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Mexican Black Bean Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 24th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

An easy side dish to accompany tacos.




As I reread the intro to this recipe, I laughed to myself that my go-to when my husband travels is to cook with legumes. The theme of cooking with legumes and for myself seems to be omnipresent. I've always loved time in

Wrapped & Stuffed Dates

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 29th, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes

They may not be pretty, but they sure are delicious!




Don't judge a book by its cover. It's true of these dates also. They look less than appealing. I completely agree and understand. BUT their flavor? It's out of this world. Take a sweet and tender date. Stuff it

Aunt Sue’s Pumpkin Bread

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 8th, 2018| Breads, Recipes

Forget pumpkin spice; you need homemade pumpkin bread!




I know it's March, so pumpkin spice mania is practically nonexistent. However, I wrote about banana bread on Tuesday, so this recipe flashback seems timely. For many reasons. First, this is a recipe from my aunt's baking repertoire, which goes

Carrot Cupcakes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 1st, 2018| Desserts

Basically, it's carrot cake on the go.




When I wrote this carrot cupcake recipe, I was surprised that it had been four and a half years since I shared my original carrot cake recipe. As I type this, it's been five and a half since I originally posted the

Pumpkin Loaf

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 26th, 2017| Breads, Recipes
Last Thursday I shared my family's recipe for Almond Cookies.  As I was considering what family recipe I should share next, I decided it would be more interesting to share recipes from other members of the Wasabi Media family.  Today, I am  pleased to share a recipe from an

Bourbon Sauce #2

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 21st, 2017| Desserts, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
On Monday, I shared my ridiculously easy recipe for Eggnog Ice Cream.  While the ice cream is delicious in its own right, a simple ice cream such as this really begs for toppings.  Of course, my kids would prefer to top their ice cream with hot fudge, but that

Eggnog Ice Cream

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 19th, 2017| Desserts, Recipes
On Christmas Eve, we celebrate with a six-course meal.  I know, that does sound like a lot of food.  However, the original plan my husband had suggested was a ten-course meal.  After a little discussion, it was determined that six was far better than ten.  With the meal eaten over
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Recipe: Double Apple Crisp

by Jane Wangersky September 2nd, 2016| Desserts, Recipes
It’s another one of those years when our Gravenstein apple tree is bearing more fruit than we know what to do with. A couple of years ago, I noted that Luther Burbank once wrote: “It has often been said that if the Gravenstein could be had throughout the year,
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Recipe: Rice with Summer Vegetables

by Jane Wangersky August 26th, 2016| Recipes, Vegetarian
Some vegetables just taste like summer -- red onions, fresh tomatoes, zucchini, radishes -- especially if they’re raw or barely cooked. Even so, it can be hard to eat enough of them. There’s just something about a whole zucchini, or even a radish, that makes it seem like too much
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Recipe: Tomato Sauce with Fennel and Zucchini

by Jane Wangersky August 19th, 2016| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
I don’t usually serve vegetables on the side when I make pasta with tomato sauce -- I like to say the sauce is the vegetable dish. It not only makes for a healthier, more interesting sauce, it saves on dishwashing. And, though it takes less than half an hour to
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Recipe: Spicy Mushrooms

by Jane Wangersky August 12th, 2016| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
I’ve always thought of mushrooms as something you put into or on top of other foods to make them more special -- not as a food that could stand on their own. But with the vegetable people suddenly sending me literal pounds of them every week, it was time to
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Recipe: Spicy Cucumber Salad

by Jane Wangersky August 4th, 2016| Recipes, Salads
Cucumbers are ripening on farms and in gardens all over the continent right now. They’re one of those mild vegetables often served along with spicier stuff to balance it out. This time, I decided, I was going to team them up with lots of spicy stuff, plus one or two
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