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4 Chocolate Treats for Your Valentine

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 7th, 2020| Recipe Collection, Recipes





PSA- Valentine's Day is one week away! If you weren't aware of the holiday's pending arrival, you now have been reminded.





To continue with this week's theme of homemade valentines, I have four more chocolate recipes that

Triple Chocolate Truffles

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 5th, 2020| Desserts, Recipes

A decadent treat, perfect for your favorite chocoholic




Triple Chocolate Truffles



A decadent treat, perfect for your favorite chocoholic



  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (chopped)
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles


  1. Combine the cream, corn syrup, and butter in

Chocolate Bottom Macaroons

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 3rd, 2020| Desserts, Recipes

Sweet coconut and chocolate- what's not to like?




Chocolate Bottom Macaroons



Sweet coconut and chocolate- what’s not to like?



  • 14 ounce bag sweetened (flaked coconut)
  • 7/8 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semi sweet or milk)


  1. Preheat oven to

4 Delightful Ways to Eat More Fruit

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 31st, 2020| Desserts, Recipe Collection, Recipes





The title is 100% accurate. Making any one of these four recipes will ensure that you are eating more fruit. However, these probably don't fall into the category of "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."




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 Delicious Recipes for Sweet Potatoes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 24th, 2020| Breads, Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipe Collection, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes





We are three-fourths of the way through January, which means you may be ready to splurge on a dish that's not 100% healthy. You also may be happy with your new healthful eating regimen and not want to stray. I'm

Marinated Tofu

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 22nd, 2020| Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian




Marinated Tofu



Make tofu your new, favorite protein



  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 14-ounce package firm tofu
  • olive oil


  1. Cut tofu block in half, so that you have 2 thinner blocks the same size as the package.
  2. Wrap the

Vegetarian Thai Curry Bowl

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 20th, 2020| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian







Vegetarian Thai Curry Bowl



A warm & filling meal that's healthy as well



  • 1-1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup red curry paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 14-ounce package extra firm tofu (pressed to remove moisture)
  • 2 sweet potatoes (peeled)
  • 1

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