Archives for Desserts

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

Review: Mike’s Pastry – Boston, MA

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 3rd, 2008| Desserts
While walking the Freedom Trail with my fiance, we stopped to have lunch at Florentine Cafe. Having eaten pasta and some bread, dessert did not seem a likely option. However, as we were walking through the North End of Boston, we noticed the sign for Mike's Pastry
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Sweet Santangelo’s

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 24th, 2008| Desserts, Tasty Thoughts
Last month I attended the Boston Wine Expo. Although I loved trying wines from different vineyards around the world, I loved visiting the food vendors just as much. One vendor of particular note was Sweet Santangelo's, which is located in Woburn, Massachusetts.

As I browsed the food vendors,

Mom and Dad’s Carrot Cake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 8th, 2008| Desserts, Recipes
Last January my parents celebrated their 40th anniversary.  All 3 kids came home for the celebration.  Mom and Dad wanted a simple, enjoyable evening for everyone.  So, we headed to my parents' favorite restaurant for an early dinner.  To extend our evening, we returned to our parents' house for dessert and

Almond Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 23rd, 2007| Desserts, Recipes
With Christmas only a few days away, there are many preparations for the holiday.  For us it will be a multi-day celebration.  By the time New Year's arrives, we will have had 4 or 5 Christmas gatherings with different combinations of friends and family.

As preparation for this week, I have

Happy Toasted Marshmallow Day!

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 30th, 2007| Desserts, Recipes
My best friend, in an attempt to keep me up to date with current events, sent an email to me a few weeks ago. In this email she let me know that today, August 30th, is Toasted Marshmallow Day. To me, it seems like the perfect day for this holiday.

Sam’s Chocolate Fondue

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 23rd, 2007| Desserts, Recipes
Fondue is one of my favorite dishes to make.  Of course, if I make a cheese fondue, it's not very popular with the kids.  That is saved for a grown-ups only night.  A bottle of wine, a plate of veggies and bread, there's not much more that we need.

When it's