Archives for June 2009


Any Day Pancakes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 30th, 2009| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
Although the most frequently requested breakfast in our house is a batch of scones, the schedule of my mornings doesn't allow for that on weekdays or busy weekends.  However, I always have time to make homemade pancakes.

This pancake recipe is so simple you never will need to buy boxed

Smoky Swiss Fondue

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 23rd, 2009| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
I have to admit I'm a little behind in posting this recipe.  Smoky & Swiss Fondue was my husband and my late night Monday dinner. . .last week.  However, it's been one of those weeks that seems extra long.  Let's just say that what was supposed to be two separate

Veggie Stirfry

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 19th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
When we had coconut shrimp for dinner the other night, the kids and I debated what we could serve with it.  Steamed broccoli or grilled squash didn't seem to make good pairings.  So, we decided to go with a stirfry.

I have learned that in order for a stirfry to sell

Uniquely Spiced Pork Chops

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 17th, 2009| Main Dishes, Recipes
Sometimes a weekend can provide a nice assortment of enjoyable moments.  Take this past Saturday for example.  With only one child at home in the morning, we started the day by getting a few small work projects done, while our daughter proudly made breakfast.  After retrieving our son from an

Mango Pineapple Salsa Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 15th, 2009| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
Our 11 year old daughter and my husband have been working together on a small container garden.  Most of the plants are herbs and have been growing slowly.  However, this weekend our daughter noticed that the cilantro was getting quite big and could be used for cooking.

This prompted the big

Coconut Shrimp

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 11th, 2009| Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes
When I was planning the week's menu, I asked the kids for some input.  Our 13 year old son requested shellfish for dinner one night.  However, he wasn't certain how he would want it prepared.  With a week of rain and cool temperatures forecast, I suggested soup.  That wasn't quite

Review: Washington Street Ale House, Wilmington, DE

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 8th, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
On a weekend trip to Delaware, we were seeking a restaurant near our hotel that would please adults and kids alike.  Thankfully, the concierge at our hotel recommended the Washington Street Ale House.

Entering the restaurant, we were greeted by the hostess and seated at one of the available tables

Lemon Vinaigrette

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 3rd, 2009| Recipes, Salads
As both my husband and I are foodies, our children are exposed to a variety of food experiences.  New recipes and ingredients are regular parts of our meals.  Interesting restaurants (meaning places that don't offer chicken tenders on its menu) are visited.  Television shows that have cooking, restaurant reviews, or

Goat Cheese and Nectarines

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 1st, 2009| Appetizers, Finally Friday, Recipes
Last Friday night was a typical weekend night for us.  Our 13 year old was headed to the movies with a friend, and our 11 year old had 2 friends over for dinner.  The three girls were thrilled with the idea of take-out pizza for dinner, although my husband and