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Apple Cake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 14th, 2017| Desserts, Recipes
Last weekend I had some free time and two hungry teens at home.  With schedules, like most families, that involve busy days and nights, it's not often that we make time for an indulgent evening of dinner and dessert.  However, last Sunday was quieter than usual, which prompted me
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Flavors of Fall Brussels Sprout Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 9th, 2017| Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian
I really enjoy brussels sprouts, as do my husband and children. There are a fairly regular side dish in our menu. Whether they're simply sauteed with some lemon zest or balsamic vinegar, they are a veggie we all enjoy. However, sometimes I like to take this vegetable and transform it
brussel sprouts

Recipe: Balsamic & Bacon Brussels Sprouts

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 7th, 2017| Recipes, Side Dishes
The buzz may be that Thanksgiving is all about the turkey, but for me (and I think lots of other people) it's really all about the side dishes. Yes, I do enjoy a slice or two of white meat and gravy, but it's the side dishes that I dream
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Brûléed Butternut Squash- Guaranteed to Please

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 2nd, 2017| Recipes, Side Dishes
Two weeks ago I wrote about the easiest way to cook butternut squash.  If I only needed to serve myself, I would make squash this way and top it with the smallest amount of brown sugar and cinnamon. However, I usually have at least two other diners.  One of
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Acorn Squash Stuffed with Lentils

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 31st, 2017| Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

In Monday's winter squash soup article I referenced the fact that I enjoy eating vegetarian dishes. So, when I was presented a weeknight on my own and an acorn squash in my pantry, it should have been obvious that I'd be crafting a meatless meal. Although

autumn inspired salad

Recipe: Autumn-Inspired Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 26th, 2017| Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads
When I first had children, I imagined all of the Halloween treats that I could make. Pumpkin-shaped cookies, Halloween-themed cakes, and other treats came to my mind. Sure, I made a few of these for school parties, but then I realized that there already was an abundance of treats
pumpkin spice walnuts

Recipe: Pumpkin Spiced Walnuts

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 24th, 2017| Appetizers, Garnishes, Recipes
It's October, and the entire world is obsessed with pumpkin spice. Or at least so it seems. I happen to not be one of those people. I don't want pumpkin spice coffee or cereal. Sure, I like pumpkin bread and pancakes, but I'm open-minded. I'll eat them year 'round,
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Shredded Butternut Squash Cakes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 19th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
I have been making zucchini cakes as an appetizer or lunch dish for ages. When they are in season, they're one of my favorite things to make on a work from home day. Yet, for some reason, it never occurred to me to make these cakes with winter
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Buffalo Cauliflower Florets

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 17th, 2017| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
The other weekend ended with the same feeling for both my husband and me; we were full from a weekend of eating.  The odd thing about it was that we hadn't eaten a lot.  There were no extravagant desserts or over-sized meal.  We ate a little less healthily over
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Incredibly Cheesy Bread

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 12th, 2017| Appetizers, Breads, Recipes
For Sunday football watching this week, we decided on meatballs as one of the snacks.  I had thought that the meatballs would be the feature of this column, as I added pepperoni to the mixture.  Unfortunately the pepperoni was lost, and they tasted pretty much like basic beef-based meatballs. 
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
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Zucchini Bread Pancakes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 5th, 2017| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
If we have a Sunday morning in which the teens are at home and there's no need to rush out the door, I enjoy making a hearty breakfast.  Quite often I will solicit a request from the teens or my husband, making the decision of what to make so