Desserts

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins with a Creamy Cheesecake Center

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffin on a plate

These chocolate peanut butter muffins have a creamy cheesecake peanut butter center surrounded by a delicious chocolate outside. Have them for breakfast, or for dessert. Just have them! Is it a muffin or is it a cupcake? Seriously, who cares? These babies are amazing!  Anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter is a winner in…

Skittles Sugar Cookies – A Rainbow Delight

Skittles sugar cookies

These tasty Skittles sugar cookies are colorful and tasty and give a burst of flavor in each bite of the light sugar cookie base. 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…

Blueberry Energy Bites – Great Breakfast or Snack Treat

Blueberry Energy Bites

I love energy bites. They are jam packed with wholesome ingredients and give you a burst of energy just when you need it.  These delicious Blueberry Energy Bites have a tasty icing drizzle for a bit of extra sweetness. The energy balls are great for a fast breakfast, or as a nutritious snack. I also…

Banana Nut Breakfast Bars – Healthy Grab and Go Slices

Banana Nut Breakfast Bars

I love banana nut muffins (or any kind of muffins for that matter.)   This recipe for banana nut breakfast bars gives you the home made taste of banana muffins but in a tasty bar recipe instead. If you are looking for a quick, on the go breakfast recipe that you can grab on a busy…

Easter Lemon Cupcakes with Grass Frosting Tutorial

Easter cupcakes with grass and nest frosting

Easter is such a fun time of the year. It brings out the joy in children and tells us all that spring is just around the corner.  These lemon cupcakes with grass frosting are sure to be the hit of any Easter gathering that you hold this year. Do you ever wonder how to make…

Easter Egg Nest Cheesecakes

Easter Egg Nest Cheesecakes

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 a fondness for speckled Easter eggs, so I know my family will love them. Easter will soon be here and now is the perfect time to…

Orange Cheesecake Bars – Creamsicle Slice Recipe with Orange Ganache

This recipe for orange cheesecake bars reminds me a bit of the frozen Creamsicle bars that I used to love when I was a kid. These delicious dessert bars are the perfect addition to your collection of cheesecake recipes. The tasty recipe is a cross between a cheesecake and sugar cookies, delightfully flavored and baked…

Walnut Crescent Cookies – Vanilla Crescent Roll Cookie Recipe

Vanilla walnut crescent roll cookies

These walnut crescent cookies are very delicate and tasty.  The texture is light and fluffy and the flavor has a lovely hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Bring some to your holiday cookie swap and wait for rave reviews. The holidays are just around the corner and that always gets me thinking of making cookies. I…

Pumpkin Spice Cookies – No Bake Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

pumpkin spice cookies

In case you didn’t notice it, fall is on the way. On social media that means months of everything pumpkin! 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. Making these pumpkin spice cookies Pumpkin spice is something…

Oreo Bonbons – Cookies and Cream Candy Recipe

Oreo bonbons

What do you make when you can’t decide between a cookie and some candy? Why get the flavors of both in one dessert, of course! These Oreo bonbons are a cookies and cream candy recipe that will delight your family and friends. This sweet confectionery treat makes a delicious Christmas bonbon, but why wait until…

Dessert Table Ideas – 16 Tips to Make your Next Party a Success

Putting together a great looking table for desserts and sweets is not as hard as you might think. These easy dessert table ideas will rock your next party. Do you have an upcoming occasion where you will be serving special desserts?  Many get togethers, such as wedding and baby showers, mother’s day teas, charity events…

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…

Strawberry Buttercream Cupcakes – The Perfect Sweet Treat

strawberry buttercream cupcakes

These strawberry buttercream cupcakes use these two of my favorite flavors flavors and are the perfect dessert to tempt your loved one, (and yourself) on Valentine’s day (or any day for that matter!). I love the taste of chocolate and strawberries. It’s decadent, but also fresh tasting and the two flavors just really seem to compliment…

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,…

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 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. What are buckeye balls? One holiday sweet treat that seems to appear every year about this time is a buckeye ball.  This traditional favorite…

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…