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Cookie Palooza: Molasses Cookies

December 14, 2017

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 white sugar for rolling

In a medium bowl, mix ...

An Area Tradition: 27th Annual Cookie Walk This Sat. to Benefit VNA Adult Day Center

BASKING RIDGE, NJ  – Doors will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 for the 27th Annual Cookie Walk at the VNA of Somerset Hills, 200 Mt. Airy Road in Basking Ridge. A holiday tradition among generations of families and a festive event for community members of all ages, the sale benefits the Adult Day Center at Somerset Hills. The ...

Breakfast with Santa Set for Saturday in North Plainfield

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Optimist Club of North Plainfield is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa at the Vermeule Community Center

Greenbrook Rd. & Clinton Ave., North Plainfield on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8 a.m.- noon.

Adults: $5.00 • Children (3-12): $3.00, Under 3: Free

Senior Citizens: $4.00

Tickets Available At The Door • Picture with Santa – $5.00

Print the ...

Cookie-Palooza: Butter Pecan Cookies

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 reminded me of my Grandma who passed away just a month shy of her 98th birthday.  ...

Fire Engulfs Billy & Madeline's Red Room

HANOVER, NJ — A beloved neighborhood icon experienced significant damage from a fire on Monday, November 27. Firefighters battled the blaze at Billy & Madeline's Red Room in Hanover Monday afternoon and the damage appeared extensive.

Several were sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The extent of the damage is unclear. The restaurant is closed on Mondays, and ...

Making Classic Oatmeal Cookies brings the Entire Family Together

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 Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookie."

Oatmeal cookies are drop cookies. In the simplest ...

A Flavorful Holiday Vegetarian Choice & More

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Enjoy a vegetarian option for your thanksgiving feast, compliments of Passion for Spices. This recipe is credited to the Indian Cuisine: Diabetes Cookbook authored by May Fridel and published by the American Diabetes Association.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Farro Tahiri

Tahiri is a traditional Indian one-pot meal from the Uttar Pradesh in northern India. It is aromatic, rice ...

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

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 ...

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Primrose School of Warren Gives Back

December 11, 2017

All parents want their children to develop traits such as compassion, generosity and kindness, but just like math and reading skills, the traits associated with being a socially responsible person must be nurtured and developed over time. 

 

Compassion, generosity and kindness is difficult to define for young children, let alone determine how to teach them. The earlier these ...