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Homemade Rice Pilaf- An Indulgent Side

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 30th, 2017| Recipes, Side Dishes
A former relative of mine used to bring this rice dish to family gatherings.  My children adored it.  When I asked for the recipe, I understood why this dish was popular- butter and salt.  For a weeknight dinner, it's a bit indulgent for my tastes.  For my children, well,
Turkey Saag

Recipe: Leftover Turkey Saag

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 28th, 2017| Main Dishes, Recipes
I'll admit that I haven't made many Indian dishes. I guess I've been nervous about some of the flavor profiles. I've had curries that I like and others that have been less enjoyable. Maybe that should have inspired me to try my own spin on Indian sooner. If I'm

Day After Thanksgiving Nachos

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 23rd, 2017| Appetizers
OK, I didn't make these nachos on the day after Thanksgiving.  I actually made them three days after Thanksgiving.  However, the point of this recipe is to provide a different way to use leftover turkey.  Yes, turkey sandwiches are tasty, as are turkey pot pie, turkey soup, and reheated
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Pumpkin Scones

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 21st, 2017| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
I've been baking scones for at least a decade.  Over this time I have experimented with different ingredients.  I've made chocolate chip, cinnamon chip, blueberry white chocolate, maple oatmeal, even savory ham and cheese scones.  However, I never have thought to incorporate one of my favorite ingredients, pumpkin. 
soft_pretzel

Soft Pretzels

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 16th, 2017| Appetizers, Recipes
When it's a chilly Sunday afternoon and you know that there will be three teenage couples at your house to watch their favorite team's football game, you need to have snacks on hand.  Actually, most Sundays we like to have snacks on hand, regardless to whether we're having company. 

Apple Cake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 14th, 2017| Desserts, Recipes
Last weekend I had some free time and two hungry teens at home.  With schedules, like most families, that involve busy days and nights, it's not often that we make time for an indulgent evening of dinner and dessert.  However, last Sunday was quieter than usual, which prompted me
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Flavors of Fall Brussels Sprout Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 9th, 2017| Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian
I really enjoy brussels sprouts, as do my husband and children. There are a fairly regular side dish in our menu. Whether they're simply sauteed with some lemon zest or balsamic vinegar, they are a veggie we all enjoy. However, sometimes I like to take this vegetable and transform it
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Recipe: Balsamic & Bacon Brussels Sprouts

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 7th, 2017| Recipes, Side Dishes
The buzz may be that Thanksgiving is all about the turkey, but for me (and I think lots of other people) it's really all about the side dishes. Yes, I do enjoy a slice or two of white meat and gravy, but it's the side dishes that I dream
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Brûléed Butternut Squash- Guaranteed to Please

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 2nd, 2017| Recipes, Side Dishes
Two weeks ago I wrote about the easiest way to cook butternut squash.  If I only needed to serve myself, I would make squash this way and top it with the smallest amount of brown sugar and cinnamon. However, I usually have at least two other diners.  One of