Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Karla’s Restaurant: A Charming and Casual Ambiance

September 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Dining

Bucks County diners have been enjoying Karla's restaurant since it first opened its doors in 1978. Brunch is especially popular at Karla's, and it's not hard to see why. You can choose from half a dozen different variations on eggs Benedict, or try the pancakes du jour, which might feature anything from fresh fruit and infused syrups to chocolate chunks.

The lunch and dinner menus are just as delicious. Try the roast chicken stuffed with prosciutto, red peppers, brie, and mushrooms, or spread a piece of crusty baguette with baked brie, an apricot glaze, and toasted almonds. The restaurant features an extensive wine cellar with fine bottles from around the globe to complement your meal, and Karla's charming, verdant outdoor seating area is a nice location to linger over a meal and enjoy some live music.

Karla's Restaurant
5 West Mechanic Street
New Hope, PA 18938
(215) 862-2612

Triumph Brewing Company: Craft Brews, Innovative Food

September 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Dining

Triumph Brewing Company makes some of the region's most popular craft brews, and it also operates a gastropub right in New Hope. At Triumph, you’ll find a diverse array of beers, ranging from German-style heffeweisens to hoppy ales and crisp, pale lagers.

Of course, the taps are always flowing with house-made microbrews, but the food menu is just as good a reason to visit. The Triumph kitchen focuses on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients in creative dishes like pork tacos with bacon, spicy corn salsa and ancho vinaigrette, and savory lamb meatballs served with spiced carrots, cucumber, and yogurt. If you’re not in the mood for a full meal, a side of fries is a nice complement to a beer.

In addition to craft beer and food, Triumph Brewery regularly hosts special events like live musical performances, team trivia nights, and poker tournaments.

Triumph Brewing Company
400 Union Square Drive
New Hope, PA 18938
(215) 862-8300

Caramel Apple Cookie Cobbler

September 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Recipe Box


5 large apples, peeled and diced
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 ¼ cups Caramel Apple Cookie Mix (or sugar cookie if can’t find)
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
15 soft caramels (I used Kraft), wrapper removed, and cut in half


  1. In a large sauté pan over medium heat add apples, sugar, and lemon juice. Let it cook down so that the apples are tender.
  2. Spray 9-x13-inch baking dish with baking spray or use butter. I baked mine in two smaller dishes, that are 6×6.
  3. Add the caramel pieces to the apples and pour into the prepared dish(s).
  4. Sprinkle cookie mix over the top of the apples.
  5. Pour melted butter over the cookie mix.
  6. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  7. Serve warm and with ice cream and caramel sauce if desired.

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September 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Life at Hatfield Village Apartments

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Happy Labor Day!

September 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Life at Hatfield Village Apartments

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Labor Day!

August Resident Referral

August 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Life at Hatfield Village Apartments

Our resident referral program is a great way to make some extra cash by referring your friends, family and co-workers to also be your neighbor! The referral amount for August is $800! Please contact the leasing office for more details. Some restrictions may apply.

Salmon Marinade

August 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Recipe Box

1½ pounds salmon fillets
lemon pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
salt to taste
⅓ cup soy sauce
⅓ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup water
¼ cup vegetable oil


  1. Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large re-sealable plastic bag, pour soy sauce mixture over fish, seal, and turn to coat. Marinate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  4. Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Or wrap it in foil and bake at 425° for approximately 15 minutes.

Crockpot Pumpkin Bread Recipe

August 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Recipe Box

This is an amazingly simple pumpkin bread recipe that will leave you wanting MORE. I cook the bread in the crockpot instead of the oven so I don't warm my home on a hot day! A side effect of slow cooking the bread is it's incredibly moist!

Serves: 4-6

½ cup of oil
½ cup of sugar
½ cup of packed brown sugar
2 eggs (beaten)
1 15oz can of pumpkin
1½ cup of flour (sifted)
¼ tsp. of salt
½ tsp. of cinnamon
½ tsp. of nutmeg
1 tsp. of baking soda

1. Blend the oil and both of the sugars into a large bowl.
2. Stir in the beaten eggs and canned pumpkin. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
3. Pour the batter into a greased or oiled bread pan. (I used a canola oil spray that worked just fine.)
4. Add two cups of water to your crockpot and place the pan into a crock pot.
5. Cover the top of the crockpot with eight-ten paper towels. This is to trap condensation and keep the bread from becoming mushy.
6. Place the crockpot lid on top of the crockpot (I tried to make sure the paper towels were trapped around the lid so they didn't slip) and bake on high 2½ to 3 hours.

Cheesy Turkey Baked Pasta

August 27, 2014 by  
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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3/4 pound ground turkey (10% fat)
4 cups cooked whole wheat pasta shells
2 1/2 cups marinara sauce (bottled or homemade)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (divided)
1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 3-quart casserole dish with nonstick spray.

2. In a large pan, heat the oil over medium-heat and add onion, garlic and red pepper flakes. Saute until onions have softened, about 4 minutes. Crumble in the ground turkey and cook until the turkey is browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the pasta, marinara sauce, parsley and 1 cup of the cheese. Spoon the pasta mixture into the prepared dish. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top and the Parmesan cheese.

3. Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 20 minutes.

How to Plant Your Own Terrarium

August 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Lifestyle

If you pay attention to interior design blogs, you’ve likely seen colorful terrariums popping up all over the place. These intricate indoor gardens may seem difficult to make, but with the right supplies and a few slow-growing plants, you can create your own terrarium to make your home look just like the pros’.

  1. Find the right structure. Terrariums should be built inside of a clear glass or plastic container so that you can see what’s going on inside. Something like a fish bowl, mason jar, or even a store-bought terrarium will work best. Do your best to choose the size based on how large you plants are.
  2. Form the garden bed. The success of your terrarium depends on the base. Start by lining the container with a one-inch layer of pebbles for drainage, and then add a ½-inch layer of activated charcoal. A 1 ½-inch layer of pre-moistened sphagnum moss goes over that to prevent the soil from slipping in between the pebbles.
  3. Plant your plants. Whether you choose succulents or herbs, they need to go on top of this well-draining garden bed. Remove your plants from their pots and cut away pot-bound roots. Place a layer of soil in your terrarium that’s just taller than your plants' roots, and plant the plants inside where the leaves won’t touch the glass.
  4. Decorate. Now that your terrarium is complete, it’s time to make it look pretty. Add some decorative rocks inside, and then place it in front of a well-lit window where your guests can easily see it.

How to Make Your Own Terrarium [HGTV]
How to Make Terrariums [About Home]
Terrariums: A Guide to Plants and Care [BHG]

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