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Mexican Zucchini- A Zippy & Simple Recipe

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 22nd, 2018| Recipes, Side Dishes


Apparently I have a liking for zucchini recipes. Over the past ten or so years I've created about twenty zucchini recipes. Looking through the assortment, I thought this was the best to pair with Tuesday's new zucchini recipe, as it has the common thread of simplicity. When it's been a

Roasted Zucchini with Feta

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 20th, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday

Sometimes simple is the best preparation.




One of the beautiful things about being a fan of cooking is that most of the time I enjoy menu planning. Sure, I have the occasional day where I really don't want to think about what dinner will be, but usually I'm pretty

French Onion Mushrooms

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 15th, 2018| Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

Fork and knife are required for this stuffed mushroom.




On Tuesday I shared my new recipe for a one-bite stuffed mushroom that works well at cocktail parties. Today I'm moving to the polar opposite with a mushroom that is more of a meal. This recipe is perfect for

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 13th, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

A bite-sized appetizer, perfect for cocktail parties!


I recently hosted a cocktail party for a group of colleagues. Being the empty nesting, "in the city" member of the board, I wanted to have a gathering that aligned with that thinking. Rather than having any sit-down food, I planned a

Recipe: Lemon & Blueberry Biscotti with White Chocolate Glaze

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 8th, 2018| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

Sweet, tart, & crunchy, you'll want to eat more than one!




Since I've made many different types of biscotti, it was a no-brainer what category this week's republished recipe would be. The hard part was deciding which one. Because Tuesday's biscotti recipe included cherries, I decided to go

5 Great Ways to Enjoy Nuts Every Day

by Editorial Team February 7th, 2018| Cooking Basics
While they are popularly known for being calorie-dense food items, nuts are also valued the world over for their awesome nutritional content. If you are crazy about nuts, you’d be delighted to know they are also a rich source unsaturated fats, which are known for being the “healthy” type of

Chocolate Covered Cherry Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 6th, 2018| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

A candy-themed biscotti that's totally acceptable as breakfast.


What I love most about the biscotti I make is that they have such a lengthy shelf life. Want to ship baked goods to family or friends? These biscotti will be fine, even if it takes a week to get there.

Carrot Cupcakes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 1st, 2018| Desserts

Basically, it's carrot cake on the go.




When I wrote this carrot cupcake recipe, I was surprised that it had been four and a half years since I shared my original carrot cake recipe. As I type this, it's been five and a half since I originally posted the

Butternut Squash Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 30th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Only one word needed- Yum!


For someone who doesn't eat a lot of dessert, I sure do adore cake in many forms. It's a really tough tossup between carrot cake and traditional wedding cake, as to which is my favorite. Carrot cake has the wonderful flavors of carrot and

Chocolate Bottom Macaroons

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 25th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Sweet coconut and chocolate- what's not to like?




With Tuesday's publication of a macaron recipe, today is a fitting day to republish my macaroon recipe. With only one letter difference, these two cookies are often confused. They do start with a similar egg white base, but from there

Raspberry Buttercream Macarons

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 23rd, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

So light and tasty, you'll want to eat them by the dozen!


I know, macarons have been all the rage for a few years, and here I am posting my first macaron recipe. Call me behind the times if you'd like. I don't mind.

It's taken me some time to

Recipe- Bourbon Sugar

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 18th, 2018| Garnishes, Recipes

A sweet hint of bourbon in your coffee!


This recipe was originally published in August 2015, but it's been a recipe that I've used for even longer. My husband is as much of a bourbon aficionado as I am of prosecco and champagne. So, we've had a container of
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