Seasonal Recipes

Roasted Carrots Recipe – Parmesan Roast Carrots with Panko

Parmesan roast carrots

This roasted carrots recipe is a family favorite. The Parmesan roast carrots are topped with grated cheese and Panko bread crumbs for a wonderful flavor and crunchy texture. This dish makes a great side dish and with Easter coming up soon, it’s nice to have an easy to prepare recipe to add to your holiday…

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…

Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Thyme – Savory Roast Carrot Side Dish

Roasted carrots and mushrooms

It’s time to start thinking ahead to side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. This roasted carrots and mushrooms dish is flavored with fresh thyme and roasted in the oven to bring out the naturally sweet flavor of the carrots. It’s scrumptious! Using fresh herbs for cooking recipes adds so much flavor. For today’s recipe, the fresh thyme is…

Cookies and Cream Candy Corn Truffles

Candy Corn Oreo Truffles

One of the favorite candies in our house this time of the year is candy corn.  It is so colorful and fun and says fall in a sweet tooth kind of way. These cookies and cream candy corn truffles are the perfect size for a sweet bite of fall fun. It’s time for the holidays with…

Spiced Toasted Pumpkin Seeds – Fun Halloween Snack

Spiced toasted pumpkin seeds

Halloween is a super fun time for kids.  Carving pumpkins and trick or treating will have them delighted for weeks. But don’t throw those pumpkin seeds away when you carve the pumpkin! Turn them into Spiced Toasted Pumpkin Seeds by using Pumpkin Pie Spice. This is the time of the year when toasted nuts and…

Homemade Cookie Day – Celebrate with your Favorite Cookie Recipe

20 cookie recipes

Did you know that many foods have national days in their honor? October 1 is known as National Homemade Cookie Day.  It seems appropriate that the first day of October would be given this honor, since October also starts three months of holiday celebrations where cookies play a big part. There are so many national…

Candy Corn Blondies – Fall Sweet Treat with Candy Corn

candy corn blondies

These candy corn blondies have a rich and chewy texture and are sweetened with brown sugar and a have double dose of candy corn goodness in them. Candy corn is available so readily this time of the year that it’s considered the traditional Halloween candy. I love including it in all sorts of sweet treats…

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…

Pumpkin Nut Butter Energy Bites – No Bake Pick Me Up

Pumpkin nut butter energy bites

It’s time for all things pumpkin! Fall is my favorite time of the year, and I love the taste of pumpkin in recipes. Energy bites are one of my favorite snack treats and these delicious pumpkin nut butter energy bites combine pumpkin pureé with another favorite of mine – sunflower nut butter. No bake treats 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…

Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge

This mint chocolate chip fudge will be the hit of your party

I love anything mint flavored. And combine it with chocolate? This Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge is rich with an out of this world taste. It’s the stuff that Christmas dreams are made of! Fudge is one of those things that is either super easy to make or a “pull out your hair” experiment from a…

Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops

Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeHolidayGoodness #CollectiveBias  The holidays are upon us and baking is in full production in my kitchen.  I love to make creative and fun baked goods for Christmas. These Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops are so much fun to make and the kids will…

Rocky Road Fudge – A Holiday Treat

Yummy! Rocky road fudge - a holiday favorite.

This Rocky Road Fudge recipe is just about one of the easiest fudge recipes you will make.  And don’t let the snobby cooks scare you into thinking that you need a great deal of patience and a fancy candy thermometer to make fudge!  Making fudge does not have to be hard.  This delicious holiday treat…

Banana Pumpkin Pie Spice Waffles

Banana Pumpkin Pie Spice Waffles

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DelightfulMoments #CollectiveBias It’s time for some banana pumpkin pie spice waffles! September is such a great month. For me, it is the start of the upcoming holiday seasons. I have so much fun this time of the year, moving…

White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars

Snickerdoodle white chocolate blondie bars

These white chocolate snickerdoodle blondie bars have everything going for them. They have the flavor of a Snickerdoodle cookie, they are the easiest of bar recipes to make and they taste amazing.  And add in some white chocolate? SOLD! I adore the taste of anything with the word snickerdoodle in it.  I make snickerdoodle cookies at…

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…

Dutch Apple Crumble Parfaits – The Perfect Easter Dessert

Dutch Apple Crumble parfait

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasterMadeEasy #CollectiveBias. It’s time for some Dutch Apple Crumble Parfaits! These Dutch Apple Crumble Parfaits will be the star of your Easter dessert table. It’s hard to believe that Easter will soon be upon us! It seems as…

Football Cheese Ball – Easy, Spicy and Fun!

Spicy football cheese ball

Do you entertain friends for the big game day? So do I, and I am always looking for new ways to delight my friends with recipes that I have not served in the past. This year I will treat them to this easy football cheese ball. I can’t wait to see them dig into it!…

Game Day Cheese Balls – Sweet and Sour Style

These Skittles Sweet and Sour Game Day party balls will be the hit of your Playoff party - recipesjust4u.com #MakeSB50Sweeter #ad

It’s that time of the year.   I love it when the Superbowl NFL playoffs come around each year. My daughter has recently discovered a love of all things football, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite game day appetizers with her to celebrate the occasion. These Game Day cheese…

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…

10 Tips for Hosting a Cookie Exchange

cookie exchange

A cookie exchange is not just for Christmas.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s day and Easter are also popular times for cookie exchanges. These cooking tips and other tips will make sure your cookie swap is a great one. From now through the end of the year, there are so many holidays, and such fun to be…