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Peanut Butter Truffles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 22nd, 2017| Desserts, Recipes

Feel free to call them protein bites, if it makes you feel better about eating them.

My process for creating recipes is varied. Sometimes I'm inspired by a dish that I have at a restaurant or see in a cooking show. Other times I find a recipe online and

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

Vanilla Blueberry Pie Parfait

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 18th, 2017| Desserts, Recipes

Who knew that blueberries & yogurt could be so delicious?

The word dessert immediately brings to mind treats- a sugar-based item that feeds not only my stomach but also my cravings for something sweet. Whether it be cookies, cake, ice cream, or some other delight, dessert usually screams of

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

Chocolate & Bourbon Truffles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 4th, 2017| Desserts, Recipes

A decadent way to add some bourbon to your dessert menu.

If Wednesday's recipe for Bourbon & Brown Sugar Mixed Nuts was my favorite recipe, then this was my husband's. Honestly, I was surprised that he felt this way. Neither of us is a huge
lemon raspberry tiramisu

Lemon Raspberry Tiramisu

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 10th, 2017| Desserts, Recipes
Although I don't order it often, I do enjoy tiramisu. What I like best about it is its texture- silky mascarpone and tender lady fingers make for a great combination in my book. My husband is less a fan of this dessert because of the chocolate. Although I'm also not
chocolate and caramel oatmeal bars

Chocolate & Caramel Oatmeal Bars

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 8th, 2017| Desserts, Recipes
As I have mentioned, if I want to mail treats to my kids, they need to be treats that have a long life. So, last week's chocolate peanut butter crunchies were sent to my son. I do believe he appreciated being the guinea pig for that recipe. To keep all
bourbon cake

Bourbon Cake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 3rd, 2017| Desserts, Recipes
On Wednesday I wrote about the chocolate peanut butter crunchies that I made for my kids, which means that today's recipe is for my husband. There are a few things to know about my husband: he's an adventurous eater, has a passion for horses, and appreciates a pour
chocolate peanut butter crunchies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunchies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 1st, 2017| Desserts, Recipes
Both of my children are college students this year. Both of them chose locations that take several days (even up to a week) for mail to reach them. Thus, I have a dilemma when shipping homemade goodies to them- keeping food fresh. Regular care package items, like chocolate chip cookies,

Chocolate Bottom Macaroons

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 21st, 2016| Desserts, Recipes
I really like sweetened, flaked coconut. There's something about its sweetness and texture that really works for my palate. As for my husband- not at all. So, if it's just the two of us at home (which is now most of the time), I don't do much baking with it.

Cranberry & Peanut Chocolate Clusters

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 9th, 2016| Desserts, Recipes
This year there was no considering whether or not I would be hosting Thanksgiving, as the holiday fell into the middle of our hotel stay. *Sigh*

Without my own kitchen, I asked my best friend if she would like me to come and cook at her house or if we should

David’s Baked Caramel Apple Pancakes

by BnB Finder October 14th, 2016| Best BnB Bites, Desserts, Recipes
Now that last week we experienced the gourmet joy of a savory apple specialty, it's time for something sweet. Apples by themselves are a tasty treat, and when you add extra yummy ingredients such as caramel - look out! - foodies will definitely fall for a dish like this. One
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