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Archives for May 2018

Cheddar & Chive Scones

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 31st, 2018| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

Warm scone, pat of butter: utter happiness


On Tuesday I shared a savory scone recipe from the Think Tasty archives and noted that the majority of the scones that I make are sweet. That obviously is true since I haven't created another savory scone recipe in the eight years

Savory Scones

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 29th, 2018| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

Who says that scones need to be sweet?




Most of the time when I make scones they are of a sweet nature. Whether they be filled with some sort of chocolate or fruit or topped with a maple or cinnamon glaze, they are a sugary breakfast  or brunch item.

Cinnamon Cereal Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 24th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Instead of a bowlful of cereal, why not have a cookie-ful?


I enjoy most food documentaries. When I discovered that there was a new season of Chef's Table, I eagerly watched the first episode. I was delighted to see that Christina Tosi was the subject of this show. Although

Soft Sugar Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 22nd, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Cookies + frosting = happiness




When sugar cookies come to mind, they typically are the crunchy sort that you shape with cookies cutters, right? However, once you make these soft sugar cookies, you may move your cookie cutters to deep storage and think only of these. What can I

Coconut Macadamia White Chocolate Cookies

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

All sorts of yumminess in one handheld package.




Although I sometimes write about personal things in my recipes, I keep most of the focus on the food: how I thought of the idea, hints on making it, lessons learned. Today, I'm going to take a paragraph or three and

Coconut Crusted Sweet Potato Fries

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 15th, 2018| Recipes, Side Dishes

Apparently sweet potato and coconut were meant to be together.




When I plan each week's schedule I create a new recipe and then find an archived recipe with a similar theme. This week the new recipe is Coconut White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies. As I searched my files for

Diets: How Common Disorders Can Affect What You Eat

by Editorial Team May 11th, 2018| Chef Interviews
Eating a well-balanced diet is essential for all human beings from babies to seniors to preserve overall health. However, common disorders like stress, ADHD, depression, and dysphagia often play a role in what you can eat, and in some cases your ability to digest certain foods.

Stress

Stress can take a toll

Honey Dijon Brussels Sprouts with Capers

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 10th, 2018| Recipes, Side Dishes

Salty with a hint of sweet, it borders on perfection.




How do I love brussels sprouts? Let me count the ways. I love them shaved and turned into a salad. I love them sautéed with a sprinkling of lemon or garlic. I love them roasted and topped with balsamic

Citrus Brussels Sprout Slaw

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 8th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

Who knew that oranges could be such a good part of slaw?




Just two weeks ago I was writing about ch-alad, my original creation of a combined chili salad, which was perfect for the chilly yet warm days of spring. And now here we are in May, and the

Pickled Kale Spears

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 3rd, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes

Totally transform the way you think about kale stems.


I'm guessing that most of you, myself included, remove the thicker stems from kale and either throw them in the trash or compost. I mean, they're these woody, dense pieces of the kale plant. In fact, that's why for a

Kale & Quinoa Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 1st, 2018| Recipes, Salads

All sorts of yumminess in one dish.




One of the things that I like about this salad is its flexibility in serving temperature. Make it early in the day and let it hang out in the fridge until dinner, and it's delicious as a chilled salad. Make it when