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In 1681, King Charles II of England granted William Penn a section of land west of the Delaware River. Penn called this forested land Sylvania (Latin for “woods”). As a tribute to William Penn’s father, King Charles himself tacked on the prefix, making it Pennsylvania. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, Pennsylvania is known as the Keystone State because of its important role in forming the country. The Declaration of Independence was signed and the United States Constitution adopted in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania has contributed much to how Americans eat. Hershey and Heinz are headquartered in Pennsylvania and familiar throughout the country and much of the world. Pennsylvania is a major manufacturer of potato chips, pretzels, and other snacks. In Philadelphia, Italian immigrants created the Philly cheese steak and pepper pot, while Pennsylvania Dutch developed warm comfort foods like chicken pot pie and regional wonders like sticky buns, scrapple, shoofly pie, and the soft pretzel. The first commercial mushrooms were grown near Philadelphia in the late 19th century. Pennsylvania remains a major mushroom producer.

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Home Town: New Providence, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA
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I'm a jersey girl, born and bred, but I'm currently living in North East Pa. I'm slowly but surely turning into a country bumpkin, I'm only 22 years old, and just recently on my own, so I'm a novice in the cooking world. But the most important thing I've learned so far is that I love it, and look forward to learning more.

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Chicken Breasts with Herb Basting Sauce

Reviewed on Sep. 2, 2014 by FrackFamily5   view full review
This was quite good. Used bone in breasts and cooked for a little over an hour. The sauce was...

Awesome Red Wine Pot Roast

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This was awesome! I cooked it just like the recipe said and the 2.5# roast I used was perfect...

Dry Rub for Ribs

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This made my ribs just perfect!

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