Archives for February 2009


Pork & Tofu Stirfry

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 26th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
The diverse range of foods that our children like and dislike amazes me.  There are some foods that typically aren't kid favorites, that some of our kids like, such as sushi, crab, and brussel sprouts.  Then there are foods that many kids like that aren't enjoyed by all of ours,

Garlic and Thyme Infused Parnsips

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 25th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
We were forecast to have rain and snow this past Sunday.  So, after spending all day Saturday shopping, my husband and I were looking forward to a quiet day on Sunday.  As we had this whole weekend without any of our brood at home, we had only our dining pleasures

Review: Janie’s Uncommon Cafe, Londonderry, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 23rd, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
On a Saturday morning with no children at home, my husband and I decided to go out for breakfast before engaging in a day of shopping.  Leaving our house around 9:30, we were pretty hungry, so we wanted to eat before we started any of our errands.  This made choosing


by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 17th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Soups & Stews
This weekend we had a request for homemade chicken noodle soup.  While it holds little appeal for myself or  my husband, it is a favorite for three of our four children.  As we hadn't made this simple soup in quite a while, I didn't feel the need to have the

Chicken Florentine

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 16th, 2009| Main Dishes, Recipes
On a recent Saturday, the kids were tired from a late Friday night.  So, rather than eating dinner together, we made an early kid dinner and put them to bed a little before 8.  After they went to bed, we had a nice quiet, candlelit dinner for two.

As chicken and

Mexican Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 11th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Soups & Stews
With soup typically served once a week during the cool months, it is easy to become bored with this dish.  However, to reduce repetition, a different family member gets to choose the soup each week.  With several different taste preferences, this helps to encourage creativity and new flavors.

This week, our

Review: The Cheesecake Factory, Baltimore, MD

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 10th, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
Ending a weekend in the mid-Atlantic area, my husband and I traveled to the Inner Harbor of Baltimore.  With a couple hours until our flights at BWI, we decided to get some lunch and tour the harbor.

After walking the harbor and enjoying the unseasonably warm February air, we decided to

Lazy Day Cinnamon Rolls

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 5th, 2009| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
Last weekend, we had a quiet Sunday morning.  Although we were having a few friends over for the Super Bowl later in the afternoon, we had nothing scheduled until then.  We had done all of the necessary shopping on Saturday and the prep work for the party didn't need to

Taste of Hawaii Chicken Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 3rd, 2009| Recipes, Salads, Sandwiches
Winter continues in New Hampshire.   As I write this post, I am watching both snowflakes and temperature drop.  With multiple snowstorms and ice storms already occurring, winter feels long this year.

I know, I live in New Hampshire; we are supposed to have cold temperatures and snow-covered yards.  If I were