Family Meals Survey 2011

Happy Saturday! I am working on a project involving family meals and would love to hear from all my parent readers. Would you mind taking my survey? Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

Saying Thank You (With Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies)

When someone does something amazing for you — whether it’s helping you shift the furniture in your house, helping you dig out from a massive snowstorm or something more subtle — it’s important to say thank you. And really, it’s a circumstance where words just aren’t enough. Actions mean more. Cookies mean more. I’m a…

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Yes, It Snowed

The snowflakes fell lightly at first on Sunday morning. Little polka dots of snow floating to the ground … it was pretty and peaceful. Knowing that more was coming, I ran to the grocery store for all the groceries we were out of (read: everything). Usually I shop on Mondays, but I figured (correctly) that…

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Reviving Quick and Easy Salt and Pepper Chicken (and 5 Food Photography Tips for the Non-Photographer)

This quick and easy recipe for Salt and Pepper Chicken Breasts is an easy way to cook chicken for dinner. Pair it with your favorite sides — and a sauce, if you like. If you are a longtime reader of Sarah’s Cucina Bella, you might remember my recipes for Easy Low-Fat Salt and Pepper Chicken…

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Inside Betty Crocker Kitchens: A Pictorial

Wondering where I’ve been? As I’ve mentioned, I write for Tablespoon.com, a General Mills website. For the past few days, I was visiting the headquarters in Minneapolis for some extra training and more … Check out SCB on Saturday for the full run down of my awesome trip. For now, just some photos …

Why I Write about Food and Eating

In MFK Fisher’s book, The Gastronomical Me, she begins her forward with these paragraphs: People ask me: Why do you write about food, and eating and drinking? Why don’t you write about the struggle for power and security, and about love, the way others do? They ask it accusingly, as if I were somehow gross,…

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