by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 2nd, 2010| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables, as I find it to be quite versatile. From breakfast dishes, such as zucchini bread, to side dishes, such as zucchini stuffed with spinach and cheese, to entrées, such as stirfry, it is a wonderful ingredient. Last year, I made Zucchini Cakes
by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 18th, 2010| Recipes, Side Dishes
Last week I wrote about my Beet & Orange Salad
, which I thought was quite delicious. However, I have to admit that I didn't always feel that way about beets. When I was a kid, I turned up my nose at the offer of any sort of cooked
by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 19th, 2010| Recipes, Side Dishes
When I began planning the menu for our delayed Chinese New Year dinner, I had certain dishes in mind. As we had ground pork in our freezer, I wanted to try making pork dumplings. With my husband and our 13 year old being big fans of fried rice, that
by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 17th, 2010| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
After a week and a half away from my kitchen, I was excited to spend some quality time cooking last night. Sadly, the reason for my kitchen absence was not a vacation to a tropical island nor a business trip in a fun city; a kitchen-based injury was the
by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 13th, 2010| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
For the second Tapas Night of 2010 I decided to give it a Greek theme. My original plan was to serve lamb sausage. However, when I checked the freezer I discovered that we had lamb sausage, but it was bulk sausage. A scoop of sausage just isn't as appealing as
by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 20th, 2009| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
After a weekend of travel and eating meals out, there is something nice about returning home and cooking in your own kitchen. Thankfully, this weekend of travel was filled with excellent meals, so the excitement to return to my kitchen was more about wanting to cook than needing decent food.
by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 29th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
A couple weekends ago, we had a simple version of Thanksgiving dinner. We didn't make stuffing or gravy, but we did roast a whole turkey. We also made homemade cranberry sauce, mulled cider, and two veggie dishes. With all four kids here for dinner, it was my hope that one
by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 20th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
As I mentioned recently, this time of year I stop by local orchards on a weekly basis. When I went to an orchard a couple weeks ago, I decided to check out their winter squash offerings. With cool weather making itself permanent, I have been craving squash. However, I tend
by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 5th, 2009| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes
I don't know if it is just my household, but we get into culinary trends. My husband tried braising meats late in the spring, and ever since then it has been his go-to dish. Not that I'm complaining. Braising produces such a wonderfully tender meat and makes the house smell
by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 22nd, 2009| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes
As this recipe contains only four ingredients (two, if you omit salt and pepper), I have to admit that I feel a little silly posting it. However, it rounded out our football Sunday munchies menu so perfectly, I felt obligated to share it with others.
I had found a recipe for
by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 15th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes
Although I tend to be a planner, sometimes spontaneity can be quite nice. Late Friday afternoon, we went to the grocery store with no plan for our dinner. The only plan we had was to peruse our options at the butcher and base our meal around our meat choice.