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Skinny Scampi w/ Julie Hartigan

Chef and recipe developer Julie Hartigan joins us in the Cucina this week! She's teaching us her skinny shrimp scampi recipe along with some great kitchen tips for easy weeknight meals in general!

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Mushroom Risotto w/ Chef Eric LeVine

Chef Eric LeVine is my special guest this week! We're showing you how to make a fabulous wild mushroom risotto for Fall. Talking about Taste of Hope NJ AND Chef's new gig!

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Chef Jesse Jones' Chicken & Waffles

My dear friend Chef Jesse Jones is BACK in the Cucina showing us how to make his classic Southern fried chicken and sweet potato waffles! And we're talking about his new book, "POW! My Life in 40 Feasts" which you can purchase at the link in this post!

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Turkey Meatballs with Elite Lifestyle Cuisine

Celebrity Chef Carlo Filippone joins me in the Cucina this week to share his healthy turkey meatball recipe! Plus we learn about his meal prep company, Elite Lifestyle Cuisine! It's what's being served this week in Cara's Cucina!

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Lobster Rolls from Langosta Lounge

This New England classic goes ALL Jersey as Chef Marilyn Schlossbach of Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park puts her special twist on lobster rolls! Check out her recipe & step by step video! 

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Rat's Restaurant, Zucchini Salad

Watch how to make a delicious salad using summer zucchini, fresh ricotta and pickled cherries with Chef Ed Crochet of Rat's Restaurant in Hamilton NJ! Set within Ground For Sculpture, this restaurant offers a beautiful dining experience. Try the salad at home or make a day trip to Rat's and check out the Grounds!

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Grilled Strip Steak with Chef Jesse Jones

Chef Jesse Jones is back in the Cucina for Father's Day and showing us how to grill up the perfect strip steak for Dad! You'll never grill steaks the same way again! 

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Senza's Fagioli e Salsiccia All'uccelletto

Learn from one of the best. Chef Giuseppe Gramaglia shows us how to make a traditional Tuscan dish of sausage and cannellini beans in a light tomato sauce. A perfect cold weather meal. And of course, you can always have him make it for you at Senza Ristorante in Bayville, NJ

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Sweet Potato Ravioli

I talk to Chef Corey Heyer about the Bernard's Inn in Bernardsville NJ. The local farm they exclusively source specialty produce from, his philosophy on cooking and the role the Inn plays in NJ dining scene! PLUS you get the recipe for their FAMOUS sweet potato ravioli!

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