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Asparagus: When it Comes to Flavor, Cooking Method Matters

May 8, 2020

It’s asparagus season in New Jersey!

Forget how thick or thin the stalks are — it’s the method you use to cook these spears that completely changes the way they taste. Steam them in the microwave or on the stove and you’ll get a “green,” grassy flavor. But grill or roast them and you’ll get a more nutty, sweet flavor.

To get started, rinse the ...

Recipe: These Easy Banana Muffins are Filled with Nutella

Love bananas and Nutella? Make these easy muffins in minutes!

A blender makes quick work of a couple of ripe bananas. Dollop a little chocolate-hazelnut spread on top of the batter — it will sink into the center before the muffins set.

Serve these warm or completely cooled.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Filled Banana Muffins

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup white ...

The Best Irish Soda Bread Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

This story first ran on TAPinto East Brunswick.

Okay, I'll admit it. I grew up hating Irish soda bread. Too dry. Not good toasted. Weird shape. People brought it to my house every St. Patrick's Day, and I graciously accepted it and tried to palm it off on my guests. I made sure that everyone had some to take home. Oy, such a generous hostess!

I finally learned to make it myself, to ...

Perfect for Parties: Recipe for Spicy Buffalo Hummus Dip

Sometimes you have all day to shop and prepare tasty snacks for a party. And sometimes you don't.

Either way, this recipe lets you impress your friends with a spicy homemade hummus that’s ready in minutes using items from your pantry: canned chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans), tahini (sesame paste) and hot sauce.

It’s great drizzled with olive oil and served with pita chips ...