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Recipe: Chipotle Cheddar Potato Soup

There’s nothing quite like a pot of soup simmering on the stove when there’s a chill in the air. Fall is making its appearance and Chipotle Cheddar Potato Soup is ...

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29th Annual Crystal Springs Oktoberfest

Crystal Springs’ Oktoberfest will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, at Mountain Creek Resort (200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ). Attracting over 12,000 people annually, this is the largest Oktoberfest in New Jersey ...

Bergen County, Cape May County, Desserts, easy entertaining

Luxx Chocolat: From Bergen County to the World

Savor Sinfully Divine Artisan Chocolate: Luxx Chocolat Chef and Master Chocolatier Lisa Mecray Rogers is an artist and chocolate is her medium. Her “Xquisite and Xtraordinary” creations are almost too pretty ...

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Recipe: Chipotle Cheddar Potato Soup

There’s nothing quite like a pot of soup simmering on the stove when there’s a chill in the air. Fall is making its appearance and Chipotle Cheddar Potato Soup is the perfect solution for a bone-chilling day! The creaminess of the soup is so comforting and the hint of spice will help to warm you up! Recipe […]

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29th Annual Crystal Springs Oktoberfest

Crystal Springs’ Oktoberfest will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, at Mountain Creek Resort (200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ). Attracting over 12,000 people annually, this is the largest Oktoberfest in New Jersey and will offer dozens of German sausages and beers, spit-fire roasted meats, live music, and games for kids young and old. This year, the popular […]

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Luxx Chocolat: From Bergen County to the World

Savor Sinfully Divine Artisan Chocolate: Luxx Chocolat Chef and Master Chocolatier Lisa Mecray Rogers is an artist and chocolate is her medium. Her “Xquisite and Xtraordinary” creations are almost too pretty to eat, (almost!). Once she describes them, your mouth will water and you won’t be able to resist. My advice? Buy a box and hide […]

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Food Events in New Jersey

Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND September 12 and 13: The New Jersey Chefs Tableside Dinner and Wine Weekend heads to the Westin Governor Morris. The two-day event kicks off with a five-course tableside dinner on Friday night at 7 p.m. Saturday begins with a champagne lunch at 1 p.m., and is followed by a 100-point dinner featuring 100 point rated wines and […]

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23rd Annual Culinary Classic: Fight Hunger in Style

This sponsored article is brought to you by the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Interested in sampling cuisine from more than 25 local restaurants? Visit the 23rd Annual Culinary Classic, hosted by the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The event, held next Monday, September 22, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Doolan’s Shore Club […]

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Chef Spotlight: Crystal Springs Resort’s John Greeley

Chef John Greeley is bringing his background with locally grown produce to his new position as executive chef at Crystal Springs Resort. The Ridgewood native was raised on the fresh food of his Italian, Irish and Polish family. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and has since gained experience with Southern cooking working as […]

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Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

THIS WEEKEND September 4 to 7: At the 37th Annual Greek Festival in Union, visitors can relish the taste of Greek cuisine from lamb to stuffed grape leaves. The event features multiple appetizers and dinner plates accompanied by live Greek music performed by Fantasia Music. Folk dancing lessons will also be offered throughout the festival. […]

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Pabst’s Ballantine Blast from the Past

When I was a kid, my best friend’s grandfather had a beer fridge out in the garage and, as boys would do back in the day, we went to sneak a couple beers from it. As we reached in, he pointed to the bottles with the iconic three interlocking rings on the label and cautioned, […]

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Happy 7th Birthday to Jersey Bites!

Let’s Party! I truly can’t believe Jersey Bites is turning 7. When I started the site, my sons were 10 and 6. Now, at 17 and 13, they have a hard time remembering life without Mom franticly blurting out “don’t touch the food, I have to get a picture.” Ah, life with a food blogger. […]

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Vital Dining in Montclair

Healthy Food with a Caribbean Twist  Montclair’s new health destination with a Caribbean twist, Vital, has been opening to rave reviews and I recently set out to finally try this spot for myself. (My disclaimer to this story is that my good friend’s cousins own Vital.) The truth is that it’s absolutely delicious and that […]

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