Category Archives: Dining

Jersey S’more Company

Founder of the Jersey S’more Company Jill Weiss stopped by the studio with some tasty treats. Our #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino sat  down to talk more about these delicious products. 

Weiss is a single mom who decided to follow her passion and create a gourmet s’mores company. Weiss explains the uniqueness of her company and how the handmade s’mores provide customized flavor and decorations for customers.

Jill brought in an assortment of different types of S’mores made with “Melty-gooey marshmallow in between 2 soft vanilla cookies, drenched in milk, dark or white chocolate, and sprinkled with yummy toppings”. There are also different sizes available. The large size is a S’monsters and a small is called  S’mini S’mores. How fun! People can customize decorations for different events or even as party favors! You can order online through their Facebook page The Jersey S’more Company and also now their website.

The Jersey S’more Company also received an award for The Best Gourmet S’mores and Other Treats in New Jersey by Best of NJ. Weiss explains how this is a major accomplishment to have her company be recognized as one of the best gourmet desserts in NJ.

Would you like to try New Jerseys best gourmet S’more? Go to The Jersey S’more Company Facebook Page or their website and try it for yourself!

Fabulous Female – Chelsea Kavanagh

This month’s Fabulous Female, is Chelsea Kavanagh or as shes’ known on social media, Foodmamaeats!  You could say she’s a Fabulous Female Foodie. Chelsea didn’t start out being obsessed with food. She had a knack for fashion as well.  For this reason, Chelsea attended Albright College where she received a degree in Fashion Merchandising.  She worked in the retail industry, for several years, until she had her daughter. Chelsea realized that retail wasn’t the right fit for her, as she wanted to spend more time with her daughter. In an effort to prioritize her family life, she started working for allergist Weiss Medical.  The flexible hours allowed her to work FT and also spend substantial time with her daughter.

While Chelsea was working, and bringing home the bacon, as a driven female that wasn’t enough for her.  Chelsea always had a love of food, because in her opinion it brings people together. Her Instagram account was always personal, but about 3 years ago she started taking pictures of pizza. I mean who doesn’t love pizza!?! While this was purely for fun, he Instagram quickly took off and from there , her second baby was born, Foodmamanj. After gaining an incredible amount of followers, Chelsea decided to change her Instagram name to Foodmamaeats. She wanted to share her love of food with others outside of New Jersey. 

With the popularity of her Instagram account Chelsea was able to parlez her love of food by becoming an Influencer.  Not only is she able to reach thousands of people and share her love of food, but she has also found a community of Influencers that support each other, has made great friends along the way and been fortunate enough to try some of the most awesome food places! She’s very grateful to be part of this community where she can meet, and interact, with people of different backgrounds and also learn about cuisines from other cultures.

Juggling a toddler, a full time job and being an Influencer isn’t as glamorous as one may seem. For one it does involve traveling to different locations, to eat yummy food (ok, maybe it’s not THAT bad). I asked Chelsea how she’s able to have a work/ life balance. Chelsea believe that you need to prioritize your time, do what YOU love so it’s fun and not a chore, and more importantly make time for yourself because you deserve that. Chelsea also likes to take her cute little daughter with her, on her foodie travels and that makes for some really great mama and daughter quality time.

You can check out Chelsea, on Instagram, at Foodmamaeats so you can drool over all of the delicious food that YES she does eat.  Just to get you all on the road to stuff your faces, I asked Chelsea to tell me some of her top spots. Her favorite burger joint is Legends in Midland Park, favorite pizza is Kinchley’s, in Ramsey, for thin crust and Puzo’s in Ridgewood or Hawthorne for regular crust. Lastly, since there is a ramen craze all over the states, her fave ramen place is Ani Ramen, in Jersey City (their pork buns are a little gift from the Gods), or Tori Ramen Chicken in Ridgewood. Now go put on some yoga pants and eat, eat, eat!

Stack Happy Sweets

Looking for the perfect dessert to share with others? You’re in luck! #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino spoke with the founders of Stack Happy Sweets, Jeri Freeman and Lauren Ohl, about the concept behind their innovative treats.

Lauren and Jeri met years ago when their kids were little. Having discovered a common love for cooking—and each seeking  to bring something new and different to the dessert industry—they came up with the idea for Stack Happy Sweets. 

A “Stack” takes dessert to a new level by layering three different flavors. A Stack base can be a traditional brownie, sugar cookie, coffee bar, snickerdoodle, blondie, or red velvet. The middle layer’s rich choices include chocolate, toffee, cheesecake glaze and peanut butter. Finally, top your Stack with a variety of special toppings—M&M’s, sweet & salty pretzels, candied pecans,  and other unique choices. 

“If a cookie, brownie, and cupcake had a baby, it would be a Stack!” Jeri exclaimed.

Their menu features 16 original flavors of Stacks to choose from, or you can create your own assortment of these bite-sized desserts. Stacks can be color-coordinated to match your party’s theme, and they make memorable gifts to loved ones and clients alike. You can even  personalize your special delivery with a company logo! 

This unique, delicious and creative dessert concept is located in Montville, but you can ship your Stacks anywhere in the country. 

Check out more about Stack Happy Sweets at StackHappySweets.com. For some sweet satisfaction, follow them on Instagram and Facebook