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.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus – Perfect side dish or appetizer

bacon wrapped asaparagus

If you are having a party, recipes for easy appetizers are something that you will want to have on hand as go-to recipes. This easy bacon wrapped asparagus recipe makes a great party starter and is also a great side dish for any regular meal.    This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is the Perfect Side Dish Asparagus…

Spicy Shrimp and Tomato Pasta

Spicy shrimp and tomato pasta

This spicy shrimp and tomato pasta  is my latest addition to my collection of shrimp recipes. It will tempt even the most ardent Italian foodie.  It is full of flavor, but very easy to make, even though it tastes like you spent hours making it. Spicy Shrimp and Tomato Pasta is a hit. If you…

Easy Weeknight Chicken Scallopine

Easy Weeknight Chicken Scallopine - recipe: recipesjust4u.com/

Treat your Family to Chicken Scallopine Weeknights are such a busy time in our house.  There seems to be so much going on and not a lot of time left for preparing dinner.  This easy weeknight chicken scallopini is perfect for nights like this. It is delicious and so easy to prepare. This is one…

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas

Grilled Shrimp Tostada

We love any Mexican food recipe at our house, and I am always looking for new ways to prepare it. This recipe for Grilled Shrimp Tostadas is ready in a flash and combines heart healthy grilled shrimp to a traditional tostada recipe. It is one of my husband’s favorite shrimp recipes.  And if you are…

Coconut Crusted French Toast

Coconut crusted French Toast

For weeks, when my husband and I go out for breakfast on Sunday morning, I have been saying that I should make French Toast at home. It is a favorite of mine and I often order it at a restaurant.  Well, I finally got around to it with this Coconut Crusted French Toast.  And I…

Slimmed Down Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Slimmed Down Broccoli Cheddar soup

Enjoy a Crisp winter night with a big bowl of Broccoli Cheddar Soup. There is nothing quite like a big bowl of creamy soup on a cold winter’s night.  This slimmed down broccoli cheddar soup is rich and delicious but without the calories of a full cream soup.  Yet the flavor will make you think…

Saucy Asian Meatballs

Saucy Asian Meatballs

I am always looking for new easy appetizers for party foods, particularly things that can easily be served on a tooth pick and eaten while standing. These saucy Asian Meatballs make great party appetizers and your guests will love them. These Saucy Asian Meatballs make a Great Party Appetizer These meatballs have an amazing flavor. …

Chicken Pot Pie Soup In 30 Minutes

Chicken pot pie soup. Ready in 30 minutes!

This Chicken pot Pie Soup is perfect for a Cold Winter’s night. I love the taste of chicken pot pie.  My mother used to make it a lot when I was a kid and I always think of her when I have it.  But a chicken pot pie can take quite a long time to…

Jumbo Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies – Not for the timid!

Jumbo peanut butter sandwich cookies

Peanut Butter sandwich cookies will tempt your sweet tooth! I am a peanut butteraholic.  I love it in desserts, main courses, ice cream, drinks and anything else my mind can dream up.  I’m a bit like Claire from Lost in that regard.  This recipe for peanut butter sandwich cookies is not for the faint of…

Ham and Spinach Pinwheel Appetizer Recipe

Ham and Spinach Pinwheel appetizer

I am always looking for new and interesting easy appetizers to start my parties off with a bang. This Ham and Spinach Pinwheel appetizer recipe is super easy to do, cooks in a flash and is also easy to eat and serve. Start your next Party with this Ham and Spinach Pinwheel Appetizer Recipe To…

Garlic Lemon Roasted Shrimp

Garlic Lemon Roasted Shrimp

My husband and daughter love shrimp recipes and like to eat them often.  I am always looking for new and (hopefully) easy appetizers. This recipe could be either a main course or a tasty way to start a party.    This recipe for garlic lemon roasted shrimp could not be easier to make. Treat your…

PALEO MONGOLIAN BEEF

Paleo Mongolian Beef

Printable recipe Paleo Mongolian Beef If you follow a Paleo diet and like Asian foods, this Paleo Mongolian Beef recipe is the perfect choice.  It features thin strips of beef in a deliciously tasty sauce that will become an often cooked recipe and one of your family’s favorites. My sister and her husband recently changed…

Broccoli Cheese Chicken and Rice Skillet

Broccoli, Cheese, Chicken and Rice Skillet

Printable Recipe:  Broccoli, Cheese, Chicken and Rice Skillet If you are looking for an easy stove top chicken recipe with tons of flavor, you can’t go wrong with this broccoli, cheese, chicken and rice skillet dish?  It has just six ingredients and is easy as can be. Ingredients 1 package (14 oz) uncooked chicken thighs,…

Easy Beef Stroganoff

Easy Beef Stroganoff, on the table in 30 minutes!

This 30 minute Beef Stroganoff Screams Comfort food This 30 minute beef stroganoff recipe is a real favorite with my family.  It is rich and hearty and perfect for a night when the days begin to get shorter and are much cooler. I love it because it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish,…

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup

Peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes

This recipe is one that is not destined to be included in any healthy cooking cookbook, but it might win you a “best mom” award for tastiest breakfast recipe!   These chocolate chip pancakes are loaded with chocolate chips and white chocolate chips and then coated in a chocolate sauce as well as a peanut butter…

Easy Pizza Pasta Casserole

Easy Pizza Pasta Casserole

This easy pizza pasta casserole recipe is one that will have the whole family come running.  The spicy sliced pepperoni provides the zip in this casserole and also gives it the pizza name.  Perfect for busy week nights, this recipe is so easy to do and comes together quickly.  It’s almost as fast as making…

Delicious Potato Cheddar Soup with Bacon

Rich and Cfreamy Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup

This hearty potato and cheddar cheese soup is a perfect choice for cool fall evenings.  Be sure to use a good quality cheese.  It is important for the dish’s full bodied flavor. I like chunks of potato in my soup. For a creamier soup, puree the mixture before serving. This soup makes a good meal…

Honey Mustard Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast

Pecan Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Breasts

We have chicken several times a week and I am always looking for new and different ways to prepare it.  This recipe for honey mustard pecan crusted chicken breasts if full of flavor and baked in the oven so the fat content is lower than if you had prepared it on the stove top. The…

Decadent Reese’s Peanut Buttercream Frosting

Reese's peanut buttercream frosting - rich and decadent.

Do you like Reese’s peanut butter cups?  If so, I have a treat in store for you. This recipe for Reese’s Peanut Buttercream frosting is one of the most decadent frosting I have ever had. It’s all I can do not to dive head first into the bowl with a spoon and a lack of…

Citrus Salad with Chicken and Walnuts

Citrus Salad with Chicken and Walnuts

I came home from the grocery store yesterday with a huge bag of grapefruit instead of the oranges I thought I was buying.  I do like grapefruit but at 1/2 a fruit in the morning, these babies will take a long time to disappear.  This Citrus salad with chicken and walnuts uses them beautifully, and…

Pizza Cups – Perfect Slumber Party Food

Taco Cups - Perfect Slumber party treat

There is nothing quite as much fun as a teenager girls slumber party.  The hair, and make up and music and food…who can forget the easy appetizers that you will need to serve? These pizza cups have a neat Mexican flavor that the guest will love! Finding just the perfect late night snack for teens…

Cabbage Wraps with Cranberries & Chicken

Cabbage wraps with Cranberries and Chicken

This is the time of the year when cranberries are so readily available.  It’s the perfect time to put them to good use in recipes.  It is getting closer to Chinese new year (Jan 31 this year) so I am always looking for new and unusual Chinese themed recipes.  This wrap features the tangy tartness…

French Bread Pizzas

French bread pizzas

Brrrr…it’s cold here in Raleigh.  The temps are down to about 9 degrees overnight and that is nothing whatsoever like normal for us here.  So, I need something filling and warm and comforting.  I decided to make corn chowder but wanted a little something extra to go with it, since my husband thinks soup is…

Creamy & Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy and Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

There is nothing quite like the taste of perfectly cooked, creamy mashed potatoes. They are the ultimate comfort food.   They are light and fluffy and make the perfect side dish for any meal.   Making a great mashed potato dish takes a bit of skill to get the texture just right but is worth the…

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip: Party Favorite

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Hot spinach artichoke dip is one of my favorite things to get when I am in the mood for a little something extra before meals at my favorite restaurants.  Easy appetizers like this are great to have on hand for the my recent round of Christmas parties. My guests always love it when I serve this.…

Beef Broccoli & Couscous Stir Fry

Beef Broccoli & Spinach Stir fry

It is rare for me to make steak or roast beef without having some left over beef.  I’m always looking for ways to use up the extra pieces in a tasty and healthy way.  I made steak with a rosemary and balsamic glaze the other day and had one small piece left.  So I came…