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Review: Pasquale’s Ristorante, Candia, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 16th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
When one thinks of excellent Italian restaurants in America, typically urban locations come to mind.  However, some of the best Italian food I ever have eaten was served at Pasquale's Ristorante, located in the rural town of Candia, New Hampshire. 

Last Friday, my husband and I joined another

Review: The Georgia House, Laurel, Delaware

by TK September 10th, 2008| Tasty Thoughts
Scattered throughout the United States are local restaurants that take a different tact on their menu. One of the great things for me is going to these local haunts and trying things that you don’t normally find on every menu. One such place that I went to recently

Review: Unwine’d, Bedford, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 9th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
My best friend and I made plans to go to dinner as a mini-celebration.  Not wanting to be rushed during our evening, we wanted a restaurant that would allow for that.  Having been to Unwine'd many times, I knew that they would allow us to dine at our own leisurely

Teavana – A Place for the Senses

by TK September 3rd, 2008| Tasty Thoughts
My beautiful bride and I were celebrating our first weekend without kids in almost three months by taking Saturday and doing some leisurely shopping.  We strolled around looking for a new fireplace, some clothes, and other odds and ends, but what we had not anticipated buying was a new way

Review: The Lobster Boat, West Yarmouth, MA

by TK September 2nd, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
Growing up in Maryland, I spent a great deal of time on the Eastern Shore.  And when I think of my time at the beach areas of Ocean City, Rehobeth, or Bethany Beach, the one thing that comes to mind is the assortment of seafood houses.  These are restaurants that

Review: Marion’s Pie Shop, Chatham, MA

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 26th, 2008| Desserts

We decided to end our summer with a weeklong trip to Cape Cod with our family of 6 and my brother's family of 4. Although we stayed in a 4 bedroom house with a regular-sized kitchen, I found it difficult to cook without my own tools. So, while on

Review: Emeril’s – New Orleans, LA

by TK August 12th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
My wife and I are Food Network junkies. It is by far the most watched channel on our television and on nights where we deem the food TV offering to be inadequate (i.e. any night that Ace of Cakes is on), we don’t watch TV. So, on our recent “mini

Restaurant Review: Petunia’s Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

by TK August 5th, 2008| Tasty Thoughts
Everything has a history in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Every building has been around since the 1800’s, and the narrow streets that now teem with tourists allow you to be transported back to the antebellum port city. Today most of the buildings are home to restaurants, hotels, bars, and art

Kitchen Gadget Review: OXO Olive & Cherry Pitter

by TK July 17th, 2008| Techniques, Tools, and Tips
My family loves olives. Well... at least I love olives. But I only like good olives, especially Kalamata olives. But the one thing that is always a turnoff is the whole spitting out of the pits. There really is no nice way to handle this

Review: The Big One

by Louise July 15th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

Ice cream truly is a favorite, especially for New Englanders. I've heard we consume more ice cream per capita than any other part of the country. It's really hard to say which ice cream is the best. What's better, Massachusetts

Review: Mike’s Pastry – Boston, MA

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 3rd, 2008| Desserts
While walking the Freedom Trail with my fiance, we stopped to have lunch at Florentine Cafe. Having eaten pasta and some bread, dessert did not seem a likely option. However, as we were walking through the North End of Boston, we noticed the sign for Mike's Pastry

Review: Florentine Cafe – Boston, MA

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 3rd, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
After walking the Freedom Trail from the Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument, my fiance and I had developed huge appetites. Having passed through the North End of Boston on this walking tour, we decided we would stop for lunch in a restaurant there on our return.