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Classic Recipe: Bloomfield's Best Rum Spiked Cranberry Jelly Recipe

November 18, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Bloomfield resident Jenn Stilwell's cranberry jelly recipe remains the worst kept secret in the township. First published in 2016 when TAPinto Bloomfield was only a few months old, this recipe will probably be published the weekend before Thanksgiving every year. 

Stilwell's jelly was been the subject of a great deal of chatter ...

Making Original Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookies Is The Perfect Family Snow Day Activity

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Snow days are the perfect time for a family to do something together. Why not gather the troops and make a batch, or two, of classic oatmeal cookies. 

The Original Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookie Recipe is a classic that is meant to be shared as much as a batch of these cookies are shared. Almost everyone will find what they need in their pantry, if not, prepare for the ...

Safe Cooking Tips from State Farm Agent Mary Comito Just in Time for Thanksgiving

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.-According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires.  “One out of three home fires begins in the kitchen – more than any other place in the home,” says Madison State Farm agent Mary Comito.  “The number one cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking and data shows ...

Thanksgiving Fun Facts & Trivia

Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken? Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621.

Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, and dried fruits during the original three-day celebration.

For 154 years, Thanksgiving would ...

Slow Food Northern New Jersey to Hold Special 'Terra Madre Day' Indoor Farmers Market in Maplewood on Dec. 9

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day."

According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to recognize Terra Madre Day, which is officially Dec. 10, and ...

Treelicious Orchards Celebrates Fall at their Annual Apple Festival & Benefit

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- A good time was had by all at the Apple Festival hosted by Treelicious Orchards this October. An annual event, the festival is a benefit for The Ben Samuels Children's Center for Inclusive Early Care and Education at Montclair State University.

Visitors picked their own apples at the peak of perfection, with six different varieties to choose from. The event also ...

4 Duncan Hines Cake Mixes Recalled for Health Risk

Duncan Hines is recalling four varieties of its cake mixes due to a potential presence of Salmonella.  In a company announcement, Conagra Brands announced that it is working with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix that may be linked to a Salmonella outbreak that is ...

239 Cases of Pistachios Have Been Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - Two hundred thirty nine cases of roasted and salted in shell pistachios have been recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella said the Barcelona Nut Company. A routine test revealed the health issue, they said.

Salmonella is an an organism that can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others ...

Vanillamore Finds Success Among Vibrant Montclair Restaurant Community

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Vanillamore is celebrating their first anniversary as a part of the vibrant Montclair restaurant scene this November.

Vanillamore Owner and Chef Risa Magid Boyer speaks about coming to Montclair, working with other business owners in town, and giving back to the community through a recent partnership with the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence.

"Montclair ...

New South Orange Restaurant: The Fox and Falcon Opening in Former South Mountain Tavern Location

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The restaurant at 19 Valley St. that was Ricalton's, then South Mountain Tavern, will soon re-open with a new owner, and a new name: The Fox and Falcon.

David Massoni, a restaurateur and South Orange resident, is the new owner. Massoni is also a partner with Three Kings Restaurant Group, which has multiple restaurants, including Talde, which has locations ...


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18 Label, the Perfect Venue for Your Upcoming Holiday Party

November 14, 2018

With the holiday season around the corner, booking your company party will be top of mind. You don’t need to look too far to find the perfect venue. 18 Label is currently taking center stage in the heart of Montclair. Just twelve miles outside New York City, 18 Label Studios is now open for business. This full-service, 11,000 square-foot, film and photography studio, and event space rivals ...