Desserts

How to Make a Crumb Crust

Making a crumb crust

A crunchy Crumb Crust is a cooking technique that I use for a lot of my recipes.  This delicious crust can form the bottom layer of bar and cheesecake recipes and can take the place of a pie crust anytime you don’t want a double pie crust dessert.  Don’t know how to make one?  Just…

Apple Cheesecake Bars with Caramel Topping

Apple Cheesecake Bars

These Apple Cheesecake Bars have a three layered mixture that features a crumb crust, a creamy cheesecake layer that is topped with cinnamon apples and a luscious streusel topping. The flavor is amazing and, like most bar recipes, these are super easy to make. If you like cheesecake recipes with a twist, you will want…

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

We are big cheesecake fans in our house.  I’ve tried so many different versions of them and haven’t found one yet that my family didn’t love.  For today’s cheesecake recipe, I’ve decided to turn my favorite chocolate chip cookie into delicious Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars. This amazing recipe brings together the best of both chocolate chip cookies…

How to Measure Flour

How to measure flour

Even the best cooks will make mistakes from time to time. One of the most common mistakes that new bakers make is not measuring flour correctly. If you take a measuring cup and scoop the flour out of the bag or canister, you are making the same mistake that many make.  One of the most…

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 this year. But this recipe for mini cherry cheesecake cupcakes is a dessert that I love year round.  It is the perfect dessert for those of you who love cheesecake recipes as much as I do, especially if…

2016 Top Recipes- Recipes Just 4U

These 2016 Top Recipes posts were the most popular with my readers last year. Perhaps one of them will start the year out right in your kitchen.

One of my favorite things to do, early in the New Year, is to look back over my Google Analytics statistics to see what worked on my blog.  It is always fun to discover which recipes resonated with my readers to make the top 10 list for the previous year.  These 2016 Top Recipes were…

Easy Pistachio Fudge Recipe

Easy Pistachio Fudge

This rich and creamy Easy Pistachio Fudge is perfect for your special dessert table and takes just minutes to prepare. I have to admit it.  I love fudge.  Every time I go to my local Farmer’s Market, I head to the indoor area where there is a vendor that sells fudge and buy a piece or…

Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge

This mint chocolate chip fudge will be the hit of your party

I love anything mint flavored. And combine it with chocolate? This Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge is rich with an out of this world taste. It’s the stuff that Christmas dreams are made of! Fudge is one of those things that is either super easy to make or a “pull out your hair” experiment from a…

Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops

Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeHolidayGoodness #CollectiveBias It’s time to make some Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops! The holidays are upon us and baking is in full production in my kitchen.  I love to make creative and fun baked goods for Christmas. These Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops…

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

Look at the layers of this Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

I love to bake during the holidays and I love cheesecake recipes.  I thought it would be fun to combine both into one cake.  Most of the time, I come up with baked goodies that are fast and easy to put together.  This Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake is not one of those. It takes…

Rocky Road Fudge – A Holiday Treat

Yummy! Rocky road fudge - a holiday favorite.

This Rocky Road Fudge recipe is just about one of the easiest fudge recipes you will make.  And don’t let the snobby cooks scare you into thinking that you need a great deal of patience and a fancy candy thermometer to make fudge!  Making fudge does not have to be hard.  This delicious holiday treat…

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

chocolate chip oatmeal bars

Treat your family to these chocolate chip oatmeal bars. My husband is a big fan of anything that contains oatmeal.  He also has a sweet tooth, so combining one of his favorite tastes into a dessert for him is a no brainer.  These chocolate chip oatmeal bars are rich and delicious and he LOVED them!…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

No bake chocolate peanut butter bites

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 love the tastes that go into my recipe creations during the festive season. And, of course, peanut butter and chocolate play a big part…

No Bake Chocolate Toffee Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

No bake chocolate toffee peanut butter pretzel bars

Sweet tooth sensation – No bake chocolate toffee peanut butter pretzel bars. I had a yen for some of my favorite candy bar tastes today.  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…

Blueberry Cobbler – Delicious Summer Time Dessert

Blueberry crumble

Summer time is one of my favorite times of the year to make fruit desserts.  The fruit is so plentiful and fresh right now and the prices cannot be beat.   This blueberry cobbler is full of the flavor of plump, tangy blueberries and the delicious buttery streusel topping adds just the right amount of…

White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars

Snickerdoodle white chocolate blondie bars

These white chocolate snickerdoodle blondie bars will satisfy your sweet tooth, for sure! I adore the taste of anything with the word snickerdoodle in it.  I make snickerdoodle cookies at Christmas time, when the aroma of cinnamon is so satisfying to me. I’ve even come up with a snickerdoodle bread!  But then I got to thinking,…

Sweet Corn and Coconut Pudding

Sweet corn and coconut pudding

This recipe for Sweet Corn and Coconut Pudding is the perfect summer time treat. My friend Regina, from Molly Mel, is a regular contributor of recipes to my website.  I love Regina’s blog, and especially today, because of both this amazing recipe and the gorgeous pictures of her peonies in bloom. They put mine to shame!…

Heath English Toffee Chocolate Bars Recipe

Heath English Toffee Chocolate Bars

These decadent Heath English toffee chocolate bars will be the hit of any gathering. I love toffee and chocolate. Any how, any way…any time…any day.  You get the picture.  This combination is one of my favorites.  Adding in sweetened condensed milk just adds an extra decadent feeling to these Heath English toffee chocolate bars. They…

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…

No-Bake Oreo Mint Cheesecake Bars

No Back Oreo Mint Cheesecake Bars

Looking for a tasty cheesecake recipe? 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 of bar – no baking is needed.  You just make the crust first and let it set and then combine the ingredients for the…

Easter Lemon Cupcakes with Grass Frosting Tutorial

Easter cupcakes with grass frosting and birds nests

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweeterEaster #CollectiveBias  It’s time for Easter lemon cupcakes with grass frosting! These lemon cupcakes with grass frosting will be the hit of your Easter gathering. Easter is such a fun time of the year. It brings out the joy…

Dutch Apple Crumble Parfaits – The Perfect Easter Dessert

Dutch Apple Crumble parfait

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasterMadeEasy #CollectiveBias. It’s time for some Dutch Apple Crumble Parfaits! These Dutch Apple Crumble Parfaits will be the star of your Easter dessert table. It’s hard to believe that Easter will soon be upon us! It seems as…

Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake

Lemon pudding bundt cake

My husband’s birthday is this weekend, and it is time for me to make something special to tempt his sweet tooth.  He is not fond of normal birthday cakes but loves any desserts with lemon in them, so this lemon pudding bundt cake should be perfect for this occasion and for any special time. This…

Skittles Sugar Cookies – A Rainbow Delight

Skittles sugar cookies

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 the candy to make a Superbowl cheese ball and also to send in a care package for Valentine’s day.  So what to do with…

Strawberry Buttercream Cupcakes – The Perfect Sweet Treat

strawberry buttercream cupcakes

I love the taste of chocolate and strawberries. It’s decadent, but also fresh tasting and the two flavors just really seem to compliment each other. Plus I love to cook with fresh strawberries! These strawberry buttercream cupcakes use these two delicious flavors and are the perfect dessert to tempt your loved one, (and yourself) on Valentine’s…

Apple Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars

Apple Cinnamon Cookie Bars

Treat your Family to these Apple Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars Apples and cinnamon sugar – two of my favorite ingredients in one perfect bar.  This recipe for apple cinnamon sugar cookie bars is sort of a cross between a bar and a cake.  It puffs up on top while cooking,  but is pressed into the pan…