cookies and cups

Shelly Jaronsky is a Texan at heart, living in New Jersey. She blogs about her adventures as a mommy, wife, and baker on her website cookies and cups. Shelly loves pop culture, shopping, and sugar in equal measure and started her site in early 2009 as a place to share her messes and successes. There is no pretense to her cooking, and often refers back to church cookbooks and family recipes for inspiration.Shelly firmly believes that no one can frown while eating a cupcake, so she works hard making people smile, one cupcake at a time!

Dirty Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Dirty Chocolate Chip Cookies are super soft chocolate chip cookies loaded with Oreo bits and ROLLED in Oreo dust! LOVE these! I never get tired of a chocolate chip cookie variation ....more

Dulce de Leche Filled Churro Sticks

These Dulce de Leche filled Churro Sticks are so simple, crispy and cinnamon sweet! They’re perfectly portable which makes them great for a party! So my Tex-Mex week with Mantitlement is coming to an end ....more

Cowboy Caviar Pizza

This Cowboy Caviar Pizza is a simple dish that’s perfect for an appetizer or a light dinner and packed with amazing Tex-Mex flavor! So I’m onto my second recipe for Tex-Mex week with my friends over at Mantitlement… I know you might be wondering where the sugar is?! Or maybe you.. ....more

Skillet Frachos

These fun Skillet Frachos are Nacho Fries aka “Frachos” which are crispy French Fries topped with all your Nacho favorites!! There are just days that call for French Fries covered in cheese. We’ve all been there…some of us are there more than others…it’s cool, thi.. ....more

Sweet and Savory Fruit Salsa

This sweet and savory Fruit Salsa goes perfect on grilled meat or even eaten with chips! Grilling in the summer is a norm around here…But making a quick meal beyond a burger or a steak gets a little trickier… I mean we all know how to marinate meat and throw it in the oven or on the gril.. ....more

Perfect Apple Crisp

This Perfect Apple Crisp recipe is no fail, simple, buttery and ALWAYS a favorite! Ok, so I know it’s not fall…apples aren’t technically “in season”. And an Apple Crisp always evokes feelings of sweatpants and a cinnamon burning candle, but yet here we are in June, and .. ....more

Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts

This Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts Copycat Recipe is so simple, seasoned to perfection and best served warm. They are literally the BEST NUTS EVER! Over the last few years I have become a little obsessed with nuts ....more

LGG4 Phone and Camera Review

Hey friends! I’m popping in today to talk about the new LGG4 Smartphone. I am not an electronics reviewer by ANY means, but LG and AT&T sent me the the G4 to play around with and I want to share what I think! ...more

White Chocolate Coconut Cream Cheese Cookies

These White Chocolate Coconut Cream Cheese Cookies are loaded with white chocolate, crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and packed with rich flavor. This is the type of cookie my husband likes…you have white chocolate, coconut and a crispy-chewy texture. Baking cream cheese right into t.. ....more

Lemon Curd Pound Cake with Limoncello Glaze

This Lemon Curd Pound Cake with Limoncello Glaze is soft, rich and buttery. It has a hint of lemon zest and is swirled with lemon curd. It’s all topped with a Limoncello Glaze that is to die for! ...more