Archives for Recipes

Mom’s Barbecue

by TK October 16th, 2007| Main Dishes, Recipes
The fact is that my mom was never a great cook. Growing up we ate a lot of takeout food and a lot of things that came from a box. As a kid you don't really care about such things, takeout food and things from a box are some of

Honey Cornbread

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 15th, 2007| Breads, Recipes
On chilly days I love to make bread to go with my meal.  If I have a whole day to spend at home I prefer to make a yeast bread.  To me the process and smell of bread-making is both warm and comforting in this sort of weather.  However, last

Crazy Hawaiian Pizza

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 10th, 2007| Main Dishes, Recipes
On a recent trip to our favorite grocery store, my dinner companion and I decided to check out all the varities of chicken sausage. We noticed an odd flavor sausage: mango chicken sausage. As we were commenting on its uniqueness, a clerk at the store mentioned that it made

Little Jake’s Chocolate Chip Scones

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 23rd, 2007| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

Scones have been a favorite breakfast treat of mine for quite some time.  They are easy to make and are perfect for both a leisurely morning or a quick start to the day.  Additionally, once I have made the base for the scone, I can divide the dough, making chocolate chip
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Doris’s Mexican Mix

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 15th, 2007| Main Dishes, Recipes
We all have long-time friends. People we've known for a decade or two with whom you can share almost anything. I am fortunate enough not only to have friends like that but also to work with one of them. We get the benefit of seeing each other during our workdays

Lunchbox Pasta Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 7th, 2007| Recipes, Salads
School is back in session, which means that it is time to think of lunches that are healthy and that the kids like.  The kids aren't so excited about peanut butter sandwiches, and even daily sandwiches made with lunchmeat tend to get boring.  So, I try to vary the lunches

Italian Sausage Melt

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 2nd, 2007| Recipes, Sandwiches
Being without children the other day, we were able to browse while grocery and baby shopping. As we walked leisurely through our favorite small and funky grocery store, we were able to find new products that we had not tried before.

When we arrived at the condiment aisle, we discovered

Happy Toasted Marshmallow Day!

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 30th, 2007| Desserts, Recipes
My best friend, in an attempt to keep me up to date with current events, sent an email to me a few weeks ago. In this email she let me know that today, August 30th, is Toasted Marshmallow Day. To me, it seems like the perfect day for this holiday.

Best Breakfast Wrap

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 27th, 2007| Breakfast Dishes, Healthy Cooking, Recipes
With the week of vacation ending, a healthy diet is required.   Too many mornings of full breakfasts and too many nights of large dinners have encouraged me to return to my usual healthy eating.

Never having been a person who is able to skip meals, I always eat breakfast.  Sometimes it

Asian Chicken Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 24th, 2007| Recipes, Salads
My family and I have spent the past week on vacation in the Mid-Atlantic states. We have been to the beach several times and enjoyed the usual beach fare: french fries, ice cream, Italian ice water, caramel corn. Travelling by car with four children, there also have been numerous stops

Sam’s Chocolate Fondue

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 23rd, 2007| Desserts, Recipes
Fondue is one of my favorite dishes to make.  Of course, if I make a cheese fondue, it's not very popular with the kids.  That is saved for a grown-ups only night.  A bottle of wine, a plate of veggies and bread, there's not much more that we need.

When it's

Mary Kate’s Breadsticks

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 10th, 2007| Appetizers, Recipes
Recently, there was a merging of two families, expanding my household from two to four children.  At the initial meeting of the four children, I decided a little cooking might be a good ice breaker for the girls.  Plus, a fun snack in the middle of the afternoon would work