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Apple Cheddar Muffins

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 8th, 2019| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes




Apple Cheddar Muffins



A nice change from your typical breakfast baked good



  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 apple (peeled & shredded)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a 6-cup large muffin pan or 12-cup regular size muffin

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

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

Lemon Blackberry Bars

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 29th, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

3 words- tart, sweet, & satisfying






Lemon Blackberry Bars



3 words- tart, sweet, & satisfying



  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter (chilled)
  • 1-1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 14 oz. can