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The Helpers are All Around (Relief in Action)

The Helpers are All Around (Relief in Action)

| August 5, 2013

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Searching for Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Searching for Baked Sweet Potato Chips

| March 30, 2011 | 10 Comments

I don’t have a recipe for you today. I don’t even really have a story. I just have a couple photos of my attempts to make baked sweet potato chips. I’ve been working on a homemade baked sweet potato chips recipe over the past week, trying different temperatures, times and seasonings. But, so far, the […]

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Taking Time for Yourself

Taking Time for Yourself

| March 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

Thanks to Crystal Light for sponsoring this post. To learn more about how Crystal Light can flavor your day with 30 refreshing flavors, visit http://www.facebook.com/crystallight. Work. Kids. Life. It all adds up to a lot of stuff on my to-do list (and probably yours too!). And that can make it hard to find time to […]

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My Spending Diet: Week 11

My Spending Diet: Week 11

| May 28, 2010 | 3 Comments

Before I launch into the My Spending Diet update, two things: My garden is growing! We’ve planted all our veggies and need to fence it all in (hopefully this weekend). Check in tomorrow for some pictures. Today is 30 days until I turn 30. Hard to believe it’s so close. I expected to enter my […]

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Transforming Leftovers: Chicken Bacon Pizza

Transforming Leftovers: Chicken Bacon Pizza

| March 26, 2010 | 2 Comments

Do you have a pizza stone? I adore mine. It’s perfect for everything from making pizza to baking bread. Mine is well seasoned from lots of use, bearing little black marks like badges of honor where past pizzas and rolls have puffed and baked. It’s been awhile since I made pizza at home, but this […]

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Raising a Healthy Family: Diabetes in Kids (And My Annual Survey)

Raising a Healthy Family: Diabetes in Kids (And My Annual Survey)

| March 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

NOTE: At the end of this post is the 2010 survey for Sarah’s Cucina Bella. Please take a minute to answer the questions. Thanks! Recently, I was researching for an article on diabetes in children, and I came across some statistics that really got me thinking. Roughly 186,300 people under the age of 17 have […]

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10 Waist-Friendly Desserts for Valentine’s Day

10 Waist-Friendly Desserts for Valentine’s Day

| February 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

Living a healthy life is a major theme in my life — and my family’s life — these days. It wasn’t long ago that I had a hard time meshing my recipe development and my desire to be healthy. In fact, I struggled with it for a long time. Wanting to create good, tasty, craveworthy […]

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Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe

Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe

| January 11, 2010 | 2 Comments

In thinking about today’s post, I thought it was a little ironic that I wrote about getting your kids more active on Friday and am writing about sweets today. But irony aside, these things can really coexist. Afterall, raising a healthy family and leading a healthy life is not about deprivation. It’s about moderation, balance, […]

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Favorite Gifts for Food Lovers and Home Cooks 2009

Favorite Gifts for Food Lovers and Home Cooks 2009

| November 30, 2009 | 8 Comments

Looking for the perfect gift for the food lover (I hate the word ‘foodie,’ but insert that if you prefer) or your favorite home cook? There are so many awesome presents out there at every price point. So, no matter how much you want to spend this year, you can find a great gift. Now, […]

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Photography for Food Bloggers

Photography for Food Bloggers

| September 28, 2008 | 3 Comments

Kristen over at Dine and Dish recently organized the second Adopt A Blogger event. Experienced bloggers “adopt” new bloggers and offer advice, ideas and assistance to help them navigate the blogosphere. I’ve adopted Carmen of Carmen Cooks. Last week, Carmen mentioned that she is really interested in improving her food photography. She mostly cooks and […]

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