1st Annual NJ Taco Festival – Saturday, September 12

1st Annual NJ Taco Festival – Saturday, September 12

The 1st Annual NJ Taco Festival is taking place from 10Am – 8PM on Saturday at Sussex County Fair Grounds (37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ 07822). For one day only, bring your New Jersey pride to the Sussex County Fair Grounds for the 1st Annual NJ Taco Festival. The 1st Annual NJ Taco Festival brings […]

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Ants on a Log

Ants on a Log

Today’s National Ants of a Log Day. Yes, “they” even have a national day for this. Growing up in Canada, I never heard of this snack until we moved to the States when I was 12 years old. By then, I wasn’t really into the concept, so it never caught on at my home. According […]

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Vegetarian Stuffed Eggplant

Vegetarian Stuffed Eggplant

  I try to abide by my #MeatlessMonday promise when I can and am always looking for ways to use more vegetables in my diet so this weekend, I found beautiful mauve round eggplants that I prepared two ways – meat-stuffed and vegetarian. These single-serve eggplants are great to fix on the weekend to bring […]

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Labor Day Weekend Cocktails

Labor Day Weekend Cocktails

Some of you might know that I write for Jersey Bites, a New Jersey local food blog, and I thought I’d share my latest article as it’s uber fun! Top cocktail recipes from local restaurants or drinks experts – how could you go wrong!? There are even options for the non-alcoholic drinker! Please CLICK HERE […]

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Easy Greek Vinaigrette

Easy Greek Vinaigrette

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know I LOVE Greek food. As such, I make this simple vinaigrette all the time and literally use it on everything. Ingredients: ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard ½ tsp. each salt, pepper and Oregano Directions: […]

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1994 Chateau Troplong Mondot Grand Cru

1994 Chateau Troplong Mondot Grand Cru

In the glass, the 1994 Chateau Troplong Mondot Grand Cru is the darkest of ruby with a bit of brick notes from the age of the wine. It was difficult to stop sniffing the spice-laced berry aromas to move on to take a sip – lovely, lovely nose. The palate offers berry, plummy and licorice […]

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S’mores on a Stick

S’mores on a Stick

Last week was #NationalSmoresDay – who knew there was such a day!! I didn’t grow up doing s’mores in Quebec, we did roasted marshmallows, but s’mores just weren’t something we knew about. While I love the gooey version right off the campfire, I recently made these cute s’mores on a stick for a party. They […]

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Rigatoni with Lamb Bolognese and Mint Ricotta

Rigatoni with Lamb Bolognese and Mint Ricotta

I love lamb and am always looking for new ways to prepare it at home. This past weekend, I have ground lamb left and since my guy had asked me to make meat sauce, I decided to use the lamb to make it, but add some lamb-friendly flavors. I did add some ground pork as […]

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El Brunch at Raval Tapas Bar & Cocktail Lounge

El Brunch at Raval Tapas Bar & Cocktail Lounge

Last weekend, I was invited to brunch at Raval Tapas Bar & Cocktail Lounge in Jersey City. “El Brunch”, as it’s known at the already-popular restaurant, is served every Saturday and Sunday, from 12PM – 4PM and diners can opt to order off the à la carte menu or pay $35/person for all-you-can-eat brunch food […]

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2014 Jean Edwards Cellars Dalla Gasperina Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

2014 Jean Edwards Cellars Dalla Gasperina Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

I had the pleasure of sampling this brand new Sauvignon Blanc by Napa’s Cabernet Sauvignon experts – Jean Edwards Cellars, at the James Beard House. This is the first white by these masters of reds and it’s a winner. In the glass, the 2014 Jean Edwards Cellars Sauvignon Blanc is straw color. This wine is […]

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