Need an impressive fall dessert - in a hurry? This beautiful Red Pear Galette recipe is easy - yet looks like it comes from a fine bake shop!
Scott and I were on the road for the last two weeks and had a wonderful time visiting family in Wisconsin and Tennessee. Before boarding one of the airplanes, I picked up a Food and Wine magazine. It's a fabulous collection of recipes and I enjoyed ...Read More →
This vibrantly-hued, throw-it-all-in-a-jar-and-shake, Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette is delicious drizzled over all kinds of autumn salads.
Although fall isn't officially here yet, glimpses of autumn beginning to appear here there and everywhere. If you're looking for a delicious way to welcome the new season, this Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette is bursting with fall flavor and never fails to ...Read More →
With a candied walnut-date topping and tops that rise high and rounded, these one-bowl banana muffins are easy and always a hit!
"Too dense", "too flat", "too soggy", "too dry", "too bland", "too ugly", too muffin-toppy" - these were some of the descriptions for my first, second, third and, yes, fourth attempts at these banana muffins. But I think they're just right now and hope you will ...Read More →
A delicious selection of our favorite fall salads for your autumn menus, all bursting with fresh, healthy, seasonal ingredients!
If you're like me, you're starting to see glimpses of fall produce at the farmer's market and grocery store. Each time I go, it seems there's something new. I've been picking up butternut and acorn squash, sweet potatoes, pears and early season apples. All ...Read More →
If you love peanut butter cookies and quick, easy recipes, you'll go crazy over these crisp, buttery, One-Bowl Reese's Peanut Butter Cookies!
If you follow The Café, you probably remember the Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup I shared in my last post. The soup was an inspiration from a charming little café/market that Scott and I discovered recently near our new home in the mountains of ...Read More →
This Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup comes together quickly, is bursting with fabulous flavor and is loaded with lots of healthy veggies!
Scott and I have had the best time exploring the plethora of wonderful restaurants that are in close proximity to our new home in the mountains of North Carolina, near Asheville. Asheville is well-known for its amazing restaurants. In fact, Food and ...Read More →
With less than 10-minutes of hands-on time, the name Ridiculously Easy Focaccia Bread says it all! Almost. It's also ridiculously delicious!
I feel like I'm introducing you to an old friend, as I'm writing this post about this fabulous, easy focaccia bread. I've been making it all summer, despite the fact that it's been a crazy couple of months as we packed up our home in Raleigh after ...Read More →
If you've been following The Café for the past few months you're probably aware that we've been in the process of relocating from Raleigh, NC. to the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Asheville, NC. It's been a long, slow process with a total of 15 (4-hour) trips between the two houses, but we're finally moved and are in the process of making Hope View ...Read More →
Enjoy the fleeting summer and celebrate the season's produce with fresh, healthy and delicious summer salads!
What a summer it's been here at The Café! After living in the same city, Raleigh, NC, for over 37 years, Scott and I packed up our bags and home earlier this week and moved to the mountains of North Carolina, near Asheville. We're official "mountain people" now, and are totally ...Read More →
This Sesame Ginger Green Bean Salad is easy, and almost completely make ahead. Throw it together at the last minute - expect rave reviews!
Such a dilemma... I couldn't decide what to call this delicious veggie combination. Honey Ginger Green Beans? Asian Green Beans and Peas? Honey Sesame Green Bean Salad? Sesame Ginger Green Beans? Peas and Green Beans - Asian Style? Green Bean Salad ...Read More →
If you love one-bowl, no-mixer, cookies with crisp edges and chewy centers, raise your hand. Hello, Lemon Coconut Sugar Cookies!
Wondering if your long-lost friend, that crazy cooking girl from The Café Sucre Farine has disappeared off the face of the earth? I don't blame you one bit. She hasn't disappeared permanently, just has been in the midst of the whirlwind. Scott and I are ...Read More →
This fresh, delicious Farmer's Market Feta Bruschetta is always a hit and easy to put together. It's also super adaptable!
Who can resist a delicious appetizer? I especially love something light and fresh like this Farmer's Market Feta Bruschetta. It doesn't spoil anyone's appetite for dinner ad it's easy to put together. It's also super adaptable to what's in season!I decided ...Read More →