Chocolate Rolo Cookies

Chocolate Rolo Cookies

Chocolate Rolo Cookies

When I was growing up in Quebec, Caramilk chocolate bars were some of my favorite. Basically Cadbury chocolate with gooey caramel inside – yum! When we moved to the US in 1985, Rolos were as close as it got and I began enjoying them almost as much as my beloved Caramilks. When this year’s The […]

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Perfect Dozen at Federal Donuts Philadelphia

Perfect Dozen at Federal Donuts Philadelphia

Federal Donuts Fancies

Last weekend, I made my pilgrimage down to Philly for some of (over) indulgences: Flyers game, a Marc Vetri restaurant, Tony Luke’s and Federal Donuts. For those not fortunate enough to have visited Federal Donuts, get there ASAP, it’s simply decadent. There are two locations: City Center and South Philly. I frequent the South Philly […]

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Pepernoten – Bite-Size Dutch Spiced Cookies

Pepernoten – Bite-Size Dutch Spiced Cookies

Pepernoten Cookies

Every Sunday night, I take part in a food Twitter chat (are we connected on Twitter?) that last about an hour. During last week’s session, I met a food blogger from Holland, Ellen from In My Red Kitchen, now living in Los Angeles. We exchanged a few tweets and I told her my guy is […]

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Bacon Collard Greens

Bacon Collard Greens

Collards and Sausages

Yeah, I know collard greens are typically associated with the south but I love southern food and enjoy cooking this style of food. One side dish I love to make a serve with rich food is a piping hot bowl of baconey, spicy collard greens. You could even go nuts and grill some pork sausages […]

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8 Days of Hanukkah Kosher Wines

8 Days of Hanukkah Kosher Wines

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This year, a very unusual thing is happening, Thanksgiving is also the first day of Hanukkah – Thanksgivukkah as it’s now being called. The Jewish Festival of Lights calls for Kosher wine for many families and while there are fine examples available on the U.S. market, many are simply not. Here are 8 Kosher wines […]

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Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Roasted Brssels Sprouts

Like many others, I’ve rediscover Brussels sprouts in the last few years. Roasted, earthy, caramelized Brussels sprouts that is…not grandma’s soggy, bitter version. Roasting Brussels sprouts couldn’t be easier and they’re a crowd pleaser, even for former haters. 1 cup balsamic vinegar ¼ cup granulated sugar 16 ounces slab bacon, julienned 2 tbsp. unsalted butter […]

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10 Wines under $25 for Thanksgiving

The big, bold flavors of Thanksgiving make it complicated to determine what wines to pair for the holiday. There are no simple answers when it comes to what wine to select as a flavorful white’s great for sides and white turkey meat and a fruity red is great for dark turkey meat and meat or […]

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Montclair Food & Wine Festival 2014 Special Offer

Montclair Food & Wine Festival 2014 Special Offer

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The Montclair Food & Wine Festival will be back in 2014 with new venues, educational seminars and fun for all. Saturday May 31, 2014 – THE GRAND TASTING at the Montclair Art Museum Enjoy an evening of diverse culinary offerings from many of the state’s finest restaurants and purveyors! Both floors of the Montclair Art Museum, including the galleries, […]

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Black Out Chocolate Pound Cake

Black Out Chocolate Pound Cake

Pound Cake

I’ve had these Ghirardelli dark chocolate bars in my pantry for two weeks and they’ve been calling my name to use them in something dark and decadent. While perusing Pinterest (one of my guilty pleasures), I saw a beautiful pound cake by OMGChocolateDesserts.com that I knew would be wonderful. I wanted that deep, dark and […]

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