Marietta Iacouzzi

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30 Minute Meal: Shrimp Scampi Bake

Shrimp scampi is not something that I make often, but I like to serve it on special occasions and holidays.  I had been using a recipe that was fantastic, but somewhat difficult and time consuming. So the last time I was slated to prepare scampi, I decided it was time to search for a simpler version using the same ingredients […]

Marietta’s favorite ‘Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies’ Recipe

We love this chewy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies recipe because not only is it delicious, but it’s a great source for fiber and vitamin A. Because I love “anything” pumpkin I searched for a recipe that combined pumpkin with another of my favorites, chocolate chip cookies.  Came across this one, and have been using it […]

Help Madison’s Small Business Community Recover!

Update: As of April 23, $43,579 of $200,000 goal has been raised.  The Madison, NJ Small Business Recovery Grant Program has been created by the Madison Main Street Foundation and Downtown Development Commission with the support of the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce to mitigate the severe economic damage caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic to our beloved local business […]

Favorite go-to Irish soda bread recipe

This Italian-American has found a great go-to Irish soda bread recipe that is not only simple but delicious.  I have been using it for the past few years and gotten rave reviews with those I’ve shared it with.   Come to think of it, I’ve only shared with family, so hopefully they weren’t just being kind! […]

Flourless, Gluten-Free Guiltless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These flourless chocolate zucchini muffins from Running with Spoons are gluten-free, grain-free, oil-free, and dairy-free! And to my surprise, they were moist chocolately and delicious! Makes 9 muffins Ingredients • 1/2 cup almond butter* • 1 ripe medium-sized banana mashed • 1 large egg • 1/4 cup honey • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder • […]

Champagne Pomegranate Punch

This punch recipe is a definite crowd pleaser!  I like serving it during the holidays because the red pomegranate seeds and green mint leaves make it so festive.  And it gives me a reason to use my beautiful punch bowl set. Simple Syrup ingredients: 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup sugar Bring the water and sugar to a boil […]

Chatham is in the Halloween Spirit

Chatham definitely loves Halloween and is definitely in the spirit this year. Take a drive through town and check out the decorations…              

Madison’s First Fitness Crawl

Sunday, November 5 from 10:00am to 1:00am I am so curious about the studios in Madison that I have seen pop up here and there, but haven’t taken the time to visit. Having the physical experience of a class is the only way I can decide whether or not it will benefit my fitness routine. Most importantly, mixing things up and trying something new […]

The Rose City Flower Show comes to Madison

“The Rose City: Preserving the Past, Protecting the Future” Flower Show Friday, October 13 & Saturday, October 14 Local gardeners, horticulturists, and flower lovers will not want to miss “The Rose City: Preserving the Past, Protecting the Future” Flower Show, sponsored by The Garden Club of Madison. The show, showcasing Madison’s vibrant history, will feature floral arrangements, horticultural specimens, photographic […]

Corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkins, apple picking, and more!

ALSTEDE FARMS Located in Chester, NJ, Alstede Farms was established in 1982 and has a huge variety of homegrown fruits and vegetables. Go to to check daily hours and list of fruits and vegetables available that day for self-picking. You’ll find so much more than apples and pumpkins at Alstede Farms!  Additional weekend […]


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