Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Thanksgiving 2012 has many businesses open during the holiday.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
As you prepare to open up your home to relatives or begin baking pies to bring to a friend's house, we wanted you to know what is open and closed on Thanksgiving Day in case you venture out. Here are a few things we confirmed by talking to business owners: Know of an opening or closing? Let us know in the comments section.
Whether you're thankful for electricity or simply stuffing and gravy, we want to hear about it.
The following is an Editor's Notebook and represents the opinions of Ariana Cohn-Sheehan. This year, more than others, I have a lot to be thankful for. Over the past few weeks, with a super, tropical cyclone storm and the presidential and local elections, I'm regretful to have not taken the time to stop and think about what I appreciate most this year. But since that is the reason for the season, I figured I'd share at least a few items on my list with you. Here goes: I'm thankful for power after being without it for two weeks. I am the first to say I did not have it as bad as others, with a warm (and lit) place to sleep every night for the 11 days I was without electricity in my home. But it was an inconvenience so I'm happy to be back …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Share your best recipes for the day after.
Dinner’s done and the only thing more stuffed than the bird is you. Now the question becomes: What to do with all those leftovers? While many say simple reheating is all that’s necessary to have a “day after” feast, others have elaborate recipes for turning Thanksgiving leftovers into gourmet delights. From savory turkey soups to sinfully delicious pot pies and mile-high sandwiches, everyone has their own ideas on what to do with what’s leftover. The Food Network even has an entire recipe collection dedicated to the topic. We’d prefer to hear from you! What are your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes? Share them in the comments section or upload them as an announcement.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
A cheesy potato casserole and delicious cranberry sauce are sure to light up your Thanksgiving dinner table.
It’s time for Thanksgiving, my favorite time of the year! Not only do you get to see family, but the food is plentiful and delicious. If your family is anything like mine, there are multiple side dishes to choose from to accompany the all important turkey. Everything from green bean casserole to sweet potato pie has been served at our table and now, I would like to share some fantastic side dish recipes that may become a part of your Thanksgiving tradition. Ingredients Cheesy Potato Casserole 3 lbs red potatoes, sliced 1 lb broccoli, chopped 1 10.75 oz can cream of chicken 1 cup sour cream ½ lb ham, sliced 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp black pepper 1 tbsp kosher salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp basil ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated ½ cup Asiago, grated ½…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Local food pantries struggling to keep up with the demand this holiday season.
For food pantries across Northern New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy dealt a double blow: It increased the number of families in need of assistance and shortened the span between Halloween (which Gov. Chris Christie moved to Nov. 5) and Thankgsiving, which comes early this year. Prior to the storm, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey reported more than 960,000 residents of Northern New Jersey are food insecure, meaning at times they lack access to enough food to maintain an active, healthy life. The Community Food Bank is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive this Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9am to 2pm at the following locations: Morris County Passaic County Sommerset County
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Oxild to take the reigns for two weeks while Local Editor Ariana Cohn gets hitched.
Almost as much as I've been following up with tri-boro councils and boards of education this year, many of you have been following up with me about when I'm getting married. Especially in the past month, it has seemed as though everywhere I've gone, people who have known about my pending wedding have asked, "Are you married yet?" Well, folks, the time has come. As of this Saturday, I will no longer be "Ariana Cohn" and very well could be "Ariana Sheehan" or "Ariana Cohn-Sheehan" (still haven't decided whether to hyphenate for Patch...what do you guys think?). Wedding planning has been a rocky road: I've gained and lost a few bridesmaids, had some anxiety this week over my venue already displaying Christmas decorations and, of course, had a…