Side Dishes

Cucumber Melon Salad – Refreshing Summer Treat

Refreshing cucumber melon salad

When the heat of summer is upon us, this cucumber melon salad is the perfect meal time addition. When summer hits and the temperatures rise, the last thing I want to be doing is cooking in a hot kitchen.  \For me, summer time means lots of different salads.  They are refreshing and light and make…

Grilled Pork with Mango Salsa

Grilled Pork with mango salsa

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AllNaturalPork #CollectiveBias It’s time for some grilled pork with mango salsa! This grilled pork with mango salsa recipe is the perfect choice for the upcoming grilling season. We love to grill at our house.  My husband is a wonderful…

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…

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…

Quick and Easy Side Dishes

side dishes

Jazz up Your meals with one of these Quick and Easy Side Dishes. Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us.  Each year, I am amazed at how quickly the end of the year holidays roll around.  The holidays mean lots of entertaining and having delicious side dishes are one way to make…

25 Tips for Using Lemons

tips for using lemons

20 Creative Tips for Using Lemons. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, or so goes the saying.  But think again! There are lots of other ways for using lemons in your everyday life.  For a start, lemons are a great kitchen helper.  So, get out the citrus and see how you can put them…

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…

Amish Food is the Epitome of Real Home Style Cooking

Amish cooking

A look into Amish Food. The Amish people are found in the United States in several rural areas, but primarily around Ohio and Pennsylvania, and also in smaller numbers in Ontario, Canada. Lancaster, Pennsylvania is home to about 16,000 Amish people and is in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch area. Traditional Amish food is…

25 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini and Summer Squash

25 ways to use zucchini and summer squash

25 Ways to use Zucchini What is not to love about zucchini? It is a super easy to grow vegetable, especially for beginning gardeners, is prolific, is low in calories and tastes great. But by the end of the growing season, you are likely to have bucket loads of it and the neighbors will be…

10 Ways with Oranges – Orange Recipes

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Oranges are the star attraction in these delicious recipes. From delicious smoothies to decadent desserts, these recipes that feature oranges will add a refreshing touch to your dinner table. Oranges are so sweet and lend themselves to all sorts of recipes ideas.  And they are quite plentiful for the spring and summer months.  This popular…

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…

Homemade Pear Preserves with Crystallized Ginger

Pear preserves with Crystallized ginger

This recipe for homemade pear preserves with crystallized ginger is easy to do (other than the canning part of course) and tastes delicious.  The simplicity of the preserves is just a small benefit.  The star of the recipe is the delicious taste of the pears, accented with the crystallized ginger with sugar and lemon.  To…

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…

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…

Roasted Root Veggies with Maple Cinnamon

Roasted Root Vegetables with Maple Cinnamon

Printable Recipe:  Roasted Root Veggies with  Maple Cinnamon These roasted root vegetables use maple syrup and orange juice as well as cinnamon and ground cloves to give the dish a wonderful level of taste. We served them for Christmas dinner but they are easy enough to share all year round. Start by poreheating your oven…

Ziti Pasta with Asparagus & Mushrooms

Ziti Pasta with Mushrooms & Asparagus

Printable Recipe:  Ziti Pasta with Asparagus and Mushrooms My daughter visited for the Christmas holidays this year and she is a vegan. We were planning on having ham for Christmas dinner, and she could not eat this, so I wanted some tasty side dishes that she could enjoy.   This recipe for Ziti Pasta with Asparagus…

Brown Sugar Baked Pineapple Rings

Brown Sugar Glazed Pineapple rings.

Brown Sugar Baked Pineapple Rings This recipe for baked pineapple rings could not be easier to make. But don’t let the ease of the recipe fool you. The pineapple ends up moist and delicious and with a great brown sugar taste that can’t be beat. To make the recipe, you will need just two things…

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…

Roasted Red Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Roasted Red Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Roasted Red Potatoes with Fresh Herbs This recipe for roasted red potatoes with fresh herbs is easy and very tasty.  The potatoes are just lightly coated with a bit of olive oil and some fresh herbs and then roasted in a hot oven. The result is potatoes that are crispy on the outside and have…

Baked Onion Rings

Baked Onion Rings from The Gardening Cook

Ingredients 1 Vidalia onion 1/3 cup of oatmeal (not instant) 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper 1/4 tsp garlic salt 1/4 tsp seasoned salt 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk 2 egg whites

Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

Easy Homemade Garlic Bread

Printable Recipe:  Easy Homemade Garlic Bread I love garlic bread.   It adds the perfect touch to any hearty Italian meal.  You can buy the garlic butter loaves at the store but there is no substitute for garlic bread made at home with fresh ingredients. This recipe is so easy to do.  You can cut the…

Roasted Herb Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese

Roasted Herb Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese

Ingredients: 4 cups cubed potatoes 2-3 tbsp. mixed fresh chopped herbs (rosemary, oregano and thyme are my choices) 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. garlic salt 1 tsp. seasoned salt 2 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. ground black pepper 4 tbsp. finely grated Parmesan cheese

Cheesy scalloped potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

 Printable Recipe:  Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes I love scalloped potatoes.  The creamy cheese sauce gives the dish a richness that is so delicious.  Chives and nutmeg are the secret ingredients to complete the flavor profile. Every time I serve this recipe, it disappears quickly. And if you do happen to have any left, it is great…

Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole

Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole

Printable recipe – Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole This recipe goes back to the hearty food of the 1970s.  My mom used to make hearty side dish casseroles a lot since we had a big family and food had to go a long way. The recipe is easy to make and delicious.  I used…