Seasonal Recipes

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Easy Crostini Party Appetizers

These four crostini appetizers will start your next party off with a bang. They are very easy to make and perfect to serve with cocktails. #InspireWithCheese #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InspireWithCheese #CollectiveBias It’s time for some Easy Crostini Party Appetizers. I am on a roll lately with all of the opportunities for entertaining.  It seems that every weekend, from now until January, there is one opportunity after another to…

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…

Banana Pumpkin Pie Spice Waffles

Banana Pumpkin Pie Spice Waffles

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DelightfulMoments #CollectiveBias It’s time for some banana pumpkin pie spice waffles! September is such a great month. For me, it is the start of the upcoming holiday seasons. I have so much fun this time of the year, moving…

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,…

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Kebabs

cilantro-lime-shrimp

We barbecue at our house most of the year.  Normally, it’s chicken or beef that lands on the grill, but today I decided to add to my shrimp recipes with these grilled cilantro lime shrimp kebabs. We don’t get much in the way of snow in the winter so our outdoor grill is perfect for…

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…

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…

Football Cheese Ball – Easy, Spicy and Fun!

Spicy football cheese ball

Do you entertain friends for the big game day? So do I, and I am always looking for new ways to delight my friends with recipes that I have not served in the past. This year I will treat them to this easy football cheese ball. I can’t wait to see them dig into it!…

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…

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…

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…

Chocolate Chip Caramel Muffins

Chocolate chip caramel muffins with butterscotch pecan glaze recipesjust4u.com

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love the cool weather, the changes of colors and all of the tastes and sights of the holidays that take place this time of the year. It seems that every time I open a cooking magazine, something delicious is calling me and its name often has…