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Turkey and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

So it’s the day after Thanksgiving. We hope you had a great holiday. We also hope you have a fridge full of leftovers! Celebrate the beauty of said leftovers with this post-Thanksgiving gem from Chef Tracie Orsi of Rajin’ Cajun, in Belmar. (And, yes, that’s a second turkey left over. Don’t worry, you won’t need that […]

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Big pot of Chicken Soup

Recipe: Chicken Soup Italian Style

This time of year whenever anyone in the house tells me they aren’t feeling well, the first thing I do is make a big pot of Chicken Soup, Italian style! With all the running around for the holidays and exposure to so many people and going in and out from the heat and then the cold, is it […]

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Recipe: Chicken Parm Meatloaf

Here’s an Italian Twist On A Traditional American Classic. This week the weather changed into feeling like fall. It made me think of cooking a classic American dish, meatloaf with a side of creamy mac and cheese with a green salad for balance. But the idea of the heavy ground beef standard with traditional Cheddar mac and cheese just wasn’t […]

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Recipe: Orange Glazed Chicken with Toasted Almonds

In a dinner jam? Get a little help from a breakfast staple to make your ho hum chicken breasts shine as the star of your dinner. Orange juice is the main ingredient in the velvety sauce which coats pan sautéed chicken breasts. Add in the crunch of toasted almonds and dinner will be ready in […]

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Recipe: Chicken Parmigiana

Now that the holidays are over, reality is setting in terms of cooking dinner.  As in, now we have to cook dinner again.  Gone are the holiday parties, the out-to-dinners during the week, the loaded dining room tables at other people’s houses…nope, it’s back to the usual day to day of dishing it up ourselves. […]

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Are You Ready for Some Buffalo Chicken Nachos?

On a typical weekend afternoon, football takes center stage at our house. With games continuing one right after another from early afternoon all the way into the late evening, an integral part of watching football games is the eating of football food. Nachos are on every sports restaurant/bar menu with the usual ingredients of tortilla chips, seasoned […]

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A Budget Friendly and Delicious Italian Dinner

It’s been a very long time since I have followed a recipe to the letter, but when the recipe comes from America’s Test Kitchen, I don’t feel the need to mess with things on the first try.  This past Saturday as I tried in vain to burn a few calories on the treadmill, I watched […]

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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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Turkey Burgers with an Indian Twist

I used to find it very hard to get excited over Turkey Burgers.  Remember those early “fat free” days when we thought we could just substitute a hand full of ground turkey for juicy fat infused ground beef and tell ourselves “Wow, you can’t even taste the difference?”  Yeah, right.  And so, the doctoring began.  […]

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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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