Icebox cake with bananas and Nilla Wafers

Icebox Cake   Courtesy of Joei DeCarlo   Ingredients  1 box vanilla instant pudding mix (I prefer Jell-O brand) 1 box chocolate instant pudding mix 1 box of Nilla Wafers 1/2 container of Cool Whip 3 bananas, sliced Directions  Defrost Cool Whip 2-3 hours prior to assembling cake. Prepare pudding mixes according to package directions. Keep flavors separate, in their own bowls. Crush 1/2 box of Nilla Wafers into fine crumbs by hand … Continue reading Icebox cake with bananas and Nilla Wafers

Orecchiette with Sausage and Rabe, courtesy of Longo’s Meatballs and Martinis

Orecchiette with Sausage & Rabe    Ingredients  Courtesy of Jerry Longo Jerry Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis Dover Downs Hotel & Casino 1 oz olive oil  6 oz orecchiette pasta    6 oz cooked and sliced Italian sausage links  1/2 oz chopped garlic  1 oz butter   1/2 oz all purpose flour  .05 oz chopped fresh Italian flat leaf parsley   .05 oz chopped fresh basil  .01 oz red pepper flakes   2 oz white wine   4 oz chicken stock   5 oz blanched chopped broccoli rabe   2 oz grated parmesan cheese   1/2 oz extra virgin olive … Continue reading Orecchiette with Sausage and Rabe, courtesy of Longo’s Meatballs and Martinis

Stuffed Baked Potatoes

-Jane Roser My dad has been making these since I was a kid. It’s a tradition in our family to eat these at Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can substitute the bacon with bacon bits if you prefer. Serves 6 Ingredients: 8 tablespoons butter, plus 1 tbsp. softened and cut into small pieces 6 large russet potatoes, cleaned and dried 6 slices of bacon (or bacon … Continue reading Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Savor Borgata Weekend: Day Two

-Brenda Hillegas There are five fine dining restaurants in Atlantic City’s Borgata hotel and casino. Each one highlights a different cuisine, so no matter what your taste buds prefer, there’s something there for you. Chef Michael Shulson’s Izakaya (Japanese), Chef Michael Symon’s Angeline (Italian), Chef Bobby Flay’s steakhouse, Old Homestead Steakhouse from brothers Greg and Marc Sherry, and Chef Wolfgang Puck’s American Grill. The Savor … Continue reading Savor Borgata Weekend: Day Two

Savor Borgata Weekend: Day One

-Brenda Hillegas It’s been a crazy few weeks as we just released the October issue of Philadelphia RowHome Magazine and then immediately put last minute touches on our annual black tie gala which took place last Wednesday. I needed some downtime before getting to work on our January 2020 annual Food issue. So, when I got the invite to attend the Borgata’s annual Savor Borgata … Continue reading Savor Borgata Weekend: Day One

The Philadelphia Burger Brawl- Stuff Your Face for a Good Cause!

-Brenda Hillegas First off. I’m sorry. I’m sorry for posting a review of this event rather than a preview. Trust me, you’ll be sorry too once you hear about the great time I had yesterday at the 9th annual Philadelphia Burger Brawl presented by Jim Beam. This year, the massive food competition moved to a new space- Marine Parade Ground at Navy Yard- to allow … Continue reading The Philadelphia Burger Brawl- Stuff Your Face for a Good Cause!

New to the Zoo: Food, LEGOS, and the Return of the Zoo Key

You’ve probably all heard by now- some exciting, new things are now at the Philadelphia Zoo. So, here’s a quick recap courtesy of Thursday morning’s media preview and ribbon cutting of everything you and your family can discover this season at America’s oldest zoo. 1. Urban Green  This open-air food court is the perfect spot for a break from exploring the zoo. Three permanent food … Continue reading New to the Zoo: Food, LEGOS, and the Return of the Zoo Key

Sweet Desserts

Here are two easy recipes to try from the RowHome staff. Do you have a recipe to share? Email it to and it may appear on the blog or in our upcoming print issue! Blueberry Banana Bread w/ White Chocolate Bursts by Mark Casasanto Spring is almost here and summer is coming! Here is a very versatile recipe for a truly light and wonderful … Continue reading Sweet Desserts

A Visit to the Newly Renovated Bourse Food Hall

by Moriah Kelley There seems to be a longing for human connection, to restore the old, and to gather in beautiful spaces. The newly renovated Bourse in Old City far exceeded my expectations and in my opinion has met all three of these needs. Originally known as a trading post founded in 1891 by George Bartol, the building has gone under many transformations, from being … Continue reading A Visit to the Newly Renovated Bourse Food Hall

Outdoor Grilling Safety Tips 

Courtesy of Ferullo Insurance  Each year, outdoor grilling causes an average of 8,900 home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Gas grills cause more home fires than charcoal grills, the association adds. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, 61 percent of households own a gas grill, 41 percent own a charcoal grill and 10 percent own an electric grill. Here are some safety tips that … Continue reading Outdoor Grilling Safety Tips