Coconut Lime Oreo Truffles

Oreo cookies are one of those things you will almost always find in our house. We buy the little snack packs in the giant size from Costco to put in lunches and will usually have just a regular package in the house for the random sweet snack. At the store the other day, I saw the new Limeade flavor and knew I had to try them. Of course, as I do with most Oreo flavors, I decided “bake” with them and made coconut lime Oreo truffles using the new flavor.

Yummy...these limeade oreo truffles are no bake and taste a lot like key lime pie!

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11 Delicious Milkshakes

So, we had a brief bit of amazing weather over the last weekend where it was actually cool enough for a light sweater in the evenings. I loved every minute of it.  Of course, being summer, it didn’t last long and we are right back to super hot temperatures. When the weather gets that way, I crave cool drinks and icy treats for dessert. Milkshakes are one of my favorite sweet treats during summer and I’ve found 11 delicious milkshakes that you have to try!


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Three Ingredient TWIX® Dip

Collective Bias Disclosure

Let’s talk dessert.  I am a total sucker for almost anything sweet. If it has chocolate in it, it might be a little difficult to hold me back.  For parties and BBQs, I love the idea of throwing a few ingredients together to make a yummy dessert dip.  In planning my Memorial Day BBQ this year, I stumbled up TWIX® Bites at Walmart and knew I wanted them in my belly and also to create a TWIX® dip.  The bonus: it is a three ingredient TWIX dip…yep, you only need three things to make it!

This three ingredient TWIX® dip would be perfect for our upcoming BBQ. #EatMoreBites #shop #cbias

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Valentine’s Pecan Pretzel Bites Recipe

Remember my love of sweet treats for Valentine’s Day?  Well, in addition to the super delicious heart shaped tres leche cakes I shared, today I am sharing a simple but delicious pecan pretzel bites recipe that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine's Day Pecan Pretzel Bites #desserts #valentinesday #recipes

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S’Mores Chocolate Smoothie with #TruMoo

Thank you to TruMoo for partnering with me on this recipe. As always, all opinions expressed here are my own. This post is an announcement about the new seasonalChocolate Marshmallow Milk that’s in stores this month only! We can’t wait to try it! For this post TruMoo’s Chocolate Milk was used and is available year-round

We got through a lot of milk here in the Just Us Four house.  Like 3+ gallons of milk each week.  Chocolate milk is a hot commodity too because we all love it.  I was in the store the other day and saw that TruMoo now makes Chocolate Marshmallow milk and it totally got me in the mood for milk and cookies.  Even though we are in the middle of the polar vortex, my daughter is still begging for ice cream, milkshakes and other frozen treats so I decided to combine those items and make her a s’mores chocolate smoothie as a treat using the TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk.  Sadly, our store was sold out of the Chocolate Marshmallow flavor but we used the regular chocolate this time around.  I know this recipe will be even more amazing with the Chocolate Marshmallow version!
S'mores Chocolate Smoothie #desserts #trumoo

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The Ultimate in No Bake Desserts – Ice Cream Pizza

Thank you to Kizmos for providing some cook’s tools for use in creating this recipe and as a giveaway prize for my readers.  All opinions and thoughts expressed here are my own.

It is H-O-T outside.  With the heat comes the desire to avoid cooking anything…especially if it means turning on an oven.  BUT, summer also brings a lot of picnics, BBQs and get togethers so I bet you’re often still on the hook for a dessert.  How about making the ultimate in no bake desserts: an ice cream pizza?

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Boozy Baking: Red Wine Cupcakes with Wine Cream Cheese Frosting

The boozy baking continues here at Just Us Four. I couldn’t just stop with the whoopie pies so I decided to try out some cupcakes too. After all, cupcakes are where my love of boozy baking originated.

After a few {dozen} texts with Liz, I settled on trying red velvet cupcakes first. She was very supportive and assured me that I couldn’t really mess this up. I mean…I was using wine and nothing is bad with wine ;)

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{Guest Post} Tarte Au Citron from With a Blast

The birthday extravaganza continues! This afternoon, welcome Linda from With a Blast!  Thanks so much Linda for being here!

Hi there to all Shannah’s readers !
My name is Linda and I blog over at With A Blast . I live in South-Africa and every now and then I will share one of our country’s traditional dishes as well as a whole lot of other recipes, some my own, others from all over the world. I also like to try my hand at all kinds of Crafts – feel free to drop in at any time.
I would like to thank Shannah for the opportunity to share a recipe on Just Us Four . Shannah, have a great time during your birthday week !
The recipe I am sharing today is a shortcrust pastry case filled with a citrussy, creamy custard.

Tarte Au Citron

1 Roll Frozen Shortcrust Pastry, defrosted
1 Egg, beaten
4 Extra-Large Eggs
1 1/2 cups Caster Sugar
150ml Fresh Cream  {double cream}
2 Limes, juice and finely grated zest
1 Lemon, juice and finely grated zest
Icing Sugar
Orange slices
Whipped Cream
Mint sprigs, to garnish
1.) Pre-heat your oven to 190 deg C (375 deg F) – Spray a 20cm (8 inch) pie dish with cooking Oil.
2.) Roll out the Pastry to about half it’s original thickness – line the pie dish, leave a 1cm (1/2 inch) edge above the dish. Prick the base a few times using a fork – line the Pastry with baking paper and fill with baking beans. Chill the Pastry case in the refrigerator for 15 minutes – remove and bake blind 15 minutes, remove from oven, scoop out the baking beans and paper – Brush the inside of the Pastry with the beaten Egg and return to the oven – bake another 5 minutes until pale golden.
3.) Remove the baked case and reduce the oven temperature to 150 deg C (300 deg F).
4.) To prepare the filling – beat together the Eggs and Caster Sugar until creamy – Stir in the Cream, Lime- and Lemon juice and zests – pour the filling into the baked Pastry case.
5.) Carefully place in the oven and bake 30 – 40 minutes until just set.
6.) Remove from oven and cool completely before chilling.
Before serving, dust a thick layer of Icing Sugar over the tart – Serve with a slice or two of Orange and Whipped Cream, add a Mint sprig to garnish.
Hope you enjoy this very refreshing citrus tart.

With A Blast

This looks so good! Thanks so much for being here today, Linda!