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Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Snacks with Cara’s Cucina

Who’s excited for the Super Bowl this year?! While the two ladies featured in this video may not be as thrilled about the matchup as our friends down in South Jersey are, EVERYONE can find one thing in common to root for– the food!

Cara Di Falco of Cara’s Cucina is here with #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino to give you some mobile and sociable recipes from her very own Grid Iron Grub menu! 

3rd and Goal Grilled Cheese
A sophisticated spin on a childhood classic, this tangy, hearty appetizer is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Click here to view the full recipe. More…

Punter’s Potato Skins
These grab-and-go snacks may be small, but they are full of flavor! Get creative with these tasty treats by adding any toppings you want! More… 

End Zone Zabaglione
Don’t be fooled by the name, these citrusy little desserts are easy to make and delicious to eat! More…

For more on Cara and her recipes, visit CaraDiFalco.com.

Cara’s Cucina: Cheese Ball

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make a Cheese Ball!

This recipe is a Di Falco family favorite and a big hit at parties. Add this to your New Year’s Eve menu, and your guests will not be disappointed! Check out the ingredients for the dish, which serves 12-16, below.

Cheese Ball

1 stick (8 Tbs.) butter, softened to room temperature
8 oz. mascarpone cheese OR American cream cheese, softened to room temperature
4 Tbs. honey
1 c. chopped walnuts
1/4 c. dried cranberries
wheat crackers, for serving

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 e Felice Anno Nuovo!

New Year’s Eve Fashion Guide

You may be starting to panic if you haven’t found that perfect outfit to wear when ringing in the new year. #HipNJ is here to help. Here are some fashion tips for New Year’s Eve!

Sequins are hot right now. Find yourself a sequin top, skirt, or dress and get ready to turn heads.

Chokers can complete any look, especially when paired with a faux fur jacket.

For New Year’s Eve, it’s all about gold. Whether it is your dress or your shoes, make sure something you’re rocking features the gorgeous color. As far as for the rest of the year, we think that violet will be hot.

Regardless of what you decide to wear, confidence is key.

Now, time to address those of you who are brave enough to be in Times Square for one of the coldest NYE’s on record.

Forget fashion! Your number one priority is not freezing to death. 

Put on your favorite scarf, hat and gloves, and anything else that will add warmth. Hold onto your hand warmers as tight as you can and have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!