged cake mixes, pie crusts or muffin mixes on the market shelves. This was the year that Bisquick was invented. Introduced to grocery shelves as a competitor to the newly debuted Jiffy, Bisquick remains the premier baking mix even today.
Lame effort by DeFelice
Standing with parents and the principal at the Bridge Way School is illuminating.
Solomon has a vision
Clearly, there’s a lot of cooking taking place in and around Philly, to judge from the recipes sent into the Northeast Times food column. I’d like to share some of the submissions that weren’t randomly drawn in the ongoing gift-card contest. A great many of the submitted recipes really are winners, culinarily speaking, and I plan to share them with you in future columns.
Who can forget the famous Seinfeld episode when Elaine goes to Schnitzer’s Bakery to buy a Chocolate Babka, only to find that they just sold the last one to the customer ahead of her. You’ll never get into that predicament yourself, if you can make your own Chocolate Babka. You will, however, need a few hours to let the yeast bread rise, then rise again. But it just might be worth it.
First, it was Penn State then it was the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Now, just when you think that scandals involving the sexual abuse of children can’t get any worse, we learn about yet another one.
Soda tax is a slippery slope