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Coconut Candy Bar Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 26th, 2019| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

Sometimes you feel like a nut






Coconut Candy Bar Biscotti



Sometimes you feel like a nut



  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4

A Look at the Differences between Green Tea and Black Tea

by Editorial Team September 25th, 2019| Cooking Basics





Two of the most popular teas in Australia are green tea and black tea. Though both teas come from the same leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, their colour and flavour are vastly different. However, their differences don’t stop there. Here, we’ll take a look at the contrasts between green tea and black

Chocolate Covered Cherry Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 24th, 2019| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

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






Chocolate Covered Cherry Biscotti



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



  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 19th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

If you eat one, you're going to want more.






Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites



If you eat one, you're going to want more.



  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tb. butter (softened)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup crushed pretzels
  • 1 cup milk

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 17th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

A simple recipe for the sweet & salty craving.






Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches



A simple recipe for the sweet & salty craving.



  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2-1/2 Tb. powdered sugar
  • 100 checkerboard-shaped pretzels
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips


  1. Combine peanut butter and sugar in a medium-sized bowl and mix

Lots of Lemon Whoopie Pies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 12th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

Double the lemon goodness!






Lots of Lemon Whoopie Pies



Double the lemon goodness



  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of

Twice the Lemon Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 10th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

Delicately sweet. Pleasantly tart. Fairly addictive.






Twice the Lemon Cookies



Sweet, tart, and addictive



  • Cookie dough
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Juice of

Baba Ghanoush

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 5th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday




Baba Ghanoush



Hummus' fun, eggplant-based sibling



  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 garlic clove (peeled)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tb. tahini
  • 1-1/2 Tb. lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Pierce eggplant with knife in multiple spots, and place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 30-45 minutes (depending on the size of your eggplant), or until it

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 3rd, 2019| Recipes, Sandwiches




Grilled Eggplant Parm Sandwich



A delicious way to have eggplant parm in the summer



  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (minced)
  • 2 Tb. balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 medium eggplant (sliced thickly)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 4 slices bread (your choice*)


  1. In a small bowl combine tomatoes, basil, and