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I recently received a sample jar of fresh sauce from Jar Goods, based in Hoboken. I always love receiving samples before reviewing a product, because not only does it enable me to relay to my readers...

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Pastosa Ravioli Comes to Cranford

October 28, 2014 | 1 Comments

Family-owned Pastosa Ravioli is beloved in Brooklyn, where its first store opened in 1966. Since then, the family has opened locations throughout the metropolitan area, with the only other New Jersey store located in Manalapan. The Cranford location opened in...

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Birravino Opens in Red Bank

October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vic Rallo is at it again. In between shooting the second season of his hit television show Eat! Drink! Italy! which is now broadcasting on Create TV (check your local listings for show times and...

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Cookin’ Local, CSA-Style

August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

My CSA (community supported agriculture) venture started when I became a farm hand at a local organic farm. From summer through the fall, winter, and spring, I worked closely with the farmer, from going through...

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Porta: Homemade Pizza in Asbury Park

July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pizza and warm weather go together like….peanut butter and jelly? Or something like that. I recently had the opportunity to check out the much acclaimed Porta in Asbury Park. The wonderful food, great ambiance and...

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Bongiovi Brand Pasta Sauce

January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a New Jersey native, I’m destined to like certain things. Two of those things are tomato sauce and Jon Bon Jovi. So when I was offered an invite to taste test the Bongiovi Brand...

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Noodles & Company: Opening and Giveaway

December 2, 2013 | 7 Comments

Noodles Anyone? The “fast-restaurant” industry must have caught onto a trend, offering higher quality ingredients with more flavors for those pickier customers (yes, I’m talking about myself). Along with Chipotle, Panera and Smashburger comes Noodles...

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pasta, Roselle Park: Casa di Trevi

Casa di Trevi in Roselle Park

November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pasta Perfection Growing up there was only one flavor of frozen ravioli available in our grocer’s freezer. It had no discernible taste, which is probably why we covered it with marinara sauce. Now I’m lucky...

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Just a few months after opening the Cracked Olive Market, Superstorm Sandy hit, knocking power out in Holmdel for weeks. Owners Dan Duffy and Chef Denis O’Connor used their food at the Market, located next to...

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Meatless Monday – Penne with Mushroom Sauce

December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hearty pasta that’s “meaty” from the Cremini mushrooms. 5 Tbs. butter 1 large onion, chopped 1 pound Cremini mushrooms, sliced 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 2 Tbs. dry Sherry 1/4 tsp. fresh thyme 1 pound...

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