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Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ

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Refreshing Cranberry Mint Mojito

You’ll feel a little less guilty when you’re sipping this cocktail: the cranberries will give you a little boost of vitamin C! Also Read: 4 Reasons Why Cranberries Are Good for You See More of Our Favorite Cocktails SIZE: 6 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch trimmed fresh mint (about 1 cup) 1/2 cup sugar 1 3/4 cup light rum 1 1/4 […]

One-Skillet Mediterranean Chicken

First published 2018

Thanksgiving Dinner Poppers

This is what you do with Thanksgiving leftovers… roll it all up into meatball-sized balls, cook and dip into cranberry sauce.  Never gets old.  Croquette, popper, bite, whatever you want to call them. They make a great little appy, or lunch treat for the day after.  One of those ideas that pleases the entire family. […]

Squashetti w/Turkey Meatballs

Low in carbs and calories… high in texture and taste. Spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta and is a good source for Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin C and dietary fiber.

Grilled Peaches w/Bourbon Vanilla Whipped Cream

Sweet treat found on thekitchn.com with a bit of tweaking. Their recipes never disappoint. Peaches are abundant and at their peak in the summer months so take advantage and bring out their even sweeter side by grilling them.

30 Minute Meal: Herb & Veggie Fritatta

Nothing like a thirty minute meal. Our lives are pretty much a race. Driving here. Driving there. Barely any time to relax, let alone eat. So in-between practices, homework, doctor appointments and playdates, take a half hour to prep a filling family-friendly frittata. Don’t forget a side salad or maybe even a bit of Rotisserie […]

Family Dessert: Dark Chocolate Fondue

Sure dark chocolate fondue rocks your taste buds! …but it is also good for your heart, your brain, helps control blood sugar, full of antioxidants, contains Theobromine (hardens tooth enamel), and is high in Potassium, Copper, Magnesium and Iron.  Most importantly, it puts a smile on everyone’s face! SIZE: just enough (you can always make more!) INGREDIENTS: 12 oz of good […]

Irish Bangers and Colcannon with Guinness Onion Gravy

A sweet and savory dish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your family. Another selection found worthy of sharing from Closet Cooking…Colcannon is is traditionally made from mashed potatoes and kale (or cabbage), with milk (or cream) and butter. In this version, bacon and green are added boosting both texture and flavor. Bangers are Irish or English pork sausages usually served over […]

Boozy Chocolate Rum Balls

Leave it to Martha, the Martha to offer up these boozie doozies. For the over 21 club only please. Cheers to the holiday season! SIZE: makes 4 dozen INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces 6 oz semisweet chocolate, finely chopped 3 large eggs 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract […]

Valentine’s Day Pink Popcorn

Ingredients 2 cups Sugar 2/3 cup half & half, cream or whole milk 1 TBS white corn syrup 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla few drops red food coloring Place sugar, cream, corn syrup and salt in saucepan on a medium heat. Stir well and cook until sugar has fully dissolved before allowing mixture to […]