Archives for October 2018

Nectarine & Strawberry Salad with Mint

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 30th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

Bright, fresh, and slightly sweet!

While we're a few weeks into my theme of fall foods, this recipe may seem odd. However, once in a while it is nice to mix things up; pretend that it isn't as chilly as the thermometer says. Food is one of the

Sweet & Salty Puppy Chow

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 25th, 2018| Desserts, Party Snacks, Recipes

Peanut butter and chocolate, allow me to introduce you to pretzels

You know those recipes that you've had for a long time that you just make on autopilot? Puppy Chow is one of them for me. Combine all of the coating ingredients, mix with cereal squares, and sprinkle

Puppy Chow Snack Mix

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 23rd, 2018| Desserts, Party Snacks, Recipes

Don't be fooled by its name; it's delicious!

I don't want to date myself, but I first had puppy chow, *gasp*, just shy of twenty-five years ago when I was a first year teacher. You'll read more about that in the story below. Moving forward to now ith kids

The Most Popular Cuisines in the United States

by Editorial Team October 19th, 2018| Cooking Basics
French pastries, Swiss chocolate, and Chinese fried rice all sound too delicious to be true. There are many food fanatics across the US who are willing to jump on a plane to try the exotic cuisines from around the world. In recent years, this has begun changing due to the

Pumpkin Pie Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 18th, 2018| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

As tasty as pumpkin pie but also acceptable as breakfast

Did I mention that I love cooking and baking with pumpkin? If you were unaware of this fact, you have been notified. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin parfaits, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin soup- I could continue, but I think you get the

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 16th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

The ultimate fall comfort food

We're deep into fall, which means it's time to embrace autumnal ingredients. I've shared sweet potato and apple recipes, and now it's time to highlight pumpkin. I love pumpkin-based dishes, both sweet and savory.

When I created this recipe, I wanted a bread pudding made

What’s in a Sensible Diet or Eating Plan?

by Editorial Team October 13th, 2018| Cooking Basics
Having something sensible to eat for dinner has always been a challenge. You just never really are sure about what is healthy and what is not. The advice from early scientific findings led to national recommendations about the levels of carbohydrates, saturated fats and other aspects of our daily

Everything You Need to Know About Eating Organic Food

by Editorial Team October 12th, 2018| Cooking Basics
The idea of eating organic food has become more talked about over the past couple of years, and for goodreason why. The biggest reason is the various health benefits that it holds for people, in addition to the fact that it helps the

Apple Parfait- A Healthy Apple Dessert

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 11th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

A moderately healthy dessert that lets the apples shine

Continuing with my sad theme of no new recipes this week, I have another apple recipe from the archives. This is newer than Tuesday's Caramelized Apples but comes from the same category of "What do I do with all

Caramelized Apples

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 9th, 2018| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes

Simple & sweet- what more could you want?

In a typical workweek, I leave a few blocks each week for recipe testing. While it's work, it's one of my favorite jobs. Unfortunately, my work/life schedule has been out of whack for a few weeks. Due to work and family

5 Organic Health Food Benefits You Absolutely Want to Know About

by Editorial Team October 8th, 2018| Cooking Basics
Have you recently been noticing more of organic food lining the shelves of your local grocery store?
Have your friends been talking about organic food health benefits?
Have you noticed the seeming explosion in the trend of buying more organic food?
If you’ve been wondering if this is a new food fad that

3 Ways You Can Have Your Kosher Steak

by Editorial Team October 8th, 2018| Cooking Basics

Kosher food follows a strict set of dietary laws that have been in place for centuries. They outline everything from sourcing and butchering to preparing meat and seafood. These rules are not only in place for Jewish food. Since it is a way of life, as seen in the emphasis