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Ciara Semack

Ciara Semack is the owner of The Blonde Bistro in Bellefonte. She is the mother of one and a lifelong resident of Centre County. Her column appears every other week in the Gazette. Questions, suggestions and comments can be directed to ciara@semack.net.

Articles by Ciara Semack

The Blonde Cucina: Made-from-Scratch Mac and Cheese Is Worth It
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The Blonde Cucina: Made-from-Scratch Mac and Cheese Is Worth It
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Ciara Semack
In today's fast-paced world we sometimes forget what quality food is. With a lack of time, we forgo things such as big Sunday suppers and homemade meals. [Read More]
The Blonde Cucina: made-from-scratch mac and cheese is worth it The Blonde Cucina: made-from-scratch mac and cheese is worth it
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
In today's fast-paced world we sometimes forget what quality food is. With a lack of time, we forgo things such as big Sunday suppers and homemade meals. Take something as simple as mac and cheese.  You can buy that box of macaroni and cheese with the powder or the liquid cheese, and [Read More]
The Blonde Cucina: Succeed in the Kitchen with Cooking Muse
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The Blonde Cucina: Succeed in the Kitchen with Cooking Muse
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Ciara Semack
In order to be a great chef, you need to have a strong set of folks or key people to push you and support you. Remember, a restaurant is nothing without customers, and a meal isn’t a work of art unless you have an audience. [Read More]
The Blonde Cucina: Succeed in the kitchen with cooking muse The Blonde Cucina: Succeed in the kitchen with cooking muse
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Stepping into a kitchen — whether it be your own at home or a professional grade kitchen — doesn’t necessarily mean you instantly have become or will become a chef, let alone a successful chef.   Many people work in kitchens and the restaurant field when they are in college [Read More]
The Blonde Cucina: Celebrate Slow Cooking in January
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The Blonde Cucina: Celebrate Slow Cooking in January
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Ciara Semack
Let's focus on two foodie days that are celebrated in January: National Slow Cooking Month and National Soup Month. I’m going to give you some great recipes based on these two celebrations. After all, it’s winter, and when you come home from work one of the last things you want to do is cook. [Read More]
The Blonde Cucina: Celebrate slow cooking in January    The Blonde Cucina: Celebrate slow cooking in January
7 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Happy 2017! I’m sure you are all expecting a “new year, new you” article based on fitness and food, but that’s dull, boring and played out, not to mention, expected. Instead, let's focus on two foodie days that are celebrated in January: National Slow Cooking Month [Read More]
The Blonde Cucina: Cook Up a Victorian Christmas
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The Blonde Cucina: Cook Up a Victorian Christmas
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Ciara Semack
The Victorians were very economical, as well as creative, when it came to making meals, and this especially held true for their holiday celebrations. The Christmas meal was the biggest meal of the year for the Victorians. [Read More]
The Blonde Cucina: Cook up a Victorian Christmas The Blonde Cucina: Cook up a Victorian Christmas
11 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing. One delightful event that our county enjoys is the annual Bellefonte Victorian Christmas festivities, Friday, Dec. 9, through Sunday, Dec. 11. this year. Giving and receiving gifts was not the focus of the Victorian Christmas [Read More]
The Blonde Cucina: Try these satisfying Thanksgiving side dishes The Blonde Cucina: Try these satisfying Thanksgiving side dishes
13 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Folks, Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and that means football, football, football! And, if you haven’t planned your menu yet, I’m here to help you be that clutch player in the last few minutes of the Thanksgiving preparation game. Not only are these items simple, easy and quick, they are not [Read More]
The Blonde Cucina: Butter Lover Creates Vegan Recipe
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The Blonde Cucina: Butter Lover Creates Vegan Recipe
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Ciara Semack
I decided it would be a good idea to push my culinary envelope and come up with a vegan recipes. This one is specially suited for fall. [Read More]
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