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5 Delicious Recipes to Jumpstart Your Healthy Eating

5 Delicious Recipes to Jumpstart Your Healthy Eating

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 10th, 2020| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipe Collection, Side Dishes, Soups & Stews





Hey there, January! You know what you're all about- healthy eating. That doesn't mean that you're a less attractive month of eating. Nope. With some simple planning, January can be a month of incredible eating that still sticks to a

Warm Asparagus Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 8th, 2020| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian




Warm Asparagus Salad



Who says side salads are only for summer?



  • 1/2 pound asparagus spears
  • 10 ounces sliced button mushrooms
  • 1/4 large red onion (diced)
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons artisanal balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Rinse asparagus, and break or cut off tough ends.
  2. Cover the bottom of a large frying pan with water. Top

Warm Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach & Cranberries

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 6th, 2020| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

It's a big bowl full of healthy comfort food!






Warm Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach & Cranberries



It's a big bowl full of healthy comfort food.



  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/3 cup diced red

French Onion Mushrooms

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 1st, 2020| Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

Fork and knife are required for this stuffed mushroom.




 



French Onion Mushrooms



Fork and knife are required for this stuffed mushroom.



  • 4 portobello mushrooms
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large sweet onions (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fino sherry
  • 4 ounces swiss cheese (shredded)


  1. Preheat oven to

The Easiest, Cheesiest Mushrooms

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 30th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes

Cheese + mushrooms = What's not to love?






The Easiest, Cheesiest Mushrooms



Cheese + mushrooms = What's not to love?



  • 16 baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Remove stems from mushrooms, and gently remove

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
5 brunch recipes

5 Delicious Recipes Perfect for a Holiday Brunch

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 20th, 2019| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipe Collection, Recipes





Over the next two weeks, I'm guessing that many of us will either host or attend a brunch at a home. Be prepared with some delicious options!





Cinnamon Sugar Butter

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 18th, 2019| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces




Cinnamon Sugar Butter



Is there a better way to top a piece of toast?



  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature*)
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Combine butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl.

  2. Mix thoroughly so that the ingredients are thoroughly integrated.

  3. For easy spreading, remove butter from refrigerator

Cranberry Walnut Scones

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 16th, 2019| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes

It's the flavors of the holidays in a scone.






Cranberry Walnut Scones



It's the flavors of the holiday in a scone!



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons

Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 11th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces




Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread



A simple cheese and fruit topping all in one



  • 4 ounces goat cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries


  1. Combine goat cheese, 1 tablespoon sugar, and cranberries in food processor.
  2. Blend until cranberries are pureed well.
  3. Add additional sugar if a sweeter spread is desired.
  4. Use

Homemade Rosemary Parmesan Crackers

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 9th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes

These crackers are 1,000% worth the time it takes to make them.






Homemade Rosemary Parmesan Crackers



These crackers are 1,000% worth the time it takes to make them.



  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3/4 cup
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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