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Savory Scones

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 29th, 2018| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

Who says that scones need to be sweet?




Most of the time when I make scones they are of a sweet nature. Whether they be filled with some sort of chocolate or fruit or topped with a maple or cinnamon glaze, they are a sugary breakfast  or brunch item.

Cinnamon Cereal Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 24th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Instead of a bowlful of cereal, why not have a cookie-ful?


I enjoy most food documentaries. When I discovered that there was a new season of Chef's Table, I eagerly watched the first episode. I was delighted to see that Christina Tosi was the subject of this show. Although

Soft Sugar Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 22nd, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Cookies + frosting = happiness




When sugar cookies come to mind, they typically are the crunchy sort that you shape with cookies cutters, right? However, once you make these soft sugar cookies, you may move your cookie cutters to deep storage and think only of these. What can I

Coconut Crusted Sweet Potato Fries

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 15th, 2018| Recipes, Side Dishes

Apparently sweet potato and coconut were meant to be together.




When I plan each week's schedule I create a new recipe and then find an archived recipe with a similar theme. This week the new recipe is Coconut White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies. As I searched my files for

Honey Dijon Brussels Sprouts with Capers

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 10th, 2018| Recipes, Side Dishes

Salty with a hint of sweet, it borders on perfection.




How do I love brussels sprouts? Let me count the ways. I love them shaved and turned into a salad. I love them sautéed with a sprinkling of lemon or garlic. I love them roasted and topped with balsamic

Citrus Brussels Sprout Slaw

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 8th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

Who knew that oranges could be such a good part of slaw?




Just two weeks ago I was writing about ch-alad, my original creation of a combined chili salad, which was perfect for the chilly yet warm days of spring. And now here we are in May, and the

Pickled Kale Spears

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 3rd, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes

Totally transform the way you think about kale stems.


I'm guessing that most of you, myself included, remove the thicker stems from kale and either throw them in the trash or compost. I mean, they're these woody, dense pieces of the kale plant. In fact, that's why for a

Kale & Quinoa Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 1st, 2018| Recipes, Salads

All sorts of yumminess in one dish.




One of the things that I like about this salad is its flexibility in serving temperature. Make it early in the day and let it hang out in the fridge until dinner, and it's delicious as a chilled salad. Make it when

Kale & Black Bean Ch-alad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 26th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

Hearty. Flavorful. Vegetarian.


What's a girl to do when her husband is on the road for the week and she's at home? Cook dishes that he wouldn't enjoy! That was the exact basis for this dish's creation. Being a solo diner for the week, I knew I wanted to

Mexican Black Bean Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 24th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

An easy side dish to accompany tacos.




As I reread the intro to this recipe, I laughed to myself that my go-to when my husband travels is to cook with legumes. The theme of cooking with legumes and for myself seems to be omnipresent. I've always loved time in

Brandied Dates

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 19th, 2018| Appetizers, Desserts, Recipes

Mmm. Dried fruit and liquor pair quite nicely.




It's kind of funny that as I'm writing these date columns I'm watching the snow fall outside my window. Because as you'll see in a few sentences, when I wrote this recipe originally it was February and snowy. However, I am

Spiced Date Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 17th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

It's basically a very crunchy hermit.


This recipe was made with one specific person in my- my mom. I knew that I'd be headed to Florida to visit her this spring and wanted to bring a treat just for her. Although I'd be flying and would arrive in a