Homemade waffle sticks: Worth the effort or a pointless pain?

Homemade waffle sticks: Worth the effort or a pointless pain?

A name like Babycakes immediately conjures an image of something twee and precious, and the Babycakes Mini Waffle Sticks Maker is indeed a chubby-cheeked cherub of kitchen appliances. This little unitasker is designed to pop out four perfectly cooked waffle sticks in three minutes, and that’s what it does. That’s all it does, for which we cannot fault it. The waffle sticks maker is a tiny thing, about the size of a bread pan, so although it...

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Restaurant review: Dawn’s My Favorite Deli

Restaurant review: Dawn’s My Favorite Deli

This week, York Dispatch restaurant reviewer Hanna popped into Dawn’s My Favorite Deli, 3397 N. George St., Emigsville (764-4461 or http://myfavdeli.com). Hanna: Betty is on vacation (again), so I took Peter along to review Dawn’s My Favorite Deli. I feel like there should be a comma in that name, but the punctuation isn’t really important. What’s important is the food — and the food is good. I ordered an 8-inch Turkey...

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Restaurant review: Alberto’s Pizza

Restaurant review: Alberto’s Pizza

This time out, the York Dispatch restaurant reviewers Hanna and Betty sampled Alberto’s Pizza, 2736 S. Queen St., Dallastown (741-3854 or albertospizzayork.com). Hanna: Being an Italian from New York, I have very specific requirements for my pizza. And I recognize that what I like might be completely different from what Betty likes. Go figure. I like my pizza sauce sweet, with no oregano, and the crust thin, but not too thin, and crispy....

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Taking a Mediterranean snack break

Taking a Mediterranean snack break

In the never-ending quest for healthy, low-calorie snacks — because we’d all like to imagine we can tame our appetites and save our waistlines — we turn now to the Mediterranean diet. The folks at I Love Snacking sent us over a slew of snacks to try — packs of seasoned olives, a variety of dips, and some stuffed grape leaves. They’re touted as good food for people on the go. If advertising has taught me anything,...

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Restaurant review: Tutoni’s

Restaurant review: Tutoni’s

The York Dispatch restaurant reviewer Hanna dined sans Betty this week and invited a pair of substitute reviewers out to Tutoni’s, 108 N. George St., York (885-5169 or www.tutonis.com). Hanna: Betty went out of town this weekend, so I got her permission to get a substitute (I had to get her permission; Betty scares me). Peter and I, along with guest reviewers Natasha and Boris, tried the new restaurant Tutoni’s in York City. As you...

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Restaurant review: Quaker Steak & Lube

Restaurant review: Quaker Steak & Lube

The York Dispatch restaurant reviewers Hanna and Betty took a crew along to check out the new Quaker Steak & Lube, 1411 Kenneth Road, West Manchester Township (767-9464 or thelube.com/locations/pennsylvania/york). Hanna: Betty suggested we try this place, and I agreed. We are not big fans of chain restaurants, but every time I drove by, the parking lot was packed, so how could we not check it out? I figured it was just a hamburger and beer...

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