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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

Cara’s Cucina: Spinach Ravioli

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Spinach Ravioli!

“It’s so simple and SO delicious,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. “But it also really lets the ravioli shine, allowing all of the flavors of the pasta and the filling to come through!”

Check out the recipe, which serves four, below!

Spinach Ravioli

1 batch fresh pasta dough
2 C. ricotta cheese
1 1/2 C. fresh spinach, packed
1 egg
black pepper
pinch of grated nutmeg
2 sticks (1 C.) butter
12-15 fresh sage leaves
parmesan cheese, for serving

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

Buon Appetito!

Cara’s Cucina: Italian Grain Bowl

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make an Italian Grain Bowl!

This bowl covers all your winter bases, using delicious Italian and Mediterranean inspired ingredients. Check out the official recipe for this healthy dish, which serves four, below.

Italian Grain Bowl

2 C. cooked farro (follow package instructions)
1 apple, chopped
1/4 C. pomegranate kernels (either from 1 pomegranate or pre-peeled)
2 C. packed baby kale
1/4 C. sliced almonds
1/3 C. goat cheese (optional)
1/4 C. olive oil
2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs. honey
salt & pepper to taste

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!