Green Beans with Walnuts and Pomegranate

Green Beans with Walnuts and Pomegranate Arils

Green beans get a little makeover in this delicious side dish, Green Beans with Walnuts and Pomegranate. Tender steamed green beans are drizzled with flavorful oil and topped with toasted walnuts and sweet-tart pomegranate arils. Earlier today, I happened upon a Facebook discussion focusing on Thanksgiving and tradition. Basically, it boiled down to the idea…

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Sarah’s Cucina Bella 2013 Thanksgiving Menu

ThanksgivingMenu 2013

With Thanksgiving just days away, I am finally ready to share our menu for this year. And I couldn’t be more excited about it. Thanksgiving, for me, is all about the side dishes — something that’s very evident from the over-the-top number of dishes I am making this year. This¬† year’s menu features four new…

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Bacon Walnut Ciabatta Stuffing

Bacon Walnut Ciabatta Stuffing

This delicious recipe for Bacon Walnut Ciabatta Stuffing (or, ahem, dressing, if you prefer) was created as part of my ongoing partnership with Jones Dairy Farm. All opinions are my own. Thanksgiving is almost here! And we can’t wait. The fun! The laughter! The food! The family! And since we moved this summer, I have…

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Traditional Thanksgiving Menu with a Twist

Lemon Pesto Turkey on a Platter

Recently, I shared one of my new Thanksgiving turkey recipes on my personal Facebook page. One friend commented that she sticks with her traditional turkey every year. And honestly, I get it. Traditions are important. And traditional Thanksgiving menus can be such a brilliant way to connect to your past. But sometimes, you want to…

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Cheesy Turkey Stuffing Burritos with Spicy Cranberry Salsa

Cheesy Turkey and Stuffing Burritos

Thanksgiving leftovers take on a whole new delicious form in these easy Cheesy Turkey and Stuffing Burritos with Spicy Cranberry Salsa. This recipe was created for Old El Paso, but all opinions are my own. Whenever people talk about Thanksgiving leftovers, and making the ubiquitous turkey sandwich piled with stuffing and cranberry sauce, I am…

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Thanksgiving Dinner with Split Turkey Breast

Thanksgiving is coming. Are you ready? Whether you are new to the kitchen or looking for a delicious menu that won’t leave you pulling your hair out, this Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Menu is a perfect compromise between tradition and ease of preparation. Featuring a roasted split turkey breast and several make-ahead side dishes, this Thanksgiving…

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Peppermint Truffle Cookie Bars (Christmas Cookies)

Peppermint Truffle Cookie Bars 3

Looking for the perfect Christmas cookies for all your holiday gatherings and giftings? These Peppermint Truffle Cookie Bars are heavenly. This recipe was created for Pillsbury. All opinions are my own. Hang on a second … I’m drooling. Sorry, I just can’t resist this chewy, silky, amazing cookie. It’s just so good. These are my…

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