What’s Happening Today – December 9, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife –
Giving the gift of jewelry for Christmas is never a bad idea, but it is a big purchase. That’s why it’s important to work with a jeweler you trust. You’ll find that jeweler in Kyle Bounds. He and his wife started Kyle Edward Fine Jewelry almost a decade ago.
The season of giving is so very joyful, especially when your gift benefits more lives than one. When you make a purchase at the Ward Museum’s Treetops Gifts in Salisbury, you’re giving someone somthing unique and supporting creativity on Delmarva.
A surge in COVID-19 cases is affecting local hospital emergency departments. Even without COVID, the emergency r oom can be overshelmed with patients who have access to treatment options that can be administered before it becomes an emergency, most notably, behavioral health and substance abuse disorders. In Worcester County, a partnership between the Worcester County Health Department and Atlantic General Hospital has a goal to make sure patients have access to those services.
Santa Claus will soon make his way to the homes of boys and girls all over Delmarva, but for tens of thousands of big kids, Santa’s here right now. That “Santa” is the president and CEO of Delaware Electric Coopedrative, Bill Andrew. He joins us to talk about capital credit refunds.
We always love welcoming the students from the Academy of Music Performance, or AMP, studio to the Mid South Audio Stage. It’s a progream that teaches and coaches kids on how to perform. MSA Co-owner, Gino Bailey joins us from the Mid South Audio Studios in Milton to tell us more about the program. We also get a performance.
The Laurel Women’s Civic Club is planning a Wreaths Across America Remembrance ceremony Saturday, December 19th at noon at the Oddfellows Cemetery in Laurel. For more information contact Brenda at 302-542-3233 or Leeann at 302-228-5800.
Sweet Potato Pancakes
A platter of crispy sweet potato pancakes is always welcome for holiday entertaining. This healthy pancake recipe is our twist on the spuds, making great use of sweet potatoes as a tasty alternative. We especially love this recipe as the weather starts to get chilly, but don’t be afraid to make these tasty bites any time of the year!
What You’ll Need
- 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Vegetable oil for frying
What to Do
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except oil; mix well. Form into 12 pancakes.
- In a deep skillet, heat about 1/4 inch of oil over medium-high heat. Fry pancakes in batches 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden. (If you like them crisper, fry until they’re flecked with brown.) Drain on a paper towel-lined platter and cover with foil. Repeat with remaining pancakes, and serve hot.
- Wanna make these ahead of time? Just heat in a 350 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.
- And if you’re looking for more of our great sweet potato recipes, check out our free collection of 8 Sweet Potato Casseroles and Other Sweet Potato Recipes.
- Our test kitchen finds shredding in a food processor is the easiest way — you can even shred the onion at the same time.
- Wanna serve regular Potato Pancakes but don’t have time to do all the work? Click here for our simple (and simply delicious!) version.
- If you enjoyed this sweet potato pancakes recipe, be sure to check out our free eBook, Perfectly Easy Pancakes or our collection of 14 of the Best Vegetable and Potato Pancakes.
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Our annual effort to “Bless Our Children” to ensure every child on Delmarva has a magical Christmas, is underway. This year, the need is so much greater than in the best. We’ve raised more than 156,000 dollars and that will help a lot of families. But, we have a long way to go to ensure every child on Delmarva has a gift to open Christmas morning. If you’d like to donate, send us a card with a check to 1729 North Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury, MD, 21801 or donate online at blessourchildren.org. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for giving such a difficult year.