Donna Gidley's Blog Posts

Fresh Summer Tomato Salsa

3 cups chopped tomatoes                      

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Hot Apple Crisp Cobbler

10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose

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Asparagus With Ham And Lemon

2 tablespoons olive oil Botticelli Olive Oil Extra Virgin                

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Mortgage Lender Fined Millions

Prospect Mortgage, LLC, a major mortgage lender, and two real estate brokerages have been ordered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to pay more than $3.5 million in civil penalties

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Heavenly Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs 3/4 cup hazelnuts - toasted, skinned and coarsely chopped 2

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Yummy Pink CHampagne Cupcakees

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup

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Stuffed Chicken Valentino Yummy

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast                           

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St Marys Art SHow On Aug 27th

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR The St, Mary's Fifth Annual Art Show and Sale--Saturday, August 27,2016 at the parish center, Bishop Lane and McKinley Avenue in Manahawkin from 10:00A.M. to 4:00P.M. 

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Yummy Cocounut Poke Cake

1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix 1 (14 ounce) can cream of coconut 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (16 ounce)

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Homestyle Kalua Pork W Cabbage In A Slow Cooker

2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 (5 pound) bone-in pork shoulder

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Last Day Of School And Beginning Of Summer

We've all been there!  There never seems to be a good time to move.  For those of you that have a Facebook account, it is known that from time to time FB will send you "Your Memories on

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Freedom Pride And Memorial Day 2016

I have lived a couple blocks from Southern Regional High School in Stafford Township, New Jersey for over a year and have been awed at the site of their flag display honoring our fallen

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Grilled Chicken And Pineapple Sliders

Grilled Chicken Pineapple Sliders Recipe - Allrecipes.com 1 lemon, juiced 1 lime,

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PBA 295 Ball Drop At Sea Oaks CC

Six hundred sequentially numbered tickets will be sold for $20 each. Each numbered ticket represents one of six hundred sequentially numbered golf balls bearing the same number. On April 28, 2016,

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Long Beach Island Towns Could Split Cost Of Buying The Surflight

Beach Haven Mayor Nancy Taggart is interested in a proposal by a local group that calls for Long Beach Island towns to share the cost of purchasing the Surflight, according to The Sandpaper

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Easy Blueberries And Cream French Toast Sandwich With Orange Maple Syrup

1/4 cup red wine 1/2 cup orange juice               

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Yummy Holiday Anise Biscotti

2 cups white sugar               1 cup butter, softened 4 eggs 4 1/2 cups all-purpose

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Holiday Pumpkin Gingerbread Loaf

Ingredients:3 cups sugar                             

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Easy Yummy Monkey Bread

Great, easy recipe that takes just 20 minutes.  Great for get togethers.You need 2 containers of GRANDS biscuits1 c butter melted2 c brown sugar1 c sugar1/2 c cinnamonBundt panSpray the bundt

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Buttermilk Chicken And Corn Flake Baked Casserole

2 poundsskinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil

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SUMERTIME STRAWBERRY ANGEL FOOD DESSERT

Ingredients Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch dish1 (10 inch)angel food cake2 (8 ounce) packagescream cheese, softened1 cupwhite sugar1 (8 ounce) containerfrozen whipped topping, thawed1

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Chuncky Cheesecake Summer Brownies

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef And Cabbage

Ingredients4 large carrots, peeled and cut into matchstick pieces 10 baby red potatoes, quartered 1 onion, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces 4 cups 

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THE BEST CHICKEN POT POT EVER

1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 3/4 cups chicken

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Holiday Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Ingredients1 (9 inch) pie shell1 cup white sugar1 cup light corn syrup1/2 cup butter4 eggs, beaten1/4 cup bourbon1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon salt6

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Halloween Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

2 cups all-purpose flour1 (3.4 ounce) package instant butterscotch pudding mix2 teaspoons baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground

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Warm Apple Crisp

10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced1 cup white sugar1 tablespoon all-purpose flour1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 cup water 1 cup quick-cooking

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Backyard Bourbon Beef Marinade

Ingredients Original recipe makes 6 servingsChange Servings1 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce3/4 cup water3 tablespoons bourbon2 tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon crushed garlic

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Beer Lime Grilled Chicken

1 lime, juiced1 (12 fluid ounce) can light colored beer1 teaspoon honey2 cloves garlic, minced4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves2 tablespoons chopped fresh

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Flower Pot Dirt Cake A Kids Favorite

Ingredients Original recipe makes 1 medium size flower potChange Servings1/2 cup butter, softened1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened1/2 cup confectioners' sugar2 (3.5

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Summer Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken

Ingredients  Original recipe makes 4 servings Change

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Superbowl Honey Hot Wings

Ingredients  (12 servings) 4 pounds chicken wings, tips

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Halloween Iced Pumpkin Cookies

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon

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Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake The Perfect Summer Treat

1 cup butter, softened2 cups white sugar2 eggs1 cup sour cream1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 5/8 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1

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Caramel Apple Cupcakes On A Stick

Change Servings1 (18.25 ounce) package spice cake mix1 1/3 cups water1/3 cup vegetable oil3 eggs1 large Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped35 caramels1/4 cup 

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Pineapple Grilled Pork Chops

1 (8 ounce) can pineapple rings, juice drained and reserved 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 4 pork chops 1 pinch ground

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Salt and vinegar Chicken

2 cups cider vinegar 1 cup vegetable oil 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning 8 boneless chicken thighs, with skin

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Reeses Chocolate Peanutbutter Heavenly cheesecake

1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbsshopping list 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup sugarshopping list 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S cocoashopping list 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted shopping list 3 packages (8 oz.

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Strawberry Oatmeal breakfast Smoothie

This is a fast vegan smoothie with a deep pink color and a rich, creamy texture. VERY filling, and perfect for people in a rush in the morning. You don't have to give up a good breakfast when it's

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti for the Holidays

Ingredients Edit and Save   Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti 1/4 cup light olive oil 3/4 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla

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Eggnog and Sprite Winter Punch

Ingredients Edit and Save Watch video tips and tricks Lemon-Strawberry Punch How to Make Eggnog Fresh Fruit Milkshake Making Chocolate Shakes How to Make Tea How to

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Barnegat Fall Festival this weekend

Come spend a day in downtown Historic Barnegat and enjoy the craft vendors, apple cider, music and good cheer as we celebrate this years Fall Festival in style.  Be sure to stop by The Van Dyk

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Ingredients 3 cups white sugar 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 1 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup water 4 eggs 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon ground

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Pumpkin Cheescake with Sour Cream Topping

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup white sugar 1/3 cup butter, melted 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin 2

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Orange Pecan French Toast

1 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup butter, melted 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 1/3 cup chopped pecans 12 (3/4 inch thick) slices French bread 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1 cup fresh

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Yummy Chunky Monkey Pancakes

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup skim milk 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2 eggs 1 tablespoon white sugar

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Vintage vs Non Vintage Champagne

Vintage vs. Non-Vintage Champagne All Champagnes are made from grapes grown in France's northeastern region, the Champagne province. Most Champagnes are non-vintage: that is, they are made from a

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Blueberry stuffed French Toast

Ingredients 16 slices firm white bread 1 (8 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese, softened 1 cup blueberries 3 cups milk 3 eggs 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup white

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Summer Watermelon Martini recipe

Ingredients salt as needed white sugar as needed 1 cup watermelon juice 1/4 cup vodka 1/4 cup watermelon schnapps 2 tablespoons simple syrup 1 lime, juiced Directions Combine

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Summer Strawberry Buttermilk Shortcake

Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 cup white sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3/4 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into

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Cool Summer Cucumber Salsa

2 medium cucumbers - peeled, seeded, and chopped 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic,

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Watermellon Fire and Ice Salsa recipe

Ingredients 3 cups chopped watermelon 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon chopped green onions 1 tablespoon chopped

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Memorial Day Entertainment at the Shore

Don't worry, lovers of the nightlife. Even in Point Beach, the doors are still open until 2 a.m. - plenty of time to revel in the celebration of the unofficial start of summer 2012. But

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Charity Bike ride from Ship Bottom to Oregon

After fourteen years, former New Jersey State Police Officer Craig Potter will get back on his bicycle for a repeat charity ride for "Ocean of Love," an organization that helps children with cancer,

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Easy Tie Dye Fruity Easter Cupcakes

1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix 1/4 cup dry JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin (1/2 of 3-oz. pkg.) 1/4 cup dry JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin (1/2 of 3-oz. pkg.) 1/4 cup dry JELL-O Strawberry

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Italian Easter Bread recipe

Ingredients 5 eggs 1/4 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast 3 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup milk 2 tablespoons butter 2 eggs, room temperature 1/2 cup mixed

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Pistachio Bundt cake for St Patricks Day

      Ingredients 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant pistachio pudding mix 1 cup water 3/4 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs

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Cornbeef and cabbage for St Patty Day

"This traditional Irish dish is the centerpiece for many a St. Patrick's Day table. Corned beef takes a long, lovely simmer with potatoes, carrots and cabbage for a hearty and satisfying dish."

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St Patricks Day Favorite Irish Soda Bread recipe

Prep time  15 minutes   Servings   US Metric Calculate Ingredients 1/2 cup white sugar 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon

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A Superbowl Cupcake in honor of the Giants

White Chocolate & Raspberry Chambord Cupcakes Recipe: makes 6 standard cupcakes and 12 minis   The Cupcake:  1 1/4 cups flour1/2 cup white chocolate powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4

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Where to vote next Tuesday

Elections New Jersey residents go to the polls to elect candidates to local and state positions a week from today. If you haven't voted since the last general election, you may want to-

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Barnegat High School ranks high in test scores

According to data compiled by Inside Jersey, Barnegat High School ranks second in a test score composite out of the 30 schools in its district factor group in the state   Education

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Bill introduced to loosen fisheries regulations

U.S. Rep Frank Pallone [D-6] on Thursday reintroduced a bill that would loosen a number of fisheries regulations that anglers have long decried as too harsh. Pallone's Flexibility and Access in

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BHS carwash to honor former board member

The Barnegat High School cheerleaders are holding a car wash this Saturday, Sept. 3, to raise money in honor of Sally Germano, the former Board of Education member and high school booster club

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In Between Heat Waves

Heat waves on the Shore are always a particularly strange phenomenon The only thing that signals a significant heat wave other than the obviousness of the air is the plummeting ocean

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Sweet Jennys Restaurant Returns

Barnegat restaurant returns, opening Friday in the downtown building that was home to the Hurricane House Joe Dringus, right, stands with Marty Sprinzen outside the new Sweet Jenny's

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New plant to replace Oyster Creek

Gov. Chris Christie released the state’s draft 2011 Energy Master Plan (EMP), which supports placing a new energy plant in Lacey Township after the closing of Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating

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Card Board Boat registration

Where: 152 Wells Mills Rd, Waretown, NJ 08758 Date: Daily Time: 8:30am–11:30am Next on: Tomorrow, June 7, 2011 The days events will be held on June 12th. Fishing Derby open to children ages 4

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Memorial Day Fishing Update

Anglers scoring big on striped bass; fluke and blues also coming over boats' rails Anglers starting their fishing seasons on Memorial Day weekend jumped into a striped bass fishery that has

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Time to get your LBI Beach Badge

LBI Beach Badges- What You Need to Know When visiting Long Beach Island, you'll need to purchase an LBI beach badge. Children under 12 are free, and seniors are offered discounted rates, or are

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Keeping Your Home just got Easier

Are you having difficulty making your mortgage payment because you have lost your job or because your employment income has been reduced? Are you looking for work but need short-term assistance to

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