This fresh, healthy and delicious Asian Red Cabbage Slaw will take the boring out of everyday meals and entertaining menus.
Do you ever feel "thick"... and tired of it? That's what Scott and I have been experiencing lately. With all the wonderful holiday treats, winter comfort foods, Superbowl munchies and Valentine desserts, a few extra pounds have crept on. Several warmer than normal, ...Read More →
This Instant Pot (or oven) Italian Vegetable Beef Soup is bursting with vibrant Italian flavor, tender beef and an array of fresh veggies!
I had a different name in mind for this soup in lieu of Italian Vegetable Beef Soup. I wanted to call it, "Mama Fajoli's Italian Vegetable Beef Soup". But the title of this post was already long enough, so I decided to just share the story about why ...Read More →
This Easy, One-Bowl Chocolate Sweetheart Cake is moist, delicious and all dressed up in Valentine clothes!
Anybody out there have a sweetheart? Maybe a whole herd of sweethearts? I have one wonderful husband, 4 funny, fun, loveable children (including in-laws) and 6 super precious grandchildren. That makes 11 immediate-family sweethearts for me, not to mention extended family and dear ...Read More →
This Warm Jalapeño White Cheddar Dip is addictively delicious, so be sure to make plenty! It will disappear in the blink of an eye!
If you're looking for an appetizer or game day snack that everyone will love, look no further! This Warm Jalapeño White Cheddar Dip is a delicious crowd-pleaser that you can put together in minutes. I also love that it can be made in advance and re-warmed ...Read More →
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 →