Christmas – Sarah's Cucina Bella http://sarahscucinabella.com Quick and Easy Recipes | Home Cooking | Family Recipes Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Last Minute Gifts for Kids | Sarah’s Cucina Bella Gift Guide 2016 http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/12/19/last-minute-gifts-for-kids-sarahs-cucina-bella-gift-guide-2016/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/12/19/last-minute-gifts-for-kids-sarahs-cucina-bella-gift-guide-2016/#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:14:33 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=17811 The holidays are almost here! Searching for the perfect present? These last minute gifts for kids will excite and delight this holiday season. Note: This post contains affiliate links. Kiwi Crate (and other Crates) I’m all for gifts that get kids thinking … and doing. And that’s what Kiwi Crate (ages 5-8), and it’s sister...

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Peppermint Bark Rice Krispies Treats http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/12/12/peppermint-bark-rice-krispies-treats/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/12/12/peppermint-bark-rice-krispies-treats/#comments Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:02:47 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=17962 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayTreatMaking #CollectiveBias What treats are at the top of your baking list this holiday season? With just a few ingredients and quick steps, these Peppermint Bark Rice Krispies® Treats are a great festive spin on an easy to make classic. For...

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Baked Small Batch Cranberry Vanilla Rice Pudding http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/12/09/baked-small-batch-cranberry-vanilla-rice-pudding/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/12/09/baked-small-batch-cranberry-vanilla-rice-pudding/#comments Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:53:55 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=17896 Note: I have received information and materials from JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER, Inc., McNeil Nutritionals, LLC Subsidiary the makers of LACTAID®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. Everyone has that one dessert that they love. For my grandmother, it was Black Forest Cake, a German dessert made with layers of...

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Chocolate Overload Cake http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/12/06/chocolate-overload-cake/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/12/06/chocolate-overload-cake/#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:19:36 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=17867 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweetnSaltyHoliday #CollectiveBias The holidays are a time for celebrating and what better way to do so than with an over-the-top, delicious cake perfect for sharing at holiday parties? This Chocolate Overload Cake — layers of chocolate cake, frosting, ganache...

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Easy Chocolate Snack Cake http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/11/29/easy-chocolate-snack-cake/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/11/29/easy-chocolate-snack-cake/#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:02:10 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=17784 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigLotsHoliday #CollectiveBias A year or two ago, my kids and I discovered that we’d amassed a small collection of tree skirts over the years. The original silver one I purchased in college was joined by a red and...

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Sparkling Pomegranate Spritzer http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/12/24/sparkling-pomegranate-spritzer/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/12/24/sparkling-pomegranate-spritzer/#comments Fri, 25 Dec 2015 04:29:28 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=15985 Ready for a celebration? Don’t forget the drinks — like this perfect-for-everyone mocktail recipe, the Sparkling Pomegranate Spritzer. It’s easy and fun, but doesn’t compromise on taste. This post is sponsored by DASANI via Acorn Influence, but all opinions are my own. Hi, my name is Sarah and I am mom to two kids who...

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Planning a Perfect Movie Night for the Holiday Season http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/12/15/planning-perfect-movie-night-holiday-season/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/12/15/planning-perfect-movie-night-holiday-season/#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 06:22:15 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=15939 It all starts with feasting. Then comes the decked halls, piles of presents, merriment and more. And finally, there’s the celebration to usher in a fresh, sparkling new year. And amid all of that, there’s time together, laughing with the family, enjoying each other’s company and making new memories. When you’re ready for a little...

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Triple Chocolate Eggnog Bundt Cake http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/12/13/triple-chocolate-eggnog-bundt-cake/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/12/13/triple-chocolate-eggnog-bundt-cake/#comments Sun, 13 Dec 2015 23:41:59 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=15948 Eggnog lovers will adore this rich, chocolatey Triple Chocolate Eggnog Bundt Cake recipe. It’s a perfect dessert for holiday gatherings! In the warm, book-filled library of one of the elementary schools I attended, I discovered “The Polar Express,” written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. It was a relatively new book that had recently been awarded...

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7 Elegant Can’t-Miss Holiday Party Appetizers from The Chew http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/12/01/7-elegant-cant-miss-holiday-party-appetizers-chew/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/12/01/7-elegant-cant-miss-holiday-party-appetizers-chew/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=15881 A few years ago, wanting to make the holidays bigger and better than ever, I coined in a phrase in our house: Christmas explosion. It refers to the rapid, widespread and shiny explosion of Christmas decorations throughout our house. Each year, it’s a little different. But the result is the same: making the house feel...

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Dark Chocolate Caramel Walnut Fudge http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/11/23/dark-chocolatel-walnut-fudge/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/11/23/dark-chocolatel-walnut-fudge/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:37:52 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=15863 I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Eagle Brand I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Years ago, when I was a new reporter at a small newspaper in Northwestern Connecticut, the holidays rolled around and for our holiday potluck, I decided...

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