Skittles Sugar Cookies – A Rainbow Delight

Skittles sugar cookies

Ever since I can remember, my daughter Jess has loved Skittles candy.  It has always been a present from Santa, right to this day!  I recently got a big bunch of the candy to make a Superbowl cheese ball and also to send in a care package for Valentine’s day. So what to do with…

Skinny Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Almond Milk

Smooth and creamy skinny strawberry banana smoothie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CarnationSweepstakes #BetterBreakfast #CollectiveBias It’s time for a skinny strawberry banana smoothie. We all know how taxing it can be in the morning to get a nutritious breakfast on the table.  Mornings in my house can be very hectic.  Sometimes,…

Apple Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars

Apple Cinnamon Cookie Bars

Apples and cinnamon sugar – two of my favorite ingredients in one perfect bar recipe.  These apple cinnamon sugar cookie bars are sort of a cross between a cookie and a cake.  It puffs up on top while cooking,  but is pressed into the pan like a bar so is somewhat dense. The brown butter…

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!…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

banana chocolate chip muffins

I am always looking for new banana recipes to try out that will make my hectic mornings go a little easier.  So, muffins are something that I like to make. They are quick to prepare, taste great and you can grab them and go!  These banana chocolate chip muffins are my latest quick breakfast recipe…

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…

Asian Sesame Seed Dressing

Asian Sesame seed dressing

We eat a lot of salads in our house.  I have been trying to keep carbs to a minimum and having a big salad instead of pasta, rice or potatoes for my evening meal fills up the plate and pleases our eyes as well as our stomachs.  I get very tired of store bought light…

Bananas Foster Oatmeal Bowl

Bananas Foster Oatmeal

 One of my fondest memories of my mother was each morning during the potato harvest break in Maine.  All the school kids got a 3 week “vacation” from school, but most of us ended up spending it picking potatoes.  My mother used to make us a bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar each day as…

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…

Chicken Appetizers with Micheladas for Some Game Day Heat

Bacon wrapped chicken and Michelada cocktail

Now that the holidays are over, it is time to focus on the next celebration in many homes – the Big Game Day Playoffs!  And what could be better for watching games when the weather is cold than a drink recipe and easy appetizers with just the right amount of Game Day Heat? Serve these…

Paleo Nutella Smoothie – Chocolate Hazelnut Delight

This Paleo "nutella" smoothie is rich, and creamy and full of fruit. It makes the perfect breakfast drink for Nutella day on February 8. tecipesjust4u.com

February 5 is considered Nutella day. Are you a Nutella fan? I am and so is my whole family.  We love the chocolate hazel nut spread and often use it in recipes, from dessert to healthy snacks, to dipping right in with a big ole spoon.   This Paleo Nutella smoothie is one of my…

Chocolate Hazelnut Fruit Dip

Healthy chocolate hazelnut dip

I love the combination of chocolate and hazelnuts.  This combo is often used in cream cheese dips for easy appetizers.  This chocolate hazelnut fruit dip is a healthier version of the traditional flavor but still has tons of flavor and is so easy to make. This chocolate hazelnut fruit dip is perfect for fruits and vegetables. My…