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Cara’s Cucina: Pasta With Asparagus

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco celebrates spring by teaching us how to make pasta with asparagus.

DiFalco uses fresh asparagus for the dish, which serves four. Other delicious ingredients including fettuccine, grated parmigiano and diced pancetta are combined to create this beautiful dish.

Check out the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official recipe.

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

Buon Appetito!

New Jersey’s Best Ice Cream

Summer is just around the corner! With today’s beautiful weather in mind, #HipNJ figured that it is the perfect day to get some ice cream. So, we put together a list of some of the best NJ spots to get yourself a cone!

Magnifico’s (East Brunswick)


Perfect day for Pineapple Dole Whip 🍍#magnificosicecream #dolewhip #dairyfree #deliciousness

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The Bent Spoon (Princeton)

Milk Sugar Love (Jersey City)


NOW SWIRLING Chocolate Hazelnut soft serve! We love it with our handmade Oreo crumb on top 😍 #milksugarlove

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Gelotti Ice Cream (Paterson)


Coming soon: Blackberry Cabernet sorbet! 🍷🍦

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Summer Sweets (Lavallette)


Life is short but sweet for certain.

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Enjoy, and be sure to post your ice cream on Instagram to make all your friends jealous!

The 41st Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

It’s that beautiful time of year again when the weather starts warming up and the flowers start blooming. Have you gone to see the 41st Annual Cherry Blossom Festival yet?  Don’t worry if you haven’t, #HipNJ is here to remind you.

Branch Brook Park holds events up until April 23rd. You should come see why we’re known as the Garden State. 

New Jersey has the largest collection of cherry blossoms in the country, 5,000. (Go hard or go home!) Visitors from all around head towards Newark, NJ to admire it’s beauty. Don’t miss out! Cherry blossoms aren’t in bloom for  long.  

Click here for a list of events!

#cherryblossoms 🌸

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