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When Your Sweet Tooth Needs Fulfilling

by Editorial Team December 12th, 2018| Cooking Basics


If you're anything like me, desserts can be such a weakness. Although I have learned that I have a fairly decent amount of willpower. My plan for desserts is such: no desserts on weekdays. That's pretty much it. Of course, that doesn't mean that on the weekends I eat desserts

Overnight Eggnog Bread Pudding

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 11th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Eggnog comfort food; need I say more?












Most often when I think of eggnog, it's served ice cold or added to a cup of coffee. It's not something that I think of as warm. However, when you're looking for

Jamaican Strongback Punch

by Editorial Team December 9th, 2018| Cooking Basics





If you’ve been to Jamaica or have roots there, you’ll probably be aware of its national dish ackee and saltfish and might even champion jerk chicken, rum or Red Stripe beer.





But if you’ve never tried strongback punch, you’re missing out on a real

Deconstructed Poached Pear

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 6th, 2018| Appetizers, Desserts, Recipes, Vegetarian

The perfect beginning or ending to a meal




This recipe came to me due to a lack of fruit and a lack of patience. My initial plan was to purchase small pears, such as forelle. Sadly none of my local grocery stores had any in stock. Instead I purchased

Wine Poached Pears with Honeyed Mascarpone

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 4th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes, Tapas Monday

Easy & elegant; a perfect dessert recipe




Nine years later, this recipe still is a favorite. What's not to like in a recipe that combines sweetened mascarpone and wine-infused pears? It is so simple to make and also so beautiful to serve. When you add that it is amazingly

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