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Homemade fudge, a long-time favorite

February 2, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Homemade fudge, a long-time favorite

By Jean Redstone It’s probably one of the first fresh-from-the-stove sweets everyone remembers – the creamy, chocolate-y chunk of mouth-melting goodness your mom or grandmom or aunt gave you as a kid. Fudge is a classic treat, a shared memory between generations of a simple but totally satisfying bite of […]

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Hot Crockpot Meals for Cold Days

January 5, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Hot Crockpot Meals for Cold Days

By Jean Redstone If you opened a crockpot or slow-cooker this holiday, count yourself a lucky participant in a replaying kitchen trend. People who once eschewed the kind-of-clunky crockpot of old are embracing the spiffy stream-lined version for its ease of handling and functionality for meal preparation. There’s something sort […]

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Mug the holiday for quick, welcome gifts

December 1, 2016 12:01 am0 comments
Mug the holiday for quick, welcome gifts

By Jean Redstone With holiday season in full swing, it’s time to hack the gift list and up the family dessert fun at the same time. Yes. You can do both together. With a mug. The newest trend in tasty and easy and microwave speedy is the common household coffee […]

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Meet The Three Sisters who fed the first colonists

November 3, 2016 12:01 am0 comments
Meet The Three Sisters who fed the first colonists

By Jean Redstone We give our national thanks this month to acknowledge and celebrate the generosity of the Indians who helped the Pilgrims survive. School pageants will see students in colonial garb or feathered headdresses and that theme will play out in store displays and advertisements, in restaurant décor and […]

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The best part of fall? Apples and pumpkins!

October 6, 2016 12:01 am0 comments
The best part of fall? Apples and pumpkins!

by Jean Redstone There’s no getting around the notion that autumn and apples are the best part of cool weather. But shouldn’t we add that other seasonal fruit that figures so largely in our fall wonderment – the pumpkin? Every farm market chef knows the pumpkin for a versatile, sweet […]

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One tasty fact summer/fall cooks forget…

September 1, 2016 12:01 am0 comments
One tasty fact summer/fall cooks forget…

By Jean Redstone So you said goodbye to the juicy strawberries and the sweet blueberries and cherries and you know for sure the peaches and the melon seasons are ending in about a month. Now what? Where are the sweet-tooth pleasers to delight a family, show off for guests or […]

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Fun, Fruity, Fuss-free Summer Desserts

August 4, 2016 12:01 am0 comments
Fun, Fruity, Fuss-free Summer Desserts

It is the heart of summer when farm fresh everything pops up at markets and farm stands, usually at such excellent prices you feel cheated if you DON’T double your purchase. Happily, taking advantage of the healthy, low-cost, freshest of the fresh fruit available in a South Jersey summer, is […]

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New barbecue favorite — flatbread!

June 30, 2016 12:01 am0 comments
New barbecue favorite — flatbread!

By Jean Redstone Food is more than mere nutrition, especially in summer. Now is when food comes into its own as downright fun. Think outlandish ice cream sundaes; fizzy, flavorful cocktails; creative, colorful fruit compotes. Most of all, think of the barbie! One of the happiest trends in food today […]

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The easy, the elegant, the meringue

June 2, 2016 12:01 am0 comments
The easy, the elegant, the meringue

By Jean Redstone One of the tried and tasty elegances of summer desserts has slipped somehow into the background and it’s time to pull it back to favor. I’m referencing the meringue, as in lemon “meringue” pie. People appear to have relegated the pie topping to second place in importance, […]

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COOK’S CORNER

May 5, 2016 12:01 am0 comments
COOK’S CORNER

Easy Hack Makes Butter Better By Jean Redstone Memorial Day is around the corner, issuing in the outdoor parties and barbecues and the search for fancy fixin’s with minimum fuss. Would you believe there’s a genuinely easy cooking hack that will spark up a party, a picnic, a quick family […]

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