New Jersey Recipes

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Blueberry Dump Cake

Rating: 4.24 stars
By definition, dump cakes are simple and fuss-free to make. Try this recipe using fresh blueberries and cake mix for a dessert everyone will love.

Jersey Summer Salsa

Rating: 4.44 stars
A quick, simple recipe utilizing all of New Jersey's favorite summer produce: tomatoes, peaches, and corn. Easily adjusted to suit your fancy in terms of sweet/spicy. A favorite in my house, where the saying goes 'the spicier the better,' and this salsa has the taste of sweet peaches in the background.

Jersey Shore Ice Cream Sandwiches

Rating: 3 stars
I've been eating these delicious treats for 30 years! They are a staple on the boardwalk of the New Jersey coastline. Get your napkins, they are messy but fabulous!

New Jersey Diner Salad

Rating: 4.1 stars
Easy and refreshing marinated salad reminiscent of the salad from the Weequahic Diner in Newark, New Jersey. A family favorite that can be made days in advance!

Jersey Fresh Stewed Tomatoes

Rating: 4.86 stars
This is a great side dish for ham or fish using garden-fresh tomatoes, peppers, celery and onions. A little sugar cuts the acid of the tomatoes.

Boardwalk Quality Maple Walnut Fudge

Rating: 4.54 stars
Throughout the summer we enjoy the fudge sold on the boardwalk at the shore. Hubby and I came up with this recipe so that we would be able to enjoy our favorite flavor year round.

Jersey Fresh Tomato Soup

Rating: 4.78 stars
New Jersey is a well-known producer of tomatoes. Having our own garden leaves us with an abundance at the end of the season. Not wanting the tomatoes to go to waste, Hubby and I came up with our favorite version of tomato soup.

Pan Fried Whole Trout

Rating: 4.33 stars
There couldn't be a better way to prepare freshly caught wild brook trout. Serve with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and steamed Swiss chard.

Best Tuna Melt (New Jersey Diner Style)

Rating: 4.59 stars
If you order a tuna melt in a New Jersey diner, you'll get something very similar to this! My method of topping the tuna salad with cheese FIRST, then tomato and more cheese, keeps the toppings from sliding off the bread.

Foil Barbecued Trout with Wine

Rating: 4.3 stars
A quick, easy and delicious way to cook trout.

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Rating: 4.52 stars
This recipe can be made with streusel or plain sugar topping. These muffins don't last long in our house. They are a favorite among my family and friends.

Old-Time Taffy Pull

Rating: 3.83 stars
This is a delicious and basic recipe for taffy. Enjoy.

Inspiration and Ideas

Any Flavor Taffy
Rating: Unrated
This recipe is soft and can be made in a wide variety of flavors. I think the secret to the softness is the corn starch. I hope it works out for you.
Alienated Blueberry Muffins
Rating: Unrated
I got this recipe from my grandmother in New Jersey. They fit the title, because they are out of this world!

Roasted Sweet Potato and Rocket Salad

Rating: 4.65 stars

I had this salad at a once popular New-American restaurant in Jersey City, but it's no longer in business. The restaurant used a house-made Romesco dressing, but I made my own roasted red bell pepper dressing that also complements the peppery rocket leaves, also known as baby arugula. It makes a great appetizer or a side to a nice entree.