Last Reply by flyinghigh | Started by Jane Treacy in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
If you are from “upstate” Pennsylvania you know what CMP stands for because you probably have ordered a CMP sundae once or twice. My Mom was raised in Mahanoy City Pa, and we spent many happy summers in the Coal Regions when we were kids. One highlight was going to Heislers Dairy to play miniature golf under the pretty lights at night, and finish it off with their famous ice cream. A CMP is a sundae that starts with vanilla or chocolate ice cream (I have been known to go a little wild and sometimes substitute peanut butter swirl) and then is topped with choc... Continue Reading
Last Reply by babydull | Started by Jane Treacy in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
I imagine you feel the same way I do, even though you are a Mom, Mother’s day is still about your Mom! And even though I haven’t celebrated with my Mom in over 20 years, the day is still about her. She was, to quote a favorite line from a prayer, “my light my sweetness and my hope.” As David Venable often says (even though she was in heaven before I met David) “A very wise woman once said….” And then will quote my Mom. She was born in Mahanoy City in the “coal regions” of upstate Pennsylvania, the youngest of four daughters. Sh... Continue Reading
Last Reply by purdycat | Started by Jane Treacy in Fashion Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Gotta love the ‘80’s! Big hair, shoulder pads, lots of bling - we had it all! Ok, maybe not so much, but it is hysterically funny to look at the fashions of 25 years ago! On May 7th we are premiering a series of shows called “Host@Home.” I am one of several hosts who had a chance to welcome the QVC video crew into our homes so we can share decorating ideas and favorites from QVC. (Like my love of flameless candles). It got me thinking that our fashions and our decorating styles change through the years. I had to share this photo of my first home ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by doop | Started by Jane Treacy in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
The weather is starting to get warmer and that means the grill is fired up! I wanted to share one of our favorite recipes. It's for a cool version of grilled chicken caesar salad that I found last summer. I tweaked it a bit to make it even easier, so that you can throw it together in about 20 minutes. And, since all the cooking is on the grill - very little cleanup afterwards!!
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
boneless breast of chicken about 1 1/2 lbs. package
Italian style bread crumbs
1 head romaine lettuce - cut into quarters, lengthwise
1 bottle of your favorite... Continue Reading
Last Reply by lexi my dog | Started by Jane Treacy in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs
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Last Reply by Aunt Lilly | Started by Jane Treacy in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
Both of my dad's parents came to America from Italy, so his family Italian suppers were legendary! Here is his all-day slow-cooked supper - along with my favorite picture of my dad and me.
Dad's Italian Supper
3 lbs baby baked ribs 1 lb Italian sausage (hot or sweet)
2 hard-boiled eggs Chicken legs (one per person!) 28 oz tomato sauce Fresh basil, about 4 leaves Salt and pepper 1/2 tsp sugar 1 tsp Italian seasoning
In a large skillet with a little olive oil, brown the baby back ribs and cut into individual portions. Brown the sausage and chicken legs. Add... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Xoticbrandi | Started by Jane Treacy in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
Sharing my Mom’s Raisin sauce recipe. I think I love ham during the holidays just because of this sauce! Serve it with your favorite ham–of course mine is the ham we offer during the spring and holidays from Kansas City Steak Company. If you try it, I hope you enjoy it as much as me!
1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp dry mustard 2 Tbsp cornstarch 1 Tbsp vinegar 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp lemon zest 1-1/2 cup water 1/2 cup raisins
Mix together brown sugar, dry mustard, and cornstarch. Slowly add the vinegar. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, water, and r... Continue Reading
Last Reply by JackieL | Started by Jane Treacy in Beauty Banter, Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities
To get you into the spirit of our British programming, I asked our beauty Merchandising director, Claudia, who is British, to share one of her favorite recipes with us. So - here is her recipe for Orange Marmalade Bread and Butter pudding! It sounds yummy!! Thanks, Claudia!!
Orange Marmalade Bread and Butter pudding
2 rounded tablespoons dark chunky orange marmalade
6 slices white bread, from a good-quality large loaf, ½ inch (1 cm) thick with crusts left on
2 oz (50 g) softened butter
2½ fl oz (60 ml) heavy cream
3 large eggs
3 oz (75g) sugar
Grated zest 1 larg... Continue Reading
Last Reply by AKSister | Started by Jane Treacy in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
On Thursday, March 28th, we are premiering British Beauty on QVC! So excited to be with you at midnight and again for the finale of the day at 8pm, both eastern times. When we started talking about the show it took me back to the late 1960’s when I was about 6 or 7 years old. (Born in 1962 - can’t start fibbing about my age now!) My sisters were the most sophisticated girls I knew. When they were off at school I would stare at the things I was told, “Do Not Touch!” I remember a pair of enormous “sun” glasses that had interchangeable l... Continue Reading
Last Reply by bakerdude | Started by Jane Treacy in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
This is a version of my Mom’s "Kerry Cake." Perfect for breakfast or coffee break!
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 ½ cups self rising flour
¾ cup butter softened
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup whole milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 apples (we use Granny Smith) peeled and thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. sugar mixed with 2 Tbsp. cinnamon, OR 4 Tbsp. cinnamon sugar already mixed (in spice aisle)
In first bowl, add 1 tsp. cinnamon to the flour and mix well. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla and m... Continue Reading