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Blueberry White Chocolate Truffles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 21st, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

Sweet & fruity, a fine pairing






Blueberry White Chocolate Truffles





  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tb. salted butter (softened)
  • 8 oz. white chocolate
  • ⅓ cup freeze-dried blueberries (pureed into dust)
  • 3 Tb. dried blueberries
  • 4 oz. white chocolate
  • powdered sugar


  1. Fill medium pot a third full

Peanut Butter Truffles

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




Peanut Butter Truffles





  • 1-½ oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tb. chopped salted peanuts
  • 4 oz. milk chocolate baking bar


  1. Combine peanut butter and cream cheese in a medium bowl, mixing well.
  2. Add sugar and stir to combine.
  3. Add peanuts, stirring until fully combined.
  4. Shape batter into

Frosted Coconut Cake

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 14th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

4 layers of coconut yumminess






Frosted Coconut Cake





  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. coconut extract
  • 3-1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 6

No Need for Frosting Coconut Cake

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




No Need for Frosting Coconut Cake





  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1/2 Tb. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Butter and flour a 9-inch cake pan.

  3. In a stand mixer beat butter for 30 seconds.

  4. Add sugar

Bourbon Apples

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 28th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes, Side Dishes







Bourbon Apples



Why not let your fruit & liquor mingle?



  • 2 apples
  • 1 Tb. butter
  • 3 tsp, sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tb. bourbon


  1. Cut apple into quarters, and remove core.

  2. Cut each quarter into 3 or 4 slices; cut each slice

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

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.

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

Wine Poached Pears with Honeyed Mascarpone

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 4th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes, Tapas Monday

Easy & elegant; a perfect dessert recipe




Nine years later, this recipe still is a favorite. What's not to like in a recipe that combines sweetened mascarpone and wine-infused pears? It is so simple to make and also so beautiful to serve. When you add that it is amazingly

Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 29th, 2018| Desserts, Recipes

Handheld dessert happiness for all!




Living in New Hampshire, I've seen whoopie pies for ages. However, I've never made them. A good friend gave me a recipe for classic whoopie pies years ago, but the recipe made me wrinkle my nose. The main ingredient of the filling was vegetable