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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

Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 27th, 2019| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces




Homemade Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce



The easiest side dish for a holiday dinner



  • 1 cup water or cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 12 ounce package fresh cranberries


  1. Combine juice or water and sugar in a medium saucepan over high heat.
  2. Stir continuously until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add cranberries; stir occasionally, until it returns

Cheesy Cranberry Sauce Puffs

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 25th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Vegetarian

Cranberry sauce- key to a simple snack!






Cheesy Cranberry Sauce Puffs



Cranberry sauce- key to a simple snack!



  • 2 sheets puff pastry (defrosted)
  • 6 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup cranberry sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a

Brûléed Butternut Squash

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 21st, 2019| Recipes, Side Dishes




Brûléed Butternut Squash



Who knew squash could be so elegant?



  • Cooked butternut squash (Recipe link in article)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. After cooking butternut squash per directions, set squash on counter to cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove seeds and discard.
  3. Scoop out squash flesh and transfer to a large

Rosemary Roasted Squash with Feta

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 19th, 2019| Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

Butternut & Feta- who knew they'd pair so well?






Rosemary Roasted Squash with Feta



Butternut & feta- who knew they'd pair so well?



  • 3 cups cubed butternut squash (peeled)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons minced rosemary (fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon olive

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

Apple Coconut Curry Bisque

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 7th, 2019| Recipes, Soups & Stews, Vegetarian

Who ever thought apples and curry would pair so well?






Apple Coconut Curry Bisque



Who ever thought apples and curry would pair so well?



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 4 cloves garlic

Apple Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 5th, 2019| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews




Apple Soup



The perfect pairing for grilled cheddar cheese sandwiches



  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 celery stalks (diced)
  • 20 baby carrots (diced)
  • 5 cups diced apples (peeled & cored)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 cups chicken broth*
  • 1-1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • salt & pepper


  1. In a medium-sized stock pot,

Warm Barbecue Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 31st, 2019| Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

Colorful, flavorful, and healthy!






Warm Barbecue Salad



Colorful, flavorful, and healthy!



  • 14 oz. extra firm tofu*
  • 4 cups shredded red cabbage
  • ⅓ cup vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce (+ extra for serving)
  • 1-⅓ cups diced onion
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 4 scallions (minced)


  1. Before you

Crockpot Cabbage and Apples

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 29th, 2019| Recipes, Side Dishes




Crockpot Cabbage and Apples



These two ingredients were meant to be together



  • 1/2 medium cabbage
  • 2 medium apples
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Slice cabbage into thin strips.
  2. Core apple and chop into small cubes, about 1/2″. (Leave peel on.)
  3. Combine cabbage and apple in crockpot.
  4. Add vinegar, water, and