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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: Cook Up a Victorian Christmas
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The Blonde Cucina: Cook Up a Victorian Christmas
105 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
106 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
108 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
116 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]
The Blonde Cucina: Butter lover creates vegan recipe The Blonde Cucina: Butter lover creates vegan recipe
117 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The is a very definitive line between vegans and vegetarians. I was working at my restaurant when the phone rang. There was this sweet older lady on the other line staying at one of Bellefonte’s bed-and-breakfasts and wanted to know what sort of vegetarian options we had to offer. [Read More]
The Blonde Cucina: Beach Snacks to Keep Everyone Happy
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The Blonde Cucina: Beach Snacks to Keep Everyone Happy
122 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Ciara Semack
There are a few things you need to consider when you are getting ready to spend a day at the beach. [Read More]
The Blonde Cucina: Beach snacks to keep everyone happy The Blonde Cucina: Beach snacks to keep everyone happy
124 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
There are a few things you need to consider when you are getting ready to spend a day at the beach. Snacks are an absolute must when you're planning your day at the beach. [Read More]
The Blonde Cucina: Feature Explosive Flavors on the Fourth
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The Blonde Cucina: Feature Explosive Flavors on the Fourth
128 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Ciara Semack
The Fourth of July is just a day away. No matter what you have planned, the Blonde Cucina has some recipes that will burst with flavor, just like those fireworks you’ll be watching. [Read More]
The Blonde Cucina: Feature explosive flavors on the Fourth The Blonde Cucina: Feature explosive flavors on the Fourth
129 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Folks, the Fourth of July is just a few days away. What are you doing this year? Are you planning a festive party? Are you attending a picnic and need to bring a covered dish? [Read More]
The Blonde Cucina: Graduation Season Is Upon Us
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The Blonde Cucina: Graduation Season Is Upon Us
134 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Ciara Semack
We are in the middle of graduation season, and next up is high school ceremonies. Have you sat down with your soon-to-be graduate and asked what type of food or party he or she wants? [Read More]
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