Archives for May 2017

Individual Sweet Potato Casseroles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 31st, 2017| Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian

What's not to like about a dish that's topped with marshmallows?

Growing up sweet potatoes or yams topped with marshmallows never graced our table. We had the ever popular green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and homemade cranberry sauce among other sides but no veggies with marshmallows,

Tapas for Thanksgiving

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 29th, 2017| Tasty Thoughts
As we begin week two of Thanksgiving in May, I'm continuing with my theme of tapas-style dishes. Not only are they easily prepared and require less cleanup, they also form a terrific Tapas Monday menu. Typically, Thanksgiving and tapas don't coexist, as roasting a 15 or 20 pound turkey doesn't

Finally Friday- May 26th

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 26th, 2017| Finally Friday
As I was riding in the elevator to our place yesterday, a neighbor asked what plans I had for the long weekend. I said almost none, which prompted him to make a sad face. I know it's the start of summer and we do actually have some plans, but it

Cranberry Infused Ketchup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 25th, 2017| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday

Why can't ketchup be transformed into a Thanksgiving condiment?I like to share when I have culinary successes. I also feel that I need to share when I have culinary fails. The first version of this recipe was a flop. I originally wanted to make cranberry gravy to accompany

The Final Touch – Wedding Candy Buffet

by Editorial Team May 24th, 2017| Cooking Basics
We all want our wedding to be breathtakingly beautiful and tastefully unique. A lovely wedding candy buffet is both of those things. There are many ways to create a candy buffet that complements your style. So, how do we begin? We will show you.


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Thanksgiving Meatballs 2.0

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 24th, 2017| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

Get all the flavor of Thanksgiving turkey in a compact dish.

Looking through the Think Tasty archives, I stumbled upon a recipe for Thanksgiving Meatballs that I had created four years ago. The recipe was fine, but I was pretty sure I could get some

Thanksgiving in May

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 22nd, 2017| Tasty Thoughts
I know I'm not the only one. I'm sure there are others like me who absolutely enjoy Thanksgiving dinner but make it only once a year. Part of it is all the work it requires. Another part of it is the amount of food it involves. An additional part is

Finally Friday- May 19th

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 19th, 2017| Finally Friday
After the amazing weekend we had in Chicago, this week felt a bit like a blur. Being gone for four days and fitting quite a few adventures into that timeframe brought me (and my stomach) back to the shocking normalcy of home. Now it's Friday again, and I'm getting ready

Cinnamon Sugar Bread Pudding

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 17th, 2017| Desserts, Recipes

This is the dessert for when you want to indulge fully.

Ok, so I've shared my thoughts on how dessert doesn't have to be indulgent. Now, let me talk about how dessert can be a splurge that is worth every, single calorie. I know that everyone has their own

Does Dessert Have to Be Indulgent?

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 15th, 2017| Tasty Thoughts
As we embark on week two of indulgent vs healthy recipes, it's appropriate that this week I am featuring desserts. Most of the time when I think of dessert it is something of a splurge. Perhaps it's a piece of carrot cake with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting.

Finally Friday- May 12th

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 12th, 2017| Finally Friday
Believe it or not, it's Friday again! And this Friday I'm even happier than usual that it's Friday. You may ask why. The reason for this happiness is that I am in Chicago for the weekend with great company. My husband, daughter, and I flew here from New Hampshire yesterday,

Oven Broiled “Fried” Pickles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 11th, 2017| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes

This recipe validates that healthy snacks still are delicious snacks.

I am not a huge fan of fried food. Everyone else in my family is. Many a family dinner at a restaurant includes starting with a fried appetizer that delights them. I have no problem with that,