Archives for Spreads & Sauces


Lighter Blue Cheese Dip

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 4th, 2013| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
Last week I published my recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower Florets.  As I was working on the recipe for buffalo florets, I knew that there needed to be a blue cheese dip to accompany it.  Without the dipping sauce, it feels more like spicy cauliflower instead of buffalo cauliflower. 

Cherry Port Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 20th, 2012| Spreads & Sauces
When I eat poultry, I love having it with some sort of fruit sauce or chutney.  A slice of turkey and cranberry sauce with whole berries; duck with blueberry chutney; chicken with cherry port sauce.  I find the fruit sauces to be a delightful addition of flavor, moistness, and

TT Jr.’s Favorite Compound Butter

by TT Jr. July 11th, 2012| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
Every other week or so my family has an Italian dinner.  And every time we have it, I pig out!  Which for me is abut two bowls of pasta, but still I eat more than usual.  I adore pasta; it is probably my favorite Italian food.  The thing I

Vegtable Cream Cheese

by TT Jr. May 14th, 2012| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
I love bagels.  I just love them, specifically toasted.  And with cream cheese.  They are so delicious when they are still hot and the cream cheese starts to melt on them.  My favorite flavor is salt bagels, and they are delicious with plain cream cheese, but sometimes that gets

Peachy Cocktail Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 26th, 2012| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
In an attempt to broaden my 14 year old's seafood palate, I decided to cook tuna last week.  Unfortunately, the fish counter that I visited had none available, so I went with her current favorite fish, salmon, and jumbo shrimp.  Shrimp is a type of seafood that she doesn't

Pineapple Mango Salsa

by TT Jr. April 18th, 2012| Appetizers, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
Hey there! I am sure you guys are usually used to seeing TT's name in the author spot, but my mom has been very busy lately so we decided to split up the articles. . .and I should probably now introduce myself. I am TT Jr.  If you are

Balsamic Strawberries

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 11th, 2012| Appetizers, Desserts, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday
The other night was a cooking-free Tapas Monday.  On this occasion, the lack of cooking wasn't dictated by a busy schedule; rather, it was created due to a shopping trip my husband and I made over the weekend.  Spending some time at an Italian pasta and cheese shop, we

Feta Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 22nd, 2012| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday
As I was planning the menu for the most recent Tapas Monday, I asked my daughter what she would like.  The carb-loving girl that she is, she requested pasta.  I asked if she wanted it plain with grated parmesan.  She asked if I could make a parmesan sauce.  I

Maple Apple Mustard

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 15th, 2012| Spreads & Sauces
I know I've written about it many times, but I thoroughly adore Tapas Mondays.  Even though it means not eating dinner until after 9:00, it is such a wonderful way to start the workweek.  The kids are in bed, working on homework, or entertaining themselves on a different floor

Horseradish-free Cocktail Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 20th, 2012| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
For Valentine's Day, my husband and I enjoyed a candlelight dinner at home.  Our meal began with Wrapped & Stuffed Dates and shrimp cocktail.  When shopping for the meal, I had assumed that we had cocktail sauce at home.  As we all know well, one should never assume.

Cranberry-Pear Chutney

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 9th, 2012| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
Moving backward through our Christmas Eve dinner, we finally have arrived at the first course I made, the appetizer.  With five courses following this, I wanted it to be light.  The appetizer consisted of lavash crackers topped with goat cheese and cranberry-pear chutney.  The chutney has a hint of

Citrus Salt

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 3rd, 2012| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
Although most of the gifts that I give are store-bought, I do love making some of the presents I give.  Over the years these gifts have included numerous food and beverage items:  cookies, fudge, bread, infused vodka.  This year I decided to try my hand at something new: infused