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veggie topped spaghetti squash

Veggie Topped Spaghetti Squash

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 10th, 2017| Main Dishes, Recipes
I love the fall.  Sure, I miss being able to wear flip flops, but I love the slight chill in the air, the colorful leaves on the trees, the scarves and sweaters that I can wear.  I also love the assortment of produce available in the fall.  As much

Sweet Potato Melts

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 7th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

Basically it's an open-faced grilled cheese made healthy.


 I'm totally obsessed with gooey, melted cheese in almost any form. However, eating that daily would not be good for my health nor my wardrobe. So, I keep my consuming of grilled cheese and pizza to the weekend. To

Veal Involtini with Brandy Cream Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 29th, 2017| Main Dishes, Recipes, Tapas Monday
Veal is an ingredient that I have come to appreciate over the past decade or so. Previous to that, it had been a food that I avoided both on menus and in cooking. However, after enjoying a few bites off my husband's plate at a restaurant at some point in

Classic Meatballs

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 8th, 2017| Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes
I've written about a variety of meatballs on Think Tasty, but I've never written about the basic meatball that I serve with zoodles or in subs. It's about time I did so.

Meatballs are something that I used to make based off of a recipe every time I made them. There
twice baked butternut squash

Twice Baked Butternut Squash

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 25th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian
I have written about winter squash numerous times, and I hope that the possibilities are limitless. I do adore the squash for its flavor and adaptability. Plus, it's still full of flavor in the middle of winter, unlike many other pieces of produce.

On its own butternut squash doesn't always feel
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Crockpot Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 11th, 2017| Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian
This recipe was a fine hybrid of my cooking. Within this dish I was able to combine the usage of a crockpot with carb replacement. Over the past year I have been using several different vegetables in lieu of pasta. I have tried and enjoyed zucchini in place of spaghetti
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Crockpot Southwest Chicken

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 4th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tapas Monday
Our first Monday in our new home was a bit busier than usual. I was wearing the dual hats of my work life, as always. Added to that I was still settling myself into our home. With our daughter just home from college, I wanted to be available to help
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Loaded Sweet Potatoes- Hotel Style

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 30th, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
As I mentioned in Monday's post, I'm currently living in a hotel. It's a nice hotel with a decent gym, reasonable breakfast options, and indoor pool and jacuuzi- so no complaints about the hotel. But I don't have a kitchen. I do have a fairly large refrigerator, considering
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Now What? Leftover Turkey

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 25th, 2016| Main Dishes, Recipes, Sandwiches, Soups & Stews
When Thanksgiving is done, you may have a lot of leftovers and not that many people in your house. In my experience, it's the turkey that lingers. Somehow the side dishes and desserts disappear, but I have lots of turkey in my refrigerator waiting to be consumed. Sure, last night
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Butternut Squash Chili

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 11th, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Vegetarian
I will admit it takes a special palate and an open mind to consider this recipe. In fact, when I named this recipe I considered calling it Vegetarian Chili. I probably could have convinced more people to continue reading if I hadn't mentioned that butternut squash has a prominent role
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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Recipe: Chilled, Stuffed Tomatoes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 24th, 2016| Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian
As I pondered what new vegetarian dish I wanted to create, we were immersed in a heatwave that had lasted over a week. Although our house is air conditioned, I didn't want any dish that would require the use of the oven. This decision initially seemed like it might inhibit