Desserts

Amish Food is the Epitome of Real Home Style Cooking

Amish cooking

A look into Amish Food. The Amish people are found in the United States in several rural areas, but primarily around Ohio and Pennsylvania, and also in smaller numbers in Ontario, Canada. Lancaster, Pennsylvania is home to about 16,000 Amish people and is in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch area. Traditional Amish food is…

My Favorite Fudge Recipes

My 20 favorite fudge recipes

Celebrate the Holidays (and any days) with My Favorite Fudge Recipes I know that fudge is commonly thought of a holiday treat, but I love it all year round.  I like any kind of fudge, but my favorites are those with peanut butter and chocolate in them.  Here are 15 of my favorite fudge recipes…

25 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini and Summer Squash

25 ways to use zucchini and summer squash

25 Ways to use Zucchini What is not to love about zucchini? It is a super easy to grow vegetable, especially for beginning gardeners, is prolific, is low in calories and tastes great. But by the end of the growing season, you are likely to have bucket loads of it and the neighbors will be…

Does Adding Cinnamon to your Diet have Health Benefits?

The pros and cons of adding cinnamon to your diet.

The Pros and Cons of Adding Cinnamon to your Diet Cinnamon does not just taste good on desserts. It  has long been touted as having many health benefits.  Many reports seem to suggest that adding it to your diet can have an overall good effect on your health. But before you reach for a bottle…

Recipes Using Lemonade – Cakes, Cookies, Drinks and More

Lemonade recipes

It’s Summer time. Celebrate with these Recipes Using Lemonade. Summer is the time for sipping Lemonade, but there are other ways that you can use it other than just as a refreshing drink.  Lemonade adds a nice touch to many other types of recipes too.   Celebrate your summer in style with this collection of recipes…

Oreo Dessert Recipes – Sweet Treat Roundup

25 Oreo Dessert Recipes

Oreo Dessert Recipes to Treat your Family and Friends. One of the favorite afternoon snacks is an Oreo cookie dipped in a glass of milk.  And what is even better than this?  Why an Oreo cookie, which is used to make a completely different dessert.  Grab your glass of milk and get ready to explore…

20 Ways to Use Ripe Bananas (or Their Peels!)

20 Uses for Ripe Bananas

Frugal Kitchen Tips: Ways to use Ripe Bananas (and Banana Peels!) Waste not, want not, as my grandmother used to say.  She would reach to the ground to pick up a penny!  While I am not quite that frugal, I do like to save money.  And nothing makes me more upset than throwing away food. …

My Favorite Samoas Copy Cat Recipes

Treat your Family to One of These Samoas Copy Cat Recipes I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite Girl Scout Cookies is the . (affiliate link) If you have never had them, this delicious cookie features caramel and toasted coconut-covered with a drizzle of chocolate is super good. I thought it would…

Round up of 30 of my Favorite Italian Recipes

20 Delicious Italian Recipes

Viva Italia – Round up of Italian Recipes. My husband and I are very fond of Italian recipes.  I love the full bodied flavor and since I garden as well, I keep Italian style herbs growing on my patio year round.  My favorites are rosemary, thyme, oregano and basil.  I thought it would be fun…

10 Ways with Oranges – Orange Recipes

10 Best Orange Recipes - recipesjust4u.com/

Oranges are the star attraction in these delicious recipes. From delicious smoothies to decadent desserts, these recipes that feature oranges will add a refreshing touch to your dinner table. Oranges are so sweet and lend themselves to all sorts of recipes ideas.  And they are quite plentiful for the spring and summer months.  This popular…

15 No bake Dessert Recipes

 Treat your Family to one of these No Bake Desserts I love no bake dessert recipes.  They give you a chance to step away from the oven when the temperatures start to soar, so they are perfect for this time of the year.  I’ve put together a collection of some of 15 of my favorites…

20+ Easy Gluten Free recipes

20+ of my Favorite Gluten Free Recipes

Tempt Your Taste buds with these Gluten Free Recipes. Over the last few years, our awareness of some of the problems with foods which contain gluten has risen sharply.  Many readers, for health reasons, or sometimes to lose weight have tried to cut gluten from their diets.  This collection of Gluten free recipes should be…

40+ Delicious Peanut butter Recipes

Peanut butter is not just for sweets. See my round up of 30+ delicious peanut butter recipes.

30+ Delicious Peanut Butter Recipes. Peanut butter – ah yes.  If you have been a reader of my blog, you will know that I adore peanut butter.  If there is a way to use it in a recipe, I will try it.  Most work out splendidly, but others…well let’s not go there, okay?  This collection…

Copycat Recipe: Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Starbucks lemon loaf - copycat recipe

Starbuck’s is a favorite of many for their delicious coffees, but their food is also pretty tasty.  The recipe for a Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf is fresh and super tasty and a pretty good approximation of the original. Treat Yourself to Starbucks Lemon Loaf – Copycat style. Good copycat recipes are hard to find but…

Jumbo Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies – Not for the timid!

Jumbo peanut butter sandwich cookies

Peanut Butter sandwich cookies will tempt your sweet tooth! I am a peanut butteraholic.  I love it in desserts, main courses, ice cream, drinks and anything else my mind can dream up.  I’m a bit like Claire from Lost in that regard.  This recipe for peanut butter sandwich cookies is not for the faint of…

Butterscotch Apple Cream Bars

Find out how to make these delicious and hearty Butterscotch Apple Cream bars

If you like the taste of toffee apples, you will love these delicious bars.  I used butterscotch bits for my filling and topping, and the bars are just scrumptious.  They are sort of a cross between a toffee apple and a snickers bar.  Bye bye diet! The bars are easy to make too.  The crust…

Brazilian Chocolate Truffle Recipe – Brigadeiro

Brazillian sweet - Brigadeiro - truffles made the easy way

I love to experiment with International cuisine.  My favorites are Italian, Indian and Asian flavors but there are so many other flavor profiles out there that are just waiting to be explored. My friend Regina from a great website called Molly Mel has delicious recipes that feature Brazilian cuisine.  This sweet treat recipe for Brazilian…

Sunburst Lemon Bars

Delicious glazed lemon bars

One of my favorite desserts is a lemon bar.    They take a bit of time to make but the delightful taste of the fresh lemons are so much better than making them with a box mix that it is worth the time and effort. These Glazed Lemon Bars have a fluffy topping and glaze that…

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup

Peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes

This recipe is one that is not destined to be included in any healthy cooking cookbook, but it might win you a “best mom” award for tastiest breakfast recipe!   These chocolate chip pancakes are loaded with chocolate chips and white chocolate chips and then coated in a chocolate sauce as well as a peanut butter…

Decadent Reese’s Peanut Buttercream Frosting

Reese's peanut buttercream frosting - rich and decadent.

Do you like Reese’s peanut butter cups?  If so, I have a treat in store for you. This recipe for Reese’s Peanut Buttercream frosting is one of the most decadent frosting I have ever had. It’s all I can do not to dive head first into the bowl with a spoon and a lack of…

Brownie Cheesecake Bars

Brownie Cheesecake bars

I like brownies, I love bars,  and I like cheesecake recipes. So, it stands to reason that I will love brownie cheesecake bars.  What is not to love?  I get three dessert favorites in one delicious recipe with these sweet treats where creamy cheesecake is layered on top of fudgy, nutty brownies. Let’s make some…

Pina Colada Ice Cream Bars

Easy Pina Colada Ice cream bars

It’s been chilly here in NC with the odd really warm day.  Weather like this makes me miss the summer.  Here is a dessert recipe guaranteed to make you think of balmy summer evenings sitting on the deck after dinner. This recipe works with any type of ice cream. You can used reduced fat or…

Apple and Pear Fruit Crisp

Pear and Apple Fruit Crumble - slimmed down to 230 calories and delcious

Printable Recipe – Apple and Pear Crisp If you are looking for a light fruit dessert that won’t break the calorie bank, this apple pear crisp will be a delight. The recipe is easy to make, and yet full of flavor.  The fruit mixture is creamy and delicious and the crumble makes you feel as…

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe from The Gardening Cook. Ingredients 2 cups sugar 1 stick of Earth Balance Buttery Spread sticks 3 Tbsp of dark cocoa 1/2 cup of Vanilla lite Soy Milk 1/2 cup of peanut butter 1/4 cup of slivered almonds 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats (not instant)  

Date Bars with Maple Sugar

Recipe from The Gardening Cook. Ingredients 1-3/4 cups finely chopped pitted dates 3/4 cup water 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 cup all-purpose whole wheat flour 1 cup rolled oats (not quick-cooking) 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup earth Balance buttery spread Cooking spray

High End Macadamia Nut 8 Layer Bars

Recipe shared from The Gardening Cook. Ingredients 1 cup of good quality chocolate cookies, crushed 1 cup of biscotti or shortbread style cookies, crushed 1/2 cup of melted butter 1 14 ounce can of fat free sweetened condensed milk. (You can, of course, use full fat. I just was trying to fool myself into thinking…