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LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Souffles

A souffle looks more challenging than it actually is. It is merely a thick sauce that puffs up to twice its size with the help of beaten egg whites. Nevertheless, there is a certain art to it, and certainly, one that can be mastered by cooks who tend... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Eggs Benedict

The universal symbol of new life is the egg, and as the earth comes alive in springtime, April is the month we pay the little egg homage.  The egg is the single most utilized article of food in so many different varieties of dishes. Certainly, in no... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Irish Soda Bread

We are all Irish this month as it marches in and brings us St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th. It’s our great excuse to wear green and to hope for a little luck of the Irish to shine upon us. We also get to enjoy some Irish delicacies. This St. Patrick’s... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Cupcakes

Imagine cakes that are so delicious, you wish you could carry them with ease everywhere you go. The idea behind tiny, portable cakes came to us courtesy of the innovation of an American by the name of Amelia Simmons during the 19th century in a cookbook... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Wedding Cake

The wedding cake takes center stage during the reception, second to none other than the bride, of course. Brides and grooms today have many options; their cake can reflect their own style, can be brightly frosted and flavored exotically, and can take... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Bagels

This December, true carb-lovers celebrate “Have a Bagel Day!” Who doesn’t love the ooey gooey, chewy characteristics of this beloved bread? What does it take to become a bagel-holic? For most of us, it’s with the first bite.   The term “bagels... Read More

LET’S DISH… Let’s Talk About Pretzels

Feeling stressed these days? Burdened by your troubles, the news, life in general? Don’t get yourself twisted in a knot. Break out some dough and twist it into pretzels! It’s therapeutic, it is fun to make, delicious to eat, and is a perfect snack... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Apple Dumplings

Dessert dumplings are individual-sized pastries filled with fruit. Dumplings are usually baked and topped with a syrupy sauce. The classic dumpling is, of course, made with apples, bountiful with the fall apple harvest, beginning in September. These delicious... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Tomatoes 

The tomato, seen growing all over our Garden State, comes in many varieties, shapes and sizes.  Their bounty comes to fruition at the end of August and early September, and there are many wonderful dishes that can be prepared with the bright red fruit... Read More

LET’S DISH! LET’S TALK ABOUT BEANS

Summer barbecues give family and friends a chance to reconnect with each other, nature, and foods that bring together a crowd. Watermelon, hamburgers, corn on the cob and popsicles –they all represent summer, whether in the backyard or down the shore.... Read More