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Gifts for the Gourmet

Gifts for the Gourmet

Foodie gifts make the BEST gifts no matter the season.  From stocking stuffers and holiday hostess gifts to house warmers or birthday presents, gifts that say “gourmet” tend to go a long way.  With just under a week until Christmas, here are a few of my own foodie gift picks to wet your appetite.  Keep … Continue reading

Fine Dine on a Dime in Bergen County, NJ

Fine Dine on a Dime in Bergen County, NJ

Fine Dine on a Dime in Bergen County (via Jersey Bites) Bergen County foodies will tell you that there is no shortage of fantastic fine dining establishments in the area.  And while the food, service and experience is often worth the hefty check that comes along with enjoying these extravagant meals, there are some hidden … Continue reading

Sunday Morning Swap: Little Swappies

Sunday Morning Swap: Little Swappies

One part of my work as a blogger that I truly enjoy is having the opportunity to try something new, or explore an otherwise unchartered experience.  Meaning, something that I would probably not do otherwise. And then of course, the best part is to share this info with YOU so we can all learn and … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday: Holiday Decorating Inspirations

Wordless Wednesday: Holiday Decorating Inspirations

‘Twas two weeks before Christmas and all thru the house…a creature was stirring. Decorating, actually. For days and days and days. That lovely creature was none other than Kathryn, my A.C. Moore-addicted mother.  And that house is her own — the one I grew up in.  And it’s pretty freakin’ amazing at Christmastime. She does … Continue reading

Holy Cannoli: Our Walking/Eating Adventure in Brooklyn

Holy Cannoli: Our Walking/Eating Adventure in Brooklyn

My Italian-American family has a penchant for good food.  Cooking and eating isn’t just about survival or basic needs for us – it’s a way of life.  An art, an obsession and an ongoing culinary journey. While we’ve taken numerous cooking classes as a group, we’ve never embarked upon a walking/eating excursion. But we’ve often … Continue reading

Frugal Fun in the Summer Sun

Frugal Fun in the Summer Sun

  This mama sure loves a good deal. From extreme couponing and hitting Chick-fil-a on “Receipt Day,” to Buy-One-Get-One specials and discount tickets, mom a la mode looks for ways to save a few dollars where she can. So when I came across this story assignment from the Yahoo! Contributor Network on “NJ Summer Festivals,” I couldn’t … Continue reading