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I’m Baaaaaccccckkkkk!

I’m Baaaaaccccckkkkk!

| April 17, 2006 | 0 Comments

Well here I am. Cucina Bella is up and running again. Hopefully there won’t be any further delays either. I’ve just been so busy lately. But now I am back and there will be quite a few new recipes this week for some different types of dishes sure to get your taste buds moving. In […]

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I dream of . . .

I dream of . . .

| April 6, 2006 | 2 Comments

. . . making some really scrumptious creations. Pastries mostly, as I have a killer sweet tooth. So I was thinking, I should lay it all on the table and if anyone knows some awesome recipes for these things, then by all means let me know. After all, learning to make new things is one […]

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Weekend Dog Blogging

Weekend Dog Blogging

| March 26, 2006 | 4 Comments

Last post today. I swear. I just wanted to post this cute picture of Scrappy kissing Snoopy.   And then there is this one of them checking out one of the future garden sites in my yard. I bet they can’t wait to start stealing the vegetables.   Be sure to check out Sweetnicks roundup […]

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Weekend Preview

Weekend Preview

| March 25, 2006 | 2 Comments

It’s been a quiet week here at Cucina Bella. So what have I been up to? I’ve been planning my vegetable garden with the help of my little angel, Will. In the photo above, he was checking out all the seeds we have to plant. I took the photo as an accompaniment for the column […]

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Irish Tea Cake

Irish Tea Cake

| March 18, 2006 | 0 Comments

So yesterday was that day. The day that we Americans pay homage to Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, by eating corned beef and cabbage and drinking beer. I skipped the beer for a second year though (last year I was pregnant). I just didn’t feel like it. In any case, my mother made […]

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IT #2: Thai Hot and Sweet Soup

IT #2: Thai Hot and Sweet Soup

| March 15, 2006 | 2 Comments

It’s the second International Tuesday, and I tapped into my Thai cookbook for a yummy soup recipe. It looked good in the book, and even better in my bowl. To be fair, I did make some modifications from the original recipe as a result of need. I’ll be posting the recipe on the morrow and […]

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SHF 17 – Vanilla Mouse with Blueberry-Strawberry Sauce

SHF 17 – Vanilla Mouse with Blueberry-Strawberry Sauce

| March 11, 2006 | 7 Comments

This is my premiere Sugar High Friday entry. It’s being hosted by Spittoon Extra this month and the theme is dairy. This is a super light and airy vanilla mouse with a luscious blueberry-strawberry sauce. The mousse literally dissolves in your mouth and the sauce really compliments it. It’s a fantastic combination that I am […]

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This is not my SHF #17 entry . . .

This is not my SHF #17 entry . . .

| March 9, 2006 | 4 Comments

. . . and here’s why: if there was an award for WORST cookie ever, this one would win hands (and rock hard clumps) down. Yes, it’s true. Cucina Bella has bad recipe days too. I know, that is difficult to digest, but everyone has their moments. Even me. Let me tell you how this […]

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Announcing International Tuesdays

Announcing International Tuesdays

| March 3, 2006 | 0 Comments

I’ve been on an international kick with my cooking lately and decided to set a specific day to start posting all the delicious creations I’ve been creating in my cucina bella lately. The first International Tuesday recipe will appear this Tuesday, March 7 so check back then to see where my kitchen has been! Any […]

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Adventures in Bananas

Adventures in Bananas

| February 10, 2006 | 1 Comment

I like to try new things and drag along who ever I can get to join me. So it was no surprise a few weeks back when I saw red bananas on sale and bought them. I took them home (with the rest of my groceries) brimming with excitement at the prospect of discovering this […]

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