International Cooking

Summer BBQ Recipes – Fire up the Grill

Summertime grilling recipes

At our house, we barbecue all year long since the weather is somewhat moderate here in NC. But when summer rolls around, we really give the grill a workout. These Summer BBQ Recipes are some of my favorites.  Many of these choices are 30 minute meals, and will be a hit at any summer time outdoor…

Paleo Worcestershire Sauce – Soy Free and Gluten Free

Paleo Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire Sauce is an ingredient that is called for in many recipes, but it contains soy, as well as some other not so good for you ingredients.  This Paleo Worcestershire Sauce is a healthy twist on the traditional pantry staple and is really simple to make. It makes a nice addition to my cooking tips…

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry – Easy and Tasty 30 Minute Meal

Bowl of beef stir fry

When busy weeknights roll around, some of my favorite 30 minute meals are stir fries.  This teriyaki beef stir fry is loaded with flavor and the goodness of healthy vegetables and is on the table in less than 30 minutes. This delicious recipe for teriyaki beef stir fry has tender slices of beef, sauteed with…

Lasagna Roll Ups – A Variation of the Traditional Casserole Recipe

Lasagna roll up

We love Italian food in our house and lasagna is one of our favorites.  For today’s visit to Italy, I decided to roll up my lasagna noodles into neat little individual serving sized lasagna roll ups that will have your family thinking they are in Italy! Fall is the time for hearty recipes like lasagna.  For…

Ground Turkey Chili – Slow Cooker Comfort Food

This slow cooker ground turkey chili is super easy to make and has a boat load of delicious flavor. It is the perfect winter comfort food.

In our house, a great tasting chili is the ultimate in winter comfort food. When the temps are cold and the weather is harsh, there is nothing quite like a big steaming bowl of chili to warm you to the bones.  Tonight, we will be enjoying my latest chili recipe – Ground Turkey Chili with…

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…

Oven Baked Parmesan Chicken

Oven baked Parmesan chicken

I loved chicken Parmesan, but the normal version is usually fried in lots of oil and has a load of extra cheese as well as a tomato sauce.  My oven baked Parmesan chicken is lighter in all respects, but still has a delicate and really delicious flavor. I love the flavor of chicken teamed up with…

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…

Slow Cooker Sesame Seed Honey Chicken

Slow cooker honey sesame seed chicken

This slow cooker sesame seed honey chicken recipe has a tangy and sweet sauce that is full of flavor. I seem to be on a sesame seed kick lately.  I needed some for my Asian sesame seed dressing and the bottle was big so I had plenty over for other recipes. Since I also love…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Spicy Shrimp and Tomato Pasta

Spicy shrimp and tomato pasta

This spicy shrimp and tomato pasta  is my latest addition to my collection of shrimp recipes. It will tempt even the most ardent Italian foodie.  It is full of flavor, but very easy to make, even though it tastes like you spent hours making it. Shrimp is one of my favorite sea foods.  I love…

Crock Pot Beef Tips in Moroccan Mushroom Sauce

Crock Pot beef in Moroccan Mushroom Sauce

Crock Pot Beef Tips If you love the flavor of Moroccan food and love crock pot recipes that are both savory and sweet, give this Crock pot beef tips in Moroccan mushroom sauce a try. My husband loves all types of Moroccan and Indian foods.  Our local favorite restaurant closed down recently, so I have…

Easy Weeknight Chicken Scallopine

Easy Weeknight Chicken Scallopine - recipe: recipesjust4u.com/

Weeknights are such a busy time in our house.  There seems to be so much going on and not a lot of time left for preparing dinner.  This easy weeknight chicken scallopine is perfect for nights like this. It is delicious and so easy to prepare. It’s the best of the best in my collection…

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…

Easy Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Thighs

Crock pot chicken salsa salad

Simple to Make Crock Pot Salsa Chicken. This crock pot salsa chicken recipe could not be easier to make.   Super tasty with the addition of one of my new favorite salsas,  but the dish tastes like you spent hours making it. Which you did, except that you can do other things while it is simmering in…

40+ Delicious Peanut butter Recipes

Peanut butter is not just for sweets. See my round up of 30+ delicious peanut butter recipes.

Peanut butter recipes – ah yes.  If you have been a reader of my blog, you will know that I adore peanut butter.  If there is a way to use peanut butter in a recipe, I will try it.  Most work out splendidly, but others…well let’s not go there, okay?  This collection of peanut butter…

Saucy Asian Meatballs

Saucy Asian Meatballs

I am always looking for new easy appetizers for party foods, particularly things that can easily be served on a tooth pick and eaten while standing. These saucy Asian Meatballs make great party appetizers and your guests will love them. These Saucy Asian Meatballs make a Great Party Appetizer One of the best things about…

Enchilada Recipes – Easy & Flavorful Recipes Featuring Enchiladas

Spicy and flavorful fillings wrapped in a corn tortilla and drizzled with a savory sauce – everyone loves enchiladas. These tasty enchilada recipes are easy to make and will have your family asking for them again and again., Enchilada recipes for dinner anyone? When I go to our favorite Mexican restaurant, I almost always choose…

Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Pizza stuffed peppers

One of my favorite week night hearty meals, when I feel like spending a bit of time on a recipe is stuffed peppers. This recipe for pizza stuffed peppers takes a normal meat stuffing to a new level by mixing in your favorite pizza toppings to the stuffing mixture. One of the great things about…

PALEO MONGOLIAN BEEF

Paleo Mongolian Beef

If you follow a Paleo diet and like Asian foods, this Paleo Mongolian Beef recipe is the perfect choice.  It features thin strips of beef in a deliciously tasty sauce that will become an often cooked recipe and one of your family’s favorites. Best of all? It’s one of my 30 minute meals! Paleo Mongolian…