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Brunched Up Grapefruit

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 7th, 2019| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

It's as delicious as it is pretty






Brunched Up Grapefruit





  • 1 large red grapefruit
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 20 roasted & salted pistachios
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • honey


  1. Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil

  2. Slice grapefruit into ¼ to ½ inch slices,

Grapefruit and Mango Salad with Avocado Dressing

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 5th, 2019| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads
[caption id="attachment_164140" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ignoring winter with this flavorful salad[/caption]



Grapefruit and Mango Salad with Avocado Dressing





  • 1 head Boston lettuce
  • 1 large red grapefruit
  • 1/2 medium mango (peeled)
  • 1 avocado (peeled & pitted)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tb. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • salt & pepper


  1. Tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces and

  2. Cut

Bourbon Apples

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 28th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes, Side Dishes

Why not let your fruit & liquor mingle?






Bourbon Apples



Why not let your fruit & liquor mingle?



  • 2 apples
  • 1 Tb. butter
  • 3 tsp, sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tb. bourbon


  1. Cut apple into quarters, and remove core.

  2. Cut each quarter into 3 or

Bourbon & Brown Sugar Mixed Nuts

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 26th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes

Transform a bowl of mixed nuts from so-so to sweet & bourbon-y.




Bourbon & Brown Sugar Mixed Nuts



Transform a bowl of mixed nuts from so-so to sweet & bourbon-y



  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 2 cups pecans & walnuts
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 Tb. bourbon


  1. Line baking

Quick & Spicy Pickled Asparagus

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 21st, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes

A simple way to perk up winter produce




So, here I am in Arkansas, trying to use more local ingredients. Of course, it's only February, so it isn't exactly harvest. I had the good fortune of finding okra the other week. This

Quick Pickled Zucchini Spears

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 19th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes

Zucchini with a tangy bite




Ahh. . .summer produce. I definitely am missing it in February, even when I am working in Arkansas where the days are warmer. Sure, there's produce at the grocery store (no matter where I am), but it just isn't the same as freshly and

Roasted Okra with Dipping Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 14th, 2019| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes

Crispy okra + slightly spicy dip = MmmMmm




Two weeks into my stay in Hot Springs, I wanted to cook with ingredients that are local. Sadly, although the weather is nicer, it's not harvest time. However, I still wanted to work with an ingredient that's hard to find in

Green Bean Fries

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 12th, 2019| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes

My favorite sort of fries




I've been making these fries for quite some time, much to my own happiness. The rest of my family is less excited but are glad to nibble on them as well. While they may prefer "real" fries, if given the choice, these are my

Overnight Apple Oatmeal

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 7th, 2019| Breakfast Dishes, Healthy Cooking, Recipes

A healthy breakfast, ready in no time.




As I mentioned earlier this week, I am currently situated in Hot Springs, Arkansas. As most of my family and friends pondered, the question is why. The answer is fairly simple. Both my husband and I have the ability to work remotely;

Warm Butternut Apple Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 5th, 2019| Recipes, Salads

Fall flavors + pancetta = yum




Currently, I'm located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, working remotely through late February. I'll explain that more later this week, but for now I'll focus on the weather here. We had a "cold spell" here, also known as having a daytime high of mid

Plum & Prosciutto Bites

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 31st, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

A whole new spin on fruit appetizers




I'm fairly certain that if you offer to bring a fruit-based appetizer to a gathering, many people will accept the offer but prepare themselves to be disappointed. Personally, I love finding a fruit tray at a buffet, but I know many people

Plum & Taleggio Prosciutto Packets

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 29th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

A delightful trifecta of yumminess




In the spirit of full disclosure, this recipe is not from deep within the Think Tasty archives. In fact, it's not even six months old. However, it really is the perfect partner for this week's new recipe. Both recipes are comprised of prosciutto, plums,