20 Ham Recipes

Author: Deborah Harroun

20 Ham Recipes on Cafe Zupas Do you have your Easter menu planned yet? I’m guessing many of us are still finalizing things, so I thought I’d bring you a list of 20 great ham recipes from around the web, perfect for your Easter dinner table. I don’t think you could go wrong with any of these!! Continue reading “20 Ham Recipes” »

Café Zupas World Tour Spring 2014: Pacific Coast Spring Asparagus

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Cafe Zupas World Tour Spring 2014: Pacific Coast Spring Asparagus

recipe: Easter Bark

Author: Deborah Harroun

Easter Bark I will totally admit – I have no self control when it comes to holiday candy. I have to practically close my eyes when I walk down the aisle at the grocery store, trying not to put it all in my cart. But somehow, I always end up with bags of candy at home. This Easter season has been especially bad because my kids have been joining in. They beg for bags of pastel eggs and bright jelly beans. And of course, chocolate covered bunnies. Continue reading “recipe: Easter Bark” »

Warm Weather Mocktails: Tropical Refresher

Author: Stephanie Brubaker

tropical refresher mocktail - stephanie brubaker : stephmodo Welcome to a three-week series on delicious “mocktails” you can easily make at home…no mixology experience required!  All you need are quality juices, fresh herbs and a few beautiful, glass bottles with pretty tops.  I purchased mine at IKEA (they are pictured above) and have been quite pleased so far (note: these recipes are made for this size bottle so use this as an excuse to stock up!).  Also, I recently discovered that many of the juices at Trader Joe’s are not only cost effective, but high quality as well.  The 100% pineapple juice can’t be beat, nor can the $2 orange juice; both found in the refrigerated section.  In fact, all of the ingredients in this recipe can be purchased at TJ’s, making it a one-stop shop. One of my favorites in this series is this Tropical Refresher.  The mint adds a nice kick, which makes me crave Summertime.  This year, I would be a-okay with skipping Spring, in order to jump right into warm weather and cool drinks.  In the meantime, I will be making this again soon to tide myself over.  Enjoy! Continue reading “Warm Weather Mocktails: Tropical Refresher” »

recipe: cinnamon chip cookies

Author: Deborah Harroun

Cinnamon Chip Cookies I am a sucker for cinnamon chips. I like chocolate, but anytime I can find an excuse to use cinnamon chips, I’m there!! I also love cookies, and I love having cookies on hand for my family, so of course I love to combine the two!! Continue reading “recipe: cinnamon chip cookies” »

Café Zupas World Tour Spring 2014: Bangkok Coconut Chicken & Shrimp

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Café Zupas World Tour Spring 2014: Bangkok Coconut Chicken & Shrimp

10 Must Make Cauliflower Recipes

Author: Maria_Lichty

Roasted-Cauliflower-Pasta-1 Cauliflower is all the rage right now. Cauliflower recipes are popping up everywhere! I am happy about that because cauliflower is one of my very favorite vegetables. If you want to join the cauliflower club, you’ve come to the right place because today I am sharing 10 MUST MAKE cauliflower recipes. Cauliflower is so versatile, you can enjoy it in so many different ways! Continue reading “10 Must Make Cauliflower Recipes” »

fyi: persimmons

Author: Deborah Harroun

Persimmons A few days ago, I was at the grocery store and spied persimmons sitting there. I actually don’t see them very often, so I had to snag up a few. If you have never had a persimmon, they are a sweet fruit that should only be eaten when completely ripened. If they are not completely ripe, they will be quite bitter. There are many ways that they are eaten, but are most commonly used to make jams or compotes, or used in salads. They are also popular for baking into cakes or breads. Continue reading “fyi: persimmons” »

Café Zupas World Tour Spring 2014: Irish Beef Stew

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Café Zupas World Tour Spring 2014: Irish Beef Stew

Buttermilk Cornbread

Author: Deborah Harroun

Buttermilk Cornbread I hate having ingredients go to waste, so I always love being able to make something that uses up extra ingredients and tastes amazing. This cornbread is so flavorful and tender and goes perfectly with a bowl of chili or soup. It just may be my new go-to cornbread!! Buttermilk Cornbread 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter 2/3 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup corn Preheat the oven to 350F. Place 1 tablespoon of butter in a 9 to 12-inch cast iron skillet. Place the skillet in the oven to heat up while you prepare the cornbread. Melt the butter and place in a large bowl. Add the sugar and still well. Add the eggs and quickly stir until completely combined. Stir in the buttermilk and baking soda. Add the cornmeal, flour and salt and stir until almost smooth. Fold in the corn Remove the pan from the oven and pour the batter in. Return to the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.