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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

LET’S DISH! LET’S TALK ABOUT PICNICS

Drop everything, and let’s go on a picnic! A shared meal eaten in the open in the great outdoors might be the dictionary definition of “picnic,” but to some of us, its meaning is all about being in a carefree state of mind with an easy approach... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Chickpeas

A chickpea isn’t a pea at all – it is really a legume. It also has other names: garbanzo bean in Spanish and hamaz in Arabic. So why is this little, creamy legume called “chickpea?” Interestingly, the Latin word “cicer” was lent to Cicero,... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Purple Sweet Potatoes

You may have heard of the silly “purple people eater,” but have you considered that people eat purple things? We know that foods come in many colors, but did you know that sweet potatoes are not all orange? Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the purple... Read More

LETS DISH! Lets Talk About Kids Baking

Having fun is synonymous with having kids, or maybe it’s the other way around. Kids turn things into fun and games, so why not make some easy, fun foods and desserts that they can create themselves and the family can enjoy eating together? It will spark... Read More