Archives for February 2017

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Basics That Don’t Really Need a Recipe, But. . .

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 27th, 2017| Tasty Thoughts
I recently saw an article about the 20-some recipes that everyone should know before the age of 30. As I reviewed the list, it seemed that many of the items on there I already had shared on Think Tasty. What surprised me, though, were some of the things that they

Helpful Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Trip

by Editorial Team February 25th, 2017| Techniques, Tools, and Tips
Like many Americans, one of your main expenses is likely groceries. It is something that everyone has to buy. Unfortunately, there is no way to get out of this responsibility, but there is a way to help mitigate some of the stress and expense. This helpful guide will provide you
mushroom chips

Mushroom Chips

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 24th, 2017| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
When I was creating this week's sandwich recipe, I wanted a side to go with it. As I noted on Wednesday, since there was leftover cake to be consumed, I didn't want anything heavy. I thought about making one of my go-tos: baked green bean fries or a
crispy proscuitto and swiss wrap

Crispy Prosciutto & Swiss Wrap

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 22nd, 2017| Recipes, Sandwiches, Tapas Monday
I have always been a fan of grilled cheese. More recently my husband has come to the good side and recognized the beauty of an excellent grilled cheese sandwich as well. Thank goodness I have been able to expose him to fine culinary items. :-)

Since we both are fond of
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Accepting Sandwiches in all Forms

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 20th, 2017| Tasty Thoughts
Last Monday I decided that as far the sandwich debates goes, to each her own is the best policy. Since I'm the recipe creator and writer here, I get to declare wraps are sandwiches. Victory for me! (It really is the little things in life.)

For me, wraps are the ideal
falafel special sauce

Falafel Special Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 17th, 2017| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
If McDonald's can have special sauce for the Big Mac, why can't I have special sauce for my baked falafel burgers?

I usually think of burgers as delivery tools for their toppings and condiments. When I get a hamburger, I want lots of cheese, caramelized onions, fresh lettuce, and
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Baked Falafel Burgers

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 15th, 2017| Recipes, Sandwiches, Vegetarian
My husband is a huge fan of falafel. Whenever we are able to find a food truck with street meat, he's sure to ask for extra falafel. Personally, I don't get all that excited about falafel there because it's fried. I think it loses a lot of its yummy garbanzo
what makes a sandwich a sandwich

What Makes a Sandwich a Sandwich?

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 13th, 2017| Tasty Thoughts
This is an oft-discussed topic among my friends and family. We can start with the Merriam-Webster definition, "two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between." That's simple enough. So, peanut butter and jelly on white bread (crust or not) is a sandwich. A
lemon raspberry tiramisu

Lemon Raspberry Tiramisu

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 10th, 2017| Desserts, Recipes
Although I don't order it often, I do enjoy tiramisu. What I like best about it is its texture- silky mascarpone and tender lady fingers make for a great combination in my book. My husband is less a fan of this dessert because of the chocolate. Although I'm also not
chocolate and caramel oatmeal bars

Chocolate & Caramel Oatmeal Bars

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 8th, 2017| Desserts, Recipes
As I have mentioned, if I want to mail treats to my kids, they need to be treats that have a long life. So, last week's chocolate peanut butter crunchies were sent to my son. I do believe he appreciated being the guinea pig for that recipe. To keep all
more valentine dessert inspiration

More Valentine Dessert Inspiration

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 6th, 2017| Tasty Thoughts
What better way is there to end Valentine's Day than with something sweet? Accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine for the adults, of course. That's a no-brainer.

I know the day probably is filled with sweets already. If you have school-aged children, they had a party in which they received
bourbon cake

Bourbon Cake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 3rd, 2017| Desserts, Recipes
On Wednesday I wrote about the chocolate peanut butter crunchies that I made for my kids, which means that today's recipe is for my husband. There are a few things to know about my husband: he's an adventurous eater, has a passion for horses, and appreciates a pour