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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

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 16th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

The ultimate fall comfort food




We're deep into fall, which means it's time to embrace autumnal ingredients. I've shared sweet potato and apple recipes, and now it's time to highlight pumpkin. I love pumpkin-based dishes, both sweet and savory.

When I created this recipe, I wanted a bread pudding made

Apple Parfait- A Healthy Apple Dessert

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 11th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

A moderately healthy dessert that lets the apples shine




Continuing with my sad theme of no new recipes this week, I have another apple recipe from the archives. This is newer than Tuesday's Caramelized Apples but comes from the same category of "What do I do with all

Irresistible Caramel Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 11th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

A simple caramel sauce perfect for ice cream, cake, and more!




I'm a fan of caramel almost all of the time, especially if it's paired with something that has a hint of salt. However, I find that I'm more prone to think of caramel in the fall. Is it

Ice Cream Truffles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 26th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

A bite-sized taste of chilly sweetness




This recipe started like many of mine do: I had a gathering to attend and wanted to bring a dessert. Being the middle of summer, I wanted a dessert that would be fairly light and cooling on a steamy, summer night. I had

Triple Chocolate Truffles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 24th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

A decadent treat, perfect for your favorite chocoholic


There are a few things to know about this recipe:

  1. Truffles aren't as difficult to make as you may imagine.

  2. However, it can be a fairly messy process.

  3. This recipes makes two dozen truffles.

  4. This recipe is enough to share with

Bourbon & Vanilla Peaches

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 19th, 2018| Appetizers, Desserts, Recipes, Tapas Monday

Bourbon & peaches- a new classic combination




We spent a weekend in Melbourne, Florida, in June to celebrate my brother's birthday. Arriving on Friday afternoon, they suggested we meet them at Downtown Produce to finish party shopping and do a wine tasting. Wine + family time = YES!

While

Sweet Strawberry Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 28th, 2018| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

Delivering the flavor of summer all year long.




These biscotti are different than many of my other variations; there is no glaze on them. When I was first tinkering with the idea of this recipe, I wanted to be sure that it produced a sweet treat. I knew that