Archives for September 2011

Cream & Berry Tarts

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 29th, 2011| Desserts, Recipes
A few weeks ago, I was asked if I would like to try some Walkers Shortbread Cookies.  To be honest, shortbread isn't one of my favorite cookies; usually, I find them to be bland.  However, I thought they might make a good ingredient in a recipe, so I accepted

Stuffed Mushrooms

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 26th, 2011| Appetizers, Recipes, Vegetarian
A recent Sunday was filled with a nice combination of events:  a few hours of work in the morning, a few hours of back to shopping, a little bit of cooking, and finally, hanging out with the family while eating and watching the Patriots game.  Although it may not have

Food Localmotion Green Pizza and Beer Local Foods Dinner

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 23rd, 2011| Restaurant News
With today marking the start of fall, it seemed the appropriate time to start a new series.  This series will features chefs and restaurants who are hosting Fall Harvest dinners that utilize locally sourced produce, meats, cheeses, and more.  The series will highlight many delicious events from California to

Sorella, New York, NY

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 21st, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
In August, my husband and I were able to plan a business/pleasure trip to NYC.  After two days of meetings, we had a day and a half to enjoy the sights and tastes of Manhattan.  We spent our last evening there roaming the Lower East Side, a section which

Stuffed Tomatoes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 19th, 2011| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
Canning and freezing season is in full swing at our house.  A few weeks ago, we spent the weekend making one batch of canned tomatoes and creating all sorts of peach items: peach and tomato salsa, peach jam, pickled peaches, peach-infused vinegar, peach-infused vodka, and peach bread.  Our basement shelves

Pravda, New York, NY

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 15th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
As noted on their website, "Pravda is an underground caviar bar."  In addition, this Russian-themed bar also has a wide variety of Russian foods and an enormous vodka list.  While a bar might seem to make a better review for our beverage publication, Parched No More, with me

Macerated Fruit

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 8th, 2011| Recipes, Simple Solutions
Technically, I am calling this a recipe, but I know there isn't much involved in the recipe.  It simply is a matter of combining two (or maybe three) ingredients to produce a final product.  However, I think that macerated fruit could be considered a recipe in that the final

Chef Katy Clark

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 7th, 2011| Chef Interviews
In our last Food Network Star interview, we learned more about Juba Kali.  This week we are pleased to share our interview with Katy Clark, a competitor who is the owner of a food and fitness company, Fit Chef Katy.  She amazed us with her cooking skills, but unfortunately