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One Pot Cooking Tips – Getting Started Cooking One Pot Meals

Making one pot meals with success

These one pot cooking tips will make your time in the kitchen a pleasure rather than a chore. From hearty casseroles to filling soups and delicious layered stews, these one pot meals are the closest thing to meals that seem to cook themselves. It’s hard to decide what I like the most about one pot…

One Pot Spicy Chicken Stew – Easy Chicken and Vegetable Recipe

One pot spicy chicken stew

This easy chicken and vegetable recipe features hearty veggies that are simmered in a tomato and wine broth that is flavored with spices. The one pot spicy chicken stew comes together in a large dutch oven on your stove top, filling the kitchen with the delicious aroma of winter comfort food. One pot meals are…

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…

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 Shepherd’s Pie – Gluten Free English Shepherd Pie

Shepherd's Pie with potatoes on top

Fall is the time for savory comfort food style casseroles with full bodied flavor. This hearty Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie is a gluten free and Paleo version of the traditional English casserole.  My husband is English and loves it when I make Shepherd’s Pie.  But the normal dish uses mashed potatoes with butter and cream, as well…

Joe’s Crab Shack Crab Cakes Copycat Recipe

These Copycat Joe's Crab Shack crab cakes will make you feel as though you are eatting them on the beach.

Some of my favorite 30 minute meals are a “copycat recipe” of some of my favorite foods from popular restaurants.  These homemade Joe’s Crab Shack Crab Cakes are a pretty good copycat of the ones that you can get from the original restaurant.  You can make them at home but feel as though you are at…

16 Tips for Slow Cooker Meals

layering is the key to a great crock pot casserole

I love my crock pot!  I can throw all of the ingredients into it early in the day and let it do its job all day long. At the end of the day, my house smells great when I come home after being out all day.  But there are a few cooking tips to make…

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…

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…

Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken with Baby Potatoes and Carrots

Slow cooker meals are some of my favorites.  There is nothing that makes an easy recipe better than adding ingredients to a slow cooker and letting the appliance do the work for you while you are out and about doing other things. This Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken is simple to prepare and flavored beautifully from…

Apple Pecan Stuffed Pork Chops – It’s Time for Fall

Apple pecan stuffed pork chops

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SmithfieldCares #CollectiveBias It’s time for some apple pecan stuffed pork chops! If you have been reading my blog for long, you will know how much I love this time of the year.  I love everything about fall –…

Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans

Many of the crock pot recipes that I feature on my blog are some version or other of my mother’s favorite recipes. Mum died late last year, but her love of cooking will live on with these Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans. January 6 is National Bean day.  That means that it’s time to dig out…

Salmon in Parchment Paper

Salmon in parchment paper

Salmon is one of my favorite fish varieties.  I love the richness of it. It’s so easy to prepare and super good for you too.  For today’s recipe, I will be showing you how to make salmon in parchment paper.   This recipe is full of flavor and adds a wonderful presentation at meal time. Best…

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…

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…

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Kebabs

cilantro-lime-shrimp

We barbecue at our house most of the year.  Normally, it’s chicken or beef that lands on the grill, but today I decided to add to my shrimp recipes with these grilled cilantro lime shrimp kebabs. We don’t get much in the way of snow in the winter so our outdoor grill is perfect for…

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…

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…

Creamy Garlic Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken tetrazzini

This decadent Chicken Tetrazzini with a wine and garlic sauce is rich and creamy and the whole family will love it. I’m in the mood for something hearty and rich tonight, and I happen to have a cooked chicken that needs to be used up.  This chicken tetrazzini with a decadent and creamy white wine and…

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. …