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 →
If you love summery salads that are fresh, healthy and bursting with flavor, this Fresh Corn Kale Salad needs to be on your must-make list!
If there's kale salad on a restaurant menu, it's a pretty sure bet that I'll be ordering it. I think it's because kale is such a blank palette and can take on a zillion different flavor profiles, depending on the ingredients it's combined with. This ...Read More →
This fresh, delicious Chili Lime Salad Dressing is fabulous on any salad - it also makes a wonderful sauce for chicken, shrimp, salmon, etc!
Every summer I fall in love, all over again, with the ever-evolving parade of fresh fruits and veggies that the season provides. And I really enjoy coming up with new salad dressings that enhance all the wonderful fresh produce. This Chili Lime ...Read More →
These easy, delicious S'Mores Blossom Cookies include all the favorite flavors of the American campfire favorite, S'mores!
I love to have something fun (and of course, delicious) under the cake dome when my grandchildren come to visit - it's always the first place their eyes roam when they enter the house. I made a batch of these S'Mores Blossom Cookies one morning a few weeks ago, ...Read More →
These make-ahead Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs are light, lean and bursting with fresh, vibrant flavor. Serve them as an appetizer or main course!
Did you know you folks have a lot of influence on me? I wasn't planning on posting these Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs until later this week. But I got a comment a few days ago, right after I posted my Lemongrass Cilantro Salad Dressing, that ...Read More →
Fresh and vibrant this Lemongrass Cilantro Salad Dressing is delicious on salads, grilled chicken, shrimp, salmon, pork and so much else!
They say "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" and that's certainly true in this family when it comes to enjoying good food. We all love to eat, whether it's sweet or savory, healthy or... not so much. And, just like me, my daughter Cait and ...Read More →
Need a dessert recipe that's one-bowl, no-mixer and out-of-this-world delicious? Grammy's Easy Chocolate Yogurt Cake is all that, and more!
When I opened two emails last week, within 24 hours, requesting a chocolate version of our beloved French Grandmother's Lemon Yogurt Cake, I knew it was time to go into my mad scientist mode. I pulled out sugar, flour, cocoa, Greek yogurt, eggs, and ...Read More →