Archives for September 2009

Cranberry Balsamic Vinagrette

Cranberry Balsamic Dressing

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 29th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads
I love to use a sprinkling of vinegar as dressing quite often.  We usually have an assortment of vinegars: champagne, cider, orange muscat, red wine, balsamic.  Using only vinegar on a salad produces a light topping with a bit of a bite.

Last week I decided to make salad a main
Creamy Tomato Soup

Creamy Tomato Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 24th, 2009| Recipes, Soups & Stews
Fall has arrived, and the temperatures have begun their march down the thermometer.  While I love the warm fall days, cool nights, and colors of fall, I dread the end of freshly harvested produce.  With that thought in mind I walked to the neighboring farm last week.  With a table
tomato & cheese

Broiled Tomatoes & Cheese

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 22nd, 2009| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes
As this recipe contains only four ingredients (two, if you omit salt and pepper), I have to admit that I feel a little silly posting it.  However, it rounded out our football Sunday munchies menu so perfectly, I felt obligated to share it with others.

I had found a recipe for
Veggie Delight

Cheese & Veggie Thin Crust Delight

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 14th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
With my husband traveling on business last week, all of the parenting responsibilities were mine, which meant a lot of time was spent driving children to their activities.  So, in the interest of my sanity, I decided to take a shortcut or two in my cooking.

One night we had homemade
Parmesan Haddock

Parmesan Haddock

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 9th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes
Last week when I asked our eleven year old daughter what she wanted for dinner, she requested haddock and green beans.  For some kids that might mean fish sticks and canned veggies but not our daughter.  Nope, she wants fish from the seafood counter that we bread lightly and fresh
apple & cheese melt

Apple & Cheddar Melt

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 7th, 2009| Recipes, Sandwiches
The kids have returned to school, and summer is nearing its end, which means that apple season has arrived in New England.  Although apples are readily available all year long, none are as tasty as an apple that is eaten the same day that it is picked.

Of course, we eat

Review: 1789 Restaurant, Washington, DC

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 1st, 2009| Restaurant Reviews
An evening of travel without children means it is the perfect time for a culinary adventure.  For my husband and me that usually means an evening of strolling to a few different restaurants and enjoying a different appetizer or small dish at each.  However, during our quick trip to Washington,