Connecticut – 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 Inside Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana http://sarahscucinabella.com/2014/04/09/inside-frank-pepe-pizzeria-napoletana/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2014/04/09/inside-frank-pepe-pizzeria-napoletana/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:27:33 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=12744 When it comes to pizza, it’s no secret that I have a massive love affair with New Haven style pizza. The ultra-thin crusts, flavorful sauces and the sometimes-New England-centric toppings (the White Clam Pie, pictured above, from Frank Pepe’s is the perfect example), make it so special. And in recent years, New Haven has started getting...

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Inside Dinner Underground with Chef Plum http://sarahscucinabella.com/2013/09/08/inside-dinner-underground-chef-plum/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2013/09/08/inside-dinner-underground-chef-plum/#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 02:49:19 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=11091 Meet Chef Plum, an amazing Connecticut chef who hosts these pop-up dinners around our area called Dinner Underground. Recently, he invited me to check out his latest Dinner Underground event. Let’s rewind a second though. You have to hear how Plum and I actually met for the first time … See, I’ve known who he...

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Connecticut’s Fabulous Pizza Scene http://sarahscucinabella.com/2012/07/16/connecticuts-fabulous-pizza-scene/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2012/07/16/connecticuts-fabulous-pizza-scene/#comments Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:00:07 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=7688 When I lived in New York, I thought New York pizza was unmatchable. Then I moved to Connecticut full time (I had spent summers here as a child) and discovered a whole new world of pizzas. Connecticut pizza comes in a few varieties. There are the coal-fired brick oven pies of New Haven with their...

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MacDaddy’s Macaroni and Cheese Bar in Monroe, CT http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/09/21/macdaddys-macaroni-and-cheese-bar-in-monroe-ct/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/09/21/macdaddys-macaroni-and-cheese-bar-in-monroe-ct/#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2011 05:46:01 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=5140 When my husband and I heard that a macaroni and cheese place was opening nearby, we were psyched. Macaroni and cheese — the good homemade kind — is something we can all agree on and the idea of a place that does many varieties was totally alluring. Of course, it took months before we got...

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Connecticut Eats: Costello’s Clam Shack http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/08/10/connecticut-eats-costellos-clam-shack/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/08/10/connecticut-eats-costellos-clam-shack/#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2011 04:14:52 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=4965 Lobster rolls are a big thing in New England. Cold lobster rolls — ones that have sweet pieces of lobster enrobed in a little mayo dressing and piled into a toasted New England hot dog bun — are what are most often served. They’re often called Maine lobster rolls and many, many people adore them....

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Connecticut Eats: Lake Zoar Drive-In http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/08/04/connecticut-eats-lake-zoar-drive-in/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/08/04/connecticut-eats-lake-zoar-drive-in/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:22:20 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=4939 I am a total sucker for roadside food joints. Particularly ones that have stood the test of time with a loyal following and a reliable menu. The Lake Zoar Drive-In definitely does this. I stopped recently with the kids to see if their burgers were as good as I remember. This roadside burger place has...

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Ichiro Hibachi and Sushi Bar in Danbury, Connecticut (And Why Kids Should Eat Out) http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/06/03/ichiro-hibachi-and-sushi-bar-in-danbury-connecticut-and-why-kids-should-eat-in-restaurants/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/06/03/ichiro-hibachi-and-sushi-bar-in-danbury-connecticut-and-why-kids-should-eat-in-restaurants/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2011 06:12:16 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=3984 When Paige and Shawn headed out tonight for our school’s annual Father-Daughter Dance, I quickly packed Will into the car to head out for our own special dinner. It’s rare that my boy and I get one-on-one time like that, and I wanted to do something memorable with him. Honestly, I wasn’t really sure where...

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The Ice Cream Truck http://sarahscucinabella.com/2010/07/03/the-ice-cream-truck/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2010/07/03/the-ice-cream-truck/#comments Sat, 03 Jul 2010 07:44:53 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=2714 Do you remember what it’s like to be a child and hear the music of the ice cream truck grow louder and louder as the truck nears and passes your house? I do, because even though I am 30, I still relish in buying a little something from one of the infamous trucks. When the...

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Camping in a Cabin http://sarahscucinabella.com/2009/08/31/camping-in-a-cabin/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2009/08/31/camping-in-a-cabin/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2009 05:44:12 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=1723 Last week, I told you all that we were headed off for a few days of camping and promised details upon my return. My apologies for the delay. I have some big new things happening in my life (more on that tomorrow!) and was bogged down with work from the moment I arrived home. But...

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For the Love of Chocolate: Chocopologie http://sarahscucinabella.com/2009/04/08/for-the-love-of-chocolate-chocopologie/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2009/04/08/for-the-love-of-chocolate-chocopologie/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2009 15:20:53 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=1418 My children love chocolate. (Okay, so do I!) They really, really love chocolate. So, naturally, when we left Stepping Stones the other day, my friends, kids and I headed to nearby Chocopologie, the chocolate-themed cafe of chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt. We just had to go there. Ever since I saw Fritz on Throwdown with Bobby Flay...

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