Olive Parmesan Cheese Straws

Today I’m here to save you all from having to brainstorm a last minute Thanksgiving contribution for your celebrations!  This is an easy as pie, 4 ingredient recipe that can be used as an appetizer or to supplement the dinner’s bread baskets.

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Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie-Slimmed Down Recipe

This recipe has Sunday cooking written all over it! It’s warm, it’s comforting, it can feed the whole family and boy is it delicious. I was stuck by a massive craving for shepherd’s pie last week. And since I do all the cooking, what Missy wants, Missy gets!

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Star Tavern’s Star Quality Pizza-Orange, NJ

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On the heels of the honorable announcement that Star Tavern has been awarded the  title of #2 Best Pizzeria in America voted by the American public themselves on The Daily Meal, it seemed only fitting that I would finally share my love for this restaurant.

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First Time Airbnb Guest Experience and $20 off your next stay!

What do you do when you get invited to five fantastic weddings for close friends and family while trying to plan and pay for your own? You accept them all and figure it out of course! At least, that’s what my fiancé and I have done this past year. We are blessed to have so many great people surrounding us and to be asked to share in so many special days. However; the both exciting and daunting part of this year’s festivities was that four of the weddings happened to be out of state. We wanted to do everything we could to make it work financially without compromising our savings for our own big day!

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Crispy Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings

If you’re looking for an easy Sunday Funday recipe to feed the football crowd huddled around your TV, today’s recipe is the answer!  I’m always offering for friends and family to come to our house to watch the football games. I’ll let you in on a secret; it’s my escape technique from watching the games (I know… blasphemy! I don’t enjoy watching football…) But, if I host the gathering, it gives the appearance that I enjoy it and I can hide away in the kitchen cooking up food for everyone. It’s also a good opportunity to try out recipes on people 😉

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Crockpot Short Rib Ragu over Pappardelle

There’s something about short ribs that just encompasses the true meaning of comfort food. I’ve cooked it quite a few different ways (take a look at this BTP recipe from last winter for another inspirational idea) and yet it always transforms the dish into a stick to your ribs, hearty dinner.  It could be the way that the meat becomes melt in your mouth tender when slow cooked. It could also be that the beef provides another dimension of flavor in any sauce you cook it in. It could also be that it tends to be best served over scrumptious starchy sides like polenta, potatoes and pasta. But whatever the reason may be I have found that short ribs are quickly becoming my crowd pleaser weekend meal for all occasions.

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November Foodie Happenings Around NJ 2015

Hello Everyone,

The chill is starting to creep into the air but, that isn’t slowing down all the events around the state! This month is all about the booze. At least you know the events will be keeping you warm 🙂

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