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Nectarine & Strawberry Salad with Mint

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 30th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

Bright, fresh, and slightly sweet!


While we're a few weeks into my theme of fall foods, this recipe may seem odd. However, once in a while it is nice to mix things up; pretend that it isn't as chilly as the thermometer says. Food is one of the

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

Caramelized Apples

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 9th, 2018| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes

Simple & sweet- what more could you want?




In a typical workweek, I leave a few blocks each week for recipe testing. While it's work, it's one of my favorite jobs. Unfortunately, my work/life schedule has been out of whack for a few weeks. Due to work and family

Thyme & Brown Sugar Apples

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 4th, 2018| Recipes, Side Dishes

An elegant alternative to applesauce




It's October, and the apples are simply amazing in New Hampshire. Sure, you can find apples in the produce department all year long, but there's a huge difference between apples that were picked however long ago and shipped from wherever and apples that are

Homemade Applesauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 2nd, 2018| Recipes, Side Dishes

No need for store-bought when homemade is so simple.




I haven't made homemade applesauce in a while. I attribute that to the fact that I am cooking only for two and also that we haven't been apple picking in a couple years, so there isn't an abundance of apples

Sweet Potato Biscuits

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 27th, 2018| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

Fall flavors in the form of a biscuit




I know fall is supposed to be all about pumpkins and apples, but really there are more fall ingredients out there. I'd be remiss if I didn't think about cooking with sweet potatoes. These root vegetables are a top choice in

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 25th, 2018| Breads, Recipes

Fluffy biscuit + cheesy goodness = yum




Weekends are my time to splurge on the food front. Quite often those splurges involve some sort of baked good or a cheesy concoction. This biscuit recipes combines both of those into one delicious package. If you want to make them even

Healthy Spinach Dip

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 20th, 2018| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Tapas Monday

Healthy & delicious in one simple dip




After spending a good amount of August either on the road or splurging on fun meals with friends and family, I've been eating more conscientiously for the last week or so, as I get my eating back on track. Of course, eating