Recipes

April 24, 2021

NEW JERSEY — It’s Kohlrabi season in the Garden State, and if you don’t know what that means, well, you’re not alone. The bulbous, cruciferous vegetable isn’t the state’s best-known crop, but once you’ve added it to your repertoire, you’ll be glad you did. Kohlrabi comes in two colors — green ...

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A tropical drink with three types of rum, two kinds of freshly squeezed juice and a garnish that resembles a fruit salad? That’s great if a bartender is making it for us. When it comes to a cocktail in the comfort of our own home, sometimes we just want something simple. Something that doesn’t ...

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NEW JERSEY — Spring is here, and that means tender spears of asparagus are on the table. Whether your stalks are thick or thin, it’s the method that you use to cook this vegetable that affects the way it tastes. Steam it in the microwave or on the stove and you’ll get a “green,” grassy flavor.

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For a quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner, grilled cheese has it all — easy, cheesy, gooey comfort food at its finest. Press it in a sandwich press or indoor grill, toast it in a hot pan or pop it into the oven and it’s ready in minutes. But don’t stop there. Level up your sandwich-making ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Jewish festival of Purim is almost here, which means it’s time for hamantaschen!  The traditional triangle-shaped cookies have a reputation of being a little dry, but Shannon Sarna, cookbook author and editor of The Nosher, swears by the recipe below. The South Orange ...

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What’s that over there in the citrus section of the supermarket? Rounder than a lemon, lighter in color than an orange — it’s a Meyer lemon! Meyer lemons are sweeter than ordinary lemons, with a rich, spicy fragrance. The citrus fruit is available this time of year and definitely worth picking ...

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If you like apple pie, you’ll love our easy recipe for baked apples, stuffed with dried fruit and walnuts, sweetened with honey and scented with cinnamon. Basting the apples with rum as they cook helps enhance the dessert’s flavors. Try your baked apples warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, ...

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There’s nothing like a steaming pot of soup to take off the chill on a cold day. Want to up your winter soup game? We’ve got seven simple tricks to make your favorites even better: 1. Save the bones from your roasted chicken (including storebought rotisserie chicken) in the freezer to make ...

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NEW JERSEY — Every January for the past three years, Shivam Patel voluntarily trades in a beer for a bottled water at his favorite Jersey dive bar. Patel is one of many who participate in Drynuary, or Dry January, abstaining from alcohol for the entire month in an effort to be ...

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There’s nothing like a nice crispy salad to make eating well feel like fun, but the right dressing can mean the difference between so-so and spectacular. Below, gather a few ingredients together and whip up some easy new dressings that will make your salads sing: Zingy Lemon Vinaigrette: In a ...

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NEW JERSEY — Brian Ireland has witnessed many a New Year’s Eve from behind the bar, serving drinks at pubs and taverns in Atlantic City and New Brunswick over the years before going on to become the founder and master distiller of Mr. Finger’s Alibi Gin in 2018. (See his cocktail recipe ...

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These days, enjoying a cocktail with friends can mean meeting outdoors. Want something that will warm everyone up as the evenings turn colder? Hot toddies to the rescue! Hot toddies are traditionally made with whiskey or brandy, lemon, honey and hot water or tea. You can add different garnishes ...

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What’s Thanksgiving without cranberries? Whether you whip up a batch of homemade chutney (see below) or open a can of jellied sauce, there’s a good chance that the famous red berry will make an appearance in some way, shape or form with your feast. Ocean Spray reports that six in 10 Americans say ...

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With the coronavirus pandemic surging forward, threatening to stomp all over our traditional get-together with relatives, Thanksgiving for many of us is going to be a lot quieter this year. The CDC recommends that people avoid large gatherings and instead celebrate the holiday with the members ...

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Nicole Gaffney is South Jersey’s very own local celebrity chef. Best known for being second runner-up on season 10 of the Food Network Star, Nicole (who cheerfully goes by Coley) has been maintaining her cooking blog and YouTube channel where she posts easy, healthy and tasty recipes. As the ...

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There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring! Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory dish, perfect for chilly days. This recipe goes great with seafood ...

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PRINCETON, NJ — Terhune Orchards in Princeton, a destination farm known for its pick-your-own apples, pumpkins and overall fall family fun, knows a thing or two about apple cider. The Mount family has been producing fresh-pressed cider with no additives for over 45 years. They use a blend of ...

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Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up. Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas: Serve it Cincinnati-style* over ...

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When it’s hot outside, the last thing you want to do is turn on the stove, but how many times can you get away with gazpacho? Try using premade ingredients and peak summer produce to make mealtime a breeze. Here are some simple strategies for tasty, no-cook, summer eats. Super-Size a Charcuterie ...

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Looking to cool off on a hot summer night? Try granita, an icy dessert that is easy to make and requires no time in front of the stove. Originally from Sicily, granita is a shaved ice treat made from sweet, ripe fruit that’s puréed and frozen. Ours tastes like white sangria and includes a ...

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Nothing beats a cool, creamy dessert on a hot summer day. We’ve got five frozen treats you need to try, including a customizable recipe for no-churn ice cream that starts with two simple ingredients. Which one will you make first? Affogato: A yummy Italian pick-me-up, affogato is ...

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Anyone who has ever planted mint knows it can grow like a weed. If you’ve got oodles of the herb, from your garden or the market, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Here are a few of our favorites on hot summer days: Stir chopped mint into softened cream cheese for a new bagel ...

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