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Have You Ever Heard of Avocado Toast? They Say It’s New York State’s Most Craved Food

You've heard of avocados and you've heard of toast but  have you ever heard of avocado toast, and do you believe it's New York's most craved food?

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Did This Central New York Pizza Shop Make a Huge Mistake?

The first time I ordered a pizza from O’Scugnizzo's I thought they had made a mistake.

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How Did Utica’s Chicken Riggies Become Famous Anyway?

Spicy peppers, mushrooms, olives, creamy sauce, chicken, and a whole lotta love! What's not to love about Utica's signature dish?!

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Are There Some Central New Yorkers Who Just Don’t Get Tomato Pie?

I know that tomato pie has a huge following in the Mohawk Valley, but lately people have been asking me "What's to like about this?"

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Central New York Eating Contest? /Woman Devours 3 Pounds of Steak [Video]

Don't have a cow but Mary Schuyler gulped down three steak dinners in record time at the "Big Texan" eating contest!

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Top Fishing Places In Central New York (No Boat Needed)

There are plenty of great places to fish but you may not have heard about these ones. Oh, and you don't need a boat to fish here!

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Are Utica’s Halfmoon Cookies ‘Today Show’ Bound?!

An "important" person who works for the "Today" show is talking up one of Utica's tastiest treats: The halfmooon cookie!

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12 Quick and Easy Ways to Make Grilled Cheese Even Better

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (this Sunday), I thought you could celebrate with some new and unique takes on this already delicious sandwich.

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How To Make Homemade Fruitcake For The Holidays [VIDEO]

We've all heard jokes about holiday fruitcakes. My father used to say that some people he knew were "nuttier than a fruitcake". In the McShea household we like fruitcake. My aunt used to make a great fruitcake but is no longer with us, and neither is her recipe. So, I searched for a good, easy to make fruitcake recipe.

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Making Cornbread Stuffing For Thanksgiving [VIDEO]

As a kid, I remember my mother making homemade stuffing (or dressing as she called it) for the Thanksgiving turkey. And, it half of it had to be stuffed inside the turkey. She had a great sausage recipe, but how about trying something different...cornbread stuffing.

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Enjoy This Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe

You may have died and went to Heaven. We found a apple pie cheesecake recipe for the holidays. Amazing right?

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Where Veterans Can Get Free Meals On Veterans Day 2014

Veterans Day is a time we thank those who sacrificed so much for our freedom. Many different restaurants thank Veterans on this day by offering them free meals. Here's a list of a few that are offering this perk locally in Utica and Rome.

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