Desserts

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

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 the festive season. And, of course, peanut butter and chocolate play a big part…

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!…

Heath English Toffee Chocolate Bars Recipe

Heath English Toffee Chocolate Bars

These decadent Heath English toffee chocolate bars will be the hit of any gathering. I love toffee and chocolate. Any how, any way…any time…any day.  You get the picture.  This combination is one of my favorites.  Adding in sweetened condensed milk just adds an extra decadent feeling to these Heath English toffee chocolate bars. They…

Melting Moments Cookies

Melting Moments Cookies - melt in your mouth goodness! Get the recipe: recipesjust4u.com/melting-moments-cookies

Melting Moments Cookies – As light as Air and So Tasty! It is melt in your mouth time, folks.  If you are looking for a delicate cookie that is light as air and melts in your mouth, these Melting Moments Cookies really do their name justice.  The cookies have a shortbread texture to them and…

No-Bake Oreo Mint Cheesecake Bars

No Back Oreo Mint Cheesecake Bars

Looking for a tasty cheesecake recipe? Mint, chocolate, and confectioner’s sugar help to make these delightful Oreo mint cheesecake bars a special treat. And best of all, they are my favorite type of bar – no baking is needed.  You just make the crust first and let it set and then combine the ingredients for the…

Easter Lemon Cupcakes with Grass Frosting Tutorial

Easter cupcakes with grass frosting and birds nests

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweeterEaster #CollectiveBias  It’s time for Easter lemon cupcakes with grass frosting! These lemon cupcakes with grass frosting will be the hit of your Easter gathering. Easter is such a fun time of the year. It brings out the joy…

Dutch Apple Crumble Parfaits – The Perfect Easter Dessert

Dutch Apple Crumble parfait

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasterMadeEasy #CollectiveBias. It’s time for some Dutch Apple Crumble Parfaits! These Dutch Apple Crumble Parfaits will be the star of your Easter dessert table. It’s hard to believe that Easter will soon be upon us! It seems as…

Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake

Lemon pudding bundt cake

My husband’s birthday is this weekend, and it is time for me to make something special to tempt his sweet tooth.  He is not fond of normal birthday cakes but loves any desserts with lemon in them, so this lemon pudding bundt cake should be perfect for this occasion and for any special time. This…

Skittles Sugar Cookies – A Rainbow Delight

Skittles sugar cookies

These Skittles sugar cookies are a colorful treat that is perfect for an afternoon snack. Ever since I can remember, my daughter Jess has loved Skittles candy.  It has always been a present from Santa, right to this day!  I recently got a big bunch of the candy to make a Superbowl cheese ball and…

Strawberry Buttercream Cupcakes – The Perfect Sweet Treat

strawberry buttercream cupcakes

I love the taste of chocolate and strawberries. It’s decadent, but also fresh tasting and the two flavors just really seem to compliment each other. Plus I love to cook with fresh strawberries! These strawberry buttercream cupcakes use these two delicious flavors and are the perfect dessert to tempt your loved one, (and yourself) on Valentine’s…

Apple Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars

Apple Cinnamon Cookie Bars

Treat your Family to these Apple Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars Apples and cinnamon sugar – two of my favorite ingredients in one perfect bar.  This recipe for apple cinnamon sugar cookie bars is sort of a cross between a bar and a cake.  It puffs up on top while cooking,  but is pressed into the pan…

Game Day Cheese Balls – Sweet and Sour Style

These Skittles Sweet and Sour Game Day party balls will be the hit of your Playoff party - recipesjust4u.com #MakeSB50Sweeter #ad

It’s that time of the year.   I love it when the Superbowl NFL playoffs come around each year. My daughter has recently discovered a love of all things football, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite game day appetizers with her to celebrate the occasion. These Game Day cheese…

Most Popular recipes of 2015- My Top 10 Picks

Top 10 Most Popular recipes. These 10 recipes and party tip posts are the most popular ones at Recipes Just 4u in 2015

These are the top 10 most popular recipes of 2015 here at Recipes Just 4U. My list of most popular recipes for the past year sometimes brings me surprises.  It is humbling to find that my all time favorite recipe that will be sure to be a huge hit,  is not one that my readers also…

Holiday Kiss Cookies – A Festive Treat

 These holiday kiss cookies are perfect for your annual cookie swap. During the normal part of the year, I really keep my intake of sugar to a minimum.  But during the holidays, the cookie fairy seems to sit soundly on both shoulders tempting me and prodding me to make one cookie recipe after another.  These…

Peppermint Rice Krispie Bars

Peppermint rice krispie treats

If you like Peppermint holiday desserts, you will love this recipe.  This festive Christmas treat is a variation of the normal Rice Krispie Bars that are so popular.  These peppermint Rice Krispie bars combine marshmallows and Rice Krispies with butter and crushed candy canes for a treat that will be a delight on your Christmas buffet table. Peppermint…

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

candy cane cookies

Each year for Christmas my sister would bring cookies with a Hershey kiss center to our family gathering .  We all loved them.  These Candy Cane Kiss Cookies are a version of her original but instead of using chocolate kisses, I use the candy cane striped ones.  They are very festive and perfect for either Christmas or…

Royal Icing For Gingerbread Houses

Making the perfect Royal icing for your gingerbread house requires just three ingredients. Gingerbread houses are so much fun to make.  We have a different one every year in our house. It is a tradition that we started when Jess was a little girl and it continues to this day, even though she is a…

Chocolate Pistachio Nut Bar Cookies

These pistachio nut cookies make a perfect recipe for your holiday cookie swap. recipesjust4u.com

For your Cookie Swap:  Chocolate Pistachio Nut Bar Cookies Christmas is the time of the year when we normally have pistachio nuts in our house.  For some reason we have relegated them to the holidays. So any recipe that has pistachios in it reminds me of the holidays.  These chocolate pistachio nut bar cookies are…

Buckeye Fudge – a Holiday Favorite

This easy to make buckeye fudge has all of the flavors of buckeye balls without the work. It's ready to set in about 10 minutes and foolproof. recipesjust4u.com

This buckeye fudge has all the flavor of traditional buckeye balls, but hardly any of the work. With a headline like that, what is not to like?  Peanut butter √…Chocolate √…easy √ …fudge √√.  I love Buckeye balls as much as the next person, but rolling all those little balls, dipping them in chocolate, letting…

Irresistible Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe gives these cookies the best texture of any chocolate chip cookies that I have ever eaten.

 Peanut butter and chocolate.  A match made in cookie heaven.   This recipe combines the best of both cookie types.  These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies have the best texture of any chocolate chip cookies that I have ever eaten. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies If you love making 30 minute meals and quick desserts, you’ll…

10 Tips for Hosting a Cookie Exchange

cookie exchange

Holiday Fun Time – Host a Cookie Exchange. From now through the end of the year, there are so many holidays, and such fun to be enjoyed with friends and family.  One of my favorite traditions is to host a cookie exchange.  A cookie exchange is not just for Christmas either.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s day…