Local Food Pantry Now Helps with Cooking Fresh Foods, Too


MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In this time of increased food insecurity, Middlesex County is proud to introduce the Share Your Foodways program: a way to create delicious, culturally distinct dishes from ingredients available at your local food pantry. All the dishes featured in the program are easy to create and enjoy as a family and provide insight to the many communities that make up Middlesex County.


This program combines the efforts of MCFOODS, the Middlesex County Organization and Outreach Distribution Services, with the Arts Institute of Middlesex County, to give back to the community in a fun and inventive

‘Quarantine Cooking With Bean And Juju’ Is The Cutest Food Show Ever


Every parent knows that attempting to keep kids entertained during social distancing has been no easy task. And while everyone has certainly had to get a little bit creative, one family has turned their time during quarantine into the cutest YouTube series you’ll ever see.

Paul Raila, a freelance cinematographer and filmmaker, said he and his wife Lanie were trying to think of ways to keep their daughters, Bean, 4, and Juju, 2, busy while spending more time at home. They’d showed interest in helping out in the kitchen and so the idea for Quarantine Cooking with Bean and

Cooking up favorite foods of home and work |


To a young cook, learning from home and the workforce is very beneficial when working with a variety of recipes and foods.

Our featured cook today, Brittany Cruz, has a great family who are wonderful cooks. She is also employed at the Temple View Transitional Care Center in Rexburg, where she is responsible for cooking meals for the residents on a larger scale than at home.

Brittany was raised in Tucson, Arizona, and moved to Rexburg with her family when she was 14 years old. She just recently graduated from Madison High School where she was active in drama, history,

These Texas Cookbooks Will Guide You Through Quarantine Cooking


We’re ordering a lot more takeout these days, but we are cooking up a storm at home too. Yes, we’ve been looking to our dear, semi-regular Pandemic Pantry series where we drop a Cattleack Barbeque slaw recipe here and senior editor Kathy Wise’s black bean primer there. But sometimes you want to crack open a hefty cookbook, thumb through the pages to see where (or if) inspiration strikes. That’s what we’re doing today: exploring some of the Texas cookbooks—many with a DFW connection—that are helping us get excited about diving into the kitchen, where we’re spending quite a bit