Children's Birthday Parties


Let Dazzle Me A Dish create a fun and different birthday party for your child on or off premises.  Our services are tailored to suit your needs and your budget.

We offer a “cooking/baking lesson” birthday party with all the trimmings.  Themes are welcomed!

Your child will love the attention they receive during a planned lesson which is taught in a fun, creative way.  Each child will be “hands-on” as they make their own dessert or meal.  They will learn the proper way to set a table as well as table manners.  Included are photo props so you can take memorable, fun photos and music and dancing with a light show.  We also offer at an additional cost keepsake aprons and recipe binders which add that special touch.  DJ’s, photographers, favors are also available at an additional charge.

Cost includes lesson, recipe, balloons, lunch and celebratory dessert, 2 snacks and drinks, music and dancing, and use of photo props.  Adults are an additional fee.  Please call Chef Cynthia for more details (347) 524-0355.

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Dazzle Me A Dish Student makes it to the Food Network Kids Cooking Show


Dazzle Me A Dish student makes it to the Food Network to compete with other pre-teens to get his own cooking show.

Click on the link below to read the article and view the photos.


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DAZZLE PARTY PLANNING


Let Dazzle create that special event for you! Check out our most recent off-site Bridal Shower. Each detail is carefully thought out to give you a memorably perfect event! All photography courtesy of Photos By Lisa (917) 450-6233.

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NOVITA Italian Bistro & Lounge Metuchen, New Jersey


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25 New St
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Phone number (732) 549-5306
Business website: novitanj.com

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Holy Guacamole!


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Making Guacamole is super easy! It’s so easy, I don’t have a recipe! I make it according to taste. Here are the ingredients:

Avocados, ripened, smashed
Red Onion, small diced
Cherry Tomatoes, cut into 4 parts
Squeeze of fresh Lime, Salt, Pepper, and Hot Sauce to taste.

Mix all together. Don’t over do it on the red onion or hot sauce but season to taste. Enjoy!

Note: For ways to keep your leftover Guacamole from turning brown, please visit the Blog Section of this website for great tips.




How Do You Keep Leftover Avocado From Turning Brown?


How do you keep that leftover avocado from turning brown?

Let’s talk about why avocados turn brown. Like apples or potatoes, they oxidize when exposed to air. Once you cut into an avocado, you’ll never be able to completely stop the oxidation process, but you can dramatically slow it with a few quick tips and tricks:

1. Cut the avocado with a ceramic or plastic knife. Metal actually accelerates the oxidation process.

2. Try lemon or lime juice. Citric acid is a powerful antioxidant; rub a little juice around the exposed flesh and you’ll significantly delay the browning effect.

3. No lemon or lime? Use oil. Oil is another great buffer to oxygen. Use in place of lemon or lime juice when you don’t have any handy.

4. Store as air-tight as possible. Again, avocados turn brown due to oxidation and exposure to air, so storing in an air-tight container only makes sense.

5. Water. Huh? That’s right! This one works exceptionally well for guacamole. Place your leftover guacamole in a plastic container and press down to remove any air pockets. Add a half inch of water on top and seal with an air-tight lid. The water creates a barrier between the avocado and the air, keeping your guacamole fresh and 100% green for 24 hours or more! When ready to eat some more, just drain the excess water and enjoy. Works like a charm!

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Cozy Eggnog Martini


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Ingredients

4 oz. Tuscan Farms Eggnog
1/2 oz. Kahlua
1/2 oz. Liquor 43
Cinnamon
Chilled Martini glass
Shaker or Tumbler
Ice

Directions

1) Fill shaker with ice.
2) Add ingredients.
3) Shake briskly and strain into a chilled martini glass.
3) Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Enjoy!

Compliments of Mixologist Michael James from LaStrada Restaurant in Staten Island.




The Perfect Green Apple Martini


Ingredients

1.5 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1 oz. Apple Sour Pucker
Splash of Sour Mix
Slice of green apple for Garnish
Slice of green apple to muddle, skin removed
Maraschino cherry, optional
Shaker or Tumbler
Chilled martini glass
Ice

Directions

1) Cut 1 slice of green apple into small pieces and place in shaker, pour 1/2 shot of Apple Puckers on top of apple pieces. Muddle the apple pieces into the Apple Pucker.
2) Add a large scoop of ice and another 1/2 shot of Apple Pucker into shaker with a splash of Sour Mix. Shake briskly.
3) Strain into chilled martini glass and garnish with a slice of green apple, maraschino cherry optional.

Enjoy!

Compliments of Mixologist Michael James from LaStrada Restaurant in Staten Island.




Kid's Baking Classes - Schedule


Kid’s Baking/Cooking Classes are in session at our Staten Island location from 11 a.m. – 1p.m. on Saturday’s.


Space is limited.

Please call 347-524-0355 to register.

Ages are from 8-17 years old.

No experience necessary.

Please come and join the fun!




What is Parchment Paper?


Parchment paper or baking paper is a moisture-resistant, grease-resistant paper used in cooking and/or baking recipes; also used to line baking pans.  En Papillote is a cooking method in which foods and seasonings are cooked together inside an envelope made with parchment.  This cooking method produces a delicious, healthy, moist, and tender dish.  Parchment paper can be found in the baking section of the supermarket.  Visit the Recipes section of this website for some recipes using parchment paper.

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