36 search results for "Mexican"

Skinny Cauliflower Mexican Rice

skinny cauliflower Mexican rice

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 your calorie count lower in your meal planning. It is one of my…

Spicy Mexican Rice

Are you craving the taste of spicy Mexican rice from your favorite Mexican restaurant?  No need to go out or have take out.  Why not make your own Mexican rice? How to make Spicy Mexican rice This recipe is easy to do, full of flavor and on the table in about 25 minutes. It makes…

Dragon Fruit Margaritas – Cinco de Mayo cocktail from a Cactus!

Dragon Fruit margarita

Good cocktail recipes can sometimes contain unusual ingredients.  Using them turns a normal drink into something really special. Your guests will be surprised and delighted when you tell them that you are going to make dragon fruit margaritas tonight. Are you a margarita lover? This tangy Mexican drink has dozens of varieties and the flavor…

30 Minute Easy Taco Melts – Spicy Taco Biscuit Recipe

Easy taco melts

If you are having a day when getting dinner on the table is a chore, then these quick and easy taco melts will become one of your favorite 30 minute meals.  These delicious bundles have a spicy flavored meat center with cheese, all baked inside a rolled out slice of biscuit dough. For me, semi…

Fresh Herbs for Cooking – A Cook’s Guide to Fresh Herbs

Using Fresh Herbs for Cooking

One great way to make the flavor of recipes really shine is to use fresh herbs for cooking. Using them adds tons of flavor and freshness to any recipe. This visual Guide to Fresh Herbs gives information on buying, storing and using the most common herbs for today’s recipes. I grow herbs year round.  Most…

Easy Beef Goulash – One Pot Whole30 Beef Stew

Whole30 Beef Goulash

This easy beef goulash is a hearty one pot Whole30 Beef stew that combines cubes of beef with red bell peppers, sliced mushrooms and onions. The flavors in the goulash are deliciously coated and seasoned with a rich paprika tomato sauce. This is one of my favorite comfort food Whole30 recipes that is perfect for…

Bloody Mary Recipe – Spicy Cocktail for National Bloody Mary Day

Bloody Mary drink

Have you celebrated a bit more than you should have over the holidays?  This spicy cocktail of the day is intended to help you out! January 1 is National Bloody Mary Day. It’s the perfect time to try this spicy Bloody Mary recipe. Looking for a hair of the dog after last night’s drinking bout, or a spicy cocktail…

Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms in a Garlic Cream Sauce

Balsamic chicken and mushrooms Whole30 recipe

This balsamic chicken and mushrooms recipe has a garlic cream sauce that is super tasty. It’s Whole30 compliant, gluten free and Paleo. Best of all, it’s healthy, easy and delicious! The dish comes together in one pot and is one of my favorite 30 minute meals. I love one pan meals.  They are so easy…

Whole30 Recipes – Recipe Ideas for the Whole30 Meal Plan

Whole 30 recipes

These Whole30 Recipes are full of the flavor of fresh ingredients, You will love how easy these recipe ideas for the Whole30 Meal Plan are to prepare.  Best of all, they are absolutely delicious and very filling. You won’t feel that you are depriving yourself at all! The Whole30 Meal Plan is a great way to…

10 Tips for Great Pancakes

Perfect pancakes

The perfect pancakes are not an accident. They take some smart cooking and a great starting recipe for a basic pancake. But, thankfully, there are a few tips that you can make to ensure success in the morning. Follow these cooking tips to make great pancakes that are the hit of your family when they sit…

How To Use Caramelized Onions

Using caramelized onions in burgers makes them taste amazing

One of my favorite ways to cook onions is to caramelize them to release a lovely sweet flavor and brown color.  It takes time but is so worth the effort.  Now that you have a pile of these tasty morsels, what do you do with them? Here are a few of my favorite ways for…

How To Caramelize Onions – Tips for Success Every Time

How to Caramelized onions

Learning how to caramelize onions is a kitchen task that any cook should be able to do.  Caramelized onions taste great on so many foods, but can be a little tricky to master. These cooking tips will help you make perfect caramelized onions every time. There is nothing quite like the taste of caramelized onions.  Most…

Crusty Artisan Breads – Perfect for Sandwiches

Crusty Artisan Breads

I love crusty artisan breads. There is nothing quite like them to make great tasting sandwiches or to serve with soup.  Biting into a crusty outside only to discover that oh so soft and flavorful center is a great pleasure in life! Every time I go to Panera, I come home with a loaf of one…

Cocktail Recipes – For Every Mood and Occasion

Collection of 75 cocktail recipes

A Cocktail is a mixed drink with two or more ingredients, where at least one of them contains alcohol. This opens the door to a delightful and fun combination of flavors for any mood or occasion.  These Cocktail Recipes are the perfect way to start a party, to relax with friends, or just to enjoy…

Smokey 3 Bean Chili – Ready in 30 minutes

Smokey 3 bean chili is ready in 30 minutes

One of my favorite go to meals when I really want to please my husband is chili.  He loves anything spicy and has never met a chili he didn’t make friends with!  Normally, I cook it in the crock pot or give it a low simmer on the stove for hours. But tonight, I just…

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! We love to grill at our house.  My husband is a wonderful grill master, and everything he puts on the grill comes out beautifully.  It’s up to me…

Chicken Appetizers with Micheladas for Some Game Day Heat

Bacon wrapped chicken and Michelada cocktail

Now that the holidays are over, it is time to focus on the next celebration in many homes – the Big Game Day Playoffs!  And what could be better for watching games when the weather is cold than a drink recipe and easy appetizers with just the right amount of Game Day Heat? Serve these…

Creamy Chicken with Cilantro Lime Sauce

creamy chicken with cilantro lime sauce

 Hi folks.  Time for one of my quick and easy 30 minute meals. 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 sauce is ready to go in a flash. …

Tips for Cooking Chicken

herbs and low fat broth add great flavor to chicken but don't add calories

Anyone who browses through my recipes category will see that I am a big chicken fan.  I always have loved all cuts of a chicken and cook it several times a week, so I am always on the look out for new ways to prepare it. But every once in a while, along the way,…

20 Crowd Pleasing Dip Recipes – Start your Party in Style

Do you want to turn your party into something really special? Start off the evening with one of these delicious dip recipes. As far as easy appetizers go, dips are really simple to prepare and party guest love them. I have put together a collection of over 20 of my favorite dip recipes.  Start your…

Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

Taco stuffed Pasta Shells makes a great, easy week night meal that the kids will love. Get the recipes at recipesjust4u.com/taco-stuffed-pasta-shells

Treat Your Family to these Stuffed Shells – Taco Style We love any kind of pasta at our house, but when I am in the mood for something special, I like to serve stuffed shells. This delicious take on my normal recipe uses Taco sauce to give them a unique Mexican flare. The kids will…

Round up of 30 of my Favorite Italian Recipes

20 Delicious Italian Recipes

Viva Italia – Round up of Italian Recipes. My husband and I are very fond of Italian recipes.  I love the full bodied flavor and since I garden as well, I keep Italian style herbs growing on my patio year round.  My favorites are rosemary, thyme, oregano and basil.  I thought it would be fun…