Homemade Pop Tarts

Homemade Pop Tarts

Day 4 of my 12 Days of Baking compilation. I’m testing new recipes in anticipation of being with my pre-teen nieces over the holidays and pop tarts for breakfast seemed like a good idea! These are easy to make and pretty darn tasty, although I’m more of a savory breakfast fan. These would be super […]

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Hot Chocolate Cookies

Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas Baking compilation! We had our first snow of the season this week and as I was sipping a cup of hot cocoa, I thought of how great a cookie with these flavors would be. Who doesn’t like mini marshmallows anyways – nobody! Ingredients: 1¼ cups/2 ½ sticks […]

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Reese’s Pieces Cookies

Reese’s Pieces Cookies

Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas Baking. I must admit, I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter cookies. Why did I create this recipe, you might ask? Because I’m doing a 12 days of cookies compilation and don’t want to devour dozens upon dozens of cookies…..with this recipe, I, of course, tasted […]

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Mom’s Icebox Cookies

Mom’s Icebox Cookies

Day 1 of My 12 Days of Christmas Baking compilation.  Every year, I do this 12 days of cookies compilation on this blog and this year, I asked my mom to send in her icebox cookies recipe. Typically, she agrees, but then I don’t actually get the recipe, or pictures. To my surprise, mom came […]

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Cranberry Cooler

Cranberry Cooler

What a fun idea around the holidays – a cranberry drink! Definitely adding this neat cocktail from the fine folks at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas to my repertoire for the holidays.  Ingredients 1 fl. oz. Van Gogh Citron (or any other citron flavored vodka) 1/2 fl. oz. Limoncello 1/2 fl. oz. Prosecco 2.5 fl. oz. […]

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Halifax Restaurant Ruinart Champagne Dinner

Halifax Restaurant Ruinart Champagne Dinner

HALIFAX RESTAURANT, HOBOKEN, TEAMS WITH RUINART CHAMPAGNE  FOR PAIRINGS DINNER, DECEMBER 12 WHO:           Halifax, Hoboken NJ WHAT:         Northeast France’s Champagne region unites with Northeast North America at Halifax’s Ruinart Dinner. Guests can experience four different offerings from the oldest Champagne house paired with Chef Seadon Shouse’s creative farm and coastal inspired fare, much of which is inspired […]

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Going Formal for the Holidays

Going Formal for the Holidays

I love really dressing up my table around the holidays. If you’re thinking of pulling out grandma’s silver or unpacking those formal dishes you received at your wedding, here’s how the table should be set for a formal meal: Want a very VIP dinner menu for that special meal? Here’s one I love for the […]

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Pink Grapefruit Slammer

Pink Grapefruit Slammer

I’m trying out some cocktails flavor combinations in anticipation of the holidays in just a few weeks. I love grapefruit in my drinks so mixing it with silver tequila just makes sense to me. Plus, it’s a snap to put together when your guests arrive. Ingredients: 2 ounces of silver/blanco tequila, I used Patron 4 […]

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Must Meal in Scottsdale – Virtu Honest Craft

Must Meal in Scottsdale – Virtu Honest Craft

I’ve been planning another Scottsdale vacation and read about Virtu Honest Craft and Chef Gio Osso and had to visit. Our dinner and service were simply outstanding. About Virtu Virtu, the Machiavellian term for achieving excellence, is situated in Old Town Scottsdale at the charming Bespoke Inn bed and breakfast. The quaint restaurant was named […]

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Heirloom Kitchen Partners with Chef David Viana

Heirloom Kitchen Partners with Chef David Viana

Heirloom Kitchen, Chef’s Table & Cooking School, in Old Bridge, NJ, has announced a partnership with Executive Chef David Viana that includes weekend dinner service Friday through Sunday from 5PM until 10PM. Viana has spent a year freelancing as a guest chef at Heirloom Kitchen and can now offer a truly unique dining space where […]

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