Archives for July 2007

Big Jake’s Lettuce Wraps

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 28th, 2007| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Sandwiches
With July coming to an end, it's the perfect time to spend a day at the beach. Have the kids put on their swimsuits, grab any toys they want, pack some snacks, and we're off for a day of fun. The day is enjoyed by all. The kids get to

TK’s Chesapeake Cole Slaw

by TK July 20th, 2007| Recipes, Salads
Coleslaw is one of those crazy dishes that has about a thousand different variations. Some people make it with mayo. Some with vinegar. Sometimes it is sweet. Sometimes it is sour.

My coleslaw is more of a combination recipe, and it has the bite of Chesapeake flavoring (like you are eating

Ladies’ Lemonade

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 20th, 2007| Drinks, Recipes
The girls' sleepover was a huge success the other night.  My friend arrived at 6:00, and we enjoyed a yummy dinner of salad on my deck.  It could have been a very leisurely dinner, except that a downpour arrived at the end of the meal, quickening our return to the

Espinaca Dip

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 18th, 2007| Appetizers, Recipes
Being a semi-single girl (being that the boyfriend is otherwise busy), it seemed like a good night to invite my best friend over for food, chatting, and movies.   I wanted to make a munchy that would stay warm through an evening of conversation, be easy to prepare whenever we decided

OXO Good Grips Click & Seal Travel Mug

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 16th, 2007| Techniques, Tools, and Tips
I am a low-dose coffee addict. I don't need to have an i.v. of coffee, but I definitely need my morning cup of coffee. I prefer to sip slowly on my hot beverage during the start of my workday. This leads to the problem of finding the

Herb of the Month: Mint

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 15th, 2007| Recipes, Salads
In the midst of summer, it seems that most of us are busy trying to keep cool. Whether it be by consuming many ice cold beverages, finding a shady spot in the yard to lounge, or staying inside an air conditioned home, we have the same goal. We want to

Mom’s Wonderful Waffles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 11th, 2007| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

Recently, I reviewed my Toastmaster Belgian Waffle Maker.  I received a comment to that posting requesting my waffle recipe.  Here is the recipe that I have used for countless morning meals.

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Toastmaker Belgian Waffle Maker

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 9th, 2007| Techniques, Tools, and Tips
A year or two ago, my two children, who were 7 and 9 at the time, slept over a friend's house. For breakfast the next morning they were offered waffles. They thought it was a great idea until the waffles were taken out of a box in

Summer Salad with Strawberries

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 4th, 2007| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads
The end of June is a great time to pick strawberries in New England.  These berries are ripe and prevalent at this time of year.  On a recent weekend morning, my children and I went to a local pick your own farm and in less than 30 minutes had harvested five pounds
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DeLonghi Espresso Maker

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 1st, 2007| Techniques, Tools, and Tips
 It seems that wherever you go today you can find espresso-based drinks. What used to be found at only upscale bakeries and Italian restaurants, can now be found at gas stations and convenience stores. With such a surge in popularity, it makes sense that there are now many