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PB&J

Alright everyone… it’s time to get real.  Peanut Butter and Jam sandies (otherwise known as PB&J) are maybe one of the worlds better inventions.  From its beginning, it was a match made in Heaven.    This magical union supposedly originated in the USA and according to Wikipedia, “A 2002 survey showed the average American will have eaten 2,500 of these sandwiches before graduating from high school.”  I believe I am one of those stats they are talking about.

You can make a PB&J without using real peanut butter – this we have learned from all of our allergy friends out there — cashew butter, almond butter or even no-nut peabutter – can still do the trick.

Now, we happened to stumble on the greatest Buzzfeed post — The most delicious pull we got from their take on PB&J’s came in the form of French Toast —- YUMMMMM!

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Once again… YUM.  

If you’ll all excuse me… I’m going to the kitchen.

 

To see the original hero that made this , please see the following… http://www.macaroniandcheesecake.com/2012/03/peanut-butter-jelly-french-toast-sandwich.html

For Buzzfeeds other amazing collection of PB&J delights…http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/better-peanut-butter-jelly-sandwich-hacks

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Happy Thursday!

Nobody ever really thinks about Thursday.  The ‘real’ middle child of the week.  Many would think that Wednesday has it the worst, but they are wrong.  Although it gets misspelled every now and again, good old Wednesday is the peak of many a week.  We know that we’ve made it through the dreary Mondays and the hopeful Tuesdays. We can look forward to the ever so casual Thursday and the excitement of Friday.    But Thursday on its own, well, it seldom gets the credit it deserves.

We like Thursdays because of its hype for the weekend. We like Thursdays for the fact that its different – we use an ‘R’ to abbreviate it.  It’s homey, its calming, its pub night, its Thursday.

So, Happy Thursday!, everyone!  Get out there and celebrate!

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Yummmmm…

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Food can be art too!

This photo was taken for the North Jersey chapter of Slow Food USA, a movement that encourages consumers to buy locally grown food. Depicting the importance of staying fresh, the plates here are made from palm leaves– how fitting? Needless to say, this photo shoot was both intriguing and delicious for everyone on set!

Here’s a recipe for Italian Dumplings so you can try this dish yourself!

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
6 tablespoons margarine
3 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
2 eggs, beaten
3 quarts water
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

Directions: 

1 In a skillet, saute onion in butter till tender.
2 Add spinach, cook and stir over medium heat until liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
3 Stir in ricotta; cook and stir for 3 minutes.
4 Transfer to a large bowl.
5 Add 3/4 cup of flour, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt.
6 Cool for 5 minutes.
7 Stir in eggs; mix well.
8 Place remaining flour in a bowl.
9 Drop batter by tabelspoonfuls into flour; roll gently to coat and shape each into an oval.
10 In a large saucepan; bring water and bouillion to a boil-reduce heat.
11 Add a third of the dumplings at a time, simmer, uncovered for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean.
12 Remove from the liquid with a slotted spoon; keep warm.
13 Drizzle with butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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Delicious!

 

Do you every get that desire for a delicious, ooey, gooey pizza?  I sure do!

There’s not much that comes close to a weekday dinner splurge of picking up that phone and calling in for a pie or two.

Whether it be a plain Margherita or piled high with all the fixings, sometimes you just need a slice.

pizzaMamma Mia! Thatsa’ good lookin’ pie!

 

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Holidays

Getting ready for the holidays can be a great and exciting task!

We clean our houses, our closets, our wallets.  We gain friends, precious moments and width.  We eat….too much, but hey! we enjoy it and the company until the very last crumb.

So, as we put away our Halloween candy, shudder at the thought of another leftover turkey casserole, and bust out the next Holiday decor – we take a moment to reflect and take in a large deep breath of sunny and warm December “winter” air.

 

Holidays should be fun!  So, get out there, call your loved ones!  And keep smiling.

 

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Bento Box

Seriously, what did we eat before sushi??

Maki, Sushi & Sashimi.  Edamame, Tempura & Miso.  Bento Boxes full with Chicken Teryaki and Wasabi!!mmm… sounds delicious! I’ll have them all!

We had the pleasure of dining at Toro Sushi, a local sushi bar located in Upper Montclair.   The experience, food and atmosphere inspired yet another blog about the hungry tummy!

Being a sushi lover, we have made our own in the comfort of our home…. it’s definitely not as pretty, but tastes fantastic!  Here’s what you need…

*Sushi Rice

*Fresh Sushi Grade Fish

*Any combination of veggies (Cucumbers, Scallions, Baby Corn, etc)

*Any combination of textures from your favorite rolls or pieces (Cream Cheese, Tempura Flakes, Sesame Seeds, etc)

*Don’t forget the Wasabi and Ginger!!!

Sushi is definitely an art form.  Creating the perfect roll, a combination of tastes and textures is key.

Itadakimasu!

 

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Bon Apetit!

 

Cooking is an art. The many elements that go into creating a dish combine to become a delicious recipe. Al dente pasta cooked to perfection, bathed in a special sauce, and topped off with a sprinkling garnish of herbs is truly a work of art.

Photographing food is no less an art that preparing it. Here are some tips and tricks for successful food photography:

  1. Place Setting. Set your food up in a visually pleasing setting that accents the food well. As with this ravioli photograph, the red plate highlights the tender lobster on the inside.
  2. Decorate! Add garnishes and spices to enhance the dish.
  3. Use tricks. Wetting the food to add a shine and other techniques can make the food look more appealing.
  4. Accessorize. Adding in other elements to the photo, such as the fork in this image adds interest and persuasion.

So this weekend when you’re cooking up a fantastic meal, why not try photographing your food with some of these helpful tips.

Happy Shooting (and Eating)! 

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