I absolutely love this time of year; and one tradition that I never skip is making chocolate bark to help celebrate the holidays and bring in the New Year. Chocolate bark is one of the easiest, prettiest and tastiest holiday desserts that you can make. The recipe I am sharing today is not only simple and elegant but is a quick 3 ingredient, no bake dessert. Since it is so simple it’s a fantastic recipe to have your little ones assist with and is one that my son now loves helping me with as much as he loves tasting it.
One of the reasons making chocolate bark is so fun to make is that the possibilities are endless. You can use whatever flavor chocolate you like and top it with just about anything that pleases your pallet. Melt your chocolate, sprinkle it with some goodies and the only thing left to do is wait for it to dry. Couldn’t be much easier and produce more gratifying results.
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It is the time of year for entertaining, so I like to have a handful of super simple recipes on hand that I can pull out that work well last minute. And one of my favorite things ever is a good dip recipe.
This recipe is great as an appetizer before a meal or it goes well with a spread of snacky foods for other get togethers. And the best part about is that it only takes minutes to make!!
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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the last thing you want to do is get overwhelmed. I think planning is the key, but also making sure you have space and a way to cook everything. One way to make things more simple is to break out that slow cooker!
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Have you ever wished Café Zupas would serve up a soup that captures Thanksgiving in a bowl? Well, whether you have or not, to celebrate one of the most important meals of the year, we want to introduce our Butternut Squash and Roasted Almond soup. Seasoned with sage, rosemary and a touch of cinnamon this soup combines all of the comforting elements of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Garnished with a few dried cranberries, one bite of this addicting soup and you will be swept away into the holiday spirit. We hope you enjoy!
Hurry, It’s only served until November 30th!
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If you are looking for a few pumpkin desserts to add to your holiday menu, I am sharing 10 amazing pumpkin dessert recipes for you today! And guess what, none of them are pie! Pumpkin pie is the traditional Thanksgiving dessert, but think outside of the box this year and add something different to your menu. And it is Thanksgiving so it is ok to have multiple desserts. You can have a piece of pumpkin pie and come back for pumpkin cake, cookies, and cupcakes. I won’t tell:)
I hope you enjoy these 10 Pumpkin Desserts! I have taste tested them all for you and they are divine! Enjoy!
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There is nothing better on a cold day than a warm bowl of soup. And now that the nights have cooled off, I find myself craving soup all the time!!
I love tomato soup, especially in the fall when the fresh tomatoes are at their peak. I get sad when the freeze hits and there aren’t anymore garden tomatoes. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a good tomato soup!! This tomato soup is actually quite perfect, and it’s made easy by using canned tomatoes.
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It may be an unappreciated vegetable, but you have to agree that it’s pretty delicious. Whether baked, pureed or eaten fresh with ranch dressing, I know I love it! And right now cauliflower is in season!!
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I try my best to eat foods when they are seasonally available. I enjoy that they cost less, but I even more than that, I find that they allow me to enjoy and celebrate each season with my own cooking. I also appreciate it when restaurants adapt their own menus to include seasonal offerings, so that I can order those items when dining away from home. Whether at home or out, the smells and tastes of fall foods are the ultimate in comfort — and not to mention, beautiful to look at.
To take advantage of the foods that the cooler months provide us, I like to find ways to use them within my weekly menu plans for my family. Here are 10 of my favorite ways to enjoy fall and winter foods: Continue reading “10 Ways to Enjoy Fall Foods” »
For the fifth stop on the Cafe Zupas 2013 World Tour, we are leaving the warm weather of Mexico and taking a trip across the sea to Europe, with our Swiss Onion Soup!
Our Swiss Onion Soup features a mild flavor and creamy texture- plus it’s totally vegetarian friendly (we hear you cheering out there, veggie-lovers). We take mild onions and TONS of amazing cheese to create something that is perfect for a cold winter day.
This soup has been a favorite on World Tours past, so don’t miss your chance to enjoy this outstanding soup! We are now serving Swiss Onion in all locations, but only until November 16th- so grab a bowl today!
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At one of my local grocery stores, they sell many different varieties of granola in their bulk section. I am always tempted by the different flavors and additions in the granola, and sometimes I’ll buy them. But then I get home, and I realize that it is just as easy, and so much cheaper, to make granola at home. And the different flavors that you can make at home are endless!
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