These delicious, Easy Decorated Shortbread Cookies are showstoppers - perfect for weddings, Valentines or just to say I love you!
If you're like me; not a fancy cookie decorator, these Easy Decorated Shortbread Cookies will make you look like one! And I'm going to show you exactly how to pull off this little confectionary magic trick. Have you ever noticed that the prettiest ...Read More →
This Warm Chicken and Roasted Potato Salad is fresh, healthy and loaded with delicious seasonal flavor!
You'd laugh if you knew how many renditions of this Warm Chicken and Roasted Potato Salad there have been. I got the idea at least a month ago, shortly after creating my Orange Cilantro Vinaigrette. I wanted a healthy but hearty seasonal salad to go with the wonderful citrusy ...Read More →
Tired of dry, tough boneless chicken breasts? These Restaurant Style Sautéed Chicken Breasts are juicy, tender, full of flavor - and EASY!
Have you ever had something that you just couldn't quite master? No matter how hard you tried? I've felt like that for a long time when it came to pan-sautéed chicken breast. I wanted juicy, tender meat, but I also wanted the results to have beautiful ...Read More →
Kladdkaka (aka Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake) is one of Sweden's most beloved (and easy) desserts and every chocolate lover's dream come true!
Want to travel to a faraway land without ever leaving your armchair? Well okay, you might have to wander to the kitchen, but this Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake is a fabulous way to enjoy an incredibly delicious aspect of another culture! I ...Read More →
Just a fancy name for a delicious, super versatile raspberry sauce, this Easy Raspberry Coulis pairs fabulously with chocolate and a zillion other desserts!
I can't remember when or where it was, but the first taste of raspberry coulis had me totally smitten. It was more than the sweet, vibrant flavor and the delicious, intense raspberry essence that enchanted me. The gorgeous crimson ...Read More →
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 →