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Let the Holiday Baking Begin

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 6th, 2019| Desserts, 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





Sugar

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

Spiced Pumpkin Pudding

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

Get your fill of pumpkin and its spices!






Spiced Pumpkin Pudding



Get your fill of pumpkin and its spices!



  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups

Cinnamon Apple Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 3rd, 2019| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes







Cinnamon Apple Biscotti



Basically, it's a very crunchy version of apple pie



  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups finely

Caramel Apple Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 1st, 2019| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes

The classic fall treat turned into a baked good!






Caramel Apple Biscotti



The classic fall treat turned into a baked good



  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups diced apples
  • 1 cup caramel baking

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

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