Make Ahead Green Beans with Lemon-Herb Panko Crumbs

Make Ahead Green Beans with Lemon Herb Panko Crumbs - fresh, tender beans with a crisp, buttery topping.

Green Bean Casserole; it’s a given, right?

How about being a bit of a renegade this year? What if you …


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London - why we love it!

Things We Love About London

Some of you already know (from our last post), that The Café has been temporarily transported to the other side of The Pond. We’re visiting our daughter and her family in London and having the time of our lives. Many of our readers have asked that we share pictures, so Scott and I have put together a pictorial… 

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Kale and Clementine Salad - Fresh, vibrant, healthy, seasonal and super delicious! Even the most ardent kale critics will love this one!

Kale and Clementine Salad

If you’re looking for comfort food today, you just might want to click right on over to another site. There are lots of blogs that are sharing all kinds of delicious, delightful holiday recipes, ideas and inspirations as we count down to Thanksgiving here in the US. But, if you’re looking for something fresh, seasonal,… 

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Clementine Ginger Salad Dressing - delightfully fresh and delicious with clementine zest and juice, ginger, honey and coriander as star ingredients.

Clementine Ginger Salad Dressing

Do you get tired of the same-old-same-old salads? There are lots of things that get to be mundane to me after a while, but salad does NOT fall into that category. In fact, I have the opposite problem. Set me loose at the farmer’s market, a street market or in the produce section of my favorite grocery and I… 

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Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies*

Peanut Butter Toffee Crinkle Cookies

Hey, does anyone else out there know what a “vacuum mouth” is? No? Well, I think we’re close enough friends now that it would be wrong if I didn’t share this invaluable little trick. It certainly has gotten certain members of The Café family out of trouble. And more than once! I really can’t take any credit… 

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Honey Maple Roasted Carrots (6)

Honey Maple Roasted Carrots

Happy November! There’s something funny that happens to me each year around this time and I’m wondering if anyone else out there experiences this. It seems that in one fell swoop, my whole mindset changes when the calendar flips over and announces the eleventh month. Strangely, it never happens on the 29th, 30th or 31st of October. But come… 

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Sticky Apple Pecan Cake -

Sticky Apple Pecan Cake

If you ever see me from across the room at a restaurant and you notice that I’m perusing the dessert menu, you’ll be sure to see my eyes stop at the apple dessert. I’m hopelessly smitten with anything warm, sweet and apple-y; and if it offers a drizzle of caramel/toffee sauce or a scoop of vanilla ice cream,… 

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