This easy Orange Cilantro Vinaigrette is bursting with fresh flavor will add lots of pizzazz to your winter salads.
Before I can tell you about this crazy-delicious Orange Cilantro Vinaigrette, I have to share an aspect of our life you probably don't know, unless you're part of our immediate family... Scott and I have our own, personal travel/culinary consultant! It's true, and ...Read More →
This healthy, delicious Chicken Black Bean Chili, made with rotisserie chicken and lots of fresh veggies, is a perfect way to warm up a chilly day.
The first time I made this Chicken Black Bean Chili it disappeared in the blink of an eye, so yesterday I made a double batch! After being away for ten days on vacation, I could hardly wait to get into my kitchen again. On our way ...Read More →
These healthy, easy marinated beets are like candy, once you try them you won't be able to get enough!
These easy marinated beets are a perfect example of the crazy way recipes sometimes come to fruition here at The Cafe. I've always thought beets were just "so-so", I definitely didn't love them. Until recently that is... "Beets?", I thought to myself as I saw them as a side ...Read More →
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Happy 2018!! Scott and I are on the road right now, returning from a week on the Emerald Coast of Florida. We celebrated an early Christmas with our children and grandchildren, then headed south on Christmas Day. It's been a wonderful week with time for reading, ...Read More →
This Easy Black-Eyed Pea Salad is perfect for New Year's - but will also bring rave reviews at picnics, potlucks and family get-togethers, year round!
This fresh, delicious and Easy Black-Eyed Pea Salad is just one more proof that this little Carolina cook is a tried and true southern girl. Although we hadn't moved to a foreign country, Scott and I had a bit of culture shock when ...Read More →
These easy Copycat Rosemary Pecan Raincoast Crackers taste just like the ones at the gourmet markets!
If you haven't had the popular Raincoast Crisps from the gourmet markets, you're in for an amazing treat. Even better, if you're familiar with and love these delicious crackers, you'll flip when you find out how inexpensive and easy these Copycat Rosemary Pecan Raincoast Crackers are to ...Read More →
This make-ahead Peppermint Candy Cane Tart is a super festive crowd pleaser. It's also melt-in-your-mouth delicious and easy to put together!
Everyone needs a simple yet sensational dessert recipe for holiday celebrations. With an easy graham cracker crust and a short ingredient list, this make-ahead Peppermint Candy Cane Tart will be a huge hit at any party or family ...Read More →
This delicious Pomegranate Pear Kale Salad is loaded with fresh, healthy ingredients. The simple, vibrant lemon dressing ties it all together.
I love going to a party and finding something fresh, healthy and delicious in the midst of all the indulgent, celebration food. To me, it's a bit like finding an oasis in the middle of a hot, dusty desert. If you look up fresh, healthy and ...Read More →
If you love baking and sharing delicious cookies but don't have a lot of time to fuss with fancy recipes, these Easy Molasses Ginger Cookies are for you!
Have you heard the saying "A girl can never have too many shoes"? I'm not so sure about that but I would definitely agree that "a girl (me in particular)l can never have too many ginger cookie recipes." If you've been following The Café ...Read More →
With less than 30 minutes of hands-on time, this delicious Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken is elegant enough for a dinner party; and easy enough for weeknight dinners!
Need a delicious and impressive dinner party entree recipe that pretty much makes itself? How about an everyday-easy, sure-to-please weeknight dinner recipe that family/friends will look forward to all day? This Slow ...Read More →
These tall, flaky, Ridiculously Easy Cheddar Chive Biscuits are melt-in-your-mouth-delicious. They'll have you quite smitten, at the first bite!
Growing up in the Midwest, I was never a biscuit aficionado. There was a good reason; the only biscuits I ever tasted were the kind that popped out of a tube. You know, the ones found in the dairy section of every local grocery store. They were ...Read More →
With an easy decorating technique, these fun, festive and super delicious, Christmas Shortbread Cookies look like they came from a fine bake shop!
Are you in the mode? Or the mood? Or whatever you want to call this getting-ready-for-the-holidays frame of mind. There's a lot to do, isn't there? Decorating, preparing for guests, making lists, checking them twice, shopping, baking. ...Read More →