An easy Easter dish: Pork and pears recipe

An easy Easter dish: Pork and pears recipe

We’re on the cusp of Easter weekend, which for many families means a big gathering, an egg hunt and a spiral cut ham. If your family is a bit smaller and a ham, a roast chicken or a leg of lamb feels like overkill, a pork loin that serves four might be the way to go. Creamy pear sauce adds a harbinger of summer sweetness to this dish. It’s a mix of savory and sweet best accompanied by some unobtrusive sides — plain, fluffy biscuits and...

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ICYMI: Ginger and Pear Cookies and other sweet treats

ICYMI: Ginger and Pear Cookies and other sweet treats

As promised, here’s the second half of our Valentine’s Day baking blowout. (If you missed the chocolate-laden first part, click here for the cookie-stuffed soft pretzels.) We’re all about fruit and honey this week. No word on whether you’ll catch more flies that way, but hopefully you’ll hold on to your sweetheart. If you missed The York Dispatch Food section in Wednesday’s paper, here’s a roundup of the stories...

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ICYMI: National Pie Day and Chinese New Year in this week’s Food section

ICYMI: National Pie Day and Chinese New Year in this week’s Food section

It’s maybe possible that I like cheese to an unhealthy degree. Maybe. This week, I jumped into the apple pie debate — namely, do you eat yours plain, with ice cream or with Cheddar cheese? In the neverending quest to answer this question with “more cheese,” I delved into the shady world of cheese-cracker addiction. (Not true. I already live in that world. But I did add them to my pie crust.) If you missed The York...

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Surprise your sweetheart with a Valentine’s Day dinner at The Left Bank

Surprise your sweetheart with a Valentine’s Day dinner at The Left Bank

Valentine’s Day planning is tough. Throwing huge wads of cash at a holiday after you’ve just seen the credit card bill for Christmas? Ouch. You can take a chance on getting the perfect gift in The York Dispatch Facebook contest for a $100 Valentine’s Day dinner at York City’s den of elegance, The Left Bank. Click the banner below, “like” The York Dispatch page on Facebook, and click on the contest app below...

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Happy National Donut Day!

Happy National Donut Day!

Free food is always a reason to celebrate! Around the country today, people will be indulging in a delicious piece of deep fried dough… and many of them will be doing so for free! Here in York, if you stop by a local Dunkin’ Donuts, you can get a free donut with any beverage purchase. Also, Good’s Mini Donuts in Central Market will be open this evening as part of York’s First Friday celebrations and to celebrate the...

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Free food for Tax Day

Free food for Tax Day

Well, it’s finally here. You’ve been putting it off for months and now the IRS is breathing down your neck. But as you scramble to finish up filing those income taxes, there are several places that are rewarding you for something you’re required to do anyway. So, why not take advantage? Arby’s: Coupon for a value-size curly fries or potato cakes. California Tortilla (Lancaster): Give the password (“1040″) for a free...

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