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Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ

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Jiffy Japanese Tortellini Soup

Very quick soup for all of you on-the-go families.  Just a few ingreds. to throw into the pot, and presto!

Power Grain: Italian Farro with Roasted Vegetables

Prepared by and photo by Emily S. Downs Read more about why people are choosing farro over quinoa. My brother’s wife first introduced me to the power-grain farro, and I thank her for it! Farro has twice the fiber and protein than common wheat (wheatberries) and it has been found to lower cholesterol as well as help […]

Moxie’s Common-Cold Cure-All

* Adults Only (unless you get alcohol-free echinacea extract) Have that feeling that you’re coming down with something?  Bon Appetit, published this potion, originally made at the no-longer-open, Moxie Rx in Portland Oregon.  The combo...

A Drunken Pear

Now I’m not one to typically pick up a pear and chomp, but when they are sliced in salads or better yet in a cocktail, I’m more than willing to participate in their consumption.  Pears have no cholesterol, sodium or saturated fat.  In addition, they are high in fiber, Vitamin C and potassium.   So […]

A Muddled “New” Old-Fashioned

 Here’s an upgrade to the old-fashioned classic cocktail, with thanks to Bill Heck’s recipe (Bon Appetit). I substituted granulated sugar for the cubes… turned out equally as tasty. SIZE: makes 1 INGREDIENTS:  2 sugar cubes (or 1 1/2-2 teaspoons granulated sugar) 4 dashes of Angostura bitters 1 lemon wheel 1 lime wheel 1 orange wheel 1 […]

Poshtail

Turkey? Check. Cranberry Sauce? Check. Dessert?  Check.  And the cocktail?  Check. Happy Happy Thanksgiving!  You are so welcome!

Potato Latkes with Apple & Sour Cream

The combo of shredded potatoes and sweet green apple blends to the perfect dish for Hanukkah! SIZE: serves 4 INGREDIENTS:  2 peeled baking potatoes, grated 1 peeled green apple, grated 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill 3 tbsp flour Salt & pepper Canola oil DIRECTIONS:  In a bowl, mix grated potatoes and apple together; squeeze dry. Add chopped dill and flour; season […]

A Lemon Cassistini

If you are somewhat of a Cosmo girl, I think you’ll love this twist on a vodka martini. See Our Staff’s 25+ Favorite Festive Cocktails. SIZE: 2 servings INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup vodka 4 tsps fresh lemon juice 2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel 1 tbsp creme de cassis Ice cubes Lemon peel twists […]

Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Candy Canes only make sense when preparing Christmas cookies. Closetcooking.com posted this simple recipe. Perfect as a gift and/or for your local cookie exchange!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/Balsamic Glaze & Pancetta

Think you’re not a fan of brussels sprouts?  Think again.  Prepared with pancetta (or bacon) and roasted with balsamic vinegar will undoubtedly change your mind.  Still not buying it?  How about a little fresh thyme thrown in?   Now...

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