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Lights Out Butternut Squash Pasta

By Melissa Beveridge This last week has been tough on New Jersey residents: flooding, no power, no heat, lack of food. Everyone knows someone who has lost everything and I, along with everyone on the Jersey Bites team, have been doing their part to help our neighbors. This is just one way to bring back […]

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Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas: Providing Mealtime Flexibility

While our kids are still at home, they are young adults with post-college careers/lives and are often not around the table at dinner these days. We do our best to share a nice Sunday dinner whenever we can, but on other nights there may only be 2 or 3 or us dining instead of the […]

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Cheese Making Made Easy with Caputo Brothers Creamery and A Toute Heure

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a fresh Mozzarella-making class hosted by Rynn Caputo, President of Caputo Brothers Creamery. The 2-hour class took place at one of my favorite restaurants in northern New Jersey, A Toute Heure. The class was small, less than 25 cheese enthusiasts, and everyone who wished had a chance […]

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4th of July Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

As we commemorate Independence Day this Fourth of July, let’s also celebrate this special day with independence from complicated foods.  The Jersey Bites writers have compiled some of their favorite recipes featuring 5 ingredients or less to keep your holiday menu simple and delicious. Grilled Mexican Corn on the Cob, Veronique Deblois, Morris County Mexican […]

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Gumbo Recipe: first you make a roux

Yesterday was my first attempt at making a traditional, authentic Gumbo. I acquired the recipe from Alison Heller, our Cape May County Regional Editor. It was her family’s secret (or not so) recipe which her mother learned from her years living in New Orleans while being pregnant with Alison.  She didn’t have a picture to […]

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Got Leftovers? Turkey Spinach Pie

Yesterday, I was feeling inspired and had one of my recipe invention urges. Leftover Turkey was the inspiration, but I didn’t want to pull out the tired old Turkey Soup, Turkey Pot Pie, Turkey Tetrazini standbys. I wanted something different. A quick scan of the fridge gave me my second dose of inspiration, Feta Cheese. […]

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

This is a pretty easy chicken pot pie recipe.  I refuse to resort to cream of chicken or mushroom soup in my dishes, so you will need to make the white sauce, but trust me you can do it. Every weekend I have been trying to put together a meal for my boyfriend’s elderly uncle […]

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Crockpot Asian Lettuce Wraps

I’m sorry I don’t have a Win it Wednesday for you this week, but we have an exciting one coming up for you next week when we’ll be giving away some delicious personalized cookies from Splurge Bakery. I do have a delicious recipe to share with you all today.  Last night I made this recipe […]

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Healthy Chili: Butternut Squash Crockpot Chili

This healthy chili recipe is a Jersey Bites original.  When I’m creating a recipe, rarely do I hit a home run the first time out, but this time, home run city.   This recipe is hearty and delicious and very healthy.  I was worried about the escarole but it turned out to be the perfect addition.  […]

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Orzo with Chorizo, Lima Bean and Fresh Corn

After a long weekend of barbecue, I just can’t muster up the strength to eat one more hot dog or helping of potato salad.  I did, however, have a great deal of left over extra large lima beans that I had soaked for another recipe and I wanted to find a simple one pan dish […]

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