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Pavlova with (or without) Berries

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 11th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

Crispy exterior + marshmallowy exterior = yum






Pavlovas with (or without) Berries



Crispy exterior + marshmallowy interior = yum



  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 4 large egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 Tb.

Angel Food Cake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 9th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes




Angel Food Cake



A simple cake perfect for topping with fresh fruit



  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 cups egg whites (approximately 10 large eggs)
  • 1-1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Combine flour and powdered sugar in a medium bowl, whisking to remove any

PB&J Sweet Potatoes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 27th, 2019| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

A ridiculously healthy spin on the childhood classic






PB&J Sweet Potatoes



A ridiculously healthy spin on the childhood classic



  • 9 oz. sweet potato
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt (I prefer nonfat)
  • 2 Tb. peanut butter powder
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 Tb. almond milk
  • 8 strawberries


  1. Scrub

Cinnamon Sugar Peaches

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 25th, 2019| Breakfast Dishes, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday




Cinnamon Sugar Peaches



An incredibly versatile dish with a simple recipe.



  • 3 peaches
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 Tb. cinnamon-sugar mixture*


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cut peaches in half, discard pit.
  3. Place cut side up on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until warm and slightly tender.
  5. Combine yogurt and cinnamon-sugar

Almond Joy Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 20th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

Who needs the candy bar when you have these?






Almond Joy Cookies



Who needs the candy bar when you have these?



  • 1 cup salted butter (softened)
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4

Coconut Macadamia White Chocolate Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 18th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

All sorts of yumminess in one handheld package.






Coconut Macadamia White Chocolate Cookies



All sorts of yumminess in one handheld package.



  • 1 cup salted butter (softened)
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking

Rhubarb Salsa

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 13th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces

Move over, tomatoes. Rhubarb is here for your tortilla chips!






Rhubarb Salsa



Move over, tomatoes. Rhubarb is here for your tortilla chips!



  • 1-½ cups diced rhubarb (approximately 3 stalks)
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¾ cup diced green bell pepper (approximately ½ medium pepper)
  • ¼

Rhubarb Chutney

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 11th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces




Rhubarb Chutney



A sweet & savory topping for spring



  • 2 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
  3. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. (Keep a careful eye

Spinach Balls

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 6th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes

Handheld bites of spinach-y, cheese-y goodness






Spinach Balls



Handheld bites of spinach-y, cheese-y goodness



  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 10- oz. packages frozen spinach (thawed

Broccoli “Meat”balls- an Oxymoron

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 4th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian




Broccoli "Meat"balls



Satisfying & good for you



  • 2-1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Steam broccoli until fork tender.
  3. Allow broccoli to cool slightly, then purée in a blender or food processor.
  4. Combine puréed broccoli and all remaining

Tangy Waldorf Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 30th, 2019| Recipes, Salads

The Waldorf Salad you didn't know you needed






Tangy Waldorf Salad



The Waldorf Salad you didn't know you needed



  • 6 oz. baby kale
  • 2 oz. goat cheese (softened)
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 apple (cored)
  • 4 celery stalks
  • Pecans


  1. Heat large nonstick pan over medium heat;

Waldorf Salad Revisited

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 28th, 2019| Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes




Waldorf Salad Revisited



All the flavors of the classic but healthier



  • 3 apples (cored & chopped)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 Tb. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Toss apple with lemon juice in a large bowl.
  2. Add celery and walnut, and toss to combine.
  3. In