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A Fire Department Shares Tips for Safely Deep Frying Your Thanksgiving Turkey

November 23, 2017

VERONA, NJ - It’s almost Turkey Time and the Verona Fire Department wants to make sure its residents have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. They recently shared this video along with these tips from the NJ Office of Emergency Management on the Verona Fire Department Facebook page.  

"Planning on deep frying your turkey this year? Check out this video before you do to prevent ...

Elijah's Promise preps hundreds of Thanksgiving meals for those in need

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah’s Promise has built up a reputation as one of the most prominent soup kitchens in the Central Jersey region, and this Thanksgiving, the organizers will have another go at living up to that name.

This Thanksgiving, organizers are expecting to serve hundreds guests, ranging from the homeless to some of the area’s neediest families.

So for the past week ...

TAPinto Editors offer last minute tips for making packaged Thanksgiving stuffing your own

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 got together and figured out an easy solution: an extra side dish.

In an unscientific twitter survey, "stuffing" got more votes as ...

Classic Rum-Spiked Cranberry Jelly Recipe No Longer a Secret

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Bloomfield resident Jenn Stilwell's cranberry jelly recipe is now the worst kept secret in the township.

Stilwell's jelly has been the subject of a great deal of chatter in town over the past few days. Then on Sunday afternoon. local business leader Izabela Van Tassel declared it "the best." Within hours, under cover of ...

Try this Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe From Caprial Pence instead of Pumpkin Pie this Holiday Season

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Back in the 1990's I discovered Caprial Pence on PBS. She has owned a few restaurants, was honored by the James Beard Foundation, and has authored several cookbooks including American Bistro Fare.

One of my favorite American Bistro Fare recipes, and one that I have made several times (so much so that I no longer need the recipe) is Pumpkin Bread ...

Help Stock Food Bank Shelves on ‘Bobo Friday’ Nov. 17

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The next Buy One, Bring One (BOBO) collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need will be held Friday, Nov 17.

“You can help make Thanksgiving a little brighter for a needy family by donating to BOBO Fridays this month,” said Freeholder Patricia Walsh.

Local libraries hosting the bins include the Bound Brook Memorial ...

New Jersey Restaurant Owner to Compete in Guy Fieri's New Reality Show

KENILWORTH, NJ – Daryani Santana, a Kenilworth resident and restaurant owner, will bring a taste of Jersey to the Food Network on “Guy’s Big Project.”

Santana, who owns Cha Cha Cuban with her father, is one of 10 contestants to appear on Guy Fieri’s newest reality show, which offers contestants the opportunity to present their ideas for food travel shows. The ...

Food Network's "Man Crafted" Films Thanksgiving Episode at Fire Headquarters

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-  On a balmy May day, as the local residents walked up and down Franklin Street in shorts and t-shirts, members of the Bloomfield Fire department were inside Fire Headquarters celebrating an early Thanksgiving of sorts. The customary smell of smoky fire gear was now replaced by the enticing aroma of nutmeg and bacon.  The garage bay, normally reserved for a fire engine, ...

Far Hills 97th Meeting Race Draws 40,000 Tailgaters and Horse Enthusiasts

FAR HILLS, NJ - A massive crowd of 40,000 tailgaters and horse enthusiasts, young and old alike, swarmed the small town of Far Hills yet again for the 97th annual Far Hills Race Meeting. The race fans and partyers arrived Saturday at Moorland Farms adorned in their best fall attire.

The day's action started long before the races. As the sun began to peek over the colorful ...

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Annual Turkey Drive To Help Provide For New Jersey's Hungry

November 16, 2017

HILLSIDE, NJ – Close to 300,000 New Jersey children face hunger every day. Many of their families don’t have the means to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner – turkey, stuffing and all. To ensure food-insecure people across the state have what they need to share a holiday meal, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey has been purchasing thousands of turkeys and will gather even ...