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Almond Butter Balls – No Bake Paleo Bites with Whole30 Adjustments

Loaded with almond butter, dates and cocoa powder, these nutritious almond butter balls are a quick pick me up, and make a nice addition to a healthy protein packed breakfast. The no bake Paleo bites (with Whole30 adjustments) are super easy to make and have a lovely sweet taste but have no added sugar. I …

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies – No Bake Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Today’s pumpkin recipe are these delicious pumpkin spice cookies. They are sweetened with pure maple syrup and contain gluten free oats for a clean eating treat. In case you didn’t notice it, fall is on the way. On social media that means months of everything pumpkin! Pumpkin spice is something that I use all the …

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No Bake Peanut Butter Balls with Chocolate & Coconut – 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 …

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites (3 WW Freestyle Points!)

These no bake chocolate peanut butter energy bites are full of flavor and have only 3 WW Freestyle points in each bite. They are easy to make, low in sugar and have a rich creamy chocolate peanut butter taste.   I love making energy balls.  Their high fiber and protein ingredients help to keep you full and …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars – Easy No Bake Recipe

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 …

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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Always a hit at pot luck dinners and summer barbecues, these no bake peanut butter chocolate oatmeal cookies have been made more healthy with a few easy substitutes.  But don’t let that fool you – the flavor still rocks! No bake desserts are super easy to make, and come together in a flash without heating …

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No Bake Sweet Potato Energy Balls – Gluten Free Healthy Snack

These no bake sweet potato energy balls are a powerhouse of nutrients in one delicious bite. The balls are naturally sweet with a bit of a kick from fresh ginger and are the perfect way to add healthy nutrition to your snack time. This recipe is vegan and gluten free. The savory sweet potato balls …

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Pumpkin Nut Butter Energy Bites – No Bake Pick Me Up

Energy bites are one of my favorite snack treats and these delicious pumpkin nut butter energy bites combine pumpkin pureé with another favorite of mine – sunflower nut butter. It’s time for all things pumpkin! Fall is my favorite time of the year, and I love the taste of pumpkin in recipes. No bake treats are …

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No Bake Chocolate Toffee Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

These no bake chocolate toffee peanut butter pretzel bars are my latest sweet treat and they mimic two of my favorite types of candy. 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 with …

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No-Bake Oreo Mint Cheesecake Bars

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 bar recipes – no baking is needed.  Just make them and forget about them for a few hours and they’ll be done. If you like all sorts of cheesecake recipes, you …

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How to Make a Crumb Crust – Making a Crumble Crust in Minutes

A crunchy crumb crust (AKA crumble crust) is a cooking technique that I use for a lot of my recipes. It is super versatile and useful in pie recipes, bar recipes and so much more. This delicious crust can form the bottom layer of bar and cheesecake recipes and can take the place of a …

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Oatmeal Cookie Recipe with Raisins and Walnuts – Weight Watcher Cookies – 3 Points!

This skinny oatmeal cookie recipe is soft and chewy with the crunchy taste of walnuts and sweetness of raisins and sugar free maple syrup. At only 3 WW Smart points, it’s a real diet winner! There is something about oatmeal cookies that screams comfort food to me.  I think it goes back to my early …

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Buckeye Fudge – a Holiday Favorite

This tasty buckeye fudge is a wonderful mix of peanut butter fudge with a rich chocolate layer. It has all the flavor of Buckeye balls but is so much easier to make. The buckeye recipe is a decadent, delicious and holiday comfort food all rolled into one delicious bundle. They are a hit on any party dessert …

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Skinny Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with a Healthy Chocolate Frosting

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 …

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Fresh Pumpkin Puree – How to Make this Fall Staple

Here is one of my latest cooking tips for the holidays – making your own 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 …

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Bar Recipes – Best Ideas for Bars and Slices to Tempt Your Sweet Tooth

Looking for a crowd pleasing dessert idea? Try one of these bar recipes and see for yourself how quickly they will disappear. Many are made with delicious crumb crusts of some sort. From farm fresh strawberry bars to peppermint Rice Krispie bars, we have delicious bars and slices for any occasion. These delicious sweet treats …

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Oatmeal Chocolate Cookie Bars – (Gluten Free) Deep dish Cookie Bar Recipe

These gluten free deep dish oatmeal chocolate cookie bars are soft & chewy with the decadent taste of dark chocolate and brown sugar. This bar recipe is a cross between an chocolate chip cookie and an oatmeal bar and tastes amazing. Do you love the taste of magic bars?   Those ooey gooey chocolate bars made with sweetened condensed …

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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal – Hearty Gluten Free Oatmeal Breakfast for Fall

I seem to be putting pumpkin puree in everything lately. How about you? It seems that, for foodies, this time of the year could aptly be called “pumpkin season.” Today’s offering is a pumpkin spice oatmeal bowl that is hearty, satisfying and full of the flavors of fall. I love using pumpkin puree. It has a …

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Homemade Cookie Day – Celebrate with your Favorite Cookie Recipe

Did you know that many foods have national days in their honor? October 1 is known as National Homemade Cookie Day.  It seems appropriate that the first day of October would be given this honor, since October also starts three months of holiday celebrations where cookies play a big part. There are so many national …

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Mummy Truffles – Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Truffles – Halloween Treat

These adorable mummy truffles are so tasty and full of the flavors of fall. They make a nice addition to my collection of cheesecake recipes. It is hard for me to believe how quickly autumn is approaching us.  With it comes cooler temperatures, several months of holidays and lots of sweet treats. Truffles are a …

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Halloween Recipes – 30 Spooktacular Ways to Celebrate the Holiday

Halloween will be here before we know it. This holiday is such fun for kiddos and gives parents a chance to be a kid again,too! Halloween party food is fun, spooky and whimsical and looks great on a table.  These 25 spooktacular Halloween Recipes are the perfect way to celebrate this fun holiday. Halloween is a …

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars – Cookies and Bars in One Dessert!

These chocolate chip oatmeal bars are rich and delicious and make the perfect snack or dessert. Bar recipes are a godsend for any busy homemaker. They are so easy to make, and even easier to eat.  Two of my favorite desserts are chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal bars. I’ve combined them both into one delicious dessert with …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites – Making Buckeye Balls

These chocolate peanut butter bites will satisfy your sweet tooth, but they also have some special ingredients to pack a nutritious punch as well. 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 …

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