Archives for August 2008

Manchego with Honey

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 28th, 2008| Appetizers, Recipes
I prefer to eat homemade foods.  If I am asked to bring cookies for a school party, I bake them.  If I am serving chili for dinner, I make it from scratch, not by opening a can.  With that being said, I am not opposed to simple dishes, where one

Cinnamon Biscuits

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 27th, 2008| Breads, Recipes
After taking a hike with two of our children yesterday, we decided to cook as a family last night. Having seen a show recently that featured chicken-friend steak, we were craving that as our main course. With the Southern theme beginning, we chose to accompany the steak with homemade onion

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

Fondue with an Italian Twist

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 13th, 2008| Appetizers, Recipes
If you read this blog frequently, you will know that Monday evenings are crazy in our house. This past Monday was even busier than usual, as our younger daughter had a doctor's appointment at 5:30 about an hour from home. Therefore, not only were the adults going to have a
Tom's Gourmet Marketplace

Restaurant Review: Tom’s Gourmet Marketplace, Northborough, MA

by TK August 13th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
On a recent Saturday night, my wife and I were invited to hear a friend perform at a place called Tom's Gourmet Marketplace in Northborough, Massacusetts. Our friend, Steve Centorino, is an acoustic guitarist and singer and has performed at a variety of places, but few of

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

Parmesan Crisps

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 7th, 2008| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes
In my last post, I described the Hawaiian-inspired dinner for two that I created.  As I was visualizing the two dishes (a pineapple and soy sauce marinated pork tenderloin and cinnamon-sugar grilled pineapple) and the accompanying drink (a coconut and pineapple combination), it seemed that the meal might be

Hawaiian Pork and Grilled Pineapple

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 6th, 2008| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
With a live animal show at our local library, the kids needed to have an early dinner last night.  However, with a work meeting scheduled for 6:30, the adults needed a late dinner.  So, in the interest of making dinners that pleased everyone, the kids had hot dogs while I

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