Food & Drink

September 11, 2018

Pumpkin spice, or pumpkin pie spice, is a combination of warm spices originally blended to create the spice blend for pumpkin pie. From time to time a “food journalist” will get their knickers in a twist and write ad nauseam about the final product not containing any pumpkin. ARGH! Keep in mind ...

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BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND – Here we are, it is the first "official" summer weekend.  This is this rundown on this weekend's entertainment lineup for Stafford and Long Beach. Remember to be safe and use Uber or Lyft while out in the evenings.   Arlington, 1302 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom  ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Rocky Marciano, Jr., the son of late boxing legend Rocky Marciano introduced his father's namesake wine at the PAR440 Restaurant and Lounge Thursday evening.  With vintage footage of Marciano's fights playing on the big screens, attendees enjoyed passed hors-d'oeuvres while ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Fresh-blended drinks and healthful meals have arrived in Livingston with the new Tropical Smoothie Café, officially open as of Monday at 280 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 102, in the Container Store complex between European Wax Center and Tempur-Pedic. The café features an ...

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Mini recipes, those with five ingredients or less, are always the best because they are so simple and usually cost a lot less than the pre-made versions available at the market.  This balsamic vinaigrette has just four ingredients (salt and pepper don't count) and gets a really thick creamy ...

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Easy Egg Salad Serves 4 What to do with all those hard-boiled eggs?  Try this easy egg salad recipe.   Ingredients: 6 large eggs, hard-boiled and chilled ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp prepared mustard, salt and pepper to taste Optional additions – 2 tbsp green onion, sliced ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A total of 23 total restaurants from throughout West Orange are still scheduled to participate in the Downtown West Orange Alliance’s (DWOA) second annual Restaurant Week, which kicks off on Sunday and will wrap up on March 17. Residents and visitors are encouraged to sample ...

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CITRUS STEAK MARINADE 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 lemon juice ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce 1 TBS garlic, minced 1 tsp. black pepper ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. thyme & 3-4 sprigs Juice of one blood orange 1 ½ lb. steak To make the marinade, in a small bowl, whisk together all the ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - Nick Capone, a high school senior in the Academy for Culinary Arts at the Morris County School of Technology (MCST) in Denville, was one of four young aspiring chefs who competed to make their dreams of attending culinary school a reality in Rachael Ray’s “Cook Your Way to Culinary ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Dave and Busters at Williowbrook Mall opens February 14. TAPinto got an invitation-only preview of Dave and Buster's Willowbrook Mall location with a chance to play games and indulge in food and drink. This location is the second to open in the Garden State and the 109th to open in the ...

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nEAST HANOVER, N.J.- The argument is over. The state of New Jersey has stood divided since the dawn of time and now, a cake artist from East Hanover has the final word. Kimmy's Kakes masterful "taylor ham egg and cheese on a hard roll" comes with the following disclaimer, "please don't call it pork ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Diners heading to dinner at Livingston’s Porto by Antonio over the weekend were taken aback when they saw that the mural on the rear wall of the building (located at 471 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Route 10) had been painted over in white. Fans of the artwork took to Facebook and ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ -  For over 50 years, the Ajello family has filled Pastosa’s creamy ravioli and their customer’s bellies with the finest ingredients. Whether grabbling a handcrafted specialty sandwich for lunch, a dinner to go or placing a catering order, Pastosa stands ready to serve up culinary ...

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Molasses Cookies by Debbie Mikijanic Ingredients ¾ c margarine, softened ​​​½ teaspoon salt 1 cup white sugar​​​ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg ​​​​​½ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ cup molasses​​​​½ ground ginger 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour​​ 2 teaspoons baking soda ​​½ cup ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - My grandmother loved butter - she cooked in nothing but, she was fond of melba toast lathered in the stuff, her favorite candy was butter crunch, her favorite cookie was a pecan sandy and her favorite ice cream was butter pecan.  So this year I went in search of a cookie that ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Preparing food together can really bring the family together and get everyone off of their screens, but those perfectly shaped sugar cookies and gingerbread characters require a little more skill and attention when all we want to do is get together as a family. Enter "The Classic ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - We've all been there, we go to bed on Wednesday night thinking this is going to be the smoothest Thanksgiving ever, only to wake on Thursday morning with the "we don't have enough food" panic. A bunch of TAPinto editors go together and figured out an easy solution: an extra side ...

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NEW JERSEY – 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, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick knows how it feels to be left-swiped on Tinder - briefly considered, judged, and rejected.  Ever since Trader Joe's chose to open on Route 1 South in North Brunswick, East Brunswick has been sitting at the far end of the bar, staring down into a flat beer and ...

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LONDONDERRY, NH- Organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield, is voluntarily recalling a specific code date of its O'Soy Strawberry soy yogurt because it may contain an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Carrots have always been a favorite of mine. Crunched raw, roasted, pickled, on salads and in soups, these orange bits of magic are low in calories, high in fiber, and packed with nutrition. In Mayim’s Vegan Table, Mayim Bialik shares her recipe for Cream of Carrot Soup. Bialik is ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ - While many families are busy concentrating on fall sports and pumpkin picking, Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is already getting ready for next summer by hosting its annual Meadowfest Fall Festival with the intention of catching up with existing campers and meet prospective camp ...

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ISELIN, NJ – As students get into the swing of school and their days fill with tests, friends, homework and activities, it’s easy to overlook nutrition. However, many studies link healthy foods to increased mental, physical and social performance. Marilyn Gordon, market medical director for ...

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