Category Archives: Food and Restaurants

Voices of Duquesne – Christmas 2017

Hi James, I am in need of a recipe for Christmas Eve mushroom soup that uses fresh mushrooms and NO sauerkraut. That was my mothers recipe from a long time ago. My mother was born in Slovakia and must have gotten that recipe … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas Memories, Church and School - Holy Trinity, Feedback From Our Friends, Food and Restaurants, Hunky Celebrations, Miscellaneous | 11 Comments

Thanksgiving Snow and Family Gatherings Revisited

The Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving It may be I am getting old and like too much to dwell, Upon the days of bygone years, the days I loved so well. But thinking of them now I wish, somehow that I could know, … Continue reading

Posted in Autumntime, Food and Restaurants, Holidays - Non-Christmas and New Years, Hunky Celebrations, Wintertime | 16 Comments

Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Soup Bones

While most of the people in my area are mourning the passing of summer, I am reveling that it’s finally over. There is something about this time of year that delights me more than I can imagine. It bugs the … Continue reading

Posted in Autumntime, Food and Restaurants | 26 Comments

30 Sights, Sounds and Smells of a Duquesne Summer

It has been unmercifully hot the past few nights here in Ocean Pines. I cannot remember the last time we were able to sleep with our windows open at night. We’ve become so dependent on air conditioning, I often wonder … Continue reading

Posted in Church and School - Holy Name, Duquesne Carnegie Library, Duquesne High School, Duquesne Place, Food and Restaurants, Life in General, Miscellaneous, Playing and Games, Sports, Summertime, The Steel Mills | 45 Comments

It Isn’t Easy Being Green

My cousin, Marianne Volk, and Cindy Stanoszek Mitrik shared their friend William Lankenau’s story recently and I really enjoyed it. I thought I would share it with you to enjoy as well. I took the liberty of “embellishing” it and bringing … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Restaurants, Life in General, Miscellaneous, Stores and Businesses | 4 Comments

Turkeys and Pigs and Deer, OH MY!

I have to apologize. Between dealing with hurricane Sandy living here on the beach and also trying to recover from a horrible cold and sinus infection, I have been lax on posting anything to my blog these last few weeks. … Continue reading

Posted in Autumntime, Food and Restaurants, Holidays - Non-Christmas and New Years, Hunky Celebrations, My Hunky Family, Parents | 10 Comments

Sweet Memories

I try not to be redundant when I post to my blog. However, a few days ago I read an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette regarding the McKeesport Candy Co. which brought back memories on so many levels. The … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Restaurants, McKeesport | 18 Comments

A Few of my Favorite Things

I was watching a show on TV’s Food Network a few days ago. A young chef was explaining his style of cooking and what had inspired him to become a chef. He spoke about his family, his village in Mexico, … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Restaurants, Stores and Businesses | 50 Comments

Summer Delights

As I walked through the supermarket this weekend, I was struck by the huge array of “treats, snacks and goodies” that it stocked. Judy had asked me to stop at the store and pick-up a few items since one of … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Restaurants, Summertime | 43 Comments

In Heaven There Is No Beer – BUT in Kennywood?!?!

I know I said that I wasn’t going to write any more posts, but I’m finding that it’s easier said than done to withdraw from thinking about Duquesne. For that reason, here I go again. Judy and I have had … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Restaurants, Kennywood, Surveys and Opinions | 13 Comments