Archives for November 2016

Loaded Sweet Potatoes- Hotel Style

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 30th, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

As I mentioned in Monday's post, I'm currently living in a hotel. It's a nice hotel with a decent gym, reasonable breakfast options, and indoor pool and jacuuzi- so no complaints about the hotel. But I don't have a


Tips for Cooking without a Kitchen

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 28th, 2016| Cooking Basics
Sometimes things in life align just perfectly. For example, the day after we brought our daughter to college and officially became empty nesters, a week's worth of travel for work fell into our laps. Having a week on the road, avoiding the quietness of our home, was truly welcomed.

And sometimes
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Now What? Leftover Turkey

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 25th, 2016| Main Dishes, Recipes, Sandwiches, Soups & Stews
When Thanksgiving is done, you may have a lot of leftovers and not that many people in your house. In my experience, it's the turkey that lingers. Somehow the side dishes and desserts disappear, but I have lots of turkey in my refrigerator waiting to be consumed. Sure, last night

Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 21st, 2016| Cooking Basics
It's three days until Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean that you need to feel stressed. There are many ways to make this an enjoyable holiday for yourself and your guests. Although we've turned this into a food-focused holiday, more than likely your guests are looking forward to the time spent
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Italian Restaurants in Sydney You Should Not Miss

by Editorial Team November 17th, 2016| Tasty Thoughts
Have you ever had a food trip in Sydney? It is one of the best places to experience different kinds of cuisine prepared authentically or made with a contemporary twist. But one of the best things that you can ever get to try are the Italian restaurants in Sydney.

Healthy Eating & the Holidays

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 14th, 2016| Cooking Basics
I'll start this article with a disclaimer- I am not a nutritionist, dietician, or any other certified health professional. I simply speak from personal experience and knowledge gained.

With that aside, let's delve into the topic at hand. Next week marks the start of the holiday season with the arrival of

Butternut Squash Chili

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 11th, 2016| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Vegetarian
I will admit it takes a special palate and an open mind to consider this recipe. In fact, when I named this recipe I considered calling it Vegetarian Chili. I probably could have convinced more people to continue reading if I hadn't mentioned that butternut squash has a prominent role

Cooking Spaghetti Squash

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 7th, 2016| Cooking Basics
I didn't really start cooking with spaghetti squash until a few years ago. I'm not sure why it took me so long to start using it as an ingredient. For me it has been an excellent replacement for pasta that both my husband and me enjoy. Oh well, better late

DIY Squash Bar

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 4th, 2016| Techniques, Tools, and Tips
As I thought about this post, I debated as to how I should categorize it. Is it really a recipe? Is it more of a food tip? Possible even a cooking basic? Thinking about it, I guess I'll best describe it as a tip, especially one for people trying to

Sweet & Spicy Yogurt Dip

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 2nd, 2016| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
My obsession with winter squash continues this week, although there aren't any true squash recipes being published this week. Between my personal blog post on Monday and the article that will be published on Friday, it's more of a squash-focused week.

Today I need to share the recipe for the topping