Roasted Ratatouille Quinoa Salad

Roasted Ratatouille Quinoa - this fabulous veggie laden dish makes a perfect side for any grilled or roasted entree. And there's a easy technique for cooking perfect quinoa, every time!

I love to take classic dishes and reinvent them. Well to be fair, it’s not really reinventing, let’s just say it’s more like giving them a set of brand new clothes!… 

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Farmer's Market Feta Bruschetta - a fresh, delicious appetizer that's always a hit and is super adaptable. Use whatever veggies you've got in the fridge!

Farmer’s Market Feta Bruschetta

Do you love a good appetizer? I do! Although I don’t like anything too heavy, especially when I’ve spent time making a nice dinner (or when I know someone else has). But something light, fresh and super delicious is fun and a great way to say “welcome” to family and/or friends.

10 Favorite Summer Recipes from The Café - the best of The Café's best, fun, fresh and delicious recipes for the summer season!

10 Favorite Summer Recipes from The Café

With the Fourth of July right around the corner I decided it would be fun to pull out some favorite summer recipes from The Café archives… 

Peach and Fresh Pineapple Green Smoothie - a great way to lose weight and a super healthy and delicious way to start the day!

Peach and Fresh Pineapple Green Smoothie

You might laugh about this but I have to say, I’m kind of proud of myself. You see, I’ve been working like a little doggie! The text I sent my daughter (who lives in England) a few days ago might just be the best way to explain… It’s true! I was beginning to resemble a little… 

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Asian Barbecued Chicken and Veggie Skewers - these fun, easy grilled skewers are sweet and sticky with a touch of heat. They never fail to bring rave reviews!

Asian Barbecued Chicken and Veggie Skewers

If you’re looking for a super-delicious, super-fun, super sure-to-bring-rave-reviews, summer meal option, you’ve definitely clicked yourself to precisely the right place! Oh, and they’re a super-economical-way-to-feed-a-hungry-crowd! I came up with these Asian Barbecued Chicken and Veggie Skewers one evening when, at 5 o’clock, I had no idea what dinner would look like. I’d thawed out a few… 

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Brown Butter Candied Pecan Blondies - although these are super easy to put together (one pot, one spoon, no mixer!) my family thinks these are one of the best things they've EVER eaten!!

Brown Butter Candied Pecan Blondies

“Oh my gosh!” That’s what my son Nick said when he took the first bite of these Brown Butter Candied Pecan Blondies. Lindsay, Nick’s wife took the next bite. “Wow! These are even better than your old-standby blondie recipe!” Scott’s response made me smile. He said… “I think these might just be one of the very… 

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Grilled Steak Salad with Sweet Cherries and Ginger Basil Dressing - a perfect summer salad, it's fresh, healthy, hearty enough for men and super delish!

Grilled Steak Salad with Sweet Cherries and Lemongrass Basil Dressing

Although I’m not super crazy about the weather we’ve been having, (a string of hot, hot, hot days, with temps in the upper 90’s, yikes!) I’m totally in love with the flavors of summer, and this fabulous Grilled Steak Salad with Sweet Cherries and Lemongrass Basil Dressing is what I call the essence of summer – all… 

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