New Recipe Alert: Baked Cheese Tortellini

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Hey y’all! I hope you’re enjoying the first few day’s of April and the official start of spring!

I don’t know about you, but with this cool, rainy weather in NYC, I’m still craving comforting casseroles and warm bowls of pasta. So I decided to create a simple recipe that could feed a big family or is just as good when reheated later. Check out the latest recipe on CC&BT, Baked Cheese Tortellini!

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A classic baked casserole dish is lasagna, with sheets of tender pasta, fluffy ricotta, and savory Italian sausage. But almost any variety of pasta can be topped with sauce and cheese and baked to perfection, and tortellini is no exception. This hearty baked pasta is a crowd-pleasing meal that will bring comfort to anyone enjoying it.

To get this recipe for Baked Cheese Tortellini, click here. Also, check out some of the Starters and Sides from Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs to create the ultimate complete meal.

Cheers and happy spring from CC&BT!

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New Recipe Alert: Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins

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The muffin; a perfect portable pastry and blank slate for numerous flavor and texture combinations. You can make savory muffins with cornmeal, fresh herbs and salty cheese. You can also make sweet variations, like the newest recipe on Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs; Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins!

Bittersweet chocolate and sweetened coconut come together in these incredibly delicious muffins. The addition of Greek yogurt makes these baked goods extremely moist, and the whole wheat flour makes these muffins nearly guilt free. Bake these for a decadent breakfast treat or as a simple dessert your whole family will enjoy.

To learn how to make these Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins, check out the recipe here. Also, make sure to follow CC&BT on Instagram, at @coffeecabsandbartabs. Thanks for stopping by, and happy cooking!

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New Recipe Alert: Simple Chicken Salad

If you have some leftover rotisserie chicken, or you’re just looking for a protein-packed recipe that’s easy to make, try the latest recipe from Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs, Simple Chicken Salad!

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Chicken salad is best when it’s simply made and not overdone; shredded chicken, crunchy celery, thinly sliced scallions and a creamy mayo dressing is all you need. Serve on toasted white bread with peppery arugula for one of my lunchtime favorites, or enjoy this salad just on its own.

Click here for the Simple Chicken Salad recipe on Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs. And make sure to follow CC&BT on Instagram here for all things cooking and eating in the big apple. Cheers!

Make this Valentine’s Day Brunch Perfect for Your Honey with Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes

Happy Valentine’s Day from Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs!

If you know me at all, you know the way to my heart is through my stomach; a box of chocolates or a home-cooked meal trumps tulips any day. So when I started developing a recipe for Valentine’s Day, and specifically for brunch, I wanted it to be heart warming, thoughtful, and a perfect gift for that special someone in your life. Tomorrow morning, makes these Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes, recipe available now on CC&BT!

These fluffy pancakes are incredibly light and full of flavor. And the addition of sour cream makes them unbelievably soft, while the whole wheat flour makes them a healthful start to your V-Day. Serve with sliced strawberries, a dollop of whipped cream, or simply with a drizzle of warm maple syrup.

Check out the recipe for Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes here, as well as all of the Brunch recipes on CC&BT. XOXO!

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New Recipe Alert: Curried Chickpeas with Coconut and Lime

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Combine wholesome ingredients, bright flavors and a little heat to one large pot, and you have Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs’ newest recipe, Curried Chickpeas with Coconut and Lime!

This one-pot meal is incredibly flavorful, thanks to the garlic, ginger, turmeric and coconut milk. Plus, it’s rich with fiber and completely meatless, making it the perfect dish for the veggie-lovers in your life. When you’ve had a busy day but still want a comforting meal to fill your belly, make this scrumptious pot of curried chickpeas.

Click here for the full set of ingredients and detailed directions to make Curried Chickpeas with Coconut and Lime. And make sure to follow Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs on Instagram, for new recipes, how-to’s, and mouthwatering images from restaurants around NYC. Thank you for reading and happy cooking from CC&BT!

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Personal Pancetta Pizzas: A Simple and Satisfying Meal You Can Make in Minutes

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Are you looking for a tasty recipe that requires less than ten ingredients and only 30 minutes to make? Why not make it a pizza party, and bake these Personal Pancetta Pizzas, the latest recipe on CC&BT!

These personal pancetta pizzas are as simple to make as they are delicious. Plus, feel free to get creative and add your own favorite toppings, making for a dinner that you can truly call your own. Add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes after baking for a kick of heat.

Check out the recipe for Personal Pancetta Pizzas here, as well as all of the savory recipes on Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs. Bon appétit!

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A Fresh Salad for the New Year

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Happy New Year from Coffee, Cabs and Bar Tabs! I hope your 2017 has started off with a bang; I know I’m excited for a new year of new opportunities and experiences ahead.

Now that the new year is upon us, it’s officially time to start your new year’s resolutions! After a month of heavy eating and endless indulgences, I’m sure many of you (including myself) are looking for lighter meal options. So for my first recipe of the year, I wanted to create a light salad with tons of texture and intense flavor. I also wanted this salad to have some unique and interesting ingredients, instead of your classic toppings and greens. So here it is, a Carrot and Cabbage Salad with Miso Vinaigrette!

This colorful salad has the perfect balance of texture and flavor, thanks to the complex combination of shredded carrots and earthy white miso. The fresh cilantro and nutty sesame seeds transform a traditional slaw into a wonderfully delicious salad.

To make this Carrot and Cabbage Salad with Miso Vinaigrette, check out the recipe here. Also, make sure to look at all of the Soup and Salad recipes to kick off the new year with healthful and satisfying dishes. Happy cooking from CC&BT!

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