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Rhubarb Chutney

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




Rhubarb Chutney



A sweet & savory topping for spring



  • 2 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
  3. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. (Keep a careful eye

Spinach Balls

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 6th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes







Spinach Balls



Handheld bites of spinach-y, cheese-y goodness



  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 10- oz. packages frozen spinach (thawed & well drained)


  1. Heat oven

Broccoli “Meat”balls- an Oxymoron

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 4th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday, Vegetarian




Broccoli "Meat"balls



Satisfying & good for you



  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Steam broccoli until fork tender.
  3. Allow broccoli to cool slightly, then purée in a blender or food processor.
  4. Combine puréed broccoli and all

Tangy Waldorf Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 30th, 2019| Recipes, Salads

The Waldorf Salad you didn't know you needed






Tangy Waldorf Salad



The Waldorf Salad you didn't know you needed



  • 6 oz. baby kale
  • 2 oz. goat cheese (softened)
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 apple (cored)
  • 4 celery stalks
  • Pecans


  1. Heat large nonstick pan over medium heat;

Waldorf Salad Revisited

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 28th, 2019| Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes




Waldorf Salad Revisited



All the flavors of the classic but healthier



  • 3 apples (cored & chopped)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 Tb. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Toss apple with lemon juice in a large bowl.
  2. Add celery and walnut, and toss to combine.
  3. In

Mini Peanut Butter Blossoms

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 23rd, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

A cookie delivered in mini muffin form






Mini Peanut Butter Blossoms



A cookie delivered in mini muffin form



  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/4 cup flour
  • 48

Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

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




Chocolate & Peanut Butter Krispie Treats



Why eat plain Krispie Treats when you can have even more excitement?



  • 10 oz. bag marshmallows
  • 4 Tb. butter
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Spray a 13″x9″ pan, sides and bottom, with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Combine marshmallows

Double Blueberry Biscotti

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 16th, 2019| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts, Recipes







Double Blueberry Biscotti





  • 1/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Skim milk
  • ½ cup freeze dried blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine butter and sugar in

Vanilla Blueberry Pie Parfait

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




Vanilla Blueberry Pie Parfait



A dessert that will cure your sweet tooth in a healthy way



  • 2/3 cup frozen wild blueberries (thawed)
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 graham cracker squares
  • 1-1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • Rainbow sprinkles


  1. Place blueberries in a small bowl, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar; stir to

Cheese & Herb Stuffed Tomatoes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 9th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Vegetarian

Sure, we can call this a serving of veggies!






Cheese & Herb Stuffed Tomatoes



Sure, we can call this a serving of veggies!



  • 6 plum tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • 4 oz. goat cheese (softened)
  • 8 fresh basil leaves (minced)
  • Artisanal balsamic vinegar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to

Recipe: Chilled, Stuffed Tomatoes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 7th, 2019| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian




Chilled, Stuffed Tomatoes



A vegetarian main dish perfect for a hot summer night



  • 2 ears corn
  • 1 Tb. sugar
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1-2 tsp. dried basil


  1. Bring pot of water to boil.
  2. While heating, remove husk from corn.
  3. Add corn and sugar to boiling water. Remove from heat, and let stand

Banana Pudding Parfait

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 2nd, 2019| Desserts, Recipes

Layers of dessert happiness






Banana Pudding Parfait



Layers of dessert happiness



  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 Tb cornstarch
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 large egg yolks (slightly beaten)
  • 1 Tb butter (softened)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 bananas
  • 32 Nilla Wafers
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch