Hearty and delicious, this sun-dried tomato soup is bursting with classic Italian flavor. Make it ahead for easy entertaining!
My mom passed away seven years ago at the age of 93 but last month (September) would have been her 100th birthday. My sister Marlene, had the wonderful idea of a reunion to celebrate our mom. Marlene also graciously offered to host the special occasion and all of ...Read More →
Everyone will flip over this moist, delicious buttermilk cake. My friends call it "crack". No one has to know how EASY it is!
If your friends and family are anything like mine, the first bite of this Easy Farmhouse Buttermilk Cake will have them swooning, moaning, sighing and/or saying "Oh, my gosh!".I saw a picture of this buttermilk cake in an email from King Arthur Flour. The ...Read More →
This vibrant fall salad is the perfect way to embrace autumn. It's with loaded healthy, seasonal ingredients and a fabulous pumpkin dressing.
It seems where ever I go, there are new recipe inspirations coming my way. This delicious fall salad was inspired by my daughter, Cait. We had fun hanging out with her family in Memphis last week and, as usual, she served lots of delicious ...Read More →
Need an impressive fall dessert - in a hurry? This beautiful Red Pear Galette recipe is easy - yet looks like it comes from a fine bake shop!
Scott and I were on the road for the last two weeks and had a wonderful time visiting family in Wisconsin and Tennessee. Before boarding one of the airplanes, I picked up a Food and Wine magazine. It's a fabulous collection of recipes and I enjoyed ...Read More →
This vibrantly-hued, throw-it-all-in-a-jar-and-shake, Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette is delicious drizzled over all kinds of autumn salads.
Although fall isn't officially here yet, glimpses of autumn beginning to appear here there and everywhere. If you're looking for a delicious way to welcome the new season, this Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette is bursting with fall flavor and never fails to ...Read More →
With a candied walnut-date topping and tops that rise high and rounded, these one-bowl banana muffins are easy and always a hit!
"Too dense", "too flat", "too soggy", "too dry", "too bland", "too ugly", too muffin-toppy" - these were some of the descriptions for my first, second, third and, yes, fourth attempts at these banana muffins. But I think they're just right now and hope you will ...Read More →
A delicious selection of our favorite fall salads for your autumn menus, all bursting with fresh, healthy, seasonal ingredients!
If you're like me, you're starting to see glimpses of fall produce at the farmer's market and grocery store. Each time I go, it seems there's something new. I've been picking up butternut and acorn squash, sweet potatoes, pears and early season apples. All ...Read More →
If you love peanut butter cookies and quick, easy recipes, you'll go crazy over these crisp, buttery, One-Bowl Reese's Peanut Butter Cookies!
If you follow The Café, you probably remember the Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup I shared in my last post. The soup was an inspiration from a charming little café/market that Scott and I discovered recently near our new home in the mountains of ...Read More →
This Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup comes together quickly, is bursting with fabulous flavor and is loaded with lots of healthy veggies!
Scott and I have had the best time exploring the plethora of wonderful restaurants that are in close proximity to our new home in the mountains of North Carolina, near Asheville. Asheville is well-known for its amazing restaurants. In fact, Food and ...Read More →
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 write 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 37 years) and ...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 →