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Mini Peanut Butter Blossoms

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 23rd, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

A cookie delivered in mini muffin form






Mini Peanut Butter Blossoms



A cookie delivered in mini muffin form



  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/4 cup flour
  • 48

Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 21st, 2019| Desserts, Recipes




Chocolate & Peanut Butter Krispie Treats



Why eat plain Krispie Treats when you can have even more excitement?



  • 10 oz. bag marshmallows
  • 4 Tb. butter
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Spray a 13″x9″ pan, sides and bottom, with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Combine marshmallows

Double Blueberry Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 16th, 2019| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes







Double Blueberry Biscotti





  • 1/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Skim milk
  • ½ cup freeze dried blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine butter and sugar in

Vanilla Blueberry Pie Parfait

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 14th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes




Vanilla Blueberry Pie Parfait



A dessert that will cure your sweet tooth in a healthy way



  • 2/3 cup frozen wild blueberries (thawed)
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 graham cracker squares
  • 1-1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • Rainbow sprinkles


  1. Place blueberries in a small bowl, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar; stir to

Cheese & Herb Stuffed Tomatoes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 9th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Vegetarian

Sure, we can call this a serving of veggies!






Cheese & Herb Stuffed Tomatoes



Sure, we can call this a serving of veggies!



  • 6 plum tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • 4 oz. goat cheese (softened)
  • 8 fresh basil leaves (minced)
  • Artisanal balsamic vinegar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to

Recipe: Chilled, Stuffed Tomatoes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 7th, 2019| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian




Chilled, Stuffed Tomatoes



A vegetarian main dish perfect for a hot summer night



  • 2 ears corn
  • 1 Tb. sugar
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1-2 tsp. dried basil


  1. Bring pot of water to boil.
  2. While heating, remove husk from corn.
  3. Add corn and sugar to boiling water. Remove from heat, and let stand

Banana Pudding Parfait

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 2nd, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

Layers of dessert happiness






Banana Pudding Parfait



Layers of dessert happiness



  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 Tb cornstarch
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 large egg yolks (slightly beaten)
  • 1 Tb butter (softened)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 bananas
  • 32 Nilla Wafers
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch

Banana Frozen Yogurt

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 30th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes




Banana Frozen Yogurt



A luxurious dessert that is actually quite healthy



  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt*


  1. Peel bananas and mash with a fork or potato masher in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Combine milk and sugar, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Combine bananas, milk mixture, and

Charcuterie Figs

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 25th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

Bite-sized yumminess






Charcuterie FIgs



Bite-sized yumminess



  • 12 black mission figs
  • 2 oz. blue cheese
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • Honey


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Remove stem ends from figs, then slice in half lengthwise.
  3. Dice blue cheese into ¾” blocks.
  4. Slice each piece of prosciutto into 3 thin strips.
  5. Place

Fig Jam

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 23rd, 2019| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday




Fig Jam



The perfect jam to pair with charcuterie



  • 8 oz. dried Calimyrna figs
  • 1 Tb. brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tb. lemon juice
  • 1-3/4 cups water


  1. Remove stems from figs, and discard. Dice figs.
  2. Combine figs, sugar, juice, and 1-1/2 cups water in a small pot over medium heat.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Lemon Macarons

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 18th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

Delightful little cookies with a sweet & tart filling






Lemon Macarons



Delightful little cookies with a sweet & tart filling



  • 3 egg whites (room temperature)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 5-6 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
  • 1-3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup

Lemon Squares

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 16th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes




Lemon Squares



The perfect dessert for spring



  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 Tb. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine flour, butter, and 1/2 cup powdered sugar using a pastry blender or 2