Pouding Chomeur in a Mug

Pouding Chomeur in a Mug

For those of you not familiar with pouding chomeur (unemployed man’s pudding in French), it’s a majorly sweet, decadent, comforting and easy-to-make dessert that originated from Quebec. Pouding chomeur is cakey on the surface and gooey, carameley on the bottom. It became popular in Quebec during the Great Depression and was typically made in a […]

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Copycat Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Copycat Broccoli Cheddar Soup

As you know, if you’ve followed this blog for a while, I’m a huge fan of soups. I’ve been known to crank down the air conditioned in the summer to make soup make sense! One of my favorite soups is broccoli and cheddar and I think that Panera has some of the best I’ve had. […]

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Carrot & Butternut Squash Bisque

Carrot & Butternut Squash Bisque

Simmering soups on my stovetop on Sundays are back! This week, I had some carrots leftover and thought that could pair well with the butternut squash I’d just gotten at the market – orange on orange! This soup is made with vegetable both but could be made with chicken broth also for a non-vegetarian version. […]

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FLX Table – Dining in the Finger Lakes Has Arrived

FLX Table – Dining in the Finger Lakes Has Arrived

My bi-yearly Finger Lakes pilgrimages are usually focused on sampling the new wine vintages, checking in with favorite wineries and enjoying the picturesque surroundings. What they don’t typically include – mind-blowing food. Yes, there are a couple decent restaurants in this beautiful part of the country, but nothing to write home (or on my blog) […]

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Pacific Northwest Dinner at Redux – October 23

Pacific Northwest Dinner at Redux – October 23

Once again, Chef Rob has paired with Dave Mendez from The Grapeful Palate in Morristown for a Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner, to be held at Redux on October 23 at 5:30PM. Join us for an evening celebrating the fabulous wines of the Pacific Northwest and of course, Chef Rob’s wonderful cooking! Dave from The Grapeful […]

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For Halloween – Put a Teal Pumpkin on your Doorstep

For Halloween – Put a Teal Pumpkin on your Doorstep

Trick-or-treating is an integral part of Halloween but with so many kids with food allergies, it’s gotten trickier (pun intended) for them to participate. Asking a kid to participate in trick-or-treating with a great costume but not being able to allow them to collect and eat most of the candy is simply no fun. Approximately […]

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The Habit Burger Grill Introduces Its Golden Chicken Sandwich

The Habit Burger Grill Introduces Its Golden Chicken Sandwich

Last weekend, I was invited to come sample The Habit Burger Grill’s new ‘Golden Chicken Sandwich’. Since I absolutely love the Santa Barbara chain’s burgers, I accepted and I’m pleased I did. This Golden Chicken Sandwich ($6.25) is made using a fresh, filleted chicken breast double hand-dipped in a seasoned flour and buttermilk batter then […]

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Kimchi Smoke New Opening and Pop Up

Kimchi Smoke New Opening and Pop Up

I know I’ve told you about my love for Kimchi Smoke in the past and I’m excited that Owner Rob Cho will soft open his brand new, spacious location in Westwood, NJ on October 12th. Between October 12th and 15th, the soft opening hours will be 12PM – 9PM. The tiny Bergenfield location closed on […]

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Baked Penne Parmesan

I love recipes that take me all of 10 minutes to prepare and that will serve a few meals during the week. This beyond-easy pasta dish is one of those recipes that I make on Sundays and portion for lunches during the week. Ingredients: ½ pound penne pasta (I use Delverde brand) 2 cups Basil-Packed […]

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Crustless Chipotle Cheesy Quiches

Crustless Chipotle Cheesy Quiches

I’m one of the ambassadors for #FoodieChats, a Monday evening Twitter chat where we socialize with thousands of foodies about all things food! Every week, we welcome a sponsor who informs us, in a fun way, about its products or services. This week, Sartori Cheese is our sponsor, and eventhough I don’t do a lot […]

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