• Turkey Soup For The Soul

    It was the great trifecta of my childhood: Thanksgiving-My Grandmother-Turkey Soup. In the early years of my childhood, before we started spending Thanksgiving with friends, turkey soup was an anticipated part of the holiday. The other expectations were...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Blackberry Ginger Sorbet

    A few years ago, I received an ice cream maker for Mother’s Day. To this day, I still say it was the best gift I ever received, and my family would find it difficult to disagree. Most...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Crock It! Asian Chicken Thighs

    In my ever-present search for “something other than chicken” for dinner, I stumbled on a recipe for…… chicken. Seriously, if you ask my kids, they’ll tell you we have chicken 12 times a week. While not entirely...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Shoo Fly Pie

    Shoo Fly Pie. Yes, that’s correct. Generally speaking, this is either a familiar, comforting, bring-back-memories-of-grandma pie, or something reminiscent of an old song. In my case, it’s the grandmother one. Growing up, this was a treat of a...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder With Cranberry Sauce

    Pork shoulder. Pork butt. Boston butt. Pork shoulder picnic. Confused? Most people are, and I was until recently–like Christmas. The mission was to make pernil, a slow-roasted pork staple that is a traditional meal in Ecuador for Christmas. When I...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • We Make The Claremont Diner Cheesecake

    The holidays call for a special dessert, and for decades the most special dessert in this part of the world was the Claremont Diner cheesecake. MyVeronaNJ.com’s 2010 story about how the cheesecake came to be is the...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Happy #Friendsgiving!

    Thanksgiving is just about upon us: One of the big three family holidays. But if family isn’t an option, there’s always “Friendsgiving”. My family has celebrated Thanksgiving with friends for many years and it turns out that lots of...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

    I’ve been thinking about making this ice cream flavor since last fall. Yes, I do think about ice cream all year long and even in the cold of February, it’s still an awesome food as far as...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Summer Sunshine Ice Cream

    While “orange” is not typically thought of an ice cream flavor, I think there are plenty of us out there who remember having Orange Creamsicles throughout the summer. I think you can still get them at ice...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Crock It! Asian Sauce

    It’s been a little while since we’ve had new recipes here and that’s simple because, well, I was cheating. As the winter days grew shorter, colder and busier, I turned to my slow cooker just as much...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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