Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake

Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake

Day 2 of “12 Days of Baked Goods” Last week, I spent Thanksgiving with my friend Diane Biancamano and her family. I’m typically the person who gets assigned desserts for parties, but Diane’s a super baker and I was thrilled to be able to sample the decadent Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake she made. Ingredients: 1 cup […]

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Apple Pear Pie

Apple Pear Pie

Today begins my “12 Days of Baked Goods”. Last week, my Facebook (and likely yours too) sort of blew up with all kinds of fantastic food photos from my friends and family. While many dishes looked incredible, one that especially caught my eye was my friend Marge Imms’ Apple Pear Pie. While I tend not […]

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Krug’s Tavern – New Jersey’s Prince of Burgers

Krug’s Tavern – New Jersey’s Prince of Burgers

I’m using “Prince” instead of “King” as I’m not convinced this is THE best burger in the Garden State. Is it a very good burger? There’s no doubt about it. After seeing review after review about Krug’s Tavern having the best burger in New Jersey and after my girlfriend Lisa, whose burger palate I completely […]

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Happiest of Thanksgiving

Happiest of Thanksgiving

Just a short note to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving and to say how thankful I am to have your support with this blog and my crazy food adventures. I’ll be spending the holiday with good friends and, I’m sure, over-indulging on delicious traditional foods. All the best for a wonderful holiday. Cheers, Veronique […]

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Mini Speck Frittatas

We’re often told that breakfast is the most important meal – I’m a complete believer of this notion. What I don’t believe in is the idea that, with our busy lives, we have the time each morning to make breakfast from scratch. With that in mind, I often make crust-less frittatas on a Sunday to […]

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5 Simple Thanksgiving Side Dishes

This is the time when we start planning our holiday menus and creating our invitation lists. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought I’d share with you some easy-to-make, popular side dishes that have graced my dinner table during the holidays so you might gain inspiration from them for your own party or for […]

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Thanksgiving at Crystal Springs Resorts

Thanksgiving at Crystal Springs Resorts

Last year, we had the loveliest time dining at Crystal Springs Resort (1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ, 844-207-3203) for Thanksgiving so I thought I’d share all the options available to you if opt to dine out and let others do all the heavy lifting! Crystal Springs Resort has five options for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday November […]

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New Fall Menu at Terre à Terre

Fresh off its 2-year anniversary celebration, Terre à Terre  has a new fall menu showcasing the freshest locally-sourced ingredients the area has to offer. With input from his new Chef de Cuisine, Ralph Perrotti, Chef/Owner Todd Villani has crafted an autumnal menu featuring Nicolosi Black Berkshire Braised Pork Ramen, Goffle Road Farm Quail, Crispy Local […]

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Basil Freezing Technique

Basil Freezing Technique

This year, I had an unbelievable basil harvest in my garden boxes. Typically, I turn a bunch in pesto and freeze that tasty green paste for comforting bowls of pasta throughout the winter. This summer, I had so much basil that I opted to simply puree some with olive oil and freeze in ice cube […]

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Frog’s Leap Dinner at Spuntino Wine Bar 10/29

Frog’s Leap Dinner at Spuntino Wine Bar 10/29

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas is hosting a Frog’s Leap Wine Dinner at its location in the Clifton Commons on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. The evening will highlight wines produced by Frog’s Leap Winery, grown organically since 1988. The wines will be paired with a complementary five-course menu developed by Executive Chef Josh […]

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