You might know Natalie Morales as a TODAY co-anchor, but the 43-year-old Rutgers University alumna (and mom of two boys) also really enjoys cooking. During a recent episode of At Home with Natalie Morales, she lets fans in on a little secret ingredient she uses when making a healthy batch of baked chicken parmesan— and it’s made right here in New Jersey.
The TV host uses fresh mozzarella cheese or “mutz” to get the best results and she doesn’t have to travel far. Natalie buys the cheese at a family-owned deli called M&P Biancamano, right in her Hoboken neighborhood. The eatery actually won the title of Best Mozzarella in Hoboken in 2013 at the First Annual Mutz Fest.
The cheese is so flavorful it makes the recipe super simple. Check out the video below to see just how Natalie whips up this delicious dish: