Fruit

Fig Crumble with Fresh Blueberries and Rolled Oats

Serving fig crumble

This fig crumble is both tart and sweet with a crunchy oat topping. Serve it with some whipped cream or ice cream for a delightful summer dessert. One of the true beauties of this rich dessert is that the figs that I used were very ripe. This made for a wonderful syrup like filling that…

Summer Dessert Table – Tips for Sweets that Take the Heat

Serve desserts in individual sized portions to combat heat problems in the summer

Outdoor entertaining is a fun way to gather with friends during the summer months.  And no party would be complete without a dessert table with all your favorite sweet treats. But how do you make sure that the desserts on the summer dessert table are those that melt IN your mouth and not on the…

Make Grilled Pineapple for an Awesome BBQ Side Dish

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled pineapple is always delicious, but this honey and cinmamon glaze with olive oil makes it extra special. I love to serve it with chicken dishes and it also makes a refreshing summertime dessert with ice cream. For me, no other fruit says summer in quite the same way as pineapple does.  There is a…

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes – Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Individual strawberry shortcake

These mini strawberry shortcakes are individual sized portions of the summer time favorite. Flaky buttermilk biscuits are layered with fresh summer strawberries and a home made strawberry syrup that oozes over the layers and the whipped cream topping. One of the joys of growing up for me was my mother’s strawberry shortcake. She used Bisquick…

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – (Gluten Free & Vegan) Sweet Breakfast Bar

strawberry oatmeal bars

Fresh strawberries combine with old fashioned oats in these gluten free strawberry oatmeal bars. The bars have a buttery crumb crust, a sweet strawberry filling inside and a tasty and crunchy crumble on top. They are a great way to use up fresh strawberries for a dessert that everyone will love. I have included both a gluten free and vegan…

Caramel Apple Bars – Sweet Apple Oatmeal Bar with Caramel Topping

Caramel apple oatmeal bars

If you like the taste of caramel apples in the fall, you will love these caramel apple bars. They taste just like the traditional fall favorite but without all the fuss. These apple oatmeal bars are sweet and hearty and so easy to prepare and are perfect for National Oatmeal Day on October 29. Bar recipes are…

Cherry Crumble – Paleo – Dairy Free – Gluten Free

Cherry cobbler

If you love chocolate and cherries like I do, check out these chocolate cherry macaroons for a lighter Christmas sweet treat.It’s cherry time! I love the summer months when all sorts of fruit is available.  For today’s dessert recipe, we’ll be making this delicious cherry crumble that fits right into a Paleo or gluten free…

How to Pit Cherries Without a Pitter

PItting cherries with a paper clip

Pitting cherries is right up there with removing pits from mangoes and unripe peaches in those “pulling out your hair” kind of kitchen tasks.  There are special cherry pitters available, but what do you do if you don’t have one?  Never fear, you can pit cherries with a simple household tool with this kitchen tip.…

Apple Cheesecake Bars with Caramel Topping

Apple Cheesecake Bars

These Apple Cheesecake Bars have a three layered mixture that features a crumb crust, a creamy cheesecake layer that is topped with cinnamon apples and a wonderful flavor. The taste is amazing and, like most bar recipes, these are super easy to make. If you like cheesecake recipes with a twist, you will want to…

Blueberry Cobbler – Delicious Summer Time Dessert

Blueberry crumble

Summer time is one of my favorite times of the year to make fruit desserts.  The fruit is so plentiful and fresh right now and the prices cannot be beat.   This blueberry cobbler is full of the flavor of plump, tangy blueberries and the delicious buttery streusel topping adds just the right amount of…

Cucumber Melon Salad – Refreshing Summer Treat

Refreshing cucumber melon salad

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 use of the plentiful fruits and veggies that are in season in the summer.  This delicious cucumber melon…

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…

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…

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Tropical Fruit Smoothie

tropical fruit smoothie

Start your Day off Right with a Tropical Fruit Smoothie. Looking for a rich and delicious way to start off your day that is ready in a flash?  Try this white chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe.  It tastes like a tropical milkshake and has peanut butter for protein, so you won’t feel hungry mid morning. …

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…

10 Ways with Oranges – Orange Recipes

10 Best Orange Recipes - recipesjust4u.com/

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…

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. I love having really special salads as a lunch time meal.…

Apple and Pear Fruit Crisp

Pear and Apple Fruit Crumble - slimmed down to 230 calories and delcious

If you are looking for a light fruit dessert that won’t break the calorie bank, this apple pear crisp will be a delight. Printable Recipe – Apple and Pear Crisp Fruit crumbles are some of my favorite summer time desserts.  See this fresh fig and blueberry crumble for another tasty option. The recipe is easy…

Brown Sugar Baked Pineapple Rings

Brown Sugar Glazed 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. Brown Sugar Baked Pineapple Rings Fresh pineapple is a wonderful side dish all year round,…