Archives for Tapas Monday


Raspberry Bourbon Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 7th, 2016| Appetizers, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday
I was insistent that living in a hotel for a month would not mean that we would need to cancel Tapas Monday. Yes, there occasionally have been Mondays where life got in the way of our candlelight dinner for two, but hotel life wasn't going to be a barrier. For
beet tartare

Recipe: Beet Tartare

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 13th, 2016| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Tapas Monday
The new year is quite often a time for renewed efforts at exercising and better eating. After all of the excess of the holidays, many strive to start the year with a clean slate. In my household, my husband has made that resolution, which is one I am glad to
madrid stew tapas style

Recipe- Madrid Stew, Tapas Style

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 24th, 2015| Recipes, Tapas Monday
Our sister publication, Good Life Review, has focused on the destination of Madrid for the month of August. Here at Think Tasty, we've decided to provide our readers with our own spins on a classic dish from this city, the aptly named Madrid Stew. This author has
meatball stuffed peppers

Ridiculously Easy Stuffed Peppers

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 27th, 2015| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
Peppers have been on the editorial calendar for weeks, and for most of that time I have pondered how to make peppers into a star ingredient of a dish. It seems that most of the time I use peppers as an accent or condiment when cooking. I have made
spinach pinwheel

Recipe: Spinach Pinwheels

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 6th, 2015| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
We've had a couple rainy Sundays in a row. Father's Day we had rain until the mid-afternoon, which made for a good excuse to stay inside and relax. The next Sunday was even rainier, as it never let up for the entire day. Add to it that it was
strawberry feta pizza

Strawberry Feta Pizza

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 25th, 2015| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
When we chose strawberries as one of our theme ingredients I was determined not to use it only as a dessert. After last week's chicken salad recipe, I thought I might switch gears and utilize these berries as a sweet treat. However, as Tapas Monday drew near, I had

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus- 2 Ways

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 4th, 2015| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
I love asparagus. It's a vegetable I like to use in a variety of ways. Sometimes it is simply steamed until al dente and served as a salad topping. Other times it is grilled and served as a side dish with our dinner. On a fairly regular basis I
broccoli meatball

Broccoli “Meat”balls- an Oxymoron

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 19th, 2015| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian
As I started typing the title of this recipe, I realized it sounds kind of funny to call this appetizer a meatball.  You see, there is no meat in this recipe.  I would say that it is a vegetarian delight, but my rather carnivorous husband enjoyed this dish just
zucchini mozzarella cake

Zucchini & Fresh Mozzarella Cakes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 12th, 2015| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
After last week's recipe, this week's recipe seems like a health food.  Granted the ratio of mozzarella to zucchini is about 1:1, so it really isn't a low calorie, low fat appetizer. But when viewed in perspective of indulgent cheesy bread with its entire stick of butter

Total Indulgence- Cheesy Pull Apart Bread

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 5th, 2015| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
If it hasn't been transparent in my years of writing for Think Tasty, I eat in a healthy manner. I do enjoy unhealthy food, but I try to limit it to weekends and Tapas Mondays. Of course, if you asked my husband, he would tell you that my unhealthy
egg custard

Korean Egg Custard- A Different Kind of Side

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 3rd, 2014| Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
When you make shrimp pancakes as an entrée, what do you serve as a side dish? If it is Tapas Monday, you serve egg custard and cucumber salad.  The pancakes were the center of the meal, the most filling part around which I built the rest of
shrimp pancakes

Shrimp Pancakes- Definitely a Dinner Dish

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 27th, 2014| Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tapas Monday
Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast dishes. Whether it's making them at home on a weekend morning or finding them with some interesting filling at a restaurant, I sure do enjoy them.  However, almost every pancake that I have made has tilted toward the sweet.  Zucchini