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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

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

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,

Fully Loaded Tater Tot Waffles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 10th, 2017| Appetizers, Recipes

If you're looking for a way to splurge, these waffles are a great way to do it!As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I keep running into tater tots in a number of the restaurants that I visit. They come in many different iterations- fancy versions with truffled

Baked Cauliflower Tots

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 28th, 2017| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
Tater tots. It is the childhood favorite side that seems to be appearing everywhere lately. That even includes Think Tasty, as you'll be seeing a new recipe that utilizes them in a recipe that will be shared in two weeks. But I digress. Tater tots may be a flavorful side

Fresh Fruit Salad Wrap

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 26th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Sandwiches
In the world of sandwiches, I consider myself to be the queen of wraps. I prefer almost all sandwiches (except for grilled cheese) to be served in some sort of wrap- lavash, flatbread, flax seed tortilla, or something similar. I've covered this numerous times, so I won't bore you with

Quick & Spicy Pineapple Jam

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 21st, 2017| Appetizers, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday
My mission to make spring arrive soon wasn't short-lived. After a winter that alternated between biting cold and oddly warmer temperatures, dry pavement and intense blizzards, I have been anxious for consistently nice weather to arrive. Perhaps if I stopped making hearty soups that simmered on the stove all day,

Southern Salad with Bourbon Vinaigrette

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 19th, 2017| Recipes, Salads, Tapas Monday
This is another one of those recipes where I wonder if my loose usage of terminology causes consternation for others. I'm calling this a southern salad. Why did I name it as such? Two of the main ingredients are peaches and pecans. As a person who has lived in New

Zucchini Ricotta “Meat”balls

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 14th, 2017| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian
So, if I made sausage meatballs as a treat for my husband, it should seem obvious that I made something veggie based as a treat for myself. Don't get me wrong, I found the Cheesy Sausage Balls to be quite tasty. But after eating 4 or 5 of

Cheesy Sausage Balls

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 12th, 2017| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
Sometimes I am so excited by a recipe because I know it will make someone else happy. This dish is one of those recipes. It's fairly simple. My husband loves sausage. My husband also loves meatballs. If I could make a sausage based meatball, I would have a doubly happy

Pretend Paté

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 7th, 2017| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian
Although I love cooking for others, I also enjoy cooking for myself. For example earlier this year my husband was away for a few days, leaving me a solo empty nester for a couple days. As part of the trip fell on a weekend day, not only would I be

Simple Sausage Rolls

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 5th, 2017| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
One of the best ways to my husband's heart is by making a recipe that incorporates bourbon. Or by baking a loaf of homemade bread. Or by serving cheese in a molten form. Or by creating a meat-based dish. Actually, I could keep going- many, many foods are the way