Archives for September 2017

More Fall Desserts for Weeknight Indulgence

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 29th, 2017| Friday Flashback

Tastes like it's indulgent; made as a healthy dish

You know my eating rule- desserts are for the weekend. However, that doesn't mean that I never have cravings on weekdays. I am human, but what I do have is willpower. So, just because I am thinking that some sweetness

The Side of Pizza You Never Knew – Top Most Interesting Facts

by Editorial Team September 27th, 2017| Cooking Basics
There’s no way to go around the fact that pizza is one of the most popular if not the most popular food in the entire world. The combination of being an extremely tasty food when prepared correctly (and even when not) and offering incredible variety has put pizza on the

Apple & Sage Bruschetta

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 25th, 2017| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

A sweet & savory fruit topping that tastes like fall.

Fall is in full swing, which means that the local orchards are overflowing with apples. There are so many varieties and so many ways to prepare them that fall becomes this apple-fest for me. I make the obvious dishes,

Time to Say Hello to Fall

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 22nd, 2017| Friday Flashback

Apples & cranberries- meant to be together

Today is officially the first day of fall, so even if the weather feels like summer, it might be time to accept that it's almost time to put the flip flops away. Of course, that also means it's time to get the

Banana Blueberry “Ice Cream”

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 20th, 2017| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

This really could be a breakfast dish.

Monday featured a dish that embraces fall. Today I have a dish that begs summer to stay for a few more days. I mean, you can eat ice cream all year long, but I primarily treat it as a summer food. Who

Keeping It Sweet All Week

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 15th, 2017| Friday Flashback

Sweetness doesn't get much easier than this.

Perhaps you saw Monday's recipe for Margarita Cake and thought it looked delicious, but it was too much work. Maybe when you saw Wednesday's Cream Cheese Frosting recipe, you thought, "Eh, not my thing." Now it's Friday, and you'd really like some

Tangy Cream Cheese Frosting

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 13th, 2017| Desserts, Recipes

Serve it atop a cake or a spoon; it's your choice!

As I worked on my recipe for Margarita Cake with a Kick, I wondered what sort of frosting should be paired with it. I debated some sort of coconut frosting but didn't want to lose

Margarita Cake with a Kick

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 11th, 2017| Desserts, Recipes

All it's missing is the salted rim.

This cake is not for those who approach tequila warily. There is a half cup of tequila involved in making the cake. Of course, the cake serves anywhere from eight to twelve people, depending on slice size, so at most your slice

What’s Better Than a Cookie?

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 8th, 2017| Friday Flashback

Who says stuffing has to be savory?

This week's recipes have focused on stuffed dishes: Italian peppers and portobello mushrooms. But appetizers aren't the only things that get to have stuffing. Sure, so do breakfast items, such as stuffed French toast, and main

Portobellos with Wine Poached Lobster

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 6th, 2017| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

This is what indulgence tastes like.

This delightful recipe was the appetizer in our 5-course anniversary dinner back in July. As beef was the entrée, I wanted a different protein to be part of the appetizer. What says special occasion better than lobster? I guess other types of shellfish

Linguisa & Mushroom Stuffed Peppers

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 4th, 2017| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

A few ingredients, lots of flavor.

When I was creating this recipe, I wanted the stuffed peppers to be part of an afternoon snack menu and, as such, wanted them not to be large, filling dishes. For that reason I chose cubanelles as the pepper for this recipe. They're

End of Summer Goodness

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 1st, 2017| Friday Flashback

The flavors of late summer in a bowl.

As I write this post, I'm thinking about the pile of bags and boxes that is growing under my stairs, as my daughter is packing to head to her sophomore year of college. Like many other parents, this time of year