Favorite Recipes


Lessons from the Cafe

    Pear and Pomegranate Kale Salad with Candied Pecans

    pear and pomegranate salad with candied pecans

    In this space I get the opportunity to be very honest. I didn’t always love salads. Actually, you could completely miss me with a serving of salad. Then one day I went in the kitchen and just started creating. Playing with salad toppings and making my own vinaigrette allowed me to add some of my own flavor. Once I became vested into what went on my salad, I was sold. Salad can do no wrong especially when I am in driver’s seat. This pear and pomegranate kale salad was just what I needed to fulfill my need for an easy, hearty salad perfect for this cold weather we’ve been having.

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    Peruvian Chicken with Aji Verde Sauce

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  • bowl of creamy chicken tortilla soup with cilantro, jalapeño, and lime

    Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Making this Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup is an easy way to get a delicious meal on the table on any weeknight using rotisserie chicken in under 30 minutes.…

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    Thinking back to my early 20s, I recall always being with a group. Different groups might I add. I had a church group and my college group and my high school…