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Deconstructed Poached Pear

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 29th, 2020| Appetizers, Desserts, Recipes, Vegetarian

The perfect beginning or ending to a meal






Deconstructed Poached Pear



The perfect beginning or ending to a meal.



  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 bosc pear
  • 1 cup white wine (I used an unoaked Chardonnay)
  • 2 ounces goat cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Combine almonds and

Healthy Poached Pears with Cinnamon Cream

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 27th, 2020| Desserts, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Vegetarian

They look indulgent, but they really aren't.






Healthy Poached Pears with Cinnamon Cream



They look indulgent, but they really aren't



  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 seckel pears
  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Bring cranberry juice and water to a

4 Healthier Dessert Options

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 17th, 2020| Desserts, Healthy Cooking, Recipe Collection, Recipes





Just because it's "Eat Healthfully" January doesn't mean that you stop craving sweets. Today, let me introduce you to four different desserts that are nicely sweet and also are nice to your diet!





Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 15th, 2020| Desserts, Recipes

All the flavors of strawberry cheesecake with almost none of the work.






Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait



All the flavors of strawberry cheesecake with almost none of the work.



  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1-1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 6 whole sheets)
  • 4 ounces

Healthy & Sweet Blackberry Parfait

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 13th, 2020| Desserts, Healthy Cooking, Recipes

Healthy & sweet can go together






Healthy & Sweet Blackberry Parfait



Healthy & sweet can go together



  • 6 ounces blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 graham cracker sheets
  • 1-1/3 cups vanilla yogurt


  1. Place blackberries in a small bowl, and sprinkle with sugar.
  2. Using a muddler

Frosted Eggnog Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 23rd, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

A cookie that tastes like Christmas






Frosted Eggnog Cookies



A cookie that tastes like Christmas



  • Cookies
  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 cups powdered
Holiday baking ideas

Let the Holiday Baking Begin

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 6th, 2019| Desserts, Recipe Collection, Recipes





It's cooking baking time! Whether you're making cookies to share with your colleagues, give as gifts to friends and family, or just to eat at home, I have six of my favorite recipes to share





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Soft Sugar Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 4th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

Cookies + frosting = happiness






Soft Sugar Cookies



Cookies + Frosting = Happiness!



  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • food coloring

Chewy Spiced Sugar Cookies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 2nd, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

Chewy and full of baking spices. Basically, yum!






Spiced Sugar Cookies



Chewy and full of baking spices. Basically, yum!



  • <strong>Cookie dough</strong>
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon

Apple Parfait

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 14th, 2019| Desserts, Healthy Cooking, Recipes

A moderately healthy dessert that lets the apples shine






Apple Parfait



A moderately healthy dessert that lets the apples shine



  • 2 apples (peeled, cored, & diced*)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt


  1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add apples, and saute for 1 minute.
  3. Add

Cinnamon Apple Whoopie Pies

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

Move over, apple pie. This is the new Thanksgiving dessert!






Cinnamon Apple Whoopie Pies



Move over, apple pie. This is the new Thanksgiving dessert!



  • Cakes
  • ½ cup butter (melted & cooled)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/3 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon

Pumpkin Walnut Trifle

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

If this doesn't taste like fall in New Hampshire, I don't know what does.






Pumpkin Walnut Trifle



If this doesn't taste like fall in New Hampshire, I don't know what does.



  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 9 full