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Date & Pancetta Scones

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 6th, 2020| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

Sweet, tender dates and salty, crispy pancetta combine to make a scone that pleases the palate on so many levels.











Date & Pancetta Scones





  • 4 ounces diced pancetta
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup
Dessert recipes that feature bourbon

6 Dessert Recipes Featuring Bourbon

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 3rd, 2020| Desserts, Recipe Collection, Recipes

What more can I say?
Bourbon + sugar = ridiculously indulgent and delicious desserts









Need a reason to use your bourbon for more than just cocktails? Keep reading!





Crisp biscotti filled with lots of pecans and coated with sweet bourbon glaze, it's a cocktail flavored treat!

Bourbon Pecan Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 1st, 2020| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

Crisp biscotti filled with lots of pecans and coated with sweet bourbon glaze, it's a cocktail flavored treat!




Bourbon Pecan Biscotti





  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1-½ cups
These indulgent blondies are gooey, full of pecans, and have a delightful hint of bourbon.

Gooey Pecan & Bourbon Blondies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 30th, 2020| Desserts, Recipes

These indulgent blondies are gooey, full of pecans, and have a delightful hint of bourbon.











Gooey Pecan & Bourbon Blondies





  • 1-3/4 cups pecans
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 cups

2 Easy Ways to Add a Kick to Dessert

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 27th, 2020| Appetizers, Desserts, Recipe Collection, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces

Two simple and delicious ways to create adults-only desserts or appetizers that feature sweet fruits infused with some 21+ ingredients.









Some days it's fun to be an adult, other days it's more of a chore.

This cake could also be called a double margarita, as it has tequila and triple sec in the batter, as well as drizzled on the cooling cake, giving you full margarita flavors!

Margarita Cake with a Kick

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 25th, 2020| Desserts, Recipes

This cake could also be called a double margarita, as it has tequila and triple sec in the batter, as well as drizzled on the cooling cake, giving you full margarita flavors!






Margarita Cake with a Kick





  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest from 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup butter
These really are for the 21+ crowd! With tequila and lime infused in both the cookie and its glaze, it’s a cocktail in cookie format.

Adults Only Margarita Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 23rd, 2020| Desserts, Recipes

These really are for the 21+ crowd! With tequila and lime infused in both the cookie and its glaze, it’s a cocktail in cookie format.











Margarita Cookies with a Kick





  • Cookie Dough
  • 1/2

4 Ways to Get More Green into Your Diet

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 20th, 2020| Appetizers, Recipe Collection, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Soups & Stews

Try one of these four recipes to add more vegetables to your diet in the most delicious way!









After the wearing o' the green, drinking green beer, and partaking in any other St. Patrick's Day

Leftover St. Pat’s Hash

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 18th, 2020| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

If you're lucky enough to have leftover corned beef, this is a perfect way to turn it into a second meal.






Leftover St. Pat's Hash





  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 3 cups corned beef (cooked and diced)
  • 1-1/2 cups potatoes (cooked and diced)
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat oil
A simple to make, fool-proof bread recipe that is the perfect (and necessary) accompaniment for a St. Patrick's Day dinner.

Grandma’s Irish Soda Bread

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 16th, 2020| Breads, Recipes

A simple to make, fool-proof bread recipe that is the perfect (and necessary) accompaniment for a St. Patrick's Day dinner.






Grandma's Irish Soda Bread





  • 4 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease 2 quart

4 Slightly Sweet Toppings for Crostini

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 13th, 2020| Appetizers, Recipe Collection, Recipes





Two slightly sweet bruschetta recipes aren't enough! Nope, although you may not know it, you need more recipes of this persuasion. Trust me. Once you realize how well these sweeter recipes help balance the savory nature of a meal, you'll

Between the fresh apples and sprinkling of dried sage this makes for a sweet and savory topping that tastes like fall

Apple & Sage Bruschetta

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 11th, 2020| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian

Between the fresh apples and sprinkling of dried sage this makes for a sweet and savory topping that tastes like fall.






Apple & Sage Bruschetta





  • 2 apples (peeled & cored)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon sage
  • Salt


  1. Dice apple into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Heat large frying pan over medium