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Make Our Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

December 5, 2019

It takes just three ingredients and a few minutes to whip together this rich, creamy milk chocolate treat, perfect for a winter day.

Tip: A serrated knife will make quick work of chopping up a milk chocolate bar. We recommend using high-quality chocolate for a smooth, creamy drink. Milk chocolate chips won’t melt as easily as wafers or bars, but they’ll do in a ...

New Jersey Date Night: Our Favorite Pizza Places

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

The weekend after Thanksgiving, treat your date to a second helping of pie. Pizza, that is.

After so many days, the last thing anyone wants is another turkey sandwich with a side of leftovers. The flavors of Thanksgiving are amazing, but they’re not supposed to last forever. You and your date ...

Dress Up Your Holiday Table with Homemade Cranberry Chutney

This holiday season, try something a bit nontraditional, something a little sweet and savory to accompany either turkey or ham on your holiday table: cranberry chutney, a condiment that punches up a seasonal local ingredient with some South Asian flair.

Chutney is made from fruits, vegetables and/or herbs with vinegar, sugar and spices. It's used to provide balance to an ...

Want a Holiday Pie from The Pie Store in Montclair? Get in Line

Some folks spend the days leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas rolling out dough. Others head to their favorite bakery to get their holiday pies. At The Pie Store in Upper Montclair, customers are lining up for pies both sweet and savory.

The 12-year-old shop makes pies all year round, but Thanksgiving and Christmas are especially busy for The Pie Store. Orders start ...

Shared Spaces Help a Small New Jersey Baking Business Rise

Two years ago, Erica Leahy left her job as a pastry chef and started baking for friends and family.  After getting her company going in a shared commercial kitchen, or kitchen “incubator,” today she owns Three Daughters Baking Company, and will soon run a café inside an innovative new store in Maplewood.

As one of the entrepreneurs at General Store Cooperative ...

The New Jersey Origins of Green Bean Casserole

Ever wonder where the Thanksgiving classic Green Bean Casserole came from? Turns out it was created in the Garden State.

The turkey day staple was invented in 1955 in Campbell’s test kitchen in Camden by recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

According to Smithsonian.com, the Associated ...

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Man Stealing 3 Filet Mignons Flees NJ Shoprite, Carjacks a Car and Causes Mayhem

November 21, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ - On what sounds like a scripted police tv show, a scene of mayhem and alleged criminal behavior all started with a man stealing three beef tenderloin roasts from Shop-Rite.  The full account released from the Parsippany police is listed below:

On 11/12/19 at approximately 12:30 PM, Shoprite Loss Prevention personnel observed a male, later identified as Alcides Moreira, ...

Opinion: California’s New Labor Law is Killing Business – NJ is About to do the Same

November 24, 2019

As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee benefits and other worker protections. The downside is that my California-based freelance writer friends ...

"Hills & Valleys: a Journey Through Wayne, NJ" documentary presentation

December 6, 2019

Join us at the Wayne Public Library as local documentary filmmaker Paul Bastante of Silk City Films gives a talk before the presentation of his newest film, “Hills & Valleys: a Journey Through Wayne, NJ”. 

Dates: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM and Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Location: The Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

The ...

Call for Submissions: Passaic County 2020 Film Festival

(Paterson, New Jersey) – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Passaic County Motion Picture and Television Film Commission are excited to announce the 16th Annual Passaic County Film Festival, a juried exhibition of student and independent filmmakers' work. The Festival will showcase a wide range of short films created by students and independent filmmakers who live, ...

Wayne PAL Breakfast with Santa

The Wayne PAL invites all of Wayne to join them for their annual Breakfast with Santa.

Santa arrives at 9:00am on a Fire Truck to greet all the good girls and boys of Wayne. 

View the Beautifully decorated Christmas scene with trains

Every child gets a present from Santa

Breakfast includes scrambled eggs sausage, bacon, pancakes with juice and coffee

There will be a station ...

Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools Welcomes Mountain Lakes School District for Collaborative Meeting

Wayne, NJ – In a demonstration of collaboration and mutual learning, Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS) was thrilled to welcome nine representatives from Mountain Lakes School District to its state-of-the-art Wayne campus! Representing Career and Technical Education (CTE) and traditional education approaches respectively, administrators from PCTVS and Mountain Lakes ...

National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 4: IRS, Security Summit warns business owners about being a target for identity thieves

Amid threats from cybercriminals, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry urges employers large and small to step up cybersecurity protections against business identity theft.

Identity thieves are displaying a sophisticated knowledge of the tax code and industry filing practices as they attempt to obtain valuable data to help file fraudulent returns. To address this and protect ...

Three Wayne residents sworn in as court-appointed advocates for children in foster care

WAYNE, NJ - Donna Hamway, Susan McHugh, and Kamala Anupindi, all of Wayne, took an oath to provide a voice for abused and neglected children in Passaic County.

On Friday, Nov. 15, Hamway, McHugh, and Anupindi, along with 11 others, became Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers (CASAs) for children in foster care. Passaic County Superior Court Judge Imre Karaszegi, Jr. presided over ...