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    Steakhouse

    So how was it? If you were going to head into "North" Jersey, aside from the River Palm, I would have suggested you consider The Assembly. The Park is reliable and I hope you had a great anniversary. ← Hi we ended up at the park steakhouse. The appetizers, decor, and service were great. We split the porterhouse, creamed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes for our main meal. The steak was a little tough the spinach had a little too much nutmeg & the potatoes needed more salt. All in all it was fine (just could have been a little better) we had a nice time. Next time we'll try the River P
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    Steakhouse

    Hi - Thanks for the replies. I think we are going to try The Park Steakhouse in Park Ridge. I'll let you know how it was.
  3. Hi - I'ved searched and read about NJ steakhouses and the thread is a little old. My husband and I are celebrating our 20th & we love steakhouses; we've been to a few in NYC and would like to try to stay in NJ this time. Can anyone recommend one? How is the River Palm Terrace in Edgewater or Edward's Steakhouse in Jersey City?
  4. I highly recommend - David Drakes in Rahway. My husband and I have been there twice - excellent food, wonderful service, small cozy & romantic. Cafe Matisse also has excellent food, wonderful service, and is small, cozy & romantic, but I would rate David Drakes a little higher. I think Cafe Matisse is a BYOB so you might want to bring something special to drink.
  5. My daughter is in Italy as an exchange student (jr in HS) for the full year. This is from my experience & in speaking with others. I do not know where you live. We had to go to the NYC consulate to apply for a student Visa. 1st I had to make an appointment by phone (which cost per minute - we called a service not the actual embassy, so no asking questions). I think I called in June and got a Sept appt. They are very strict. Which ever consulate you go to look at the consulate website and see what you need http://www.consnewyork.esteri.it/NR/exeres...RMODE=Published . Go to other travel sit
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    Naming the Shop

    When I think of white fence - doll house here's what comes to mind: The Picket Fence The Cottage Garden Alice's Doll House (reference to Alice is wonderland) Queen Mary’s Doll House (famous doll house) Iris & Ivy, Wisteria Lane, The Lilac Inn (Nancy Drew reference) (or some other kind of purple/yellow/white flower reference) there are a lot of cool old garden rose names - like Ghislaine de Feligonde light yellow/blush european rambler; was propogated in 1916. here is the story behind the name, a young officer, the Count de Féligonde, who had been seriously wounded in battle and left betwe
  7. I have the "Better Homes and Gardens Dieter's Cookbook" and the "Complete Cooking Light Cookbook". I like them both, I'm sure you can find them in the library so you can try them out before you buy.
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    36" Ranges

    Been there. Not seen much on Capital. Everybody seems to love BlueStar. ← I have a DCS all gas 36" and I love it. DCS was purchased by Fisher & Paykel. Some of the DSC people started up Capital. American is another brand you could checkout.
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    36" Ranges

    You can find lots of range info on gardenweb: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/appl
  10. I canned last year for the first time, 2 books that really helped were "The Ball Blue Book" and "Blue Ribbon Preserves: Secrets to Award-Winning Jams, Jellies, Marmalades and More". I also found the Ball website: http://www.freshpreserving.com/pages/home/1.php and the harvest forum on gardenweb http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/harvest/ very helpful.
  11. I've always had a good meal at Queen Margherita and Via Brera (both in Nutley and BYOB's). While Via Brera is a little more upscale than a hole in the wall, I had some of the best fresh pasta and osso bucco there.
  12. I received a shiney, brandy new, Fagor 8qt. Pressure Cooker. woohoo - I can't wait to use it
  13. This dish may fit the bill: Mushroom and Thyme Risotto Cakes http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/vie...la-Salad-350837
  14. My kids love Honeycrisps. They even ask to have them in their lunchbox (that right there is enough for me to buy them). My husband went to the store last and purchased Gala, they were a lot cheaper and he figured they would not know the difference. He was wrong. I didn't even know what he bought until my daughter came up to me and said that the apples did not taste like anything; how come? I checked the tag and realized he picked up the wrong kind. Now the kids will not eat them (I'll make apple crisp or bake them). It's worth the extra $$ to me if they reach for an apple instead of junk for a
  15. Nutley Shop Rite has two spice sections - in the baking isle (which is pretty well stocked) and in the ethnic isle.
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