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Homemade Rustic Bread Loaf Recipe

Homemade Rustic Bread Loaf Recipe

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hungry for bread? Here’s how to make a homemade rustic bread loaf from scratch in a few hours. I used to say that I wasn’t a baker since I don’t find joy in the technical nature of baking. It’s so scientific — how important proportions are to the final result, the way ingredients interact with […]

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Ideas for Afternoon Snacks with Pistachios

Ideas for Afternoon Snacks with Pistachios

| January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

What do you reach for your afternoon snacks? Pistachios are a great choice — particularly when combined with other nutritious foods. Most mornings, I am up before dawn. Often, breakfast happens early, and is usually fruit and/or oatmeal. By the time it’s noon, I am ready for lunch — if I haven’t had it already. That’s […]

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Pecan Banana Quick Bread Recipe

Pecan Banana Quick Bread Recipe

| January 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

This tender, sweet Pecan Banana Quick Bread recipe is quick and easy to make, and a delicious treat for breakfast. Some weeks, the kids and I eat so many bananas that I can barely keep them stocked in the kitchen. But other weeks? They just sit there, waiting. And on those weeks, when the bananas […]

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Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe

Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe

| January 5, 2015 | 5 Comments

Making homemade pizza is easy with this Thin Crust Pizza Dough Recipe — perfect for pizza night! One of Will’s first favorite foods was pizza. When he was just shy of two, whenever I would ask him what he wanted for dinner, the answer was almost inevitably pizza (which he said peet-za). It was every […]

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Top 10 Recipes of 2014 on Sarah’s Cucina Bella

Top 10 Recipes of 2014 on Sarah’s Cucina Bella

| January 3, 2015 | 1 Comment

From sweet to dinners, brunch to appetizers, 2014 was a year filled with quick and easy recipes, delicious food and fresh ideas here on Sarah’s Cucina Bella. I dug through Google Analytics to find out what the most popular new recipes were in 2014 — and without further ado, here are the top 10 recipes […]

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Easy Roasted Apple Sundaes with Yogurt (and Marie Callender’s pot pies)

Easy Roasted Apple Sundaes with Yogurt (and Marie Callender’s pot pies)

| December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasyAsPotPie  #CollectiveBias As a busy working mother, I am always looking for ways to put delicious dinners on the table with minimum work. By the time we arrive home from school and work, dinner preparations quickly need to […]

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Help for Life’s Weird Moments

Help for Life’s Weird Moments

| December 23, 2014

Do you pay for things electronically? I do. Many people do. And sometimes, other people co-opt accounts to do so as well. I was compensated for creating this post but all opinions are my own. That’s never fun — at least not for the person whose account it actually is. A few years ago, while […]

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Sauteed Banana, Granola and Yogurt Parfait

Sauteed Banana, Granola and Yogurt Parfait

| December 19, 2014 | 3 Comments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #LoveMyCereal #QuakerUp Creamy, crunchy, sweet and fruit: this Sauteed Banana, Granola and Yogurt Parfait has it all. And it’s ready in just five minutes. For all the many times I tried to lose weight in the past, there was […]

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19 Chocolate Christmas Cookies Recipes

19 Chocolate Christmas Cookies Recipes

| December 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

What are you baking this holiday season? For the chocolate lovers in your life, these 19 Chocolate Christmas Cookies Recipes are a real treat. Over the weekend, I mentioned to my 7-year-old daughter Paige that I was going to bake some cookies. Her eyes lit up with joy, and she couldn’t get to the kitchen […]

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Tips for a Perfect Holiday Brunch

Tips for a Perfect Holiday Brunch

| December 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Planning a holiday brunch for your family? These tips will help you throw a perfect holiday brunch — without a lot of stress. This post is sponsored by my client La Terra Fina, but all opinions are my own. On Christmas morning, after opening presents, my family will do something we’ve been doing for as […]

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