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The Great Chili Cook-Off

It was a simple idea that turned into something wonderful. Several months ago, John and I were being lazybones on vacation when I started reading a magazine article filled with various and sundry chili recipes. Since we both love chili, I started reading all the titles and descriptions out loud. That started a conversation about […]

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Your Big Game Day Recipe Playbook

Welcome to our JerseyBites Game Day Round Up. We’ve got everything from good for you muchies to bacon, bacon and more bacon.  Don’t worry, we’ve got some vegetarian options too. Hey, since we can’t be screaming “Go Giants” this year, we might as well drown out the boredom with some good food. For a library […]

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Jersey Biters Dish Up Their Favorite Super Bowl Recipes

To me, the Super Bowl is just a big excuse to eat appetizers all day long, and that’s why I like it. I’m not much of a sports fan, so the highlight for me is coming up with the menu and putting it all together. This year, we asked our Editors and our Facebook and […]

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Fresh Oregano Citrus Marinade

This is my little slice of foodie heaven, my herb garden.  And yes, I did lay down in the wet grass to take this picture.  See what I will do for you people. You’re going to be getting a lot of recipes from me this summer using fresh herbs. I’ve got oregano, parsley, thyme, two […]

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White Bean and Italian Sausage Chili

This recipe was the winner of a chili contest that Esquire Magazine held in which they invited three of “America’s best young chefs to devise chili recipes with no restrictions.” I hope Esquire and David Bull from Dallas’ Bolla don’t mind that I monkeyed with the recipe (just a bit.) This is an extremely hearty […]

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Lamb Chili: Hey, Football Weather is Coming, I promise

Ok, I know it’s about 95 degrees out and Summer is not in any rush to hang up her “closed for the season” sign, but I had three pounds of “left over” ground lamb that I was not going to waste….dammit! I started with 5 pounds of lamb over Labor Day weekend. I was expecting […]

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The Glow of Snow!

It’s snowing, it’s snowing. Hey, this is very exciting for New Jersey these days. I can remember as a kid having tons of snow. Actually, I took snowman building very seriously. I used to create snow sculptures, not your everyday, 3 balls stacked on top of each other. Anybody could do that. Jeez. So, when […]

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Turkey, Butternut Squash Crockpot Chili

This is a hearty and healthy slow cooker recipe. Say “Yes” to seconds, no resolution problems here. The ingredients will sound a little strange but the end result is delicious and oh so satisfying on a cold Winter day in good old Jersey. 31 degrees today. Man winter bites, except for the food of course. […]

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Chocolate Lamb Chili

This is one tasty bowl of chili. If you like lamb, you will love this recipe. It’s the first time I’ve used cocoa powder in a chili recipe but I plan to do it more in the future. It gives the dish a beautiful dark color and rich flavor. I didn’t really taste a chocolate […]

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Duck Coconut Green Curry Chili

This may sound a bit wacky but it is really delicious. If you have a friend or family member who enjoys duck hunting, share this recipe with them. They’ll love you for it. The recipe comes from the Beer Advocate magazine so of course the recipe calls for beer, very specific beer. The recipe also […]

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