Archives for Desserts

White Chocolate-Irish Cream Fudge

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 28th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
With the holiday season in full swing, it is the perfect time to make extra goodies. . .and give them to friends, teachers, etc.  Of course, I always leave some extras for the kids to enjoy but prefer to give my share to others.

I have made fudge as a gift

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 27th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
A trend has begun.  This is another simple, yet tasty, recipe.  Day 4's recipe has 50% more ingredients than Day 3.  However, if you remember Day 3's recipe, it only had 2 ingredients, so this one is fairly easy on the shopping list.

Although this recipe only has 3 ingredients, it

Happy Blackberries

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 26th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
The third day of Christmas treats is neither from my childhood nor a treat for children.  This is a simple, adults only recipe, which really is almost not a recipe at all.  However, it makes blackberries even more appealing than they already are, as I discovered at our Christmas dinner.



by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 25th, 2009| Breads, Desserts, Recipes

Stollen was a recipe from my Great Grandma Theiss.  However, my parents adapted the recipe a little.  Instead of using candied fruit, we replaced it with maraschino cherries.  The taste and texture of the cherries was much more appealing than the chewiness and odd taste of candied fruit.

As part of

Ten Days of Christmas Treats

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 24th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
With a multitude of schedules to juggle, our Christmas celebrations extend over ten days this year.  The celebrations began this morning with two of our children and a breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls.  Our celebrating won't end until our large family gathering on January 2nd.  So, as my family and
Pomme en Papilotte

Pommes en Papillote

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 30th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
Sometimes a Sunday just begs for lots of home cooking and meals that aren't served at their typical weekday times.  This past Sunday was one of those days.

We started our laid back Sunday with a late breakfast of homemade waffles for the kids and egg white wraps for the adults. 
Apple Bread Pudding

Freshly Picked Apple Bread Pudding

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 16th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
While apples are available all year at the grocery store, there is nothing like freshly picked apples in the fall.  Living where we do, it is a 10-minute drive to a handful of orchards.  Conveniently, our 11 year old daughter takes gymnastics lessons at a studio near these orchards.  With

PopPop’s Strawberry Shortcake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 21st, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
Bringing two of the kids to Delaware for a weekend with their grandparents, we decided to celebrate PopPop's birthday a week early.  Instead of purchasing some random golfing accessory, we opted to make his birthday dinner his present.  Planning dinner was the easy part- he's a meat and potatoes sort


by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 14th, 2009| Desserts, Recipes
I have to start by confessing that I was late in giving my mom her birthday gift this year.  Yes, I did send a card on time, and I did call her on her special day, but I didn't send a present.  To be honest, I was stumped as to

Caramelized Goodness for Monkeys (and People, Too)

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 19th, 2008| Appetizers, Desserts, Recipes, Tapas Monday
As my husband and I adore cheese in almost all forms, we often order cheese plates at restaurants.  Recently, we sampled a cheese tray that had some sort of roasted banana on it.  The banana was served sliced in half lengthwise, still inside its peel.  Presented in this form, it


by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 10th, 2008| Desserts, Recipes
With two weeks until Christmas Eve, the holiday spirit is in full swing at our house.  Lighted roping decorates our front porch, candles alight our windows, and the tree is decorated and awaiting the arrival of presents underneath it.

At this time of year, I feel a stronger urge to bake

Review: Marion’s Pie Shop, Chatham, MA

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 26th, 2008| Desserts

We decided to end our summer with a weeklong trip to Cape Cod with our family of 6 and my brother's family of 4. Although we stayed in a 4 bedroom house with a regular-sized kitchen, I found it difficult to cook without my own tools. So, while on