Archives for November 2011

Apple Skins

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 30th, 2011| Appetizers, Recipes
The season of eating has descended.  For us, it started on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, which is when we held our big family celebration.  We had a dinner filled with many of the usual dishes: roast turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and cranberry sauce.  After several days of using the

Introducing Ask the Chef

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 28th, 2011| Ask the Chef
I was reflecting on Think Tasty recently and realized that it has seen a great amount of change.  Starting as an outlet for my creativity under the name of Tasty Thoughts, it has since grown to be one of the top ten Wasabi Media Group properties, publishing several

Thanksgiving Hash

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 24th, 2011| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
For most Americans, today you aren't contemplating what to do with leftovers.  Rather you are busily preparing all of the ingredients for the fine meal that you will enjoy later today.  At my house, however, Thanksgiving has come and gone.  To simplify the logistics of assembling on the actual holiday,

Thanksgiving Desserts- Part 2

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 22nd, 2011| Desserts, Recipes
There are only two days until Thanksgiving, which means that many people have solidified their menus already.  Of course, with the shortened work week, you also may be sitting at your desk wondering how to while away the hours until the four (or five) day weekend begins.  So, with that

Thanksgiving Desserts- Part 1

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 21st, 2011| Desserts, Recipes
After eating a large and filling dinner, who has room for dessert?  On Thanksgiving, the answers seems to be, "Everyone!"

While the answer may be unanimous, the dessert of choice varies from person to person.  If you have a Thanksgiving similar to the ones I know, there are multiple dessert options

Thanksgiving Turkey

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 17th, 2011| Main Dishes, Recipes
Almost every Thanksgiving dinner centers around the turkey.  Sure, there are exceptions, such as our vegetarian daughter who will be enjoying a fine black bean cake instead, but the majority of homes prepare turkey as the highlight of the meal.  If you are one of the many who is preparing

Thanksgiving Veggies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 16th, 2011| Recipes, Side Dishes
Every family has their traditional side dishes.  As a child, my mom always made the classic green bake, complete with cream of mushroom soup and french fried onions.  It was guaranteed that you would find a baking dish of it somewhere amongst all the other dinner items.

While there is

Roasted Garbanzo Beans

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 15th, 2011| Appetizers, Recipes
Last Friday night was one of those rare instances where dinner is just one of the kids and me.  On this particular evening, it was our 15 year old son who was home with me.  After a busy day at the office for me and an afternoon of hanging out

Thanksgiving Stuffing- Part 2

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 11th, 2011| Recipes, Side Dishes
Earlier this week, I shared two different stuffing recipes: one that has a base of focaccia and one with a base of wild rice.  Unique and flavored with their own set of ingredients, they are sure to please.  Today, I have two more stuffing recipes, but these have

Sweet Potato Latkes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 9th, 2011| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
Spending four days last week without power was an interesting experience, but it wasn't as bad as it could have been.  Although we didn't have power or hot water, we had access to many conveniences.  We were able to cook on our stovetop, as we have a gas stove.  We

Thanksgiving Stuffing- Part 1

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 8th, 2011| Recipes, Side Dishes
As regular readers know, I am not a chef.  However, I have a great passion for working in the kitchen, trying new recipes, and playing with food.  Therefore, almost every recipe I post is one that I have created.  The other recipes that I post are classics from family

Charleston, Baltimore, MD

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 4th, 2011| Restaurant Reviews
During a summer trip to Baltimore, my husband and I spent one evening strolling the Inner Harbor.  With a simple plan of walking and occasionally stopping for a cocktail and a snack, we found many enjoyable restaurants.  Our last stop of the night was at Charleston.  Upon entering, the