Hello Café friends,
We're feeling a bit like mother and father hen today; introducing their chicks to the big wide world...
Scott and I are sharing this post today to tell you about our NEW SITE! For the past couple months, we've been working feverishly behind the scenes with Jennifer from Season & Suppers on a fresh new design for the blog and, drumroll... it’s time for the big reveal! We’re super excited about the site and hope you’ll really like what it has to offer too.
Let’s start out with what’s the same. Pretty much everything. Same cook and chief bottle washer. Same photographer. Fresh, fun, new recipes will continue to arrive in your inbox twice a week. A focus on making you a star in the kitchen (with minimal effort on your part) is still our goal.
What’s different? Well, pretty much everything. We’ve totally changed the format on the home page, in order to give you more options to choose from. There are several fun new sections for spotlighting recipes, recipe collections and seasonal ingredients.
At the very top of the home page, there's a large highlight post where we'll be focusing on all things seasonal. Currently it's featuring "Beautiful Easy Holiday Recipes". You'll find everything from appetizers to sides, mains and sweets, all with a focus on easy and/or make-ahead to take some of the stress out of this busy season.
There's also a section near the top called "Dinner Ideas". Each week we'll do a little swap so you'll always have fresh new ideas about what to make for that ever-challenging evening meal.
Need a little gift inspiration? If you've got a cook on your list, we might be able to help. Scroll down to the bottom of the home page and you'll find a gift guide with everything from inexpensive (but useful, practical and fun) stocking stuffers to really cool serious kitchen equipment.
There's lots to explore. We'd love for you to take a peek and let us know what you think. There are still a few bumps to smooth out, but we're getting there. If you notice anything that needs fixing, please let us know.
Oh, and one last bit of exciting news! As part of the "new Café look" celebration, our awesome friends at KitchenAid have offered an amazing giveaway for one lucky Café reader. It's a (beyond!) beautiful Candy Apple Red Pro Line Series Espresso Maker. Made in Italy, this machine is magnificent.
We'll also be sharing a Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha recipe (you'll save a TON of $). My son (who's an admitted coffee snob) says, "It's better than Starbucks!" But we'll let you decide that.
Have fun checking out the new site. See you over at The Café!