• Slow Cooker Supper: Mushroom Leek Risotto

    I love risotto. What I don’t love is constant stirring. Aside from being lazy, the probability of me actually being able to stand at the stove, stirring constantly, without a major disaster involving a permanent marker is...

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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Beef Burgundy

    Any recipe that involves a full bottle of wine and relatively easy prep-work is going to get my attention. So in a world where plans changed and we unexpectedly didn’t get home from gymnastics until after 5...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Chicken Provencal

    I needed an easy chicken dinner for one of those days where I knew that the only opportunity I was going to have to make dinner was at 10 a.m. I went to a reliable source: The...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Chocolate Chicken Chili Soup

    I had them at “chocolate”. For my kids, the thought of chocolate being incorporated into dinner was nothing short of heavenly. For me, it was a way to get them to try something new. So, if you...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Three-Bean Chili

    When I decided to venture deeper into the vegetarian world, I have to admit that I was a bit lost. However, this presented a great opportunity to test those “best of the slow cooker” recipes that arrive...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Slow Cooker Supper: The Easiest Chicken Ever

    The people at America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Illustrated magazine are my heroes. They have the kitchens, tasters, unlimited time and resources that I would love to have, but do not. So….. when they come up with a...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • VHS Swim Team Makes A Splash In Its Debut Season

    One year ago, the parents and students looking to start a swim team at Verona High School seemed to be swimming against the tide.  As a pay-to-play sport, the swim team would have to self-fund a budget...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Back To Basics At Verona Yoga

    Lisa Munjack and Donna Fauerbach bought Verona Yoga in September 2016. Since it was an established business, they spent a few months analyzing the needs of their existing client base, Verona’s needs–and the market for yoga classes...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • VHS Boys Swim Strong Against West Essex

    With only seven members, the Verona High School boys swim team might seem like miracle workers for falling short of West Essex by only 16 points. But watching the meet last night, it was clear that Verona’s...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Winter Vegetable Soup

    What better way to spend a snow day than cooking? That was my day when the first storm of 2018 rolled in on January 4. At 6 a.m., there was no snow, but my plans for the...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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