Archives for October 2008

Caramelized Onions

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 29th, 2008| Recipes, Side Dishes
As a child, I would have picked onions out of many dishes.  I wouldn't have wanted them on a salad, in a sandwich, probably not in a soup either.  However, with age I developed a more adventurous palate.  In fact, I still am opening my mind to new foods, but

Michele’s Ultimate Turkey Sandwich

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 28th, 2008| Recipes, Sandwiches
After a very big dinner at an Italian restaurant on Saturday, neither of us were hungry for breakfast the next morning.  However, as the morning passed, our appetites awakened.  Being a Sunday with not much on our schedule, we decided to do a little grocery shopping in the morning and

Need a Spoon Apple Salsa

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 22nd, 2008| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes
It's fall in New England, so what are you going to do on a blustery weekend afternoon besides go apple picking?  That is exactly what my husband and I did this past Saturday with two of our children.  The apple picking was a little confusing, as the orchard we chose

Breakfasts in Hawaii

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 21st, 2008| Restaurant Reviews

During our honeymoon,

Dinners in Hana – Part II

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 17th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
After our excellent dinner at the chef's tasting, we decided that even though our restaurant choices were limited, we were certain to have great dinners.  Thankfully, we were correct.

While typically I would detail the meals that we ate when dining at a restaurant, I decided to describe Ka'uiki differently.  The

Dinners in Hana – Part I

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 16th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
Reading our Maui tour guide, I began to realize how remote of a location Hana was.  Reviewing the dining in Hana, our guide listed three restaurants.  And, to add to the lack of choices, they strongly advised skipping one of the restaurants.  Having experienced mediocre dining in Lahaina, I was

Dinners in Lahaina

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 15th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
Let me start this post by confessing that my husband and I are foodies.  However, we also are willing to pay more to receive great food.  So, when we dine at a restaurant, we are looking for flavorful food that is presented well.  Sadly, during our stay on the west

Review: Longboards, Ka’anapali, HI

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 14th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews

On a Thursday in Hawaii, we decided to start our night a little later and began our walk down the beach path around 7. We had seen a restaurant named Longboards that looked quite appealing the previous day, as it had outdoor seating with beach chairs in the sand

Review: Gaylord’s at Kilohana, Lihue, HI

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 7th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews

While staying on

Review: Keoki’s Paradise, Poipu Beach, HI

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 1st, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
Traveling to Kauai for the first half of our honeymoon, we have enjoyed many meals of fine dining.  Every day has begun with an incredible buffet at the Grand Hyatt, so we have not needed lunch after such an indulgence.  However, today we drove to Waimea Canyon and hiked about