Archives for January 2008

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You Decide How Hot Sausage Dip

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 21st, 2008| Appetizers, Recipes
Another weekend of football playoffs and our local team is still in the mix. Reading Tasty Thoughts for the last few weeks, you would think that I am a huge football fan, but that really isn't the draw for me. It is a combination of other elements that I enjoy:

Restaurant Review: Silver Spring Mining Company, Bel Air, MD

by TK January 18th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
Often on Tasty Thoughts we review and talk about "fine" dining -- fancy restaurants, exquisitely presented foods accompanied by quenching drinks. But we believe that food and eating is all about serving great tasting food in the right setting. On a trip down to Maryland, we experienced exactly that in the

Birthday Raspberry Coffee Cake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 17th, 2008| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
With busy schedules for everyone, it can be hard to get together after work to celebrate a birthday. Therefore, a plan was made to meet for breakfast before work. Living where we do, Mother Nature was not kind to our plans. Instead of going to breakfast, each of us was

Restaurant Review: Michael Timothy’s, Nashua, NH

by TK January 16th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
One of our usual haunts on our nights out without at least one of our four kids is Michael Timothy's Bistro in downtown Nashua. It is one of those restaurant and jazz bars that have become so popular in all corners of the country. But Michael Timothy's is a
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Pastry-wrapped Brie

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 13th, 2008| Appetizers, Recipes
Being January, football playoffs are in full swing.  Our local team has played well, so we have been anticipating this season.  Playoff games mean inviting friends to our home and making lots of tasty snacks.

Last night was our first playoff game.  To celebrate this exciting event we invited our dearest friends and planned the menu. 

Mom and Dad’s Carrot Cake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 8th, 2008| Desserts, Recipes
Last January my parents celebrated their 40th anniversary.  All 3 kids came home for the celebration.  Mom and Dad wanted a simple, enjoyable evening for everyone.  So, we headed to my parents' favorite restaurant for an early dinner.  To extend our evening, we returned to our parents' house for dessert and
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Just Put It Together Stew

by TK January 2nd, 2008| Recipes, Soups & Stews
The holidays have ended, and the real world has beckoned. This means getting dinners together for the family. Unfortunately, time is of a premium these days, so the planning, cooking, and shopping for meals are difficult.

In the midst of getting the car fixed and a trip to the bank, I