Appetizers

2016 Top Recipes- Recipes Just 4U

These 2016 Top Recipes posts were the most popular with my readers last year. Perhaps one of them will start the year out right in your kitchen.

One of my favorite things to do, early in the New Year, is to look back over my Google Analytics statistics to see what worked on my blog.  It is always fun to discover which recipes resonated with my readers to make the top 10 list for the previous year.  These 2016 Top Recipes were…

Easy Crostini Party Appetizers

These four crostini appetizers will start your next party off with a bang. They are very easy to make and perfect to serve with cocktails. #InspireWithCheese #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InspireWithCheese #CollectiveBias It’s time for some Easy Crostini Party Appetizers.  I am on a roll lately with all of the opportunities for entertaining.  It seems that every weekend, from now until January, there is one opportunity after another to…

The Descendants Hawaiian Cheesecake Dip

Descendants Hawaiian Dip

Treat Your Party Guests to the Descendants Hawaiian Dip. Get your movie night party off to a great start with this tasty Descendants Hawaiian dip. The dip is named after the 2011 American comedy drama film which was directed by Alexander Payne, featuring George Clooney. (yum for both the dip and the star.) I have…

Strawberry Peach Jalapeño Salsa with Home Made Tortilla Chips

Strawberry peach jalapeño salsa

Start your next party with this Strawberry Peach Jalapeño Salsa and my home made tortilla chips. I love easy party food.  My husband and I often entertain with no notice and it’s great to have a few recipes that are perfect party food, but that can be put together quickly.   This Strawberry peach jalapeño salsa makes…

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…

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…

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…

Game Day Cheese Balls – Sweet and Sour Style

These Skittles Sweet and Sour Game Day party balls will be the hit of your Playoff party - recipesjust4u.com #MakeSB50Sweeter #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MakeSB50Sweeter #CollectiveBias It’s time for some Game Day Cheese balls! These game day cheese balls will tempt both sweet and sour taste buds. It’s that time of the year.   I love it when the Superbowl NFL playoffs come around…

Game Day Heat with Micheladas and Chicken Appetizers

Bacon wrapped chicken and Michelada cocktail

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KingOfFlavor #CollectiveBias These recipes for Micheladas and Bacon wrapped chicken will provide some game day heat for the playoffs. Now that the holidays are over, it is time to focus on the next celebration in many homes –…

Chocolate Hazelnut Fruit Dip

Healthy chocolate hazelnut dip

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

Most Popular recipes of 2015- My Top 10 Picks

Top 10 Most Popular recipes. These 10 recipes and party tip posts are the most popular ones at Recipes Just 4u in 2015

These are the top 10 most popular recipes of 2015 here at Recipes Just 4U. My list of most popular recipes for the past year sometimes brings me surprises.  It is humbling to find that my all time favorite recipe that will be sure to be a huge hit,  is not one that my readers also…

20 Crowd Pleasing Dip Recipes – Start your Party in Style

Start your Next Party in style with one of these delicious Dip Recipes. Do you want to turn your party into something really special? Start off the evening with one of these delicious dip recipes.  All of them are easy to prepare but full of flavor.  I have put together a collection of over 20…

20+ Best Bacon Recipes

Treat your Family to One of my favorite Bacon Recipes Everything goes better with bacon, so the saying goes. Did you know that bacon has its own special day? It is celebrated on the Saturday before Labor Day in the US.  There are also some who think of international bacon day as December 30.   Whichever…

Does Adding Cinnamon to your Diet have Health Benefits?

The pros and cons of adding cinnamon to your diet.

The Pros and Cons of Adding Cinnamon to your Diet Cinnamon does not just taste good on desserts. It  has long been touted as having many health benefits.  Many reports seem to suggest that adding it to your diet can have an overall good effect on your health. But before you reach for a bottle…

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus – Perfect side dish or appetizer

bacon wrapped asaparagus

This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is the Perfect Side Dish Looking for a fast and easy side dish that will make your simple meal just a bit more special? Try this easy bacon wrapped asparagus recipe.   Asparagus is very quick to cook, but steaming it doesn’t get the best flavor from the vegetable.  I like…

20+ Easy Gluten Free recipes

20+ of my Favorite Gluten Free Recipes

Tempt Your Taste buds with these Gluten Free Recipes. Over the last few years, our awareness of some of the problems with foods which contain gluten has risen sharply.  Many readers, for health reasons, or sometimes to lose weight have tried to cut gluten from their diets.  This collection of Gluten free recipes should be…

40+ Delicious Peanut butter Recipes

Peanut butter is not just for sweets. See my round up of 30+ delicious peanut butter recipes.

30+ Delicious Peanut Butter Recipes. Peanut butter – ah yes.  If you have been a reader of my blog, you will know that I adore peanut butter.  If there is a way to use it in a recipe, I will try it.  Most work out splendidly, but others…well let’s not go there, okay?  This collection…

Saucy Asian Meatballs

Saucy Asian Meatballs

These Saucy Asian Meatballs make a Great Party Appetizer I am always looking for new ideas 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 meatballs have an amazing flavor.  Using…

Ham and Spinach Pinwheel Appetizer Recipe

Ham and Spinach Pinwheel appetizer

Start your next Party with this Ham and Spinach Pinwheel Appetizer Recipe I am always looking for new and interesting appetizer recipes 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. To…

Garlic Lemon Roasted Shrimp

Garlic Lemon Roasted Shrimp

Treat your Family to Garlic Lemon Roasted Shrimp. My husband and daughter love shrimp in pretty much any dish that I make.  I am always looking for new and (hopefully) easy ways to make this popular seafood item.  This recipe for garlic lemon roasted shrimp could not be easier to make. The dish in on…

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 food? Finding just the perfect late night snack for teens with the munchies is easy if you remember that they love food that is tasty and fun.  These taco cups…

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip: Party Favorite

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Printable Recipe:  Spinach Artichoke Dip. Hot spinach and artichoke dip is one of my favorite things to get when I am in the mood for an appetizer at my favorite restaurants.  I made this version of the favorite dip for my recent round of Christmas parties and everyone loved it. The recipe is quick and…

Cream Cheese Tomato & spring onion Appetizers

Tomato and spring onion crudites

Printable Recipe:  Cream Cheese Tomato & spring onion Appetizers These cream cheese Tomato and spring onion appetizers were another big hit at my Christmas party this year. What I liked best about them, is that the mixture kept its consistency well and did not make the crackers soggy, so they could be made a little…

White Chili Queso Dip

White Chili Queso Dip

Printable Recipe:  White Chili Queso Dip I love any sort of cheesy dips, particularly chili type dips.  This recipe for white chili queso dip is spicy with not too much heat and just perfect for your Thanksgiving day appetizer table. To make the dip, you first brown some ground beef and add taco seasoning and…

Creamy Pumpkin Dip

Creamy Pumpkin Dip

Printable Recipe – Creamy Pumpkin Dip. This recipe for pumpkin dip is creamy and delicious. It was submitted by a fan of The Gardening Cook page on Facebook, Diamond Victoria.  Thanks for submitting it Diamond! This dip combines canned pumpkin with cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar for a sweet dip that Diamond says tastes great…