RED BANK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey mom whose husband died several years ago found herself relying on a soup kitchen to help feed her children at the time. Now back on her feet, Nicole Rogg is now paying it forward as a volunteer at the same non-profit in Red Bank. She says she remembers being the one in line at Lunch Break after her husband, Robert, died of kidney failure at 38-years-old. RELATED: New York City Restaurant Owners Demand Greater Capacity, Later Curfew On Eve Of Indoor Dining Reboot “Things got really tough, bills fell behind and it got difficult to make ends meet,” Nicole said. Her children were just four and seven when she had to leave her job as a pharmacy technician to take care of them following Robert’s death five years ago. She turned to Lunch Break for help and learned the non-profit not only fed people, but also provided groceries, clothes, and even toys. “The kids really loved the fact that Christmas morning there were gifts under the tree … [Read more...] about PAY IT FORWARD: New Jersey Mom Volunteers At Same Soup Kitchen She Turned To After Death Of Husband
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Dumplings all over the world have a split personality, which makes their history so interesting to learn and their presence so delicious to eat. On the one hand, leftover foods have filled pockets of dough for millennia, so as to make something for a future meal. In the dialect of Genoa, along Italy’s Ligurian coast, “rabiole” means “things of little value” or, in the kitchen, “scraps.” The beginnings of Chef Boyardee were an afterthought. On the other hand, these same small packets of pleasure are always celebratory, special. Opening each discloses the prize inside. Every single one of eons of countless dumplings — such a humble name! — is a surprise. What a concept. I must note that an entire hemisphere, mostly an English-speaking one, uses the word “dumpling” not for a pocket of dough but merely for a plop of it or a ribbon or sheet of it, as in our North American chicken-and-dumplings. All over the United Kingdom, for example, you’ll find these sorts of mostly flat … [Read more...] about Get Cooking: Exploring the dumplings of the world
Growing up in Philadelphia, chef Joey Campanaro often could be found in the kitchen of his grandmother’s house next door. “I grew up with a big family in South Philly, which is a very blue collar hustle and do what you got do kind of town,” says Campanaro, whose father was a fireman and whose mother worked for the school district. “It was always like, ‘go to your grandma’s house and hang out there.’ Usually, she’d be making pasta. I really loved it.” All these years later, the recipes he learned while keeping his grandmother company are the foundation of his cooking philosophy at his New York restaurant the Little Owl. It’s also what inspired his cookbook Big Love Cooking. “She lived through the depression and she was the oldest of five kids,” says Campanaro, who also co-owns Manhattan restaurants Market Table and The Clam. “There were really tough times, but when it comes to cooking, that was when she was … [Read more...] about Make the Meatball Sliders that Conquered New York
DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado is on a Stay At Home Order until April 26. Residents have been asked to practice social distancing. But there are some things people have to do, like go to the grocery store. One CBS4 viewer asked, “What about my groceries?” That is a Good Question. “How long does this virus last? I guess the answer is, it depends, right?” CBS4’s Alan Gionet asked Alan Schenkel, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Colorado State University’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology. RELATED: COVID In Colorado: Gov. Polis Defends Decision To Expand Vaccine Access “Correct. So it depends on the surface and it depends on the environmental condition of that surface,” Schenkel replied. Schenkel emphasized that scientists are still learning about the coronavirus, so it hasn’t been tested on many different surfaces. “So they’ve been sitting out in the environment for a while, so if someone accidentally coughed on them or touched their face and then touched the … [Read more...] about Can I Get Coronavirus From Handling My Groceries?
Weeknight Schedule King of Queens – 5:00p-6:00p RELATED: 'Supernatural' stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki on the Show's Final Day Doug and Carrie Heffernan (Kevin James and Leah Remini) share their home in Queens, New York, with Carrie’s oddball dad, Arthur Spooner (Jerry Stiller). Doug, who makes a living as a delivery driver for the International Parcel Service, spends most of his time at his home with his wife Carrie. Carrie works as a secretary for a law firm in midtown Manhattan and later, is a secretary for a real estate firm. Mike & Molly – 6:00p-7:00p MIKE & MOLLY is a comedy about a working class Chicago couple who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Stars Melissa McCarthy, Billy Gardell and Reno Wilson. RELATED: Lili Reinhart Wants To Celebrate Thanksgiving With The Riverdale Cast 2 Broke Girls – 7:00p-8:00p 2 BROKE GIRLS is a comedy about two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner who strike up an … [Read more...] about Weeknight Schedule: 5:00p-8:00p