Archives for 2009

Tortilla Sundaes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 31st, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
We spent New Year's Eve the way we prefer- at home.  We decided to make a menu of Mexican foods, as my husband had received a quesadilla maker in a work gift exchange.  So, we began our evening with some fresh fruit, espinaca, guacamole, and chips and planned on making

Sugar Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 30th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
What would Christmas be without a batch of sugar cookies?  For me they are an important part of the holiday season.  I made numerous batches with my mom when I was a child and now make batches with my children.  I oversee a crew of four cookie makers, but luckily,

Spinach Squares

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 29th, 2009| Appetizers, Recipes
Today's recipe is savory instead of sweet.  However, when these spinach squares are served, they disappear as quickly as a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

I received this recipe from my mom, who was given it by her dear friend Jean.  Jean was quite the hostess who made wonderful

White Chocolate-Irish Cream Fudge

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 28th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
With the holiday season in full swing, it is the perfect time to make extra goodies. . .and give them to friends, teachers, etc.  Of course, I always leave some extras for the kids to enjoy but prefer to give my share to others.

I have made fudge as a gift

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 27th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
A trend has begun.  This is another simple, yet tasty, recipe.  Day 4's recipe has 50% more ingredients than Day 3.  However, if you remember Day 3's recipe, it only had 2 ingredients, so this one is fairly easy on the shopping list.

Although this recipe only has 3 ingredients, it

Happy Blackberries

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 26th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
The third day of Christmas treats is neither from my childhood nor a treat for children.  This is a simple, adults only recipe, which really is almost not a recipe at all.  However, it makes blackberries even more appealing than they already are, as I discovered at our Christmas dinner.



by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 25th, 2009| Breads, Desserts, Recipes

Stollen was a recipe from my Great Grandma Theiss.  However, my parents adapted the recipe a little.  Instead of using candied fruit, we replaced it with maraschino cherries.  The taste and texture of the cherries was much more appealing than the chewiness and odd taste of candied fruit.

As part of

Ten Days of Christmas Treats

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 24th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
With a multitude of schedules to juggle, our Christmas celebrations extend over ten days this year.  The celebrations began this morning with two of our children and a breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls.  Our celebrating won't end until our large family gathering on January 2nd.  So, as my family and

Introducing Think Tasty

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 15th, 2009| Tasty Thoughts
Since June 2007, Tasty Thoughts has been the home to recipes, restaurant reviews, and much more from the world of food.  It has gained a core group of regular readers and has allowed me to share my inner foodie.  However, I have heard from many people that having a ".info"
Turkey Marsala Soup

Turkey Marsala Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 10th, 2009| Recipes, Soups & Stews
As I mentioned previously, we celebrated Thanksgiving away from home this year.  While our Italian dinner of lasagna, spaghetti, and meatballs was enjoyed, we missed having a turkey dinner. We returned home just after midnight on Sunday, giving us a day to catch up before returning to our regular schedule

Review: Crystal Restaurant, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 3rd, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
We celebrated Thanksgiving in a different manner this year.  Renting a townhouse at the beach in Delaware, we were going to host dinner for our family and one set of grandparents.  As it was an eight-hour drive to our rental, we left grocery shopping until the day before Thanksgiving.  Fearing

Eggplant Salsa

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 1st, 2009| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
With my husband being a native of the Baltimore area, he is a fan of the Ravens.  However, living in New England, most of their games aren't broadcast. So, when Baltimore was scheduled for the Monday night game a few weeks ago, I decided to make our tapas night work