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Archives for August 2018

Peach Caprese Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 30th, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes, Salads, Tapas Monday

A fruity take on the Italian classic.




In early August, I spent a week in the Mohawk Valley of New York teaching entrepreneurship to a group of middle school-aged students. Being away from home, I ate at a restaurant every night. One of those nights I was sent to

4 Ways to Be a Better Cook

by Editorial Team August 29th, 2018| Cooking Basics
Cooking is fun, exciting, and it means we can try all kinds of new and tasty dishes without even having to leave our own kitchens. However, for those who are not confident in their cooking skills, making dishes for themselves, their families, and their friends can be more daunting than

Blue Cheese & Peaches

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 28th, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

Sometimes simple is all we need.




This is another one of those non-recipe recipes. Take three ingredients, combine them in a dish, and bake. Although the steps are incredibly simple, the dish that it produces really is multi-layered. You have the sweetness of the peaches balanced with the saltiness

Frosted Apricot Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 23rd, 2018| Breakfast Dishes, Drinks, Recipes

A sweet & simple treat that makes you want just one more. . .




Oh, biscotti. I keep coming back to you. It really has become one of my go-to recipes to recreate. Although there is a similar base to all of them, they really have their own separate

Easy Apricot Jam

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 21st, 2018| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces

It's the taste of summer in spreadable form.


Most days of the week I am a healthy breakfast eater: egg whites with spinach, whole grain cereal and almond milk, or some sort of homemade smoothie. However, when I go out to breakfast and splurge two things are key: do

Beet Tzatziki

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 16th, 2018| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday

Prepare to be amazed by both its color and flavor.


What's one to do on a hot summer Sunday afternoon when you spent the morning at a social gathering and don't feel like cooking? For us empty nesters, the answer was walk downtown and enjoy a handful of tapas

Roasted Beets

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 14th, 2018| Recipes, Side Dishes

An important & easy how-to for beets


As I reread this article, I considered how much more prevalent beets are in my life. It's a fairly regular occasion that I roast beets for use in some dish on our menu. I also almost always have a jar of pickled

Plum & Taleggio Prosciutto Packets

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 9th, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

This recipe is a delightful trifecta of yumminess




This is basically a three-ingredient recipe, as you can see in the title and description above the picture. But, it's so much more than that. See, first it's a crispy exterior that's made of paper thin prosciutto. Second are the bites

Prosciutto Peaches with Raspberry Balsamic

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 7th, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

A fun way to get more fruit into your day.




Prosciutto definitely is not a seasonal ingredient, but I do find myself using it more frequently in the warmer weather months. I think it's that its saltiness pairs so nicely with the sweetness of fresh fruit that I just

Classic Cucumber Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 2nd, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

Just like Mom used to make it, kinda




On Tuesday I re-posted the first cucumber salad recipe I shared on Think Tasty. In the introduction I referenced today's salad as new. In all fairness, this isn't a new recipe at all. It's just new to Think Tasty. My