Desserts

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 is…

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…

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…

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 next year. But this recipe for mini cherry cheesecake cupcakes is a dessert that I love year round.   I have recently discovered that one of my favorite fruits in cherries.  I don’t know what took me so long…

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…

Summer Dessert Table – Tips for Sweets that Take the Heat

Serve desserts in individual sized portions to combat heat problems in the summer

Outdoor entertaining is a fun way to gather with friends during the summer months.  And no party would be complete without a dessert table with all your favorite sweet treats. But how do you make sure that the desserts on the summer dessert table are those that melt IN your mouth and not on the…

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…

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

This No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie has been lightened up for a gluten free, dairy free and vegan treat.

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…

Make Grilled Pineapple for an Awesome BBQ Side Dish

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled pineapple is always delicious, but this honey and cinmamon glaze with olive oil makes it extra special. I love to serve it with chicken dishes and it also makes a refreshing summertime dessert with ice cream. For me, no other fruit says summer in quite the same way as pineapple does.  There is a…

No Bake Sweet Potato Energy Balls – Gluten Free Healthy Snack

Taking a bite of these superfood energy balls

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…

Brownie Cookies From a Mix – These Awesome Brookies Rock!

Brookies and milk

Short on time, but big on the desire for treating your sweet tooth? These brownie cookies from a mix are a semi home made way to make snack time tasty in a flash. Get the scoop on making these “brookies” with my step by step tutorial. Have you ever heard of the term brookies? When…

These Awesome Layered Pudding Pops will Make You Feel Patriotic

Plate of layered pudding pops

Summer is almost here and cold desserts are really desirable right now. These layered pudding pops with their red, white and blueberry stripes are perfect for a 4th of July or Memorial Day barbecue party. I enjoy making pudding pops instead of juice pops.  The texture comes out more like a creamsicle than a Popsicle and I…

Heavenly Heath Bar Brownies with an Awesome Chocolate Ganache

Tasting heath bar brownies

These heath bar brownies are made with a packaged fudge brownie mix that is jazzed up with Heath Bar baking pieces in both the brownies themselves and also as a topping for the easy homemade chocolate ganache frosting. Most of the time, I cook from scratch. But there are busy days when I just don’t…

4th of July Candy Jars – Patriotic Party Table Decor

Patriotic candy jars

Are you having a party for Independence Day or Memorial Day?  These 4th of July Candy Jars will be a hit with the kids (and the young at heart!) This patriotic party table decor idea will dress up your dessert table with red, white and blue colors and put your guests in the party spirit…

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes – Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Individual strawberry shortcake

These mini strawberry shortcakes are individual sized portions of the summer time favorite. Flaky buttermilk biscuits are layered with fresh summer strawberries and a home made strawberry syrup that oozes over the layers and the whipped cream topping. One of the joys of growing up for me was my mother’s strawberry shortcake. She used Bisquick…