Cookies

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies – Peppermint Kiss Cookie Recipe

Candy Cane kiss cookies

  These candy cane kiss cookies have a sugar cookie base topped with a peppermint candy kiss. They not only look great but taste amazing too. This delicious sweet treat is the perfect peppermint cookie recipe for a cookie swap Each year for Christmas my sister would bring cookies with a Hershey kiss center to our…

Homemade Cookie Day – Celebrate with your Favorite Cookie Recipe

20 cookie recipes

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…

Halloween Recipes – 30 Spooktacular Ways to Celebrate the Holiday

Halloween party recipes

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…

Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

Orange dark chocolate cookies

One of my favorite flavor combinations for cookies is orange and dark chocolate. It is bright and fresh with a decadent touch. These Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies have the addition of macadamia nuts for extra crunch and are just delicious! And best of all, the cookies are totally gluten free! Treating yourself to baked goods…

Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies

Snickers peanut butter cookies

I woke up this morning for a yen for cookies. I have a bag of Easter candy in the corner of my office that keeps calling my name and I decided that I should do something with the candy before it all ended up in my stomach. At least with these Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies,…

Melting Moments Cookies

Melting Moments Cookies - melt in your mouth goodness! Get the recipe: recipesjust4u.com/melting-moments-cookies

It is melt in your mouth time, folks.  If you are looking for delicate cookies that are light as air and melt in your mouth, these Melting Moments Cookies really do their name justice. The cookies have a shortbread texture to them and are just delicious. Melting Moments Cookies – As light as Air and…

Chocolate Pistachio Nut Bar Cookies

These pistachio nut cookies make a perfect recipe for your holiday cookie swap. recipesjust4u.com

For your Cookie Swap:  Chocolate Pistachio Nut Bar Cookies Christmas is the time of the year when we normally have pistachio nuts in our house.  For some reason we have relegated them to the holidays. So any recipe that has pistachios in it reminds me of the holidays.  These chocolate pistachio nut bar cookies are…

Irresistible Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe gives these cookies the best texture of any chocolate chip cookies that I have ever eaten.

 Peanut butter and chocolate.  A match made in cookie heaven.   This recipe combines the best of both cookie types.  These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies have the best texture of any chocolate chip cookies that I have ever eaten. Are you a fan of chocolate and peanut butter, too? Be sure to check out my…

10 Tips for Hosting a Cookie Exchange

cookie exchange

A cookie exchange is not just for Christmas.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s day and Easter are also popular times for cookie exchanges. These cooking tips and other tips will make sure your cookie swap is a great one. From now through the end of the year, there are so many holidays, and such fun to be…

24 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

These 24 delicious pumpkin recipes will add lots of special tastes to your holiday table this year. recipesjust4u.com

Enjoy the Taste of the Season with These Delicious Pumpkin Recipes. From now through most of the fall, pumpkins are in season and are used for decorations, for carving and for eating in various ways.  You can, of course, use canned pumpkin, but why not try fresh pumpkin too?  It is rich and creamy always…

25 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini and Summer Squash

25 ways to use zucchini and summer squash

What is not to love about zucchini? It is a super easy to grow vegetable, especially for beginning gardeners, is prolific, is low in calories and tastes great. But by the end of the growing season, you are likely to have bucket loads of it and the neighbors will be pretending to not be home…

Does Adding Cinnamon to your Diet have Health Benefits?

The pros and cons of adding cinnamon to your diet.

The Pros and Cons of Adding Cinnamon to your Diet Cinnamon does not just taste good on desserts. It  has long been touted as having many health benefits.  Many reports seem to suggest that adding it to your diet can have an overall good effect on your health. But before you reach for a bottle…

Round up of 30 of my Favorite Italian Recipes

20 Delicious Italian Recipes

Viva Italia – Round up of Italian Recipes. My husband and I are very fond of Italian recipes.  I love the full bodied flavor and since I garden as well, I keep Italian style herbs growing on my patio year round.  My favorites are rosemary, thyme, oregano and basil.  I thought it would be fun…

20+ Easy Gluten Free recipes

20+ of my Favorite Gluten Free Recipes

Tempt Your Taste buds with these Gluten Free Recipes. Over the last few years, our awareness of some of the problems with foods which contain gluten has risen sharply.  Many readers, for health reasons, or sometimes to lose weight have tried to cut gluten from their diets.  This collection of Gluten free recipes should be…

Jumbo Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies – Not for the timid!

Jumbo peanut butter sandwich cookies

Peanut Butter sandwich cookies will tempt your sweet tooth! I am a peanut butteraholic.  I love it in desserts, main courses, ice cream, drinks and anything else my mind can dream up.  I’m a bit like Claire from Lost in that regard.  This recipe for peanut butter sandwich cookies is not for the faint of…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

These delicious peanut butter chocolate chip shortbread cookies combine the best of three worlds – chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and shortbread – into one delicious treat.  Printable Recipe:  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies. The cookies are easy to make.  You just combine the dough into logs and refrigerate for a while and…