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Healthy Spinach Dip

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 20th, 2018| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Tapas Monday

Healthy & delicious in one simple dip




After spending a good amount of August either on the road or splurging on fun meals with friends and family, I've been eating more conscientiously for the last week or so, as I get my eating back on track. Of course, eating

Spinach & Goat Cheese Dip

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 18th, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

Kinda healthy, kinda splurge-y, totally yummy




This recipes feels like it's from a different time and place. Actually, it is, seeing it's seven years old and we lived in a different location. However, many things are the same, such as our love of tapas meals and our adoration of

Caramel Apple Scones

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 13th, 2018| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

As tasty as a caramel apple without the stickiness factor




For many of the baked good recipes I create, I use my hubby's colleagues as my guinea pigs. See, for all of the hats I wear, I'm based out of my home office. So, unless I happen to have

Irresistible Caramel Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 11th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

A simple caramel sauce perfect for ice cream, cake, and more!




I'm a fan of caramel almost all of the time, especially if it's paired with something that has a hint of salt. However, I find that I'm more prone to think of caramel in the fall. Is it

Snickerdoodle Muffins

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 6th, 2018| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

Basically incredibly soft cookies you can eat for breakfast




When I think about homemade cookies from my childhood, one of the recipes that comes to mind is a snickerdoodle. At the time, I remember some of my friends laughing at the name and wondering what sort

Cinnamon Marbled Quick Bread

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 4th, 2018| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

Sweet & simple- What's not to love?




Yes, Think Tasty is all about food, but as I reread this recipe and article, I was amazed at all the differences between now and then. First, this article was published originally in the middle of the winter. It's over 90 degrees

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

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