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Happy 4th of July

July 4, 2014 2:16 pm

We hope everyone has a safe and happy day as we celebrate America's Independence. Happy 4th of July!

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How to Keep Your Fridge Squeaky Clean—and Smelling Fresh!

June 25, 2014 4:02 pm

From spills and splashes to food that's less than fresh, your fridge is subjected to a lot of grit and grime during its lifetime. It's no surprise, then, that cleaning a refrigerator can be a Herculean task—but it doesn't have to be! The easiest way to clean a fridge is to break down the task into smaller chores performed more frequently. Here are a few tips:

1) Wipe down spills as they occur. Use a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water to wipe up spills before they have a chance to harden and "set" on the shelf. (Prevent sticky situations by giving jam and syrup jars a good wipe-down before parking them back in the fridge.) Wipe down the outside and top of the fridge with the same vinegar solution.

2) Pick one day a week, like the night before trash day, to go through your fridge and toss expired items and produce that's seen better days. Keep leftovers identifiable by labeling them with their date and contents.

3) For a fridge that smells clean and fresh, soak a cotton ball in vanilla extract and place it in the back of the fridge. You could also go the traditional route with a box of opened baking soda.

4) If the shelves and drawers are especially grimy, remove them for a bath in warm, soapy water. A toothbrush is the perfect tool to use for removing dried food and spills from creases and crevices in the fridge.

Caring for the Kitchen Workhorse [Martha Stewart]
Speed-Clean Your Refrigerator [Real Simple]
How To Clean & Organize a Refrigerator [Apartment Therapy]
Clean and Deodorize Your Refrigerator [RD]

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Enjoy a Burger at Shake Shack’s Paramus Location

June 18, 2014 4:03 pm

"Believe the hype." That's the advice of one regular patron of Shake Shack's location in Paramus. If you haven't heard the buzz surrounding this franchise restaurant, which boasts more than 30 locations worldwide, here's the deal: It's a self-described "modern day roadside burger stand" that was spawned from a single hot dog cart in Manhattan's Madison Square Park.

With a decidedly retro, all-American vibe, burgers, fries, hot dogs, and frozen desserts are all made to-order, presented on cafeteria-style trays. You'll need two hands (and a hearty appetite) to tackle the burgers here: Juicy Angus beef patties are piled high with toppings, pushing the limits of the burgers' signature wax paper wrappers. Staying true to the franchise's roots, grilled hot dogs are on the menu, too, while crinkle-cut fries provide a salty complement to Shake Shack's thick, handspun milkshakes and Concretes. What's a Concrete, you ask? It's a blended, spoonable custard dessert replete with cookies, candies, and sweet sauces. (Don't skip the Bergen County Blend, a Concrete flavor signature to the Paramus location.)

The first Shake Shack franchise in New Jersey, Shake Shack's Paramus location is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Shake Shack
479 Route 17 South
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 241-2381

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