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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…

25 Tips for Using Lemons

tips for using lemons

20 Creative Tips for Using Lemons. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, or so goes the saying.  But think again! There are lots of other ways for using lemons in your everyday life.  For a start, lemons are a great kitchen helper.  So, get out the citrus and see how you can put them…

Tips for Cooking Chicken

herbs and low fat broth add great flavor to chicken but don't add calories

Anyone who browses through my recipes category will see that I am a big chicken fan.  I always have loved all cuts of a chicken and cook it several times a week, so I am always on the look out for new ways to prepare it. But every once in a while, along the way,…

10 Tips for Cooking Fresh Fish

10 tips for cooking fresh fish

Trick and Tips for Cooking Fish. Most doctors say that you should eat more fish.   It is very high in protein and low in calories, especially the white fish varieties.  And oily fish, while having more calories, is high in omega-3 fatty acids, or the “good” fats.  If you don’t care for fish, it may…

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…

How To Cook Perfect Spare Ribs

The secret to perfect spare ribs is long slow cooking

One of the big pleasures of the summer is all of the BBQ cooking that is done.  It is the idea way to socialize with friends when the temps are high and the feeling is casual.  And nothing is better on the grill than perfect spare ribs. Summer BBQ Time – How to Cook Perfect Spare…

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…

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…

10 Ways with Oranges – Orange Recipes

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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…

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…

Pork Chops with Apples and Stuffing

Pork chops with Apples and Stuffing

Pork Chops With Apples and Stuffing – Easy Weeknight Meal. If you are looking for something fast and easy to make on a busy weeknight that is still full of flavor and looks great, this Pork chops with apples and stuffing is the perfect choice. The wholesome taste of cinnamon and apples is always a…

Easy Weeknight Chicken Scallopine

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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…

Cheddar and Pepper Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Cheddar and pepper stuffed bacon wrapped chicken breasts

This Bacon Wrapped Chicken is Simple to Make but So, So tasty! Everything goes better with bacon is a saying most cooks have heard at some point (and probably agree with!)  This recipes for cheddar and pepper stuffed bacon wrapped chicken is one that will be sure to become a family favorite. Considering how the…

Garlic Lover’s Roast Beef

Garlic Lover's Roast beef

Recipe from The Gardening Cook Ingredients: 2-3 lb rump or eye round, with all fat trimmed off 3-4 cloves garlic, cut into thin slivers olive oil spray (I used my Misto sprayer) kosher salt to taste fresh cracked pepper, to taste 2 tsp dried chopped rosemary 2 tsp fresh basil 1 tsp dried sage 3…

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…

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…

25+ Crock Pot Chicken Recipes

25 Easy Slow cooker Chicken Recipes

Make Weekday Cooking Chores Easy with these Crock Pot Chicken Recipes. I love making crock pot recipes.  The whole house smells great while the food is cooking and dinner preparation could not be easier at meal time.  These crock pot chicken recipes show that the humble bird can be dressed up in all sorts of ways.  …

Chicken Chili Recipe

White Chicken Chili

During the winter months, my husband and I especially like to have spicy foods.  The heat from the dishes warms our bodies and also our spirits. This chicken chili recipe is one of our favorite winter meals. This Chicken Chili Recipe is perfect for a cold winter night. If you are looking for winter comfort…

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…