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.

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. The energy balls are great for a fast breakfast, or as a nutritious snack. I also…

Phyllo Cup Appetizers – BBQ Pulled Pork Phyllo Cups

Pulled pork phyllo cup appetizers that are ready in just minutes

These phyllo cup appetizers are easy to make and will be a big hit at any BBQ gathering. Tender pulled pork and a tangy BBQ sauce add just the right amount of kick to these little bites. This recipe is one of my favorite easy appetizers. Phyllo cup recipes are so much fun at a…

Dessert Table Ideas – 16 Tips to Make your Next Party a Success

Putting together a great looking table for desserts and sweets is not as hard as you might think. These easy dessert table ideas will rock your next party. 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…

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…

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…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites – Making Buckeye Balls

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.) This delicious dip has fast become one of my favorite easy…

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…

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 Super Bowl game!  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 chicken…

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

These healthy beef taco lettuce wraps prove that healthy eating is anything but boring at our house! These wraps make a great main course and is also one of my favorite easy appetizers. My alternative is a bright and colorful take on the normal recipe by using lettuce leaves instead of tortilla shells. Best of…

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…

20+ Best Bacon Recipes

“Everything goes better with bacon”, or 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 day you celebrate it, one of these bacon recipes…

25 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini and Summer Squash

25 ways to use zucchini and summer squash

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 pretending to not be home…

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…