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Sweet & Salty Snack Mix

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 26th, 2013| Desserts, Recipes
Sometimes convenience and a craving merge in the most delightful way.  Such was the case a few weeks ago when I had half a box of Corn Chex in the pantry and was able to turn it into a treat that was both salty and sweet (a favorite flavor
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The Bakers’ Club: Where All Bakers Are Welcome

by Gabriella Servello August 12th, 2013| Desserts, Recipes
If you’re an avid baker like me, then you’ll be thrilled that we’ve created a club exclusively for you. Now you’re probably wondering what exactly I mean by baker, so let me clarify. When I use the word baker, I’m using it in a general sense to describe bakers
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This Blackberry Tart is Peachy!

by James Maynard August 2nd, 2013| Desserts, Recipes
Peach and blackberry tart makes a delicious desert for summertime meals and barbecues. Full of fruit, it is also full of vitamins and nutrients. Learn how to make this delicious dish quickly and easily, with just a few simple ingredients. This classic recipe is updated for the modern age,
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Strawberry Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 22nd, 2013| Desserts, Recipes
I made cheesecake this weekend, so obviously I needed to make a topping for it.  At least in my opinion, I did.  While I love cheesecake, whether it be cream cheese-heavy, ricotta-heavy, or a blend of the two, I find that its flavor is one-note.  The texture, albeit creamy,
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Pretzel Caramel Pie

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 17th, 2013| Desserts, Recipes
Last week I shared my latest creation of sweet and salty: Sweet & Crunchy Pretzel Clusters.  I also mentioned that I used those same bite-sized snacks as part of a pie.  It seemed that the harmony of salty pretzels and sweet brown sugar coating could make a wonderful crust
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Sweet & Crunchy Pretzel Clusters

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 10th, 2013| Desserts, Recipes
I think I have become obsessed with the combination of sweet and salty.  Whether I'm making a salad, sandwich, or dessert, I often look to find a way to include both flavors in my dish.  Let me offer a couple examples.  Recently I made a side salad that had
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Peanut Butter Ice Cream

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 15th, 2013| Desserts, Recipes
We have had our ice cream maker for about a year and a half.  In that time we have tried a number of flavors:  vanilla, coconut, pistachio, coffee, and more.  We haven't used the ice cream much in the last few months, as winter weather isn't necessarily conducive to

Peanut Brittle

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 28th, 2013| Desserts, Recipes
A quick glance at this recipe for peanut brittle could make one think that it is ridiculously simple.  Boiling and stirring three ingredients does seem to be easy.  However, things aren't always what they seem.

I'm not trying to discourage readers from trying this recipe, I simply am offering a

Chocolate Cream Pie

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 24th, 2012| Desserts, Recipes
For our final week of holiday treats, I am pleased to share a recipe from one of the PKP specialists, Melissa Koerner.  She serves a dual role, as both a fitness expert and nutrition expert at My Fitness Tunes.  Melissa has been sharing her expertise with our readers since

Snickerdoodles

by TT Jr. December 11th, 2012| Desserts, Recipes
Every Christmas season my mom makes my favorite cookie, Snickerdoodles.  These tiny sugar cookies are wrapped in delicious cinnamon sugar.  They are best when they are warm, but they are always good.  I especially love them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel.  The

Southern Peanut Butter Pie

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 3rd, 2012| Desserts, Recipes
Last year during the month of December I shared family favorite recipes from members of the PeKu Publications team.  I thoroughly enjoyed learning about others' family traditions, as did our readers.  Thus, I have decided to make this an annual tradition. Over the next several weeks, I will be
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Chocolate Whipped Cream Sundae

by TT Jr. November 14th, 2012| Desserts, Recipes
If you ask me, ice cream does not have a "season".  You can eat it all year long. I don't care if it's winter, I'm still gonna eat it.  It's even better when it is homemade.  I love a decadent sundae the best.  And with all the fixings.  I