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November 27, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Whether you personally celebrate Hanukkah or have friends who do, there are a lot of takeaways from this well-known yet not major Jewish holiday. Much like an action film of today, Hanukkah features conflict ...

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NEW JERSEY — Green Bean Casserole, that Thanksgiving Day staple since the 1950s, was invented right here in New Jersey. If you have some on your table Thursday night, you can thank Campbell’s recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. New Jersey is a state known for firsts, from the first college football game to the first US town to have electricity. One of the places where lots of firsts happened is the oldest township in our state ...

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NEW JERSEY — Cranberries, those tart little red fruits that are such an integral part of Thanksgiving dinners, are grown right here in the Garden State. If you've ever seen a cranberry bog, you might think that the berries grow in water. Actually, cranberries grow on dry land, but their fields ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Cookbook author Rick Rodgers shares his recipe for a killer sweet potato side dish for Thanksgiving from The Big Book of Sides (Ballantine, 2014). Rodgers teaches virtual cooking classes through his website, CoffeeandCake.org, and in the video above, he shares tips, tricks and ...

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Let’s face it: No one is ever going to eat all that Halloween candy. Why not chop up those fun-size chocolate bars and throw them into some cookie dough with a handful or two of M&M’s? This one-bowl recipe is even easier than drop cookies and ready in under an hour, with no special equipment ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. The Lady and the Tramp had a marvelous love affair. Like most New Jersey couples, their story starts with a little confusion, followed by conflict, mutual attraction and obstacles. This couple does the work to ...

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Brown bagging it doesn’t have to be boring. Turn homemade lunches into something special with these easy tricks and tips for building the best sandwiches: Start with good bread. It’s first part of the sandwich you taste! Hearty breads, such as sub sandwich rolls or thick slices of ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New ...

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Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year. Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more. Tip: ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Every romantic New Jerseyan knows that love happens every season. From the new beginnings of springtime to the sultry summer heat, our home state has all the seasons covered while we handle the rest. But before ...

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NEW JERSEY — The air is turning cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Now’s the time to get into the autumn spirit with these easy cool-weather cocktails you can make at home. Pumpkin Spice White Russian: Over ice, combine 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. pumpkin spice liqueur, ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking ...

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NEW JERSEY — September is here, which means it’s apple picking season in the Garden State. If you’re visiting one of New Jersey’s many pick-your-own farms for apples this season, use these tips to come home with the very best fruit: First, get to know the varieties you’re picking. The color ...

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NEW JERSEY — Italian festivals are a long-held tradition in the Garden State. The celebrations, often fundraisers for the local church or other organizations, usually include rides, games of skill, entertainment and tons of freshly made food. MORE: Where Did Our Favorite Foods From New Jersey’s ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. New Jersey is known for so many things, ranging from beautiful countryside to Bon Jovi. Our state’s reputation includes crowning beauty queens, cultivating the best tomatoes and gorgeous, intelligent women not ...

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NEW JERSEY — Ground cherries, also called cape gooseberries, make an appearance this time each year at New Jersey farmer’s markets. They’re also popular with home gardeners. Like tomatillos, ground cherries grow inside papery husks that are easily peeled off. They have a golden color and a ...

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Charcuterie boards are all the rage. Who can resist an artful (and Instagram-able) presentation of tasty little bites? Curls of prosciutto, cubes of cheese, sprinkles of nuts, colorful slices of fruit — charcuterie boards can be a delight to the eyes and the tastebuds. Though traditional ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Sometimes a hot summer date night calls for a meal on the lighter side, and as New Jersey daters we know that there’s no sacrificing flavor just because the meal is light.  Seafood is the perfect bill of fare ...

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This story first ran on TAPinto Ridgewood. RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Owner of It’s Greek to Me Paul Vagianos is a self-proclaimed germaphobe.  Starting Tuesday, the Ridgewood restaurant is requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to eat inside. Proof could be a physical vaccination card, a ...

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NEW JERSEY — Aug. 8 is National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. Why? Because, this time of year, gardeners get a sudden influx of zucchini that needs to be picked all at once before it grows into enormous (but less tasty) squash on the vine. If you’ve got a bumper crop of ...

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NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone. Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch. At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages. For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ...

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NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market. But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our ...

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NEW JERSEY — Bakers in the Garden State who have been longing to make cookies, cakes and other baked treats from home and legally sell them for a profit are another step closer to achieving their goal. The New Jersey Public Health Council recently approved the state Department of Health’s rule ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Living in New Jersey, be it as a couple or a single, isn’t always easy. We deal with the traffic and most of the time we’re victorious at finding parking places at the mall. But with whatever not-so-great things ...

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NEW JERSEY — Ice cream is the ultimate summertime treat. But it might surprise you to see that olive oil lemon or clam bake weekend are actual selections on the menu. These days, ice cream shops are going beyond the trifecta of vanilla-chocolate-strawberry with flavors like basil, lobster roll ...

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NEW JERSEY — Did you know? Blueberries have long grown wild in the Garden State, but New Jerseyan Elizabeth Coleman White is credited for being the first person to see potential for the fruit as a commercial crop. Coleman and botanist Frederick Colville began experimenting with wild ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Date Nights always have the potential to generate steamy heat any time of the year. The degrees can rise even higher courtesy of New Jersey’s summer temperatures. New Jerseyans like it hot but in July and August ...

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A quick guide to NJ hot dogs. NEW JERSEY — July is National Hot Dog Month, and New Jersey seems to have a special affinity for this food. Around the state, you can find New York-style pushcarts hawking boiled “dirty water dogs,” giant grilled or griddled hot dogs and hot dog restaurants ...

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