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10 Tips for Easy, Fun Bento Style Lunches

10 Tips for Easy, Fun Bento Style Lunches

| August 13, 2013 | 7 Comments

This post is sponsored by Jarlsberg USA. All opinions, as always, are my own. Have you seen the flurry of bento style lunchboxes that are infiltrating stores everywhere these days? No longer do you have to Google and special order the cute little compartmentalized containers to make up a buffet of deliciousness for the kids […]

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Lunch Box Safety: How to Pack Safer Lunches for Your Kids

Lunch Box Safety: How to Pack Safer Lunches for Your Kids

| August 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Don’t look now, but school is starting soon. Heck, for some it’s already started. I spied the first official Back to School photo snapped by a friend in Arizona this morning … which means lots of other friends around the country aren’t far behind. Here in Connecticut, we still have a few weeks to go. […]

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Beach Snacking and a Birthday Boy

Beach Snacking and a Birthday Boy

| August 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

Last week Will turned 8. (Can you believe it?!?) He was a lump of a baby when I started Sarah’s Cucina Bella in 2005, and now he’s a walking, talking, talking, planning, plotting, adventuring little boy. Time flies … in motherhood, at least. Not so much when your son is literally counting down to his […]

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Summer Celebration with Minnie Mouse

Summer Celebration with Minnie Mouse

| July 10, 2013 | 12 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. Do you ever have a party just to … have a party? Celebrate the ordinary with a cake and decorations? After the year we’ve had, […]

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The Sweet Freedom of Summertime

The Sweet Freedom of Summertime

| July 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

Thank you to Blue Bunny for sponsoring this fun summertime post. As the countdown to summer vacation began in our house in May, there was much anticipation and expectation. I’ve made no secret of the fact that this has been the hardest year of my children’s lives, and they’ve proven how resilient and strong they […]

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Healthy Drink: Easy Apple Strawberry Slushies

Healthy Drink: Easy Apple Strawberry Slushies

| June 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop and creation of a fun healthy drink has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Do you ever have silly fun with the kids in your life? We do. Sometimes Shawn and I […]

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Summer Bucket List 2013

Summer Bucket List 2013

| June 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

If you’d asked me back in November how I’d feel with just a few days of school left for the kids, I would probably have said something about approaching it with a mixture of dread and excitement. I love summertime, and appreciate all the freedom it offers us to spend long, lazy days at the […]

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The Joy of a Night Out

The Joy of a Night Out

| June 13, 2013 | 116 Comments

Sitting in a dimly lit restaurant with good company, enjoying good conversation and mouthwatering food and drinks — it’s a colossal treat. A joy, even. To say that we don’t get out enough is the understatement of the century — so when I was asked to go out for a nice dinner and sample drinks […]

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9 Unique Wedding Gifts from UncommonGoods

9 Unique Wedding Gifts from UncommonGoods

| June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Thanks to UncommonGoods for sponsoring this fun post. When my dear friend Rhian got married a few years ago, she didn’t want any wedding gifts. Her wedding was an intimate affair on Cape Cod, where we gathered for a simple ceremony and a laid-back reception. But I’ve known her for nearly 20 years, and I […]

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Dulce de Leche Overnight French Toast

Dulce de Leche Overnight French Toast

| March 29, 2013 | 13 Comments

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am addicted to overnight French toast. But I want you to know that I’ve made an important breakthrough in my overnight French toast addiction — I’ve stepped beyond the confines of my very favorite Overnight Creme Brulee French Toast. (Note to my family — don’t worry, I won’t stop […]

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