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Fried (Leftover) Rice

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 2nd, 2019| Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes




Fried (Leftover) Rice



A quick & healthy version of the takeout staple



  • olive oil
  • 1/4 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn (defrosted)
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas (defrosted)
  • 1/3 cup cooked pork (diced)
  • 1-1/2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder


  1. Heat a small amount of olive oil in

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

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

Caramelized Apples

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 9th, 2018| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes

Simple & sweet- what more could you want?




In a typical workweek, I leave a few blocks each week for recipe testing. While it's work, it's one of my favorite jobs. Unfortunately, my work/life schedule has been out of whack for a few weeks. Due to work and family

Thyme & Brown Sugar Apples

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 4th, 2018| Recipes, Side Dishes

An elegant alternative to applesauce




It's October, and the apples are simply amazing in New Hampshire. Sure, you can find apples in the produce department all year long, but there's a huge difference between apples that were picked however long ago and shipped from wherever and apples that are

Homemade Applesauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 2nd, 2018| Recipes, Side Dishes

No need for store-bought when homemade is so simple.




I haven't made homemade applesauce in a while. I attribute that to the fact that I am cooking only for two and also that we haven't been apple picking in a couple years, so there isn't an abundance of apples

Roasted Beets

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 14th, 2018| Recipes, Side Dishes

An important & easy how-to for beets


As I reread this article, I considered how much more prevalent beets are in my life. It's a fairly regular occasion that I roast beets for use in some dish on our menu. I also almost always have a jar of pickled

Pickled Peaches

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 17th, 2018| Recipes, Side Dishes

A bright, refreshing way to serve peaches




When summer arrives, so does a great amount of fruit. Our minds often turn to transforming the fruit into a dessert, be it a pie, ice cream, crisp, or some other sweet treat. While I like some sweetness, I also like some

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