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Archives for August 2017

Caramelized Pecan Biscotti with Salted Butterscotch Glaze

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 30th, 2017| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

Crunchy, sweet, & salty- these biscotti have it all.


As I wrote on Monday, I mostly eat healthfully. However, I do have a sweet tooth, which I keep under control more often than not. Sometimes, though, I just need to give into the cravings. (Although I do try and

Creamy Cucumber and Pea Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 28th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

Nice and creamy, but also nice and healthy.


Yes, I know. I have a fixation with healthy foods. I frequently am thinking of ways to convert recipes from high fat, high calorie dishes into slimmer, trimmer dishes while keeping lots of flavor. I can admit that sometimes you just

Another Farm Fresh Produce Recipe

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 25th, 2017| Friday Flashback

Got zucchini? We've got recipes.




This isn't a recipe that was created off the weekend trip to the farm; rather it's a recipe from the Think Tasty archives, back in the days of yore when I could get zucchini with a quick five minute walk to the local stand.

Prosciutto Peaches with Raspberry Balsamic

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 23rd, 2017| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

A fun way to get more fruit into your day.




With fresh peaches from the farm trip I mentioned on Monday, I was inspired to transform them. Yes, a couple peaches were eaten as is, but I wanted to find a way to make them into part of our

Mexican Corn Off the Cob

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 21st, 2017| Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday

All of the flavors, a lot less mess.




I love summer and all of the local produce that it brings with it. Unfortunately, I've learned that for all of the excitement of my new urban setting, local produce is more difficult to acquire. There is a weekly farmers' market

The Perfect Ending to a Sweet and Salty Week

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 18th, 2017| Friday Flashback

Don't be fooled by this simple photo; this snack mix is amazing!


This week I have shared two new recipes that are pretty different, which fits into my design of Think Tasty. Although it may be better to have more focus, I enjoy cooking too many things to narrow

Chocolate Swirl Rolls

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 16th, 2017| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

Chocoholics, be excited. I've found another way to deliver chocolate to you!


A couple tidbits about me:

  • I thoroughly enjoy baking.

  • I love cooking for others.

  • I am not a big fan of chocolate.


All three of those facts play into today’s menu. On a recent Friday morning, I made

Cool off with a Refreshing Froze’

by Editorial Team August 16th, 2017| Chef Interviews
Especially during the summertime, temperatures can be off the charts. However, no matter what season you find yourself in, there’s nothing more refreshing than an ice cold beverage which tastes like it was specially made for you. One of the things people like most is a good Rose’, but why

Asparagus Feta Lemon Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 14th, 2017| Recipes, Salads

Asparagus, meet your new best friends, feta and lemon!


Every year for our anniversary I create a multi-course meal to celebrate the occasion. The only definite part of the menu is dessert, which is wedding cake with fruit filling and buttercream frosting. I shoot for a minimum of five

Another Tropical Recipe

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 11th, 2017| Friday Flashback

Fruit & heat in one fine, chilled soup


We started the week with coconut, why not end it with pineapple? You even could tie the two together with a pina colada; I'd be game for that!

Both the Coconut Crusted Sweet Potato Fries and this Pineapple Gazpacho have an element

Sweet & Creamy Cholula Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 9th, 2017| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces

A little heat, a little sweet


Yes, ketchup is an invaluable condiment. There are many times that it's my preferred choice for dipping or topping. Sometimes, though, you need to mix things up. For example, my coconut crusted sweet potato fries. Dipping these semi-exotic fries in a basic condiment

Coconut Crusted Sweet Potato Fries

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 7th, 2017| Recipes, Side Dishes

Apparently sweet potato and coconut were meant to be together.


I have this love-hate relationship with sweet potato fries. I think that their sweetness and flavor make them a much tastier treat than regular french fries. However, if I make them at home, I bake them and struggle to
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