8 Days of Hanukkah Kosher Wines

8 Days of Hanukkah Kosher Wines

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

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

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

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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Beef Short Rib Leftover Ideas

Beef Short Rib Leftover Ideas

Short ribs are at the top of my list of winter comfort foods. The lowly-simmered, decadent beef with its rich sauce and deep flavors warm the body and the soul. When I take the time to make Make Ahead Short Ribs, I often double the recipe so I have leftovers. While it’s easy and delicious […]

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Foodie Humor by Mom

Foodie Humor by Mom

My mom’s an avid reader of my blog, Facebook and Twitter and sent me a request to post this little foodie joke for my readers to enjoy. Thought I’d oblige! On the night of a dinner party, the wife is fixing dinner… Husband: “Honey, can I help you with anything?” Wife: “Sure. See the bag […]

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Champagne Weekend  at Crystal Springs Resort 12/7 – 12/8‏

Champagne Weekend at Crystal Springs Resort 12/7 – 12/8‏

Crystal Springs Resort always features amazing wine events and I just have to share what’s coming up in a couple weeks – a Champagne weekend! Here’s what’s going on: Home to the largest and deepest champagne collection in New Jersey, Crystal Springs Resort (1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ) will celebrate the holiday season with a Champagne Weekend […]

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Cookie Dough Brownie Balls

Cookie Dough Brownie Balls

I’m a big fan of Pinterest for all sorts of projects – baking, cooking, crafts, remodeling…A few weeks back, I saw a recipe by The Domestic Rebel for Chocolate Chips Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs that I found interesting. What could be wrong with cookie dough, brownies and a chocolate coating!? Here’s my interpretation using one […]

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5 Easy Day of the Dead Dishes

5 Easy Day of the Dead Dishes

Day of the Dead, Día de Muertos, is a Mexican holiday celebrated in that country and in many cultures globally. The holiday is an opportunity for family and friends to gather, pray and remember those close to them who have passed away. October 31, November 1 and November 2 are the specific days associated with […]

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