"Heavenly" is the best way to describe this Lemon Cheesecake with Glazed Berries. With a make-ahead, no-bake filling, a marmalade-glazed, fresh fruit topping and a melt-in-your-mouth, shortbread crust, this dessert never fails to bring accolades.
This delicious lemon cheesecake is one of my favorite summer dessert recipes. With summer berries in their prime right now, I decided to pull ...Read More →
This flavorful Green Bean Caprese Salad combines slender green beans and baby potatoes with classic Caprese ingredients. The salad is finished off with a drizzle of delicious Lemon Basil Oil.
It's me again, with another Caprese (pronounced kuh-prey‐zee) salad. You may have guessed by now that I have an obsession with the trinity of fresh mozzarella, summer tomatoes and fresh basil. The ...Read More →
A delicious condiment bursting with the summery flavors of fresh basil and lemon. Use this Lemon Basil Oil for dipping crusty bread or drizzle it over tomatoes, salads, grilled chicken, shrimp, veggies...
"You need to figure out something to do with all this basil!", Scott exclaimed a few days ago when he came in from the garden. I've been making Sweet Basil ...Read More →
These Healthy Banana Bran Muffins are super delicious! They're great to make ahead and throw in the freezer, so that even on the busiest days, everyone can enjoy a healthy breakfast.
I've got a banana muffin recipe that's always a hit for breakfasts, brunches, mid day snacks, etc. The only problem is, they actually should be called dessert instead of a breakfast bread. With white flour, ...Read More →
These Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Bars are a perfect sweet treat for any occasion. They always bring lots of "wow" reviews!
If you think these Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Bars look good, just wait till you TASTE them! Scott commented recently, "These just might be one of my favorite desserts, ever!" It's been fun to see a similar reaction with everyone who tries them. They look ...Read More →
Capture the delicious taste of fresh cherries and enjoy it all year long! This Sweet Cherry Freezer Jam is super easy, and there are no canning skills needed! It will even transform the humble PB&J to an epicurean delight!
Every year, when cherry season comes around, I find myself eating my weight in this delicious, crimson fruit. The season is so fleeting, I want to fully savor it. ...Read More →
On a hot summer day, there's nothing like this Watermelon Mint Lemonade! It's refreshing, delicious, easy and make-ahead.
A couple weeks ago, I took my granddaughter Annie, to Chick-fil-A for lunch. I was scanning the menu and my eyes stopped at Watermelon Mint Lemonade. Maybe it's been on the menu for a long time but, not being a frequent fast food consumer, it was the first time I'd ...Read More →
This fabulous Roasted Ratatouille Quinoa Salad is loaded with healthy veggies, makes a perfect side for any grilled or roasted entree and ... there's a easy technique for cooking perfect quinoa, every time!
I love to take classic dishes and reinvent them. Well to be fair, it's not really reinventing; let's just say it's more like giving them a set of brand new clothes! This delicious and ...Read More →
So easy to put together, this Essence of Summer Caprese Salad is made with summer's best ingredients and makes a gorgeous presentation. It's delicious served on it's own, but also makes a wonderful side for grilled entrees.
Although I've made many versions of caprese salad over the years, it seems that we never grow tired of this delicious Italian-inspired combination of ingredients. In ...Read More →
If you think these festive Red, White and Blue Glazed Shortbread Cookies look difficult, check out the video and you'll be a believer!
Happy Birthday USA! We're thrilled to celebrate your 241st anniversary coming up on July 4th. But we hope you don't mind - instead of birthday cake this year, we're commemorating your big day with a stack of the prettiest, most festive, super patriotic ...Read More →
This Light and Spicy Cilantro Buttermilk Dressing is one of those insanely good salad dressings that will make you want to skip the main course!
We've been going through the Café archives and sprucing up some of our older posts. It's been one of our goals to add nutritional data for each recipe as we revisit them, since many of you have requested that information. When I came across this ...Read More →
These no-yeast, no-rise, make-ahead, Ridiculously Easy Cinnamon Rolls employ a secret technique that makes them melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
Did you know that my job is to make your life easier and more delicious, at the same time? My favorite kind of recipes to share on the blog, are those that will knock the socks off your family and friends. The kind that will have them raving and ...Read More →