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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

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

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 13th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Biscotti with a nice holiday flair




This was the second type of biscotti I ever made, and I made them somewhere between November and December. The cranberries give it that holiday look and taste, at least in my opinion. More than that they're a nice treat option, as they

Apple Pie Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 8th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Lots of apple & cinnamon flavor; no fork required!




A little confession from yours truly: I am not a huge fan of pies. The issue for me is the pie crust. I find regular pie crust to be bland, just plain old doughy. If the pie has an interesting

Chocolate & Caramel Oatmeal Bars

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 6th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

They're made with oatmeal, so they have to be good for you.




This week I'm focused on oatmeal-centric baked goods. Coincidentally both recipes were sent to two of my favorite recipe testers, my kids. Although not my original recipes testers, as I have been baking since my early

Tequila Lime Fruit Dip

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 1st, 2018| Desserts, Party Snacks, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces

Basically it's a creamy margarita for dipping fruit



Hey there, November! How'd you get here so fast? And why did you bring all of the cold winds and dark clouds with you?

There are two ways that I deal with this early onset of winter.

  1. Let soup simmer

Sweet & Salty Puppy Chow

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 25th, 2018| Desserts, Party Snacks, Recipes

Peanut butter and chocolate, allow me to introduce you to pretzels




You know those recipes that you've had for a long time that you just make on autopilot? Puppy Chow is one of them for me. Combine all of the coating ingredients, mix with cereal squares, and sprinkle

Puppy Chow Snack Mix

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 23rd, 2018| Desserts, Party Snacks, Recipes

Don't be fooled by its name; it's delicious!




I don't want to date myself, but I first had puppy chow, *gasp*, just shy of twenty-five years ago when I was a first year teacher. You'll read more about that in the story below. Moving forward to now ith kids

Pumpkin Pie Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 18th, 2018| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

As tasty as pumpkin pie but also acceptable as breakfast




Did I mention that I love cooking and baking with pumpkin? If you were unaware of this fact, you have been notified. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin parfaits, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin soup- I could continue, but I think you get the