Archives for October 2009

Pomme en Papilotte

Pommes en Papillote

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 30th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
Sometimes a Sunday just begs for lots of home cooking and meals that aren't served at their typical weekday times.  This past Sunday was one of those days.

We started our laid back Sunday with a late breakfast of homemade waffles for the kids and egg white wraps for the adults. 
Garlic Parmesan Butternut Squash

Garlic & Parmesan Squash

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 29th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
A couple weekends ago, we had a simple version of Thanksgiving dinner.  We didn't make stuffing or gravy, but we did roast a whole turkey.  We also made homemade cranberry sauce, mulled cider, and two veggie dishes.  With all four kids here for dinner, it was my hope that one
Black Bean Cakes

Black Bean Cakes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 27th, 2009| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
Working on dinner ideas for last week, I knew there were a few nights that my husband would be away on business.  Although he is one of the most open-minded eaters I know, he doesn't eat legumes.  So, when he is away, a side dish of green beans or a
Sunshine Squash

Sunshine Squash with Sage & Cider

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 20th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
As I mentioned recently, this time of year I stop by local orchards on a weekly basis.  When I went to an orchard a couple weeks ago, I decided to check out their winter squash offerings.  With cool weather making itself permanent, I have been craving squash.  However, I tend
Apple Bread Pudding

Freshly Picked Apple Bread Pudding

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 16th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
While apples are available all year at the grocery store, there is nothing like freshly picked apples in the fall.  Living where we do, it is a 10-minute drive to a handful of orchards.  Conveniently, our 11 year old daughter takes gymnastics lessons at a studio near these orchards.  With
Butternut Bisque with Andouille

Butternut Bisque with Andouille Sausage

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 14th, 2009| Recipes, Soups & Stews
With the chilliness of fall upon us, dinner thoughts have changed from light dinners of salad to warm meals, such as soup.  Last Friday was one of those chilly, gray days, the sort of day where you wish you didn't have to leave the house.  Of course, that wouldn't be

True Nut Company

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 12th, 2009| Tasty Thoughts
I learned about this interesting nut company thanks to one of my writers, John, who attended the Wicked Wine & Brew Fest.  Based in Keene, New Hampshire, True Nut Company combines creativity, support for community service organizations, and cooking.

With the help of my video editor, Greg Cote, I
Tropical Wrap

Tropical Wrap

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 7th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Sandwiches
As I mentioned recently, braised meats tend to be a fairly common dinner item in our house as of late.  However, that doesn't mean that there are leftovers, which is unfortunate.  I thoroughly enjoy having wraps for lunch and find that leftover braised chicken or beef makes a great starting
coconut chicken

Pulled Coconut Chicken

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 1st, 2009| Main Dishes, Recipes
When my mom was here visiting last month, we had a get together at my little brother's house.  With a group of sixteen for an early dinner, we wanted something that would please kids and adults with minimal clean-up.  For our contribution, my husband and I brought the ingredients for