Desserts

Tips for Making Popsicles at Home

Making popsicles

It doesn’t matter what you call them – Ice Pops, Yogurt Pops, Frozen pops, Paletas, or Popsicles.  These frozen sweet treats are a tasty refreshing way to beat the heat on a hot summer day. Making Popsicles is one of the easier frozen dessert ideas but there are still a few cooking tip basics that…

Sunflower Nut Butter Energy Bites

Dark chocolate energy bites

Looking for a healthy and super tasty treat? These tasty sunflower nut butter energy bites are the perfect after work out pick me up. They are sweetened only with medjool dates and are sinfully delicious. These little balls of chocolatey bliss are crazy delicious and are paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. They have a peanut…

Pina Colada Popsicles

Pina Colada pops are a great frozen sweet treat

It’s time for an adult cold dessert!  These amazing Pina Colada Popsicles have a hint of coconut rum and a lot of flavor. Homemade Popsicles are one of the joys of summer.  Making boozy homemade popsicles takes them up a notch or two! The delicious cold treats are creamy, with just a hint of sweetness. They…

Seven Layer Bars – Magic Bars to Tempt Your Sweet Tooth

Magic bars

Seven Layer Bars are also referred to as Magic Bars. And believe me, the taste IS magic!  These easy to make bars have seven delicious layers that combine graham crackers, nuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, coconut and sweetened condensed milk into one amazing bar recipe. What I love most about these 7…

Cherry Crumble – Paleo – Dairy Free – Gluten Free

Cherry cobbler

If you love chocolate and cherries like I do, check out these chocolate cherry macaroons for a lighter Christmas sweet treat.It’s cherry time! I love the summer months when all sorts of fruit is available.  For today’s dessert recipe, we’ll be making this delicious cherry crumble that fits right into a Paleo or gluten free…

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…

Lemon Coconut Energy Bites – Paleo – Whole30 – Gluten Free

Energy balls are a great snack.

Are you looking for a quick pick me up after a workout? Try these lemon coconut energy bites. These little balls of goodness are Paleo, Whole30 and gluten free and taste really great. Most energy bites and granola bar style recipes are loaded with some form of sugar.  These little balls are lightly sweetened with…

Lemon Cheesecake Bars with an Animal Cracker Crust

lemon cheesecake bars

Bar recipes are some of my favorite desserts. They come together so quickly and are perfect for bake sales and pot luck dinners. These Lemon Cheesecake Bars have a fun animal cracker crust and they taste just amazing. We like any cheesecake recipes at our house.   I love to combine cream cheese in just about any baked…

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. They are great for a fast breakfast, or as a nutritious snack. I also love using…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffin on a plate

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 my book. 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…

How to Make a Streusel Topping

Making a streusel topping

A Streusel Topping makes a wonderful addition to a muffin, a fruit crumble and many other desserts. Making one is simple to do with these  cooking tips and a food processor, and takes just seconds. Let’s make a Streusel Topping! Most streusel toppings are made of a mixture of three ingredients as a base – flour,…

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,…

Easter Egg Nest Cheesecakes

Easter Egg Nest Cheesecakes

Easter will soon be here and now is the perfect time to think ahead to the types of desserts that you want to serve your family. 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…

Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

Bailey's Irish Cream Brownie

Are you looking for THE ultimate decadent dessert?  How about some dark chocolate fudgy brownies baked to perfection and then topped with a rich, boozy ganache?  If you said yes, these Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies are for you. I’ve been on a brownie making spree lately.  My family loves the taste of them and I’ve…

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 wonderful flavor. The taste is amazing and, like most bar recipes, these are super easy to make. If you like cheesecake recipes with a twist, you will want to…

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…

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…

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  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 are so much fun to make and the kids will…

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 – Cookies and Bars in One Dessert!

chocolate chip oatmeal bars

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

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites – Making Buckeye Balls

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

Are you are fond of bar recipes as I am?  These easy dessert ideas are a boon to any busy cook. They come together quickly and your family and friends will love them. These no bake chocolate toffee peanut butter pretzel bars are my latest sweet treat and they mimic two of my favorite types of…

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…