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Cara’s Cucina: Lasagna Bolognese

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Lasagna Bolognese!

This Lasagna Bolognese is a classic starter for Christmas Day. The best part about it? You can totally make it in advance! Check out the ingredients for the dish, which makes one 9×13 pan, below.

Lasagna Bolognese
Fresh lasagna sheets (either 1 package or 1 batch of fresh pasta dough)
1 batch Bolognese Sauce
one 32 oz. container fresh ricotta cheese
1 c. shredded mozzarella + extra
3/4 c. grated parmigiano
egg
1/4 c. fresh parsley, chopped
salt & pepper

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.

Buon Appetito!

The Somerville Holiday Jubilee 

Christmas is coming, and Somerville is certainly in the holiday spirit.

At the Somerville Holiday Jubilee, guests were treated to a night of holiday magic. There was festive music in the air, a warm glow from shop windows, and the delicious aroma of the area’s best cuisine.

Best of all, Santa made his way to Somerville. Guests lined up to get a photo with Mr. Claus himself, thanks to TapSnap 1165.

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Entertainment on the Division Street Stage was provided by the Somerville School of Rock and Triangle Dance School.

Guests were also treated to horse-drawn carriage rides along Main Street, and given some delightful hot cocoa to combat the winter weather.

Fun was had by all, and #HipNJ wishes you could’ve been there!

Winter Wonderland Wedding

Have a Winter Wonderland Wedding in #HipNJ!

Make your wedding magical this holiday season with #HipNJ’s favorite festive wedding venues!

Nanina’s in the Park

 

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All year round, Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville provides beautiful picturesque setting with top notch service and food (that sauce!) But there’s a special sort of magic when this historic venue is all dressed up for the holidays.

Clarks Landing Yacht Club

Nestled in Point Pleasant, Clarks Landing Yacht Club offers a romantic, sophisticated, seaside setting for a wedding celebration. One happy guest writes: It is the perfect spot for views of the water. Elegant atmosphere as soon as you step inside. Very classy. Service is spot on. Superb attention to details when it comes to taking care of all guests.


The venue offers a special Winter Wonderland package that makes for a magical and elegant wedding!


“Absolutely stunning. Have never experienced a happy hour as amazing as this. The whole evening was like a fairytale,” a pleased reviewer writes.


Clarks Landing Yacht Club is located at 847 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742. It is conveniently located 1 mile away from the beach and oceanfront.

The Mill Lakeside Manor

The Mill Lakeside Manor is an absolutely beautiful place for wedding couples to start their new lives together. It is located at 101 Old Mill Rd, Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762.

The outside is gorgeously lit with lights. The venue has exceptional views of the natural and picturesque Old Mill Pond.

A happy couple writes: “Our guests are still raving that it was the best wedding that they have ever attended! From the beautiful ceremony, to the amazing cocktail hour, to the delicious dinner, The Mill exceeded our expectations!”

The Hamilton Manor

Krista + Johnny | October 17, 2017

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The Hamilton Manor sits on 25 beautiful protected wooded acres with a landscaped gazebo, perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony and photos. Their newest addition, The Rustic Barn, is a magnificent covered and landscaped area complete with a bar with cathedral ceilings perfect for cocktail hour.

“The Hamilton Manor is rustic, yet elegant at the same time…We had our ceremony in the barn and it was absolutely beautiful. All of our guests are still raving about the ambiance of the barn and how gorgeous our ceremony was.”

Have a happy holiday wedding season, #Hippers!