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Mexican Black Bean Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 24th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

An easy side dish to accompany tacos.




As I reread the intro to this recipe, I laughed to myself that my go-to when my husband travels is to cook with legumes. The theme of cooking with legumes and for myself seems to be omnipresent. I've always loved time in

Brandied Dates

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 19th, 2018| Appetizers, Desserts, Recipes

Mmm. Dried fruit and liquor pair quite nicely.




It's kind of funny that as I'm writing these date columns I'm watching the snow fall outside my window. Because as you'll see in a few sentences, when I wrote this recipe originally it was February and snowy. However, I am

Spiced Date Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 17th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

It's basically a very crunchy hermit.


This recipe was made with one specific person in my- my mom. I knew that I'd be headed to Florida to visit her this spring and wanted to bring a treat just for her. Although I'd be flying and would arrive in a

Lemon Curd

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 12th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

So good you can eat it right off the spoon.




When I first made lemon curd five years ago, my goal was to use it as a filling in a pie. When I mastered the recipe and had a good batch, I realized it might not make it to

Twice the Lemon Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 10th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Delicately sweet. Pleasantly tart. Fairly addictive.


Lemon desserts have become something that I enjoy more and more. Just as I adore the pairing of sweet and salty, so do I love the combination of sweet and tart. Either duo works for me, as I like the way one balances

Warm Eggplant & Goat Cheese

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 5th, 2018| Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes

Simple & delicious- two words that pair nicely for a quick meal.




At the start of spring in New Hampshire, it's hard to find fresh produce for a dish as simple as this. However, just returning from a mini-vacation to Charleston, South Carolina, it was nice to be on

7 Health Tips for New Fathers

by Editorial Team April 4th, 2018| Chef Interviews
Have you become a father recently? A father’s role in raising your child extends beyond instilling your values into their behavior. As an adult, you have a responsibility to your family to take care of yourself. Are you doing everything you can to ensure your longevity? A father is often

Slightly Spicy Eggplant & Tomato Sauté

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 3rd, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian

It's a side. It's a dip. It's a spread. It's delicious.


In some recent travels, we ended up having breakfast at a deli. I had the most amazing challah French toast, and my husband had white fish salad. Happiness for both of us. We enjoyed our food there so

Wrapped & Stuffed Dates

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 29th, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes

They may not be pretty, but they sure are delicious!




Don't judge a book by its cover. It's true of these dates also. They look less than appealing. I completely agree and understand. BUT their flavor? It's out of this world. Take a sweet and tender date. Stuff it

Date Spread

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 27th, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces

A naturally sweet spread that awaits its salty partner.


I wasn't sure what to call this recipe. The final product is spreadable. It also is made with fruit. Both of these led me to wonder, Is this a jam, conserves, preserves? The answer, I believe, is none of the

Crockpot Queso with Chorizo

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 22nd, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

Mmm. . .Queso. Need I say more?




I love queso. I love lazy Sundays. Don't they make an excellent pairing? They did for me the other weekend. With a Sunday filled with around the house items (study for wine exam, watch one of our horses race, do a little

Chorizo Sausage Gravy

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 20th, 2018| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

Add a little spice to your breakfast!


Sausage gravy is a newer breakfast item for me. Growing up primarily in New Hampshire with parents from California and Rhode Island, sausage gravy wasn't something made at home. With so many pancake and omelet options at most restaurants, it never occurred
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