This beautiful Lemon Basil Poppy Seed Dressing is bursting with vibrant flavor. It's fabulous drizzled over salads, entrees and veggies!
After the first taste, I knew this Lemon Basil Poppy Seed Dressing would become my go-to dressing for the upcoming season (and beyond). I love that it's vibrantly delicious, so easy to make, comes together in minutes and has a short and super simple ...Read More →
This Mexican Corn and Bean Salad is wonderful for potlucks, with chips and makes a fabulous side for sandwiches and grilled entreés.
I might be showing my Wisconsin roots by saying this, but I could eat this Mexican Corn and Bean Salad till "the cows come home". For those of you who aren't from the Midwest, that means it's addictively delicious and difficult to resist. On top of that, ...Read More →
These delicious Spring Shortbread Cookies are crisp, buttery and have a simple decorating technique that's fun to do with kids!
I love the versatility of shortbread and these Spring Shortbread Cookies are one more example of the myriad of ways this simple dough can be used. With Easter right around the corner and vibrant spring exploding all around, they're also a beautiful, delicious ...Read More →
This fresh, vibrant easy salsa is loaded with delicious South of the Border flavor and comes together in less than 10 minutes.
Scott and I are spending 10 days in Texas and we can't seem to get enough of the fabulous Tex-Mex cuisine this area of the country is famous for. Along with other regional specialties, we've already tried lots of different salsas, each one unique and delicious in ...Read More →
This Ridiculously Easy Rosemary Bread definitely earns its ridiculously easy name but, even better... it's ridiculously delicious!
When my husband (who has an award-winning sweet tooth) says that he could eat more bread instead of dessert, you know it's a huge hit. And when that bread happens to be this Ridiculously Easy Rosemary Bread that takes 5 minutes to prep, 10 minutes to shape ...Read More →
No one will believe these delicious, make-ahead, dinner-party-worthy Blender Chocolate Pots de Crème took 5-minutes of hands-on time.
You probably think I'm spoofing when I say these fabulous Blender Chocolate Pots de Crème take five minutes of hands-on time. Set a timer and see for yourself, they're unbelievably quick to throw together. On top of that, the five minutes of labor will ...Read More →
Sweet and spicy, this Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly is delicious on cheese trays and makes a wonderful grilling glaze.
I have to blame, or maybe a better word is "thank", Scott for the inspiration for this Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly. Yes, "thank" is definitely a better word!We were out grocery shopping several weeks ago, a few days before we were planning to leave town for ...Read More →
Fresh veggies, Feta, olives, cannellini beans, pearl pasta, and a vibrant, easy dressing - this might be the best Greek salad ever!
Greek salads are frequent flyers at The Café - we love the bright, vibrant flavors and the array of wonderful fresh ingredients that can be incorporated into these Mediterranean-inspired salads. This time, I substituted microgreens for the traditional ...Read More →
No time to make a fancy dessert? No one will know or care with this easy, one-bowl, 10-minute Chocolate Chip Toffee Skillet Tart!
They say that necessity is the mother of invention. That's true... however, in the case of this Chocolate Chip Toffee Skillet Tart, it was actually a guilty conscience that motivated my inventiveness.I totally forgot about a dental appointment back in ...Read More →
This beautiful-hued Cilantro Rice is a delicious alternative to plain rice. It will receive wow reviews every time you serve it!
I can't believe that I've never shared this wonderful Cilantro Rice on the blog. It's a recipe I've been making for over fifteen years and it's one that always receives "wow" reviews. On top of that, this rice is a gorgeous color, makes a beautiful presentation ...Read More →
These delicious, one-bowl, no-mixer Sea Salted Brown Sugar Cookies have crispy edges and moist chewy centers!
The minute we finished the photo shoot for these Sea Salted Brown Sugar Cookies, I bagged them all up and stashed the bags in the freezer. I knew if the cookies were left out, we would eat far too many, as they are addictingly delicious. So shhh... don't tell Scott, but I ...Read More →
Perfect for entertaining, this Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo is loaded with succulent shrimp, spicy sausage and lots of fresh veggies!
This Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo Post is sponsored by Marina Del Rey. I have been compensated for my time. Opinions are my own, as I only partner with brands I truly love.
I came up with this Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo recipe back in December, and it was my ...Read More →