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Winter Market Continues Successful Run on Buffalo’s West Side

Winter Market Continues Successful Run on Buffalo’s West Side

The Winter Market at Horsefeathers, located at 346 Connecticut St., continues its successful run on Buffalo’s West Side from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Entertaining guests this Saturday, Feb. 23, will be Adam Giancarlo from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by Davey O. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Child & Family Services Foster Care and Adoption Program will also host an informational table at the market this weekend. 

Let's Go Gluten-Free: Banana Bread!

Let's Go Gluten-Free: Banana Bread!

Remember when you were a kid, and your mother would keep a bunch of brown, not-so-attractive bananas in the freezer? And then one day she would take them out to defrost... and you'd think, "gross." But then she'd magically turn  them into one of the most delicious things on this planet? Banana bread!

Well, you no longer have to reminisce about that, because I've come up with a quick and easy way to have your banana bread and eat it too. Even if you're gluten-free!

Happy-Inner-Child Banana Bread:

3 large bananas, ripe 

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

4 tbsp oil or melted butter

2 1/2 cups of GF bake mix (I use Bob's Red Mill GF Pancake Mix or Wegmans GF All Purpose)

1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Sara Elizabeth to Entertain at Winter Market at Horsefeathers

Sara Elizabeth to Entertain at Winter Market at Horsefeathers

The Winter Market at Horsefeathers, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side, will host Indie singer/songwriter Sara Elizabeth from 10 to 11:30 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 9. Sara has been playing guitar since her ninth birthday and since then has added piano, ukulele and harmonica to her repertoire to help support her alto vocals. 

The market offers a wide variety of local food vendors selling everything from bread, spices, cheese, dumplings, coffee and desserts to eggs, vegetables, dried fruits, pasta, meat and wine. Customers will also find homemade soaps, all-natural dog treats and more.

Molten Chocolate Cake In 2 Minutes Flat!

Molten Chocolate Cake In 2 Minutes Flat!

So I'd heard about "mug" cakes before, but whenever I'd tried one of the recipes, the result was a rubbery, tasteless mess. That's when I decided to take matters into my own hands. With a few adjustments, and the addition of a super easy chocolate sauce, this treat went from a regular old "mug" cake, to a crazy delicious and decadent dessert. All in about two minutes!

The best part about this, is that you can easily make it gluten-free by using a good GF bake mix (I tried it with Wegman's All Purpose and it was AWESOME). No need to change any measurements. Also, feel free to drop a dollop of peanut butter, or even one of those mini candy bars in the middle for an extra surprise. Go crazy! Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too?

 

Molten Chocolate Cake in 2 Minutes:

1 microwave-safe coffee mug

1/4  cup sugar

1/4  cup flour (whether GF or regular)

2  tbsp cocoa powder 

Elm Street Bakery to Join Winter Market at Horsefeathers

Elm Street Bakery to Join Winter Market at Horsefeathers

The Winter Market at Horsefeathers, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side, will welcome Elm Street Bakery to the market this Saturday! Market hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Entertaining shoppers this weekend will be singer/guitarists Adam Giancarlo from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by Davey O. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The Frizlen Group Architects of Buffalo is spearheading the renovation project of the historic Horsefeathers Building. The award-winning firm is well-known for its green urban restoration projects and has previously completed several major renovation projects in Buffalo.

Pineapples: The Essential How-To Guide

Pineapples: The Essential How-To Guide

Who doesn't love a pineapple? They're delicious! Whether cubed, juiced, in salsa, on ham, or even in a smoothie. But there they are, in the exotic fruit section, all spiky and daunting. And you wonder, how do you cut into that?! Not to worry, all you need is a little guidance.

Breaking the Skin

New Program Helps Buffalonians to Buy Homes

New Program Helps Buffalonians to Buy Homes

A Statement Released by Premium Mortgage Corporation

In an effort to help first-time Buffalo-area homebuyers realize the dream of home ownership, Premium Mortgage Corporation is working with West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. and its new First Choice Buffalo program to fund up to $2,500 in individual grants to help homebuyers meet Federal Housing Administration requirements for the down payment and purchase of a home.   

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, a local non-profit housing agency, will administer the First Choice Buffalo program and award the funds to homebuyers who put at least 1% of the purchase price toward a down payment. Additional requirements for the homebuyer include the completion of a course on home purchase and ownership through WSNHS, a personal credit score of at least 660, and the ability to actually qualify for a mortgage.