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Trader Joe’s in Westfield Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

December 2, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Amid cheers from employees and customers, the Downtown Westfield’s newly re-built Trader Joe’s opened Friday morning at 8 a.m.

The previous building was demolished this in February after its roof collapsed during January’s blizzard.

“It’s so great to be home,” store manager Casey Latsko said as he greeted people ...

Trader Joe’s in Westfield Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Amid cheers from employees and customers, the Downtown Westfield’s newly re-built Trader Joe’s opened Friday morning at 8 a.m.

The previous building was demolished this in February after its roof collapsed during January’s blizzard.

“It’s so great to be home,” store manager Casey Latsko said as he greeted people ...

Trader Joe’s in Westfield Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Amid cheers from employees and customers, the Downtown Westfield’s newly re-built Trader Joe’s opened Friday morning at 8 a.m.

The previous building was demolished this in February after its roof collapsed during January’s blizzard.

“It’s so great to be home,” store manager Casey Latsko said as he greeted people ...

December Cookie-Palooza: Nanaimo Bars

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bar cookies are great for the holidays and year-round. 

Nanaimo Bars:

Base of the bars:

½ cup butter

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup cocoa (unsweetened baker’s cocoa!)

1 tsp. natural vanilla extract

1 egg

1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs

¾ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)

½ cup finely chopped pecans (I pulse them ...

Trader Joe’s in Westfield Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Dec. 2

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Amid cheers from employees and customers, the Downtown Westfield’s newly re-built Trader Joe’s opened Friday morning at 8 a.m.

The previous building was demolished in February after its roof collapsed during January’s blizzard.

“It’s so great to be home,” store manager Casey Latsko said as he greeted people at ...

Cookie-Palooza: Nanaimo Bars

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bar cookies are great for the holidays and year-round. 

Nanaimo Bars:

Base of the bars:

½ cup butter

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup cocoa (unsweetened baker’s cocoa!)

1 tsp. natural vanilla extract

1 egg

1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs

¾ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)

½ cup finely chopped pecans (I pulse them ...

Brenda's Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cranberries and Pecans

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Drop cookies are holiday favorites because they are so easy. 

Ingredients:

Measure all of your ingredients first, and have them assembled on your workspace. 

2 1/4 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

2 cups chocolate chips

Raw cranberries and pecans to ...

Trader Joe’s in Westfield Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Amid cheers from employees and customers, the Downtown Westfield’s newly re-built Trader Joe’s opened Friday morning at 8 a.m.

The previous building was demolished in February after its roof collapsed during January’s blizzard.

“It’s so great to be home,” store manager Casey Latsko said as he greeted people at ...

Panera Explains Why it Will Close Westfield Location Dec. 20

WESTFIELD, NJ — Panera Bread at 143 East Broad St., a café that many consider a staple in Downtown Westfield, will close Dec. 20, the company confirmed Thursday.

“For years, the Panera Bread bakery-cafe on Broad Street has been privileged to serve our neighbors in Westfield,” the company wrote in a statement.

“Panera continually invests in our ...

Cookie-Palooza: Pfeffernusse Cookies (Dairy-Free)

NUTLEY, NJ - Pfeffernüsse are spice cookies that originated in Northern Europe. They are a traditional cookie in the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. 

Ingredients:
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup non-dairy margarine
2 eggs, well-beaten
4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 ...

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Zwicker Launches Food Drive to Benefit Local Pantries

December 1, 2016

Donations to Support Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset County Food Banks

            (SOUTH BRUNSWICK) – The legislative office of Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16, is collecting non-perishable food donations to help those in need.

            Interested parties may ...

'Tis The Season to Enjoy 'Off Peak' Pricing for Weddings and Special Events at Legendary Destination

The Grand Summit Hotel in prestigious Summit has been synonymous with high-end social events for more than 145 years. Long considered to be among the most prolific food and beverage programs in North Jersey, the culinary program strives to stay ahead of the latest trends under the direction of Executive Chef Charles Burke.

It has been an industry secret for years, that the best deals can be ...