Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

chocolate chip banana bread

This chocolate chip banana bread has the most wonderfully moist texture. I’m feeling like a bit of a decadent breakfast today.  Banana breads are one of my favorite breads.  I suppose the main reason is that I always seem to have over ripe bananas in the house and I hate throwing things away.  But also…

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Kebabs

cilantro-lime-shrimp

It’s time to fire up the grill for these grilled cilantro lime shrimp kebabs. We barbecue at our house most of the year.  We don’t get much in the way of snow in the winter so our outdoor grill is perfect for those nights when I just don’t feel like cooking and I can marinate…

Red Pepper and Toasted Pine Nut Hummus

Red pepper and pine nut hummus

This Red Pepper and Toasted Pine Nut Hummus makes a great party appetizer that is very heart healthy. Whenever I used to go to pot luck type parties and someone brought hummus, I turned my nose up at it. For some unknown reason, I thought that hummus appealed only to die hard vegans and vegetarians and…

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

This lemon pudding bundt cake will be the hit of my husband’s birthday celebration. 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…

Skinny Cauliflower Mexican Rice

skinny cauliflower Mexican rice

This Skinny Cauliflower Mexican Rice makes the perfect side dish for so many meals. We love Mexican meals and the normal version of Mexican rice, but there is no denying that it can be a calorie heavy dish. This skinny cauliflower Mexican rice makes the perfect recipe substitute for the times when you are trying to keep…

Common Kitchen Measurements – Cheat Sheet – Free Printable

Kitchen measurements cheat sheet

This common kitchen Measurements Cheat Sheet helps to when you need to do conversions. I love cheat sheets, especially in the kitchen.   They are fun to print out in full size and hang on the back of a cabinet door for easy reference.  This common kitchen measurements cheat sheet comes in so handy when…

Skittles Sugar Cookies – A Rainbow Delight

Skittles sugar cookies

These Skittles sugar cookies are a colorful treat that is perfect for an afternoon snack. 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…

Strawberry Buttercream Cupcakes – The Perfect Sweet Treat

strawberry buttercream cupcakes

These strawberry buttercream cupcakes are a special sweet treat that will delight your loved one. 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…

Skinny Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Almond Milk

Smooth and creamy skinny strawberry banana smoothie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CarnationSweepstakes #BetterBreakfast #CollectiveBias Start your day in a lighter way with this skinny strawberry banana smoothie. We all know how taxing it can be in the morning to get a nutritious breakfast on the table.  Mornings in my…

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…

Football Cheese Ball – Easy, Spicy and Fun!

Spicy football cheese ball

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScoreMoreFans #CollectiveBias Delight Your Friends for the Big Game Day with This Easy Jalapeño Spiced Football Cheese Ball. Do you entertain friends for the big game day? So do I, and I am always looking for new ways to…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

banana chocolate chip muffins

These banana chocolate chip muffins are a hearty and delicious quick breakfast. I am always looking for new recipes to try out that will make my hectic mornings go a little easier.  So, muffins are something that I like to make. They are quick to prepare, taste great and you can grab them and go!…

Slow Cooker Sesame Seed Honey Chicken

Slow cooker honey sesame seed chicken

This slow cooker sesame seed honey chicken recipe has a tangy and sweet sauce that is full of flavor. I seem to be on a sesame seed kick lately.  I needed some for my Asian sesame seed dressing and the bottle was big so I had plenty over for other recipes. Since I also love…

Asian Sesame Seed Dressing

Asian Sesame seed dressing

This Asian Sesame Seed Dressing Gives an Oriental taste to any Salad. We eat a lot of salads in our house.  I have been trying to keep carbs to a minimum and having a big salad instead of pasta, rice or potatoes for my evening meal fills up the plate and pleases our eyes as…

Bananas Foster Oatmeal Bowl

Bananas Foster Oatmeal

Start your morning with this tasty Bananas Foster Oatmeal Bowl.   One of my fondest memories of my mother was each morning during the potato harvest break in Maine.  All the school kids got a 3 week “vacation” from school, but most of us ended up spending it picking potatoes.  My mother used to make us…

Slow Cooker Spicy Minestrone Soup

This slow cooker spicy minestrone soup is the perfect meal for a cold winter's night. recipesjust4u.com

Heat up your winter nights with this slow cooker spicy minestrone soup. Winter is my favorite time to try out new soup recipes.  My husband and daughter like it year round, but I’ve always been a “soup in the winter” kind of gal.  This recipe for slow cooker spicy minestrone soup is perfect for a…