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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 almond

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

Maple Walnut Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 28th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

An homage to New Hampshire in March






Maple Walnut Biscotti



An homage to New Hampshire in March



  • 5 Tb. unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. maple extract
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped

Blueberry White Chocolate Truffles

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

Sweet & fruity, a fine pairing






Blueberry White Chocolate Truffles





  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tb. salted butter (softened)
  • 8 oz. white chocolate
  • ⅓ cup freeze-dried blueberries (pureed into dust)
  • 3 Tb. dried blueberries
  • 4 oz. white chocolate
  • powdered sugar


  1. Fill medium pot a third full

Peanut Butter Truffles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 19th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes




Peanut Butter Truffles





  • 1-½ oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tb. chopped salted peanuts
  • 4 oz. milk chocolate baking bar


  1. Combine peanut butter and cream cheese in a medium bowl, mixing well.
  2. Add sugar and stir to combine.
  3. Add peanuts, stirring until fully combined.
  4. Shape batter into

Frosted Coconut Cake

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

4 layers of coconut yumminess






Frosted Coconut Cake





  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. coconut extract
  • 3-1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 6

No Need for Frosting Coconut Cake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 12th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes




No Need for Frosting Coconut Cake





  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1/2 Tb. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Butter and flour a 9-inch cake pan.

  3. In a stand mixer beat butter for 30 seconds.

  4. Add sugar

Bourbon Apples

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 28th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes, Side Dishes

Why not let your fruit & liquor mingle?






Bourbon Apples



Why not let your fruit & liquor mingle?



  • 2 apples
  • 1 Tb. butter
  • 3 tsp, sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tb. bourbon


  1. Cut apple into quarters, and remove core.

  2. Cut each quarter into 3 or

Banana Whoopie Pies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 24th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

Two words: handheld yumminess




Who knew what monster I was unleashing when I made Pumpkin Whoopie Pies in November? My husband had always turned his nose up at them, prior to this. (Deny it if you want, my dear, but it's true.) Yet, after he got to sample

Warm Banana Cake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 22nd, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

Cake served warm- a perfect winter treat




As I was searching the archives for a banana-focused treat, I stumbled upon this recipe. While I cognitively knew that this was from years ago, it astounded me (as always) when I read this recipe. First, I was bewildered by the element

Bourbon Pecan Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 20th, 2018| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

Who says bourbon can't be part of breakfast?


Oh, biscotti, you really may be my favorite baked good to make. You're accepting of so many different flavors, you can act as a dessert or breakfast item, and you keep great texture and flavor whether being stored or shipped.

I've worked

Chocolate & Bourbon Truffles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 18th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

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




Although this is a recipe from the Think Tasty archives, it's from the more recent section, as it's only a year and a half old. The biggest delay in creating this recipe was the overwhelming amount of chocolate.