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Lemon Garlic Herb Marinated Olives with Feta

Lemon Garlic Herb Marinated Olives with Feta

| October 14, 2013 | 45 Comments

Looking for a simple, delicious appetizer? Lemon Garlic Herb Marinated Olives with Feta are quick and easy — but your guests don’t need to know that! When you are throwing a party, you want your menu to be unforgettably good — but not so complicated that you stress out the whole time. That’s where having […]

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Hosting a Great Casual Night In With Friends

Hosting a Great Casual Night In With Friends

| October 1, 2013 | 71 Comments

One warm June evening a few years ago, I sat at my kitchen table, digging into a dinner I’d just made. The table was loaded. There was risotto, swirled with fresh herbs that they’d picked from the herb garden on my porch while I was cooking. A salad with fresh strawberries that we’d picked that […]

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Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples (The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook)

Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples (The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook)

| September 30, 2013 | 8 Comments

This post about a quick and easy recipe for Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples is sponsored by the ADA in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY. You may already know this. Or maybe not. But for five years, beginning in my mid-high school years, I was a vegetarian. And I loved it. It all started […]

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Kitchen Entertaining: DIY Popcorn Bar

Kitchen Entertaining: DIY Popcorn Bar

| September 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

No matter where we are — at home, at our family’s house by the beach or on vacation somewhere — our guests inevitably crowd into the kitchen, watching me cook and keeping an eye out for tasty pre-dinner bites and sips. For appetizers, I like to keep things easy. Sometimes I set out veggies and […]

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Back to School and Nut-Free School Snacks

Back to School and Nut-Free School Snacks

| September 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s hard to believe, but we’re in our third week of school here (already!). The kids were excited to get back into the classroom and embark on a new school year. This fresh start means so much — a more normal school environment filled with learning and joy. It also means a lot more homework […]

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Slow Cooker Enchiladas Tacos

Slow Cooker Enchiladas Tacos

| September 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

I created this Slow Cooker Enchiladas Tacos recipe for my client Old El Paso. All opinions are my own. Somewhere in the realm of social media yesterday, I read something someone posted about how people need to stop whining about how busy they are and get over it. Well, I’m not sorry that I share […]

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Pumpkin M&M Cookie Pie

Pumpkin M&M Cookie Pie

| September 4, 2013 | 4 Comments

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. When Paige came downstairs this morning, she hopped a little on her feet. “Why is the floor so cold?” she quipped. Then she sat on […]

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Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini (Quick Family Meals)

Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini (Quick Family Meals)

| August 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop and creation of a quick and easy recipe for Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Life as a family feels like a delicately arranged jigsaw puzzle. Scheduling […]

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Family Dinners Really Do Matter, a Guest Post by Aviva Goldfarb

Family Dinners Really Do Matter, a Guest Post by Aviva Goldfarb

| August 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Please welcome the lovely Aviva Goldfarb to Sarah’s Cucina Bella today. She’s the fabulous mind behind the meal planning service The Six O’Clock Scramble, and author of several cookbooks. I first spoke with Aviva several years ago while writing an article about services like hers. She was so insightful, kind and interesting that I felt […]

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How to Make Oatmeal with a Keurig

How to Make Oatmeal with a Keurig

| August 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Note: Keurig provided me with a Keurig brewer for review purposes, but this isn’t a review. I’ve been making my oatmeal with a Keurig for years and thought it would be a fun thing to share. It’s also NOT a sponsored post and all opinions, ideas and insights are my own. What I love about […]

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