Desserts

Lemon Cheesecake Bars with an Animal Cracker Crust

lemon cheesecake bars

Cheesecake recipes are some of my favorite desserts. I love to combine cream cheese in just about any baked goods. I love the creaminess of it and the decadence that it gives to the recipe. These Lemon Cheesecake Bars have a fun animal cracker crust and they taste just amazing.Making a crumb crust is very…

Blueberry Energy Bites – Great Breakfast or Snack Treat

Blueberry Energy Bites

I love energy bites. They are jam packed with wholesome ingredients and give you a burst of energy just when you need it.  These delicious Blueberry Energy Bites have a tasty icing drizzle for a bit of extra sweetness. The bites are simple to make.  Just mix up a bunch of your favorite ingredients in…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffin on a plate

Is it a muffin or is it a cupcake? Seriously, who cares? These babies are amazing!  Anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter is a winner in my book. These chocolate peanut butter muffins have a creamy cheesecake peanut butter center surrounded by a delicious chocolate outside. Have them for breakfast, or for desert. Just…

How to Make a Streusel Topping

Making a streusel topping

A Streusel Topping makes a wonderful addition to a muffin, a fruit crumble and many other desserts. Making one is simple to do with these  cooking tips and a food processor, and takes just seconds. Let’s make a Streusel Topping! Most streusel toppings are made of a mixture of three ingredients as a base – flour,…

Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies

Snickers peanut butter cookies

I woke up this morning for a yen for cookies. I have a bag of Easter candy in the corner of my office that keeps calling my name and I decided that I should do something with the candy before it all ended up in my stomach. At least with these Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies,…

Easter Egg Nest Cheesecakes

Easter Egg Nest Cheesecakes

Easter will soon be here and now is the perfect time to think ahead to the types of desserts that you want to serve your family. These Easter Egg Nest Cheesecakes are easy to make and they will be the hit of your party table. We love cheesecake recipes in our house, and also have…

Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

Bailey's Irish Cream Brownie

Are you looking for THE ultimate decadent dessert?  How about some dark chocolate fudgy brownies baked to perfection and then topped with a rich, boozy ganache?  If you said yes, these Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies are for you. I often cook with wine for my main course, but this is the first time that I…

Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles

These red velvet cheesecake truffles taste amazing.

There could not be any more perfect cheesecake recipe for Valentine’s day or Christmas than these delicious and pretty Red Velvet Cheesecake Truffles.  The combination of the deep red center and the white chocolate topping, drizzled with light red trails of sweetness is the perfect treat to share with a loved on for your special…

How to Make a Heart Shaped Cupcake

Heart shaped cupcakes decorated for Valentine's Day

I am a frugal person by nature.  It was a part of my upbringing and has lasted to this day. Anytime I can do a cooking hack that will save me money in the kitchen, I am all for it. Some of my favorite cooking tips involve saving money.  When I was baking for Valentine’s…

How to Make a Crumb Crust

Making a crumb crust

A crunchy Crumb Crust is a cooking technique that I use for a lot of my recipes.  This delicious crust can form the bottom layer of bar and cheesecake recipes and can take the place of a pie crust anytime you don’t want a double pie crust dessert.  Don’t know how to make one?  Just…

Apple Cheesecake Bars with Caramel Topping

Apple Cheesecake Bars

These Apple Cheesecake Bars have a three layered mixture that features a crumb crust, a creamy cheesecake layer that is topped with cinnamon apples and a luscious streusel topping. The flavor is amazing and, like most bar recipes, these are super easy to make. If you like cheesecake recipes with a twist, you will want…

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

We are big cheesecake fans in our house.  I’ve tried so many different versions of them and haven’t found one yet that my family didn’t love.  For today’s cheesecake recipe, I’ve decided to turn my favorite chocolate chip cookie into delicious Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars. This amazing recipe brings together the best of both chocolate chip cookies…

How to Measure Flour

How to measure flour

Even the best cooks will make mistakes from time to time. One of the most common mistakes that new bakers make is not measuring flour correctly. If you take a measuring cup and scoop the flour out of the bag or canister, you are making the same mistake that many make.  One of the most…

Mini Cherry Cheesecake Cupcake Recipe

Mini cherry cheesecake cupcakes

It’s a long way away from the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  That won’t happen until June 30 this year. But this recipe for mini cherry cheesecake cupcakes is a dessert that I love year round.  It is the perfect dessert for those of you who love cheesecake recipes as much as I do, especially if…

2016 Top Recipes- Recipes Just 4U

These 2016 Top Recipes posts were the most popular with my readers last year. Perhaps one of them will start the year out right in your kitchen.

One of my favorite things to do, early in the New Year, is to look back over my Google Analytics statistics to see what worked on my blog.  It is always fun to discover which recipes resonated with my readers to make the top 10 list for the previous year.  These 2016 Top Recipes were…

Easy Pistachio Fudge Recipe

Easy Pistachio Fudge

This rich and creamy Easy Pistachio Fudge is perfect for your special dessert table and takes just minutes to prepare. I have to admit it.  I love fudge.  Every time I go to my local Farmer’s Market, I head to the indoor area where there is a vendor that sells fudge and buy a piece or…

Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge

This mint chocolate chip fudge will be the hit of your party

I love anything mint flavored. And combine it with chocolate? This Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge is rich with an out of this world taste. It’s the stuff that Christmas dreams are made of! Fudge is one of those things that is either super easy to make or a “pull out your hair” experiment from a…

Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops

Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops

  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeHolidayGoodness #CollectiveBias It’s time to make some Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops! The holidays are upon us and baking is in full production in my kitchen.  I love to make creative and fun baked goods for Christmas. These Holiday Shaped Brownie…

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

Look at the layers of this Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

I love to bake during the holidays and I love cheesecake recipes.  I thought it would be fun to combine both into one cake.  Most of the time, I come up with baked goodies that are fast and easy to put together.  This Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake is not one of those. It takes…

Rocky Road Fudge – A Holiday Treat

Yummy! Rocky road fudge - a holiday favorite.

This Rocky Road Fudge recipe is just about one of the easiest fudge recipes you will make.  And don’t let the snobby cooks scare you into thinking that you need a great deal of patience and a fancy candy thermometer to make fudge!  Making fudge does not have to be hard.  This delicious holiday treat…

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

chocolate chip oatmeal bars

Treat your family to these chocolate chip oatmeal bars. My husband is a big fan of anything that contains oatmeal.  He also has a sweet tooth, so combining one of his favorite tastes into a dessert for him is a no brainer.  These chocolate chip oatmeal bars are rich and delicious and he LOVED them!…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

No bake chocolate peanut butter bites

Tempt your sweet tooth and grab some energy with these chocolate peanut butter bites. FALL!! My favorite time of the year~  I can almost smell all of the new aromas that are sure to come from my kitchen during the next few months.  I just love the tastes that go into my recipe creations during…

No Bake Chocolate Toffee Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

No bake chocolate toffee peanut butter pretzel bars

Sweet tooth sensation – No bake chocolate toffee peanut butter pretzel bars. I had a yen for some of my favorite candy bar tastes today.  I love both Heath Bars and Reese’s peanut butter cups and my sweet tooth was asking for one of these delicious tastes (or both!)  I gave in and came up…

Blueberry Cobbler – Delicious Summer Time Dessert

Blueberry crumble

Summer time is one of my favorite times of the year to make fruit desserts.  The fruit is so plentiful and fresh right now and the prices cannot be beat.   This blueberry cobbler is full of the flavor of plump, tangy blueberries and the delicious buttery streusel topping adds just the right amount of…

White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars

Snickerdoodle white chocolate blondie bars

These white chocolate snickerdoodle blondie bars will satisfy your sweet tooth, for sure! I adore the taste of anything with the word snickerdoodle in it.  I make snickerdoodle cookies at Christmas time, when the aroma of cinnamon is so satisfying to me. I’ve even come up with a snickerdoodle bread!  But then I got to thinking,…

Sweet Corn and Coconut Pudding

Sweet corn and coconut pudding

This recipe for Sweet Corn and Coconut Pudding is the perfect summer time treat. My friend Regina, from Molly Mel, is a regular contributor of recipes to my website.  I love Regina’s blog, and especially today, because of both this amazing recipe and the gorgeous pictures of her peonies in bloom. They put mine to shame!…