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Steak and Wine

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 17th, 2008| Main Dishes, Recipes, Tapas Monday
Typically Mondays are exciting nights at our house for my husband and me, as we have a late dinner of tapas after the kids are in bed.  However, this past Monday was even more exciting as we had power in our home again.  After a nasty ice storm struck late

Turkey and Cranberry Ravioli

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 4th, 2008| Main Dishes, Recipes
Our main course for Thanksgiving was something different and delicious.  As with many dishes, there were definite advantages and disadvantages to this dish.

Let's start with the disadvantages to homemade ravioli.  The preparation required for making this dish took a lot longer than putting a turkey into the oven.  Filling and

Many Minis

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 25th, 2008| Appetizers, Breakfast Dishes, Main Dishes, Recipes
It dawned on me this morning that ours is a household of minis.  In addition to our vehicles (a minivan and a Mini), there are other minis.  My husband and I are both foodies, and thus, a couple of our children are mini-foodies.  They love to cook and critique new

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 13th, 2008| Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tapas Monday
A little food and math equation for the day:

Monday night at our house = Late dinner night for the adults

As I am the adult at home with the kids on Monday evenings, I am the planner of these late night dinners.  Quite frequently I make a dinner of smaller dishes

Very Flat Zucchini Flatbread

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 12th, 2008| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
Working from home, I have the benefit of making lunch in my kitchen.  I don't have to decide either the night before or early that morning what I will want for lunch.

With plans to go to dinner with friends at an Italian restaurant tonight, I wanted a lunch that would

Hawaiian Pork and Grilled Pineapple

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 6th, 2008| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
With a live animal show at our local library, the kids needed to have an early dinner last night.  However, with a work meeting scheduled for 6:30, the adults needed a late dinner.  So, in the interest of making dinners that pleased everyone, the kids had hot dogs while I

French Toast with Apples and Cheese

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 15th, 2008| Breakfast Dishes, Main Dishes, Recipes
As I mentioned in a previous post, we took a trip to Whole Foods the other weekend.  Both my fiance and I enjoy a wide variety of cheeses and were not disappointed with the cheese counter at that store.  Perusing the selection, I noticed some wedges of Wensleydale with cranberries. 

Blueberry Salsa-Topped Chicken

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 10th, 2008| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
Looking for an interesting Saturday night dinner, we decided to try a dish that had fruit included.  Although native blueberries weren't quite ready, we knew we would be shopping at Whole Foods and decided that we would be able to find some decent produce there.

So, this past Saturday, with just
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Veggie Lasagna

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 29th, 2007| Main Dishes, Recipes
Christmas has been celebrated at our home no less than 5 times this season.  We have had 2 Christmas Eves and 3 Christmas Days.  Needless to say we are ready for New Year's - a different holiday to celebrate.

Christmas Eve#1 was celebrated with 1 set of parents, friends, and 2 of
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Mushroom Tart

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 20th, 2007| Main Dishes, Recipes
On a recent weekday, I had a middle of the day appointment that kept me home from work.  While getting ready for my day I thought about the meal I could make, as I would have more free time in the afternoon.  Before going to my appointment I had decided
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Choose Your Own Quesadillas

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 8th, 2007| Main Dishes, Recipes
On a recent weeknight, the house was full of activity.  With a school concert to attend and a variety of palates to please, I was looking for a meal that could be individualized but would not create lots of dishes to clean.

Pondering the taste preferences of 2 children and 3
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Easy Fall Pork

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 27th, 2007| Main Dishes, Recipes
I had planned on going to dinner after a busy afternoon of homework and music lessons for kids. However, as I was getting ready for work that morning I decided that it would be far nicer to come home for a meal. Looking at the options in my freezer and