September is All About Apples (Recipe Roundup)

All About Apples Recipe Roundup 4virtu Blog

September has arrived and with it, the promise of Fall and cooler weather.  Our food choices are also beginning to focus more on Autumn and less on Summer. Apples seem to ride the fence deliciously between the two seasons. We found so many scrumptious ways to use apples …. what […] Read more »

Thankful for Thanksgiving Side Dishes – Recipe Roundup

As time flies, we find ourselves firmly in November with Thanksgiving dinner looming in a few weeks. Switch up some of your traditional standby recipes with some new flavors!  We have just the recipes to help you do it … Provencal Potato Gratin from Food Network Squash Casserole from Add a Pinch Steamed Carrots with […] Read more »

Pumpkin Everything – Recipe Roundup for Pumpkin

Pumpkin Everything Recipe Roundup 4virtu Blog

It seems like everything is pumpkin right now so we decided to get on the bandwagon … PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!  We picked some delicious and different pumpkin recipes to tantalize your Fall-oriented taste buds. Tell us what you think – what is your favorite pumpkin thing? 50 Canned Pumpkin Recipes from Food Network Creamy Pumpkin Mushroom […] Read more »

Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall & Winter

Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall 4virtu Blog

Slow Cookers make dinner easier and more delicious!  Pop your favorite foods in and bask in the aromatics! We gathered some of our favorite and family friendly slow cooker recipes to inspire your Fall and Winter! Slow Cooker Stuffed Shells from Catholic Mom Fragrant Shredded Beef Stew from Eating Well Crockpot Cranberry Pork Loin from […] Read more »

Game Day Recipe Roundup

Game Day Recipe Roundup 4virtu Blog

Are you ready for some football?  We asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share recipes that will make us ALL ready for some football and this roundup is a touchdown!  Grilled short ribs, hummus, loaded eggplant rounds, buffalo chicken …. everything – these recipes make our mouths water.  Maybe we don’t want to […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday – Fall Recipe Favorites

Happy Autumn Fall Recipes 4virtu Blog

Happy Autumn!  Officially, the Fall season has arrived and I am ready for cooler weather, pumpkin lattes, and roasting all manner of veggies and meats – how about you?  We gathered some of our fall favorites and we invite you to share yours! Dig in for Fall! Pork Chops with Roasted Apples and Onions from […] Read more »

Tasty Tuesday – Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall 4virtu Blog

Crock pots can be a saving grace for busy families this Fall.  Pop delicious seasonal ingredients into the slow cooker and then enjoy the meal – no fuss!  We have some great suggestions for slow cooking that are healthy and hearty and will make the whole family happy! Slow Cooker Black Bean Mushroom Chili from […] Read more »

Brussels Sprouts Recipe Roundup

Brussels Sprouts Recipes from 4virtu Blog

Brussel Sprouts are a delectable veggie that offer a multitude of variations on prep and consumption.  The peak season for Brussel Sprouts is September to mid-February. Not only are they tasty, but Brussel Sprouts offer great health benefits too, including cholesterol-lowering and cancer-protecting.  Ready to dig in? Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon from Nom Nom […] Read more »

Healthy Whole Grain Recipes for the Family

Healthy Whole Grains Recipe Roundup from 4virtu Blog

Whole grains contain a healthFULL array of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients and these are the kind of carbs that you want to consume!  Eat your broccoli AND eat your grains – they are a great source of energy for the body.  From the Whole Grains Council: The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend different […] Read more »