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Bourbon Apples

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 28th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes, Side Dishes

Why not let your fruit & liquor mingle?






Bourbon Apples



Why not let your fruit & liquor mingle?



  • 2 apples
  • 1 Tb. butter
  • 3 tsp, sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tb. bourbon


  1. Cut apple into quarters, and remove core.

  2. Cut each quarter into 3 or

Bourbon & Brown Sugar Mixed Nuts

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 26th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes

Transform a bowl of mixed nuts from so-so to sweet & bourbon-y.




Bourbon & Brown Sugar Mixed Nuts



Transform a bowl of mixed nuts from so-so to sweet & bourbon-y



  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 2 cups pecans & walnuts
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 Tb. bourbon


  1. Line baking

Quick & Spicy Pickled Asparagus

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 21st, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes

A simple way to perk up winter produce´╗┐




So, here I am in Arkansas, trying to use more local ingredients. Of course, it's only February, so it isn't exactly harvest. I had the good fortune of finding okra the other week. This

Quick Pickled Zucchini Spears

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 19th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes

Zucchini with a tangy bite




Ahh. . .summer produce. I definitely am missing it in February, even when I am working in Arkansas where the days are warmer. Sure, there's produce at the grocery store (no matter where I am), but it just isn't the same as freshly and

Roasted Okra with Dipping Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 14th, 2019| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes

Crispy okra + slightly spicy dip = MmmMmm




Two weeks into my stay in Hot Springs, I wanted to cook with ingredients that are local. Sadly, although the weather is nicer, it's not harvest time. However, I still wanted to work with an ingredient that's hard to find in

Green Bean Fries

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 12th, 2019| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes

My favorite sort of fries




I've been making these fries for quite some time, much to my own happiness. The rest of my family is less excited but are glad to nibble on them as well. While they may prefer "real" fries, if given the choice, these are my

Overnight Apple Oatmeal

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 7th, 2019| Breakfast Dishes, Healthy Cooking, Recipes

A healthy breakfast, ready in no time.




As I mentioned earlier this week, I am currently situated in Hot Springs, Arkansas. As most of my family and friends pondered, the question is why. The answer is fairly simple. Both my husband and I have the ability to work remotely;

Warm Butternut Apple Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 5th, 2019| Recipes, Salads

Fall flavors + pancetta = yum




Currently, I'm located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, working remotely through late February. I'll explain that more later this week, but for now I'll focus on the weather here. We had a "cold spell" here, also known as having a daytime high of mid