Archives for November 2018

Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 29th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Handheld dessert happiness for all!

Living in New Hampshire, I've seen whoopie pies for ages. However, I've never made them. A good friend gave me a recipe for classic whoopie pies years ago, but the recipe made me wrinkle my nose. The main ingredient of the filling was vegetable

Beet Cake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 27th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Keep an open mind, and you'll be delightfully surprised.

Ah, yes, this recipe comes from the small category of feed the kids via slight of hand. See, as a parent, I always believed in letting the kids know what they were being served with the condition that they only

New & Improved Creamy Carrot Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 22nd, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Vegetarian

Who knew carrot soup could be so luxurious?

I am very much a fan of shortcuts when necessary or practical. I keep store-bought pickled beets in the fridge for afternoon snacks and don't feel badly that I haven't made them. I use packaged puff pastry to save time when

Turkey Isn’t Just for the Holidays

by Editorial Team November 22nd, 2018| Cooking Basics
We are now in the midst of the holiday season. For dinner and party planning, we often think about what roast we want to serve or how big of a turkey we need. Once the holiday season ends we still may think about serving a roast at Sunday dinner, but

Homemade Meals Made Easy

by Editorial Team November 22nd, 2018| Cooking Basics
A typical day: Get up, shower, get dressed, grab a quick bite. Get the kids up, dressed, fed, and on the school bus. Go to work, get some coffee (Now!!), work, work, eat lunch, work, work. Leave work, pick up the kids. Go to soccer practice and dance lessons. Arrive

The Food and Drink Pairings That Will Take Your Dinner Party to the Next Level

by Editorial Team November 21st, 2018| Cooking Basics
Do you want every dinner party that you host to be as amazing as it can be? You want your guests to really enjoy themselves and, above all else, you want them to like the culinary masterclass that you serve up. If you want this to truly be the case

“Cream” of Broccoli Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 20th, 2018| Recipes, Soups & Stews

Creamy flavors without creamy calories

This recipe was created as winter was drawing to a close, but New Hampshire was still cold. Now winter is on the horizon, and again New Hampshire is cold. As I look out my windows, it's gray and rainy with the temperatures hovering a

How to Eat Yummy and Still Lose Weight: Tasty Foods That Work

by Editorial Team November 17th, 2018| Cooking Basics
It's okay to make life a little tastier and still lose inches. Check out this guide on how to lose weight and still eat yummy foods.

When the mercury starts to drop and the snow starts to fly, do you tend to crave comfort food? It's understandable -- in fact, having

The Equipment You Must Have for Your New Restaurant

by Editorial Team November 16th, 2018| Cooking Basics
Having the right equipment is essential for the success of any business. However, choosing the right equipment can be harder than you think. Some of the biggest items are obvious but many of the smaller items are often overlooked. Unfortunately these items are the ones that can make a big

Savory Parmesan Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 15th, 2018| Breads, Recipes

Move over breadsticks, savory biscotti are here.

You know how we put things into categories and then can't think of them in any other way? I previously had done this with baked sweet potatoes. They were for lunch or dinner. Sure, you could have sweet potato in your hash

11 Steps for Remodeling Your Kitchen

by Editorial Team November 13th, 2018| Cooking Basics
The kitchen is the beating heart of the home, and it will need to be a space where you can cook with confidence if you are to serve up tasty recipes each day. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not have a kitchen which allows them to cook to their best abilities

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 13th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Biscotti with a nice holiday flair

This was the second type of biscotti I ever made, and I made them somewhere between November and December. The cranberries give it that holiday look and taste, at least in my opinion. More than that they're a nice treat option, as they