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Banana Whoopie Pies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 24th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

Two words: handheld yumminess




Who knew what monster I was unleashing when I made Pumpkin Whoopie Pies in November? My husband had always turned his nose up at them, prior to this. (Deny it if you want, my dear, but it's true.) Yet, after he got to sample

Warm Banana Cake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 22nd, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

Cake served warm- a perfect winter treat




As I was searching the archives for a banana-focused treat, I stumbled upon this recipe. While I cognitively knew that this was from years ago, it astounded me (as always) when I read this recipe. First, I was bewildered by the element

Healthy-ish Cauliflower Cakes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 17th, 2019| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian

Another yummy way to eat more cauliflower




After creating an indulgent, new recipe last week, I felt compelled to make sure this week's recipe had us back on track. In actuality, even though I call it healthy-ish, it probably is the right approach to take for good-for-you eating. This

Cauliflower & Mushroom Risotto

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 15th, 2019| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

Incredibly delicious & healthy in one bowl




Last week I diverted from the healthy eating routine most people follow in January. Now, it's back to some dishes that will help you recover from holiday indulgences. One of my favorite ways to do this is eating more vegetable-focused meals. I

Bruschetta with Lemon Honey Ricotta

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 10th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian

Simple & delicious; a fine pairing




During the holidays we hosted a work gathering at our home. With a group of a dozen people, I made all of the dishes for this cocktail reception. I wanted all of the foods to be eaten easily while standing. No one wants

Hot & Bubbling Baked Ricotta

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 8th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday

Pure cheese perfection!




I know, last week was all about healthy eating, and I'm starting this week with total indulgence. No, I'm not trying to sway you from your resolutions, but I do want to offer one piece of advice (that you've probably heard before). It's not good to

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 3rd, 2019| Breakfast Dishes, Healthy Cooking, Recipes

A hearty & flavorful breakfast that's good for you? Yes, please!




Oatmeal is a nostalgic dish for me; it makes me feel child-like when I eat a bowl of it. Of course, if I'm eating oatmeal in that fashion, it's more of an indulgence than a healthy meal. Oatmeal

Egg White Quiche

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 1st, 2019| Breakfast Dishes, Main Dishes, Recipes

A dish to put your eating back on track




This recipe was written originally after a series of end of summer indulgences. Now, at the start of 2019, it seems the perfect time to return to a healthy diet. Even a conscientious eater, such as myself, needs to let

Bourbon Pecan Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 20th, 2018| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

Who says bourbon can't be part of breakfast?


Oh, biscotti, you really may be my favorite baked good to make. You're accepting of so many different flavors, you can act as a dessert or breakfast item, and you keep great texture and flavor whether being stored or shipped.

I've worked

Chocolate & Bourbon Truffles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 18th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

A decadent way to add some bourbon to your dessert menu.




Although this is a recipe from the Think Tasty archives, it's from the more recent section, as it's only a year and a half old. The biggest delay in creating this recipe was the overwhelming amount of chocolate.

Frosted Eggnog Cookies

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

A cookie that tastes like Christmas




To me, the food that tastes most like and reminds me the most of Christmas is eggnog. Others may think of gingerbread, fruit cake, pork pie, or something else, but for me it's this beverage. The funny thing is that I don't even

Overnight Eggnog Bread Pudding

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

Eggnog comfort food; need I say more?












Most often when I think of eggnog, it's served ice cold or added to a cup of coffee. It's not something that I think of as warm. However, when you're looking for