Appetizer recipes

Looking for a light bite to serve to guests at your next party? These delicious appetizer recipes are perfect with drinks and easy to prepare.

Halloween Recipes – 30 Spooktacular Ways to Celebrate the Holiday

Halloween party recipes

Halloween will be here before we know it. This holiday is such fun for kiddos and gives parents a chance to be a kid again,too! Halloween party food is fun, spooky and whimsical and looks great on a table.  These 25 spooktacular Halloween Recipes are the perfect way to celebrate this fun holiday. Halloween is a…

Easy Beer Battered Coconut Shrimp

Close up of the beer battered coconut shrimp

Coconut Shrimp is one of my favorite meals to have when I eat out.  I love the Red Lobster pina colada style coconut shrimp and also love the type that uses a beer batter. For tonight, since it is the weekend, I opted to try making these easy beer battered coconut shrimp.  It has become…

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders

Pretzel crusted chicken tenders

I love bite sized pieces of chicken for easy appetizers.  They are easy to put on a skewer and this makes dipping really easy.  These Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders are a great party appetizer but the family will love them for a main course, too! I recently saw a recipe for pretzel crusted chicken breasts on…

Blueberry Energy Bites – Great Breakfast or Snack Treat

Blueberry Energy Bites

I love energy bites. They are jam packed with wholesome ingredients and give you a burst of energy just when you need it.  These delicious Blueberry Energy Bites have a tasty icing drizzle for a bit of extra sweetness. They are great for a fast breakfast, or as a nutritious snack. I also love using…

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…

Crostini Recipes – Easy Crostini Party Appetizers – Crudites Topping Ideas

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  Entertaining this time of the year can make for a stressful few months if you don’t have a few easy appetizers in your arsenal.  Lucky for me, (and you!) these Crostini Recipes come together in a flash and are perfect for…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

No bake chocolate peanut butter bites

FALL!! My favorite time of the year~  I can almost smell all of the new aromas that are sure to come from my kitchen during the next few months.  I just love the tastes that go into my recipe creations during the festive season. And, of course, peanut butter and chocolate play a big part…

The Descendants Hawaiian Cheesecake Dip

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.) It has fast become one of my favorite easy appetizers for…

Strawberry Peach Jalapeño Salsa with Home Made Tortilla Chips

Strawberry peach jalapeño salsa

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 great easy appetizers. I love to serve it with home made tortilla chips. Start your next party with…

Lemonade Grilled Chicken Legs

Lemonade grilled chicken legs

Don’t you just love this time of the year?  Our neighborhood just smells like summer with all the BBQs that keep getting fired up every day.  And not to be outdone, our BBQ will get a good workout tonight with these lemonade grilled chicken legs. They are wonderful as a main course and are also one…

Red Pepper and Toasted Pine Nut Hummus

Red pepper and pine nut hummus

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 didn’t make party food. But, recently I have had the opportunities to try a lot of varieties…

Football Cheese Ball – Easy, Spicy and Fun!

Spicy football cheese ball

Do you entertain friends for the big game day? So do I, and I am always looking for new ways to delight my friends with recipes that I have not served in the past. This year I will treat them to this easy football cheese ball. I can’t wait to see them dig into it!…

Game Day Cheese Balls – Sweet and Sour Style

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It’s that time of the year.   I love it when the Superbowl NFL playoffs come around each year. My daughter has recently discovered a love of all things football, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite game day appetizers with her to celebrate the occasion. These Game Day cheese…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

16 Tips for an Awesome Dessert Table

Do you have an upcoming occasion where you will be serving special desserts?  Many get togethers, such as wedding and baby showers, mother’s day teas, charity events and the holidays will often have a dessert table to showcase some lovely dessert offerings. I’ve put together my 15 tips for making sure your dessert table is really…

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…

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…

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…

Grilled Chinese Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Grilled Chinese Chicken Kebabs

We grill at our house most of the year on a Saturday evening, but during the summer months, the grill is fired up a lot more often. I am always looking for new and interesting recipes to make good use of our barbecue.  Since we also love Asian flavors, these Grilled Chinese Chicken Kebabs are…

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…

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…

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…