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Paleo Baking Tips and Tricks

Tips for baking on a Paleo diet

If you are following the Paleo diet, you will know that it takes some creativity and a few special foods to get tasty baked goods. But even though a Paleo diet is restrictive is what you CAN eat, it doesn’t mean that baked goods are off the menu for good.  It’s really all about understanding…

Easy Muffin Recipes – Best Muffins for Breakfast or Brunch

Muffin recipes

These easy muffin recipes show why muffins are a favorite for on the go breakfast ideas.   Muffins are one of the easiest breakfast foods to make. They are quick to prepare, and many can be done in one bowl or a food processor. Recipes Just 4U is a participant in the Amazon Affiliate Program.…

Healthy Cinnamon Apple Muffins – Only 2 WW Points!

making cinnamon apple muffins is easy

When you are trying to watch your weight, carb-filled items like muffins can be off limits at breakfast time. But not so with these healthy cinnamon apple muffins. Each of these delicious, full sized, muffins clocks in at just 102 calories each, and works out to 2 WW Freestyle points. The muffins have no flour,…

Tips for Oven Roasted Vegetables – Roast Vegetable Cooking Times

Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and is a great way to get kids to eat veggies.  This post will help with roast vegetable cooking times and give you some tips for perfect oven roasted vegetables every time. Why are oven roasted vegetables sweeter? When vegetables are exposed to high temperatures, the heat concentrates their…

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls with Chocolate & Coconut – 3 WW Points

No bake peanut butter balls for a great healthy snack. Only 3 WW points!

These no bake peanut butter balls make a great snack or light dessert. Honey, coconut and dark chocolate chips add a nice bite of sweetness and crunch to this delightful treat.  Looking for a post workout snack that is healthy and still tastes amazing?  Try these home made peanut butter coconut balls.  They are super…

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 Heart Shaped Cupcakes Using Marbles

Heart shaped cupcakes decorated for Valentine's Day

These heart shaped cupcakes are a fun holiday treat. If you don’t have a heart shaped cupcake tin, you can still make them with this easy trick. 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…

Amish Food is the Epitome of Real Home Style Cooking

Amish family

Traditional Amish food is very simple and something that we associate with the group today. We think of it as comfort food.  It usually has simple, plain ingredients. Where are Amish people living in the US? The Amish people are found in the United States in several rural areas, but primarily around Ohio and Pennsylvania,…

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu – Only 6 Weight Watchers Points

Chicken cordon bleu

This baked chicken cordon bleu is a lightened up version of the traditional Swiss favorite that is so popular in upscale restaurants. The chicken is wrapped around ham and melted cheese and then baked to perfection. April 4 is baked chicken cordon blue day. Find out more about the National Days in April here. Chicken…

Royal Icing For Gingerbread Houses with Just 3 Ingredients!

I love making Gingerbread houses for the holidays and a great starts with a recipe for the perfect Royal icing.  It makes the house easy to put together and tastes great, to boot. Gingerbread houses are so much fun to make.  We have a different one every year in our house. It is a tradition…

Chocolate Cherry Macaroons – Only 4 WW Points!

Chocolate cherry macaroons

These chocolate cherry macaroons have a light and crunchy coconut and egg white base that is topped with a maraschino cherry and drizzled with rich, dark chocolate. Chocolates and cherries – I can’t think of anything that goes better together.  If you love this taste too, be sure to check out my chocolate cherry bundt…

Holiday Kiss Cookies – A Festive Treat for Christmas

These holiday kiss cookies are an adaptation of a peanut butter version that my sister used to make for Christmas dessert but these are for those who don’t care for peanut butter.  (WHO ARE YOU ANYWAY??)  These holiday kiss cookies are perfect for your annual cookie swap. During the normal part of the year, I…

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

Look at the layers of this Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

This chocolate cherry cheesecake bundt cake has a rich cherry and cheesecake center surrounded by dark chocolate cake and topped with a rich chocolate and icing glaze. It is the best of worlds – cheesecake and chocolate cake – made in one pan. I love to bake during the holidays and I love cheesecake recipes.  I…

Skinny Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with a Healthy Chocolate Frosting

Skinny Dark Chocolate cupcake

These skinny dark chocolate cupcakes have a rich chocolate taste that will thrill any chocoholic. They have only 139 calories and even have a dark chocolate frosting! When you are trying to cut calories, rich dessert recipes may seem like a thing of the past, but think again! With this healthy chocolate cupcakes recipe, you…

Roasted Beet Salsa with Tangerines and Red Onion

If you are looking for a switch from the normal pico de gallo, try this Roasted Beet Salsa with tangerines and red onion. It is hearty with a hint of sweetness and very low in fat. One of my favorite things to do each week is make a trip to my local Farmer’s market. The…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars – Easy No Bake Recipe

Milk and oatmeal bars

These delicious chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bars have a thick layer of peanut butter goodness between two layers of hearty rolled oats, all drizzled in deep, dark chocolate. These yummy no bake bars mean that they are super easy to make and there is no need to turn on the oven. The bars are the…

Fresh Pumpkin Puree – How to Make this Fall Staple

Fresh pumpkin puree

Pumpkin puree is a staple in Halloween and Thanksgiving cooking. From pancakes to smoothies, to fudge and cookies, this creamy part of the pumpkin adds an earthy flavor to all your fall recipes.  You can buy it at the supermarket, of course, but here is one of my latest cooking tips – make your own fresh…

Box Mix Brownies with M&M add ins – Easy and Fun Dessert

M & M box mix brownies

Turn ordinary fudge brownies into a kid’s special treat dessert with these M&M box mix brownies.  The secret is adding MM mini baking bits over the top of the brownies for the last few minutes. This is another in my series of brownie add in recipes.  No long list of ingredients or hard to find…

Microwave Oatmeal Bars with Butterfinger Topping

Butterfinger oatmeal bar

These microwave oatmeal bars could not be easier to make. They have just 6 ingredients and are made in the microwave in just minutes. If you need a quick and easy dessert that needs to be made in a hurry, these easy oatmeal bars are for you! The cooking takes less than 10 minutes!  (Be…

Fig Crumble with Fresh Blueberries and Rolled Oats

Serving fig crumble

This fig crumble is both tart and sweet with a crunchy oat topping. Serve it with some whipped cream or ice cream for a delightful summer dessert. One of the true beauties of this rich dessert is that the figs that I used were very ripe. This made for a wonderful syrup like filling that…

Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake Recipe with a Lemon Glaze Icing

lemon pudding bundt cake

This lemon pudding bundt cake recipe is made from scratch and has a light, bright taste.  The pudding gives the taste an extra richness and the light lemon glaze is sweet but not overly so. Summer is the time when I love to make desserts with lemonade or lemons.  They are so plentiful and fresh and…