30 Minute Meals

These 30 minute meals are perfect for the busy cook who doesn’t have a lot of time to spend on meal prep. They may be quick, but they have all the flavor in the world.

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…

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 It’s time for a skinny strawberry banana smoothie. 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…

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…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

banana chocolate chip muffins

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!  These banana chocolate chip muffins are my latest quick breakfast recipe and…

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

 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 a bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar each day as…

Paleo Nutella Smoothie – Chocolate Hazelnut Delight

This Paleo "nutella" smoothie is rich, and creamy and full of fruit. It makes the perfect breakfast drink for Nutella day on February 8. tecipesjust4u.com

February 5 is considered Nutella day. Are you a Nutella fan? I am and so is my whole family.  We love the chocolate hazel nut spread and often use it in recipes, from dessert to healthy snacks, to dipping right in with a big ole spoon.   This Paleo Nutella smoothie is one of my…

Chocolate Hazelnut Fruit Dip

Healthy chocolate hazelnut dip

I love the combination of chocolate and hazelnuts.  This combo is often used in cream cheese dips for easy appetizers.  This chocolate hazelnut fruit dip is a healthier version of the traditional flavor but still has tons of flavor and is so easy to make. This chocolate hazelnut fruit dip is perfect for fruits and vegetables. My…

Peppermint Rice Krispie Bars

Peppermint rice krispie treats

Printable Recipe:  Peppermint Rice Krispie Bars If you like Peppermint holiday desserts, you will love this recipe.  This festive Christmas treat is a variation of the normal Rice Krispie Bars that are so popular.  This recipe combines the marshmallows and Rice Krispies with butter and crushed candy canes for a treat that will be a delight on…

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

candy cane cookies

It’s time for some love with candy cane kiss cookies! Each year for Christmas my sister would bring cookies with a Hershey kiss center to our family gathering .  We all loved them.  This recipe is a version of her original but instead of using chocolate kisses, I use the candy cane striped ones.  They are…

Royal Icing For Gingerbread Houses

Making the perfect Royal icing for your gingerbread house requires just three ingredients. Gingerbread houses are so much fun to make.  We have a different one every year in our house. It is a tradition that we started when Jess was a little girl and it continues to this day, even though she is a…

Strawberry Belgian Waffles

These strawberry Belgian waffles makes a wonderful choice for a weekend breakfast or brunch. They are light and fluffy with deep craters for the maple syrup. recipesjust4u.com

One of my favorite things to order when we have breakfast out is a light and fluffy Belgian waffle. Surprisingly, though, I have never made them until today.  These strawberry Belgian waffles are my first attempt and they are easier than I ever would have dreamed.  They were on the table in less than 15…

Chocolate Pistachio Nut Bar Cookies

These pistachio nut cookies make a perfect recipe for your holiday cookie swap. recipesjust4u.com

For your Cookie Swap:  Chocolate Pistachio Nut Bar Cookies Christmas is the time of the year when we normally have pistachio nuts in our house.  For some reason we have relegated them to the holidays. So any recipe that has pistachios in it reminds me of the holidays.  These chocolate pistachio nut bar cookies are…

Bacon and Veggie Breakfast Egg Muffins

Breakfast egg muffins make a quick breakfast on the go

Do you want to give your family a healthy dose of protein and veggies in the morning but don’t have a lot of time to for complicated breakfast recipes?  Try making these tasty bacon and veggie breakfast egg muffins. They are super easy to make and so, so tasty. These bacon and vegetable breakfast egg muffins…

Irresistible Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe gives these cookies the best texture of any chocolate chip cookies that I have ever eaten.

 Printable Recipe:  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Peanut butter and chocolate.  A match made in cookie heaven.   This recipe combines the best of both cookie types.  This peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe gives these cookies the best texture of any chocolate chip cookies that I have ever eaten. The trick to this great…

Chocolate Chip Caramel Muffins

Chocolate chip caramel muffins with butterscotch pecan glaze recipesjust4u.com

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love the cool weather, the changes of colors and all of the tastes and sights of the holidays that take place this time of the year. It seems that every time I open a cooking magazine, something delicious is calling me and its name often has…

Gluten Free Muesli Banana Smoothie

Gluten free meusli banana smoothie

One of my favorite things about smoothies is that you can let your imagination go wild with them.   Whatever kind of taste you like – from apple pie to pumpkin fluff, you can whip it up in a smoothie form in just minutes.  Today’s variation is this gluten free muesli banana smoothie. It makes a…

Creamy Chicken with Cilantro Lime Sauce

creamy chicken with cilantro lime sauce

 20 Minute Meal – Creamy chicken with Cilantro Lime Sauce. Hi folks.  Time for a quick and easy 20 minute meal. But don’t let that fool you. This dish is delish!  Perfect for any special occasion and shhhh…..no one needs to know how little time  it takes to prepare.  Stand back…creamy chicken with cilantro lime…

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Tropical Fruit Smoothie

tropical fruit smoothie

Start your Day off Right with a Tropical Fruit Smoothie. Looking for a rich and delicious way to start off your day that is ready in a flash?  Try this white chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe.  It tastes like a tropical milkshake and has peanut butter for protein, so you won’t feel hungry mid morning. …

Beef Taco Lettuce Wraps

When you are trying to watch your weight and eat in a more healthy manner, it sometimes seems that mealtimes are boring. But that does not have to be the case. We love tacos but want to cut carbs.  My alternative is a bright and colorful take on the normal recipe by using lettuce leaves…

Joe’s Crab Shack Crab Cakes Copycat Recipe

These Copycat Joe's Crab Shack crab cakes will make you feel as though you are eatting them on the beach.

Joe’s Crab Shack Crab Cakes at Home. One of my favorite types of recipes is a “copycat recipe” of some of my favorite foods from popular restaurants.  These homemade crab cakes are a pretty good representation of the ones that you can get from Joe’s Crab Shack.  You can make them at home but feel…

Stove top Granola – Great Alternative to Store Bought

stovetop granola

One of my favorite breakfast choices is granola.  I have tried just about every brand of it and generally like them all. But most store bought granola has extra chemicals and I would rather not eat processed food.  Making your own is a good choice if you feel this way too.  This recipe for stove…

Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables

Teriyaki chicken and vegetables

It’s Chinese Takeaway at home with this Teriyaki Chicken Recipe. I used to be a huge fan of takeaway Chinese food.  Lately, though, I have not enjoyed it as much as I used to.  I don’t know if it is that I ate a lot of it, or whether it really is just not that…