Spartan Tri-State NJ 2021

October 2-3, 2021 Vernon, NJ I ran the Spartan Beast on Saturday and the Spartan Super & Sprint on Sunday. Truly enjoyed this location! Although the mountain was no joke with close 8,000 feet elevation gain over the weekend, the weather was perfect and course well laid out. Hotel: I stayed at the Hyatt House…

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August 14-15 Bake Sale

Inspired by the dill I saw at the farmers’ market this weekend, I decided to do something a little fancy this weekend for the main course.  Here is my menu for this weekend: 1. Salmon with cucumber and fennel salad (one for $15, two for $25) Poached salmon filet with sour cream dill sauce, served…

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July 31-August 1 Bake Sale

Back to France this weekend with a Mediterranean selection of yummy eats: 1. Salade Niçoise (one for $12, two for $20) A lovely refreshing salad from the south of France (Nice), perfect for these hot summer days. It comes with cherry tomatoes, green beens, baby potatoes, olives, a hard boiled egg, and tuna, dressed with…

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July 24-25 Bake Sale

This weekend I’m bringing a bit of Italy to my kitchen and to your homes (since we can’t easily go there these days!): 1. Gnocchi alla Capricciosa (one for $12, two for $20) This dish is inspired by the pizza Capriocciosa, and comes with mushroom, artichoke, tomato and black forest ham (vegetarian only option also…

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July 10-12 Bake Sale

This weekend we’ll be taking a culinary trip to the South: 1. Gumbo (one for $12.00, two for $20.00) Gumbo, a classic go-to meal in Louisiana, is like getting a taste of New Orleans in a bowl. This cajun spiced stew has a combo of chicken and andouille sausage, or you can upgrade and add shrimp…

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June Bake Sale for Color of Change

I decided to use my baking skills for some good and made some goodies to raise funds for Color of Change. 1.Bodacious Blondies ($2.50) Blondie brownie with chocolate chips and toasted coconut, and toped salted caramel sauce. Even more amazing eaten warm with a scoop of ice cream. 2. Over-sided cheesecake ($5.00) Large unctuous cheesecake…

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