Betty on Location at The Corner Bistro Restaurant

Scalloped Potatoes

In our newest video... Betty goes on location to the Corner Bistro in Randolph, New Jersey where chef/owner Harold Vargas shows her how they make their prized scalloped potato dish. Website: www.thecornerbistronj.com.






"Continental cuisine (with a little love for Latin) has come to College Plaza, Randolph. The Vargas family (brothers Harold and Oscar) combine decades of restaurant expertise to present the freshest, healthiest, highest quality selections available. Fine diners in Randolph and beyond appreciate the Vargas family's focus on the food. Warm woods, intimate booths and interesting decor create a welcoming, serene ambiance. A ceramic-tiled waterfall adds soothing sounds and an outdoor patio offers an alternative atmosphere for guests. Diners are welcome to bring their own wine; kept chilled by the table or for reds, within reach of the wait staff.

Continental cuisine (with a little love for Latin) has come to College Plaza, Randolph. The Vargas family (brothers Harold (photo) and Oscar) combine decades of restaurant expertise to present the freshest, healthiest, highest quality selections available. Fine diners in Randolph and beyond appreciate the Vargas family's focus on the food. Warm woods, intimate booths and interesting decor create a welcoming, serene ambiance. A ceramic-tiled waterfall adds soothing sounds and an outdoor patio offers an alternative atmosphere for guests. Diners are welcome to bring their own wine; kept chilled by the table or for reds, within reach of the wait staff.

The menu includes an array of perfectly grilled steaks, fresh seafood, Italian-inspired pastas, interesting appetizers, soups, salads and warm homemade bread. Gluten free, whole wheat and whole grain pastas are available.

Chef Harold tests and creates new recipes that find their way to four daily specials and a changing, but ever-present prixe fixe menu. Burgers and sandwiches are also available, along with a children’s' menu.

In addition to expertly preparing continental and standard American fare, the trio brings the richness and variety of their native Guatemala to the menu. Just south of Mexico in central America and surrounded on both sides by water, Guatemala serves as a cultural backdrop for the Vargas's knowledge and expertise in the flavors and preparation of Latin dishes influenced by the country’s Mayan and Spanish cultures.

Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, The Corner Bistro is ready to serve and delight. 
The menu includes an array of perfectly grilled steaks, fresh seafood, Italian-inspired pastas, interesting appetizers, soups, salads and warm homemade bread. Gluten free, whole wheat and whole grain pastas are available.


Chef Harold tests and creates new recipes that find their way to four daily specials and a changing, but ever-present prixe fixe menu. Burgers and sandwiches are also available, along with a children’s' menu.

In addition to expertly preparing continental and standard American fare, the trio brings the richness and variety of their native Guatemala to the menu. Just south of Mexico in central America and surrounded on both sides by water, Guatemala serves as a cultural backdrop for the Vargas's knowledge and expertise in the flavors and preparation of Latin dishes influenced by the country’s Mayan and Spanish cultures.

Experience Latin dishes like caldos (meat stews), mariscada (an impressive seafood dish) sopas (soups), tamales, and the best nachos you're likely to taste. For dessert: tres leches cake (three milks) and the ever-delicious flan. Special Prixe Fixe Latin evenings with musical entertainment make for a special night out.

Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, The Corner Bistro is ready to serve and delight."The Corner Bistro is ready to serve and delight.
A Special Memory of our Atlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton, England on Queen Mary Two.





Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Our Molly has the great good fortune to be taken care of by Dr. Tack at the Black River Veterinary Hospital in Chester. NJ.

Dr. Tack and his entire staff provide friendly, professional, compassionate caring at a level I have rarely found.

As part of his caring, Dr. Tack publishes a monthly newsletter with lots of information and tips for caring for our pets.

Last month, he printed a recipe for peanut butter dog treats. They are now Molly's official favorite treat.

Easy to make, with ingredients you probably have on hand, they are wonderful for treats or training rewards!



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Pumpkin Dog Treats (Dog Cookie)

Pumpkin Dog Treats


A recent visit to our new Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming shop in the Streets of Chester Shopping Center (photos below), proved that Molly really loves pumpkin flavored treats.  So.......here is my recipe so your favorite pup can enjoy them too!

2 eggs
1/2 cup pumpkin purée
2 tablespoons powdered milk
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
A few drops of chicken or beef stock, if needed.

Combine the eggs and pumpkin and stir in the powdered milk.
Stir in most of the flour.
Add the rest of the flour and mix in using your hands.  Turn out and knead until well combined.

Roll out 1/4" thick and cut into desired shape.  Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, flip cookies over and bake for a further 20 minutes.

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Woof Gang at Streets of Chester:





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Caeser Salad (Revised)

Betty's Favorite Caesar Salad

This is our favorite Caesar Salad dressing. Perhaps not entirely authentic, but it works for us!

1 egg
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon anchovy paste, or 3-4 anchovy fillets
1 clove garlic, grated
4 or 5 drops fresh lemon juice
4 or 5 drops Worcestershire Sauce
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano plus a few shards grated
Freshly ground black pepper
Garlic Croutons


Place all ingredients except olive oil and cheese in a mini-processor and blend for a few seconds. Add the olive oil and blend to combine.
Toss with chopped Romaine Lettuce. Add grated cheese and toss. Add croutons and freshly ground black pepper and toss. Top with shards of Parmigiano. Enjoy!


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