Souper Easy Clam Chowder

Souper Easy Clam Chowder

There’s the constant debate of white or red clam chowder. For me, there’s no contest that white, thick, velvety New England-style chowder is where it’s at. Ingredients: 6 bacon slices, chopped 1 1/2 large onions, chopped 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes(2 large), peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 3 10-ounce […]

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Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch at Crystal Springs

Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch at Crystal Springs

Crystal Springs Resort has activities for the entire family this Easter, with Easter brunch and dinner being served at resort restaurants. Kids can also take part in Easter Egg Hunts at Minerals Resort & Spa at 11am and Grand Cascades Lodge at 12pm (free for hotel guests and brunch attendees). The Easter Bunny will appear at the day’s events. Emerald Ballroom at […]

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MFEE Chili Cook-Off to Benefit Montclair Public Schools

MFEE Chili Cook-Off to Benefit Montclair Public Schools

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) is serving up a tasty fundraiser this spring with its first-ever Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, April 11 at 7 pm at the Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair (200 Cooper Avenue). The culinary competition benefiting Montclair Public Schools will feature tastings of dozens of chili recipes created by area […]

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2013 Esporao Vinha da Defesa Rosé

2013 Esporao Vinha da Defesa Rosé

With our winter seemingly lasting extra long this year, when an offer to taste a rosé came about, I couldn’t resist. In the glass, the color is festive and bright pink. The nose is of intense red berry and cherry aromas. The bright fruity aromas continue on the palate. There’s good acidity and minerality with […]

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Meyer Lemon Madelaines

Meyer Lemon Madelaines

I just can’t help myself when I see Meyer lemons in the grocery store – I need to get them! Does it matter I had no plans to bake last weekend? No! I went ahead and bought a big bag of the bright yellow, juicy and sweet lemons. While I would typically go for my […]

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2012 Matthiasson Napa Valley White Wine

2012 Matthiasson Napa Valley White Wine

This outstanding wine by Matthiasson is light straw color in the glass. While it’s a blend, there is a lot of Sauvignon Blanc personality on the nose: citrus and grassy aromas with some tropical notes. In the mouth, this wine literally mad me smile, it’s simply delicious. Juicy Meyer lemon, pineapple and ripe tropical fruit […]

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Easter Egg Hunts and Brunch at Liberty House and The Ryland Inn

Easter Egg Hunts and Brunch at Liberty House and The Ryland Inn

Liberty House in Jersey City and The Ryland In in Whitehouse Station will each host Easter egg hunts sponsored by H.U.G.. Every year, 10% of each of the restaurants top three producing tables is donated to programs that give back to our community. Part of this is hosting the annual Easter egg hunt at Liberty […]

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Blackberry Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar

Blackberry Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar

Yes, I admit, I’m slightly addicted to overnight oatmeal…..any oatmeal actually. It’s just such a comforting little number to start one day’s with. While I’ve shared the recipe for overnight cold oatmeal in a previous post, I wanted to show how it looks when you make it with blackberries – YUM!! Please let me know […]

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Montclair Food & Wine Festival 2015

Montclair Food & Wine Festival 2015

The Montclair Food & Wine Festival will be back in 2015 with new events, educational seminars and fun for all. Monday, June 8, 2015 – THE GALA DINNER at The Manor An exclusive evening of collaborative culinary wizardry! A six course custom dining experience, designed and prepared by: Chef Mitchell Altholz, Highlawn Pavilion Chef Michael Carrino, Pig […]

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New Website for Amanti Vino

New Website for Amanti Vino

I got an email this morning urging me to check out the new Amanti Vino website. While visiting the shop is always fun and dreamy, the new website is beyond user-friendly with informative tasting notes on every wine and an eclectic, not boring selection at every price point. Amanti Vino was ranked among the “10 […]

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