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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 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 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

Health Benefits of Almond Butter

by Editorial Team October 17th, 2019| Spreads & Sauces





If you are health conscious, you may be curious if your favorite almond butter brings you any health benefits. More about this kind of nut in this link here. After all, it is sweet, tasty, and delicious that you can’t absolutely go to the

Rhubarb Salsa

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 13th, 2019| Appetizers, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces

Move over, tomatoes. Rhubarb is here for your tortilla chips!






Rhubarb Salsa



Move over, tomatoes. Rhubarb is here for your tortilla chips!



  • 1-½ cups diced rhubarb (approximately 3 stalks)
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¾ cup diced green bell pepper (approximately ½ medium pepper)
  • ¼

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

Fig Jam

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 23rd, 2019| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday




Fig Jam



The perfect jam to pair with charcuterie



  • 8 oz. dried Calimyrna figs
  • 1 Tb. brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tb. lemon juice
  • 1-3/4 cups water


  1. Remove stems from figs, and discard. Dice figs.
  2. Combine figs, sugar, juice, and 1-1/2 cups water in a small pot over medium heat.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Tequila Lime Fruit Dip

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 1st, 2018| Desserts, Party Snacks, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces

Basically it's a creamy margarita for dipping fruit



Hey there, November! How'd you get here so fast? And why did you bring all of the cold winds and dark clouds with you?

There are two ways that I deal with this early onset of winter.

  1. Let soup simmer

Easy Apricot Jam

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 21st, 2018| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces

It's the taste of summer in spreadable form.


Most days of the week I am a healthy breakfast eater: egg whites with spinach, whole grain cereal and almond milk, or some sort of homemade smoothie. However, when I go out to breakfast and splurge two things are key: do

Beet Tzatziki

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 16th, 2018| Appetizers, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday

Prepare to be amazed by both its color and flavor.


What's one to do on a hot summer Sunday afternoon when you spent the morning at a social gathering and don't feel like cooking? For us empty nesters, the answer was walk downtown and enjoy a handful of tapas

Date Spread

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 27th, 2018| Appetizers, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces

A naturally sweet spread that awaits its salty partner.


I wasn't sure what to call this recipe. The final product is spreadable. It also is made with fruit. Both of these led me to wonder, Is this a jam, conserves, preserves? The answer, I believe, is none of the

Bourbon Sauce #2

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 21st, 2017| Desserts, Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
On Monday, I shared my ridiculously easy recipe for Eggnog Ice Cream.  While the ice cream is delicious in its own right, a simple ice cream such as this really begs for toppings.  Of course, my kids would prefer to top their ice cream with hot fudge, but that