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 →
This juicy, tender Grilled Chicken Shawarma is wonderful on its own, in wraps, sliced thin in sandwiches and it's super delicious in salads.
I've made this Grilled Chicken Shawarma lots of times this summer already and I know it will continue to be a frequent flyer at The Café. It's an easy, never-fail recipe that's always super well received.This Grilled Chicken Shawarma pairs ...Read More →
These Candied Pecan Brown Butter Blondies are one-pot, no-mixer and my family thinks they're one of the best things they've ever eaten!!
"Oh my gosh!" That's what my son Nick said when he took the first bite of these Candied Pecan Brown Butter Blondies. Lindsay, Nick's wife took the next bite. "Wow! These are even better than your old-standby blondie recipe!"Scott's response made me ...Read More →
This Turkish Tomato Cucumber Salad has a short ingredient list, but always has a long list of rave reviews. It's fresh, healthy and delicious!
I love recipes that have a history and this Turkish Tomato Cucumber Salad has an interesting story. Known in Turkey as Shepherd's Salad, or çoban salatası (Cho-BAHN' sah-lah- tah-SU'), it's one of the country's most frequent served salads. Because ...Read More →
Some of our best grilling recipes from the Café archives. You'll be sure to find lots of great ideas for your summer recipe arsenal!
Happy Summer! It's not quite official yet, but it's certainly been feeling like summer here in North Carolina for the past few weeks. The soft, spring greens that were such beautiful sights for sore winter eyes a month ago, has been transformed to deep, ...Read More →
This delicious, pillowy soft Turkish Flatbread is an easy, one-bowl-no-mixer recipe. It's perfect with hummus, tabouli, for wraps and so much more!
If you think you have to have a bit of Middle Eastern heritage to make great Turkish Flatbread, think again! This recipe comes together quickly, without a mixer and minimal kneading and rising. These delicious, tender, pita-type flatbreads ...Read More →
This healthy Grilled Mexican Flat Iron Steak with Rainbow Carrots recipe comes together quickly and is loaded with fabulous flavor!
This Grilled Mexican Flat Iron Steak with Rainbow Carrots will be one of my summer 2018 "go-to" recipes. It's one of those dinner-party-worthy, super-quick-and-easy recipes that you and I both love.How do I know that you love dinner-party-worthy, ...Read More →