Red Pepper and Toasted Pine Nut Hummus

Red pepper and pine nut hummus

Whenever I used to go to pot luck type parties and someone brought hummus, I turned my nose up at it. For some unknown reason, I thought that hummus appealed only to die hard vegans and vegetarians and didn’t make party food. But, recently I have had the opportunities to try a lot of varieties…

Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake

Lemon pudding bundt cake

My husband’s birthday is this weekend, and it is time for me to make something special to tempt his sweet tooth.  He is not fond of normal birthday cakes but loves any desserts with lemon in them, so this lemon pudding bundt cake should be perfect for this occasion and for any special time. Richard…

Skinny Cauliflower Mexican Rice

skinny cauliflower Mexican rice

We love Mexican meals and the normal version of Mexican rice, but there is no denying that it can be a calorie heavy dish. This skinny cauliflower Mexican rice makes the perfect recipe substitute for the times when you are trying to keep your calorie count lower in your meal planning. It is one of my…

Common Kitchen Measurements – Cheat Sheet – Free Printable

Kitchen measurements cheat sheet

This common kitchen Measurements Cheat Sheet helps to when you need to do conversions. I love cheat sheets, especially in the kitchen.   They are fun to print out in full size and hang on the back of a cabinet door for easy reference.  This common kitchen measurements cheat sheet comes in so handy when…

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…