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Archives for Desserts

Brandied Dates

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 19th, 2018| Appetizers, Desserts, Recipes

Mmm. Dried fruit and liquor pair quite nicely.




It's kind of funny that as I'm writing these date columns I'm watching the snow fall outside my window. Because as you'll see in a few sentences, when I wrote this recipe originally it was February and snowy. However, I am

Spiced Date Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 17th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

It's basically a very crunchy hermit.


This recipe was made with one specific person in my- my mom. I knew that I'd be headed to Florida to visit her this spring and wanted to bring a treat just for her. Although I'd be flying and would arrive in a

Lemon Curd

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 12th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

So good you can eat it right off the spoon.




When I first made lemon curd five years ago, my goal was to use it as a filling in a pie. When I mastered the recipe and had a good batch, I realized it might not make it to

Twice the Lemon Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 10th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Delicately sweet. Pleasantly tart. Fairly addictive.


Lemon desserts have become something that I enjoy more and more. Just as I adore the pairing of sweet and salty, so do I love the combination of sweet and tart. Either duo works for me, as I like the way one balances

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 15th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

A simple recipe for the sweet & salty craving.


Important note- simple doesn't necessarily mean fast. This recipe is simple. There are only four ingredients. All you have to do is mix two ingredients, spread them on the third ingredient, and then coat them with the fourth ingredient with

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 13th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Chocolate + Peanut Butter = Classic Combination


I don't eat much candy. Being someone who doesn't eat a lot of desserts in general, candy is pretty far down on my list. Offer me a warm cookie, a slice of non-chocolate cake, or a scoop of good ice cream, and

Recipe: Lemon & Blueberry Biscotti with White Chocolate Glaze

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 8th, 2018| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

Sweet, tart, & crunchy, you'll want to eat more than one!




Since I've made many different types of biscotti, it was a no-brainer what category this week's republished recipe would be. The hard part was deciding which one. Because Tuesday's biscotti recipe included cherries, I decided to go

Chocolate Covered Cherry Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 6th, 2018| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

A candy-themed biscotti that's totally acceptable as breakfast.


What I love most about the biscotti I make is that they have such a lengthy shelf life. Want to ship baked goods to family or friends? These biscotti will be fine, even if it takes a week to get there.

Carrot Cupcakes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 1st, 2018| Desserts

Basically, it's carrot cake on the go.




When I wrote this carrot cupcake recipe, I was surprised that it had been four and a half years since I shared my original carrot cake recipe. As I type this, it's been five and a half since I originally posted the

Butternut Squash Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 30th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Only one word needed- Yum!


For someone who doesn't eat a lot of dessert, I sure do adore cake in many forms. It's a really tough tossup between carrot cake and traditional wedding cake, as to which is my favorite. Carrot cake has the wonderful flavors of carrot and

Chocolate Bottom Macaroons

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 25th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Sweet coconut and chocolate- what's not to like?




With Tuesday's publication of a macaron recipe, today is a fitting day to republish my macaroon recipe. With only one letter difference, these two cookies are often confused. They do start with a similar egg white base, but from there

Raspberry Buttercream Macarons

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 23rd, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

So light and tasty, you'll want to eat them by the dozen!


I know, macarons have been all the rage for a few years, and here I am posting my first macaron recipe. Call me behind the times if you'd like. I don't mind.

It's taken me some time to