Archives for October 2010

Scotty’s Brewhouse, Indiana

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 29th, 2010| Restaurant News
Earlier this month, Think Tasty readers had the opportunity to choose the best restaurant in the Great Lakes region.  With ten incredible  restaurants from which to choose, picking a favorite was not easy.  Until the last moment, readers added their votes and left comments raving about
Callaloo stuffed pork

Callaloo Stuffed Veal

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 27th, 2010| Main Dishes, Recipes
One of the most relaxing parts of the weekend for my husband and myself is to shop for interesting ingredients and cook.  With harvest in full swing in September and the beginning of October, we made numerous trips to local farms.  While visiting Lull Farm we discovered that they had

Figs and Roquefort

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 26th, 2010| Recipes, Simple Solutions
Last week my husband and I had the pleasure of vacationing in Paris.  Although the news reports from France focused on the strikes and protests, I am happy to report that we saw none of that.  What we experienced were five days of utter joy:  fabulous architecture, amazing pieces
Baby cattle

Normanton Farm- Part II

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 20th, 2010| Chef Interviews
Having met 32 cattle at Normanton Farm, it was time to continue my tour of the farm.  Walking down the fields toward the river, Steve (Normanton, owner of the farm) showed me where the cattle stay during a storm.  As opposed to many farms, the cattle live outdoors and
Bull Feeding Time

Normanton Farm- Part I

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 18th, 2010| Chef Interviews

I kind of met a member of Normanton Farm this past spring.  About 10:00 pm on a weekday night I was driving home from a dinner meeting.  As I rounded a corner on a main road in town, I was surprised to discover a cow in the middle of
Great Lakes Region restaurant

The Best Restaurant in the Great Lakes Region

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 15th, 2010| Restaurant News
After ten days of voting, the poll for the best restaurant in the Great Lakes Region closed this afternoon.  With many fabulous restaurants on the list, it wasn't an easy choice.  However, loyal patrons and Think Tasty readers voiced their opinions, and a winner has
French Onion Pork

French Onion Pork

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 13th, 2010| Main Dishes, Recipes
Sometimes the last minute idea for dinner ends up being a big hit.  Last night it certainly did.  When I shopped early in the week, I purchased boneless pork chops.  I didn't have a plan for them but figured something creative would come to mind.  As is typical of any
Santa Fe Quesadilla Maker

Santa Fe Quesadilla Maker

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 12th, 2010| Techniques, Tools, and Tips
Last December, my husband became the proud owner of the Santa Fe Quesadilla Maker via a "Secret Snowflake" gift exchange.  While it wasn't a surprise, as all participants had to register for gift ideas, it was a welcomed present.  My husband had chosen this item because our twelve year

Review: Pizzico Ristorante & Martini Bar, Nashua, NH

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 9th, 2010| Restaurant Reviews
Pizzico has been a favored restaurant for my husband and me.  Whether it's just the two of us on a Saturday afternoon, an early dinner with the family, or a Friday night out with friends, this restaurant meets the needs of all of those configurations.  A place such as
sweet and sour meatball

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 6th, 2010| Appetizers, Recipes
For me, meatballs are an obvious choice when entertaining.  First, most people tend to enjoy meatballs (at least in my circle of family and friends).  Second, they can be prepared in advance and kept warm in a crockpot.  Third, they need no garnish or accompaniments, just a fork and a
Great Lakes Region

Best Restaurant- Great Lakes Region

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 5th, 2010| Restaurant News
Moving north from the Southwest region, Think Tasty now heads to the Great Lakes region.  Covering Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, we will share our top ten picks from the many that were submitted.  For the next ten days, readers