Archives for April 2009


Review: Cheeseburger in Paradise, Newark, DE

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 28th, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
Spending time with family in the mid-Atlantic area this week, we've done lots of driving and have been eating on different schedules.  With a 6:00 Little League game to watch on Monday, we weren't ready to eat on the drive there.  Instead we decided to enjoy the warm late April

Review: Super Duper Weenie, Fairfield, CT

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 22nd, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
A few of you may be reading this article and wondering what, exactly, was I doing at a hot dog stand.  Did I go to this venue with children or at the pleading request of my husband?  The answer to both of those questions is no.  Having remembered seeing this

Spinach Alfredo

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 20th, 2009| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
Last week, my son requested pasta with spinach sauce.  I hadn't made it for him in a few years and wasn't sure if I still had the recipe.  I decided that I would create my own recipe that was creamier than what I used to make.

To make this a multi-faceted

Pork Pinwheels

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 15th, 2009| Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes
As mentioned in the previous post, Saturday was an afternoon of grocery shopping and cooking for my husband and me.  While I worked on the Pineapple-Mango Chutney, he was busy creating a pork dish.

Keeping with our plan for finger foods to be eaten at an indoor picnic, we decided

Pineapple-Mango Chutney

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 13th, 2009| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes

Saturday was an enjoyable day.  My husband and I spent the afternoon shopping at our new favorite grocery store and then came home and cooked.  We made an assortment of finger foods that we could eat as a late night, indoor picnic.

With our grocery store having excellent butcher and cheese

Review: Maddie’s Bagel & Eatery, Salem, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 9th, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
What's nicer than a lazy Saturday morning followed by an afternoon of shopping?  One, getting to spend that sort of day with my husband (who is a very good shopper).  Two, having an excellent breakfast made for you by someone else.  Lucky me, I had a Saturday with all of

Hot & Sour Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 6th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews
Winter is fading in New England, but the days still can be cold, so my season of soup making is not done yet. However, as soup season has been in place for several months, I was ready to try something new last week.

My husband suggested making a soup with an

Cheese & Crackers

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 2nd, 2009| Appetizers, Recipes
This past Saturday, my husband and I decided to head to Salem, NH, to do some shopping.  Heading out later in the morning, we planned to try a restaurant new to us for breakfast before heading to the mall.  (The review of this great eatery will be posted in the