Did 12-Year-Old NJ Resident Secure a Spot in the Top Nine on "Kids Baking Championship?"

January 21, 2018

NEW YORK, NY — Coming off a week where she was nearly sent home for presenting a runny ganache to the judges, Livingston’s own “Kids Baking Championship” contestant, Soleil Thomas, landed in the middle of the pack on Monday and earned a spot in the top nine on the Food Network competition.

This week, the 10 remaining bakers had two hours to marry lemon with a ...

Opening Day of the Greenutley Nutley Farmers' Market is Sunday June 17

NUTLEY, NJ - The JerseyFresh Nutley Farmers’ Market, like Nutley itself, is one of those gems that is hidden right in the middle of everything. With major roadways and freeways cutting through and across almost every town in the state except Nutley, the township is unique in that “you can’t get there from here.” 

A trip into this Essex County community involves ...

Fanwood Grille Soups Voted "Best in NJ" by Foodie Website The Daily Meal

Fanwood Grille’s Soups Voted Best in New Jersey by National Food Website The Daily Meal

Ranking lists new eatery with some of the country’s most famous restaurants

FANWOOD, NJ – National food website, The Daily Meal, which has released its list of Best Soups in Every State, has chosen the soups at the Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ) as the best ...

Throwback Thursday: Nutley Music Boosters 'Taste of the World II' in 2017

A look back at Taste of the World II in 2017 before  Taste of the World III  January 19 2018 

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Music Boosters held their second “Taste of the World” event Saturday evening at Good Shepherd Academy to help raise funds for the Nutley instrumental programs. Event co-chairs were Sal Scarpelli and Kim Redstone.

Another successful evening at a ...

Food and Drink Photo of the Day: Mulled Cider at Cowan's Public in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Mulled Cider at Cowan's Public in Nutley warms the spirit on cold winter nights.

The mixologists at Cowan's use the classic mulled cider as inspiration for their unique winter libation. Their consists of Journeyman Silver Cross Whiskey, Tuaca brandy, Ancho Chili Liquor, apple cider, and seasonal spices with a fruit garnish. It is served hot.

Cowan's ...

Vilardo's Deli opens on High Street just in time for Nutley's New Year's Eve celebrations

NUTLEY, NJ - Jason and Lauren Braitsch thought they were doing a quiet soft opening of Vilardo's Deli on High Street but that all changed as soon as the first person with a smartphone shared the news on social media. Opening their doors right before Christmas, the place has been hopping despite record cold temperatures, with residents from the area placing lunch and dinner orders, as well as ...

Maplewood Singing Star SZA Blasts Local Starbucks in Pro-Village Coffee Twitter Screed

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Add Maplewood recording star SZA to the anti-Starbucks folks who outwardly oppose the recently opened mega-chain outlet in the new Clarus building in Maplewood Village.

Like a lot of Maplewood Village java fans here, SZA is pro-Village Coffee, and made that clear in several Twitter posts this weekend.

“They built a Starbucks next to my dad’s favorite coffee ...

Modern Legacy Jazz Trio to Ring in 2018 at Satis Bistro in Bloomfield Center

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Satis Bistro on Bloomfield's restaurant row is ringing in the New Year with live performances by 'Modern Legacy' and a special menu created for the evening.

Chef Michael Fiorianti's menu includes Fresh Ricotta Cavatelli, Wild Boar Sausage and Braised Lentils, Classic Beef Wellington with foie gras and wild mushroom duxelles, ...

Sights of the Season: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley residents enjoyed chestnuts roasting on an open fire at the township's annual tree lighting on December 3. The annual event drew over 4,000 guests to enjoy music, wagon rides, friendship, and of course chestnuts. 

Related Article: Nutley’s Franklin Reformed Church tree makes full circle at Annual Tree Lighting at the Oval

Cookiepalooza : Santa's Trash Cookies

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Though they sound like they may land you on the naughty list, these delicious Santa's Trash cookies are sure to make Santa happy.  I found it while searching for some new cookie inspiration, and then found out that my niece Ashley had made a special request for this cookie.  Ashley has a nut allergy and cannot always indulge in holiday treats, but this recipe is ...

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Free Session: Cooking with Heart, Feb. 3

January 21, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A registered dietitian and chef will be giving a free cooking presentation on how to stay heart healthy.

Cooking with Heart will take place on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Mountainside Medical Center (Bayberry). 

Join Ankitkumar Patel, M.D. and Georgina Wondolowski, Registered Dietitian and Chef on a live cooking session as they share ...