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Big Joe's Weekend Recipes

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Big Joe’s Spiked Apple Cider Cocktail

This time of year there are few things better than Jersey Fresh apple cider. However, even great things can be improved upon. Here's one of my favorite cocktails to make when the leaves are falling and the days are growing longer.

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Big Joe’s Authentic Gumbo

Back in December 2005, right after Hurricane Katrina hit, I took a group of the most terrific people I know, which included my comrades from New Jersey 101.5, The Rock and Roll Music Fund and some great volunteers, down to the Gulf Coast.

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Big Joe’s Classic Lasagna with Homemade Sauce

Why does lasagna taste so good the next day, and the day after that and the day after that? Good lasagna takes a little time to put together but it really is a total meal within itself.

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Big Joe’s Big Bowl Chili

Temperatures are slowly dropping and the leaves are turning which means that it’s chili season! There’s not a cook or weekend chef who loves beer, America, and football who doesn’t make a decent chili.

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Big Joe’s Butternut Squash Soup

I’m a huge fan of butternut squash soup, but then again, I’m a big fan of butter in general. It's perfect when the weather starts to cool down in the fall or in the middle of winter too.

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Big Joe Shares Uncle Pete’s Sauce and Pasta

My very funny and talented Uncle Pete Meahan, who I grew up with in the Bronx and who later lived in Fair Haven, NJ sent me this great recipe. Uncle Pete is an actor, artist, very good cook, and an all-around fun guy!

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Kick off football season with Big Joe’s tailgating spread

With the Rutgers opener tonight and the regular season of the NFL kicking off this Thursday I wanted to share with you my go-to recipes that I like to serve when tailgating. These can all be made ahead of time.

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Big Joe’s Hearty Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala is one of those dishes that is light but packs great hearty flavor. I like Chicken Marsala, I think it's one of those dishes the home cook often overlooks.

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Big Joe’s Big Stuffed Mushrooms

The only problem with making stuffed mushrooms is that they’re so good that you just want to eat them like M&M’s!

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Big Joe’s Marinated Grilled Asian Chicken Wings

As David Letterman said to me on my show, “Why did the chicken cross the road? Because on the other side of the road they weren’t listening to your show!”

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