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Rosemary Mixed Nuts

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 16th, 2016| Appetizers, Party Snacks, Recipes, Tapas Monday
As a child, before holiday dinners there may have been an appetizer or two: deviled eggs, celery with cream cheese, or cheese and crackers. Nothing fancy but something to stave off the hunger. The one appetizer that I remember at almost every holiday was a bowl of mixed nuts and
cranberry-spread

Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 14th, 2016| Appetizers, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
How do I love goat cheese? Let me count the ways. (You may want to sit down. The list is pretty long.)

Rather than listing all of the ways that I enjoy goat cheese, I'll take a simpler approach and explain why I like it so much. First, there's the tangy
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Raspberry Bourbon Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 7th, 2016| Appetizers, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday
I was insistent that living in a hotel for a month would not mean that we would need to cancel Tapas Monday. Yes, there occasionally have been Mondays where life got in the way of our candlelight dinner for two, but hotel life wasn't going to be a barrier. For
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Winter Squash Recipes- So Much More Than Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 24th, 2016| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes
As we begin our second week of the winter squash theme, I am reveling in all dishes comprised of winter squash. For me, I think they're more than an ingredient, they could be a food category of their own. I have used them in dishes at all times of day,
Savory Apple Dishes

Cooking with Apples- Savory Style

by TT Editors October 3rd, 2016| Appetizers, Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Sandwiches
October is one of my favorite months. I love that the days have a hint of warmth and the nights are cool. The sun sets earlier in the day, which makes it perfect to light some candles and give the evening a cozy feel. Along with the delightful change in
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Homemade Hummus- So Simple

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 14th, 2016| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Vegetarian
Everyone in my house likes hummus, even the kids who really aren't kids anymore. However, they've liked it since they were kids and often requested it for their lunches. On busy weeks I have been known to buy hummus at the grocery, but when I take the 10 minutes to
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Recipe: Spicy Mushrooms

by Jane Wangersky August 12th, 2016| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
I’ve always thought of mushrooms as something you put into or on top of other foods to make them more special -- not as a food that could stand on their own. But with the vegetable people suddenly sending me literal pounds of them every week, it was time to
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Recipe: Radish Cakes

by Jane Wangersky July 22nd, 2016| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
The great thing about radishes is that I know I can grow them myself. I did it one summer when I was eight or nine. That was the first and last time, because somebody had to eat all those radishes, and I didn’t really like them. I had grown them
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Recipe: Eggplant Quinoa “Caviar”

by Jane Wangersky July 15th, 2016| Appetizers, Recipes
This is apparently the summer of eggplant somewhere in the world -- it certainly is in my weekly vegetable bin. Which is fine with me, but the rest of the family doesn’t care so much for eggplant. My challenge, therefore, is either to eat it all myself or come up
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Recipe: Guacamole Stuffed Celery

by Jane Wangersky July 8th, 2016| Appetizers, Recipes
Celery is more assertive than we usually think it is, and I don’t mean that in a good way. I mean it does its level best to make every food it comes in contact with just as bland as itself. And I’m talking about the organic celery we get in
Black Bean and Chicken Chili

Recipe: Black Bean and Chicken Chili

by BnB Finder July 7th, 2016| Appetizers, Best BnB Bites, Recipes
Now that solstice has passed and summer is officially under way, it's time for foodies to make the most of easy, breezy summer favorites. One dish that never disappoints as one of our ideal appetizers is veggie-packed chili, and our friends at Queen Anne Guest House in Galena, IL have
red pepper pesto

Recipe: Red Pepper Pesto

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 6th, 2016| Appetizers, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
A couple months ago, my best friend from childhood and I played hooky on a weekday afternoon. Besides the obvious goal of spending time together, we also wanted to order bespoke dress shirts from a tailor in Boston. With a destination out of town, we had many hours to spend