Desserts

Tips for Making Popsicles at Home

Making popsicles

It doesn’t matter what you call them – Ice Pops, Yogurt Pops, Frozen pops, Paletas, or Popsicles.  These frozen sweet treats are a tasty refreshing way to beat the heat on a hot summer day. Making Popsicles is one of the easier frozen dessert ideas but there are still a few cooking tip basics that…

Sunflower Nut Butter Energy Bites

Dark chocolate energy bites

Looking for a healthy and super tasty treat? These tasty sunflower nut butter energy bites are the perfect after work out pick me up. They are sweetened only with medjool dates and are sinfully delicious. These little balls of chocolatey bliss are crazy delicious and are paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. They have a peanut…

Pina Colada Popsicles

Pina Colada pops are a great frozen sweet treat

It’s time for an adult cold dessert!  These amazing Pina Colada Popsicles have a hint of coconut rum and a lot of flavor. Homemade Popsicles are one of the joys of summer.  Making boozy homemade popsicles takes them up a notch or two! The delicious cold treats are creamy, with just a hint of sweetness. They…

Summer Dessert Table – Tips for Sweets that Takes the Heat

Serve desserts in individual sized portions to combat heat problems in the summer

Outdoor entertaining is a fun way to gather with friends during the summer months.  And no party would be complete without a dessert table with all your favorite sweet treats. But how do you make sure that the desserts on the summer dessert table are those that melt IN your mouth and not on the…

Seven Layer Bars – Magic Bars to Tempt Your Sweet Tooth

Magic bars

Seven Layer Bars are also referred to as Magic Bars. And believe me, the taste IS magic!  These easy to make bars have seven delicious layers that combine graham crackers, nuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, coconut and sweetened condensed milk into one amazing bar. What I love most about these 7 layer…

Cherry Crumble – Paleo – Dairy Free – Gluten Free

Cherry cobbler

It’s cherry time! I love the summer months when all sorts of fruit is available.  For today’s dessert recipe, we’ll be making this delicious cherry crumble that fits right into a Paleo or gluten free diet plan. Making baked goods when you are trying to follow a clean eating plan can be a challenge.  There…

Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

Orange dark chocolate cookies

One of my favorite flavor combinations of that of orange and dark chocolate. It is bright and fresh with a decadent touch. These Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies have the addition of macadamia nuts for extra crunch and are just delicious! And best of all, the cookies are totally gluten free! Treating yourself to baked goods…

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. They are great for a fast breakfast, or as a nutritious snack. I also love using…

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 dessert. 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 Pops…

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…