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Edamame Avocado Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 24th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

Hearty enough to be an entrée; simple enough to be a side.




I've mentioned that I happily partake in vegetarian eating, although it's not a lifestyle to which I'm committed. I do love a tender filet mignon, good barbecue, and, of course, chicken on my caesar salad. However, I

Simple Watermelon Sorbet

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 19th, 2017| Desserts, Healthy Cooking, Recipes

The easiest, homemade dessert ever




So, there aren't supposed to be themes on Think Tasty anymore, but I can't help it if I've had a bit of a watermelon kick. With watermelon in the house to make the Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad, my daughter mentioned making

Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 17th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

A perfectly patriotic side salad




Sometimes the name of a recipe doesn't need to be catchy or cute; it just needs to describe what you're eating. Thus, today we have Watermelon Blueberry Feta Salad, which I should have published a few weeks ago. The problem is that I didn't

Broccoli Apple Bacon Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 10th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

If the broccoli & apple don't get you, I'm guessing the bacon will.


I feel fortunate to cook for people who aren't picky eaters, as it seems that many other people are. When I talk with friends and colleagues, discussing last night's dinner, I've had many say, "My family/husband/kids

Parmesan Polenta Croutons

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 29th, 2017| Garnishes, Recipes, Salads

Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside.


As I've mentioned, our new go-to restaurant for just the two of us is The Foundry. I've also mentioned that they have my all-time favorite croutons in a recent Finally Friday column. As a fan

Mango Salsa

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 28th, 2017| Recipes, Salads, Spreads & Sauces

It looks and tastes like a bite of summer.


This salsa is so eye-appealing that some people assumed it was a side salad. The person in particular was my daughter. I had made crunchy, baked haddock for fish tacos and served it with shredded beet salad

Shredded Beet Salad with Apples & Almonds

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 21st, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

The purple shade of this salad alone makes it worth trying!




I truly enjoy beets. In many different fashions. Pickled beets make a fine side dish on their own or as a topping to add a little zing to a salad. As for roasted beets, I have many, many

Mini Cannoli Cups

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 8th, 2017| Desserts, Recipes

Sometimes you just need a bite-sized bit of cannoli.


Cannolis are a perplexing dessert for me. I do like them, but whenever we are at a restaurant that serves them, more than likely there is another dessert that tempts me more. Perhaps it's a dish of salted

Sweet Potato Melts

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 7th, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

Basically it's an open-faced grilled cheese made healthy.


 I'm totally obsessed with gooey, melted cheese in almost any form. However, eating that daily would not be good for my health nor my wardrobe. So, I keep my consuming of grilled cheese and pizza to the weekend. To

Healthy Green Bean Bake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 1st, 2017| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian

All of the flavor of the original but not one bit of canned goods involved!


My kids have always been fans of the classic green bean bake. I have to admit that I also like it, but it always feels a lot less like eating a veggie

Individual Sweet Potato Casseroles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 31st, 2017| Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian

What's not to like about a dish that's topped with marshmallows?


Growing up sweet potatoes or yams topped with marshmallows never graced our table. We had the ever popular green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and homemade cranberry sauce among other sides but no veggies with marshmallows,

Cranberry Infused Ketchup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 25th, 2017| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday

Why can't ketchup be transformed into a Thanksgiving condiment?I like to share when I have culinary successes. I also feel that I need to share when I have culinary fails. The first version of this recipe was a flop. I originally wanted to make cranberry gravy to accompany