National Lobster Day Recipe

National Lobster Day Recipe

Today’s National Lobster Day and in its honor, I’m sharing a delectable lobster pasta recipe from a local New Jersey restaurant serving that appetizing dish. Saffron Rigatoni with Lobster Coral Butter Courtesy of Chef Seadon Shouse of Halifax, Hoboken Main ingredients: 3, 1 1/4 pounds lobsters ½ pound royal trumpet mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp. […]

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Magnifique Lunch at Le Coucou

Magnifique Lunch at Le Coucou

It wasn’t easy getting a lunch reservation at the ultra hot Le Coucou in Manhattan but the trouble was worth it. From the moment I arrived with my lunch companions, two chefs, the experience was nearly flawless. The space is absolutely gorgeous with countless giant chandeliers, ultra posh details yet in a warm, unassuming way. […]

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Easy Ultra Moist Strawberry Bread with Lemon Icing

Easy Ultra Moist Strawberry Bread with Lemon Icing

I live in New Jersey, in the true “Garden State” area of the state and as such, there are farms and farmers markets all over the place. Last weekend, I visited my favorite NJ farm, Donaldson Farms, where strawberry self-picking season was in full force. I left the farm with a trunkful of gorgeous, ripe, […]

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Easy Sesame Zucchini – Not Really a Recipe

Easy Sesame Zucchini – Not Really a Recipe

This is the fourth post in my new series called “Not Really a Recipe”. These will be non-recipe posts that just give ideas on how to fix meals that are tasty and require very little work. I make zucchini as a side dish all the time. I like how fast zucchini cooks and that it […]

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Pink Prosecco Lemonade

Pink Prosecco Lemonade

There’s nothing like a refreshing glass of lemonade on a warm day. August in New York City serves up a bubbly version using a delightful prosecco. The perfect pairing to brunch … and simple enough to make at home this summer! Ingredients: 5 oz Homemade Infused Strawberry Vodka 1 oz Hibiscus Syrup .5 oz Lemon […]

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Grilled Turkey Wrap – Not Really a Recipe

Grilled Turkey Wrap – Not Really a Recipe

This is the third post in my new series called “Not Really a Recipe”. These will be non-recipe posts that just give ideas on how to fix meals that are tasty and require very little work. I make wraps for lunch all the time. I fill them with tasty things like avocado, artichoke hearts, heirloom […]

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Montclair Food & Wine Festival Bourbon + Biergarten Party

Montclair Food & Wine Festival Bourbon + Biergarten Party

Tickets are on sale for the July 15th Bourbon + Biergarten Party from the Montclair Food & Wine Festival! WHAT: An indoor/outdoor urban BBQ and libation extravaganza featuring an array of tastings from the region’s favorite restaurants, along with wine, beer and spirits curated by the Amanti Vino team. Live music by Street Beat Brass; Barbecue Competition for […]

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Happy National Burger Day

Happy National Burger Day

Today’s National Burger Day, thus one of my favorite food-dedicated days of the year! While I’m typically a fan of ‘normal’ burgers, I couldn’t allow this day to go by without showing you what CALLAHAN’S Hot Dogs in Norwood, NJ is doing – wild, right? The Owner Daniel DeMiglio says the popular restaurant’s motto is […]

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Double Avocado Toast – Not Really a Recipe

Double Avocado Toast – Not Really a Recipe

This is the second post in my new series called “Not Really a Recipe”. These will be non-recipe posts that just give ideas on how to fix meals that are tasty and require very little work. This dish is perfect for lunch, brunch or cut into slices for an appetizer. The dish is made using […]

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Happy National Wine Day

Happy National Wine Day

It’s #NationalWineDay – have you tried a wine I should be sampling lately?

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