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Tuna Cakes Recipe

Tuna Cakes Recipe

| May 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

It’s been nearly a decade since I last ate canned tuna (and that was once … the time before that? About five years prior). I don’t eat it. I don’t like it. Usually the smell grosses me out, and honestly I would rather have fresh. But when I recently told you about the Salmon Cakes […]

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Ramps, and a Delicious Quick and Easy Ramp Pesto

Ramps, and a Delicious Quick and Easy Ramp Pesto

| May 11, 2010 | 5 Comments

This quick and easy recipe for Ramp Pesto uses the seasonal wild onion to make a bold pesto that my kids and I love. Meet ramps … In the bowl pictured above are some chopped ramps, a wild onion that grows in the Eastern part of the United States and Canada. Also known as a […]

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Cooking with Kids: Antipasti Pasta Salad

Cooking with Kids: Antipasti Pasta Salad

| May 11, 2010 | 3 Comments

If I had a dime for every time that someone in my house requested pasta, I would be a very rich woman. Heck, I would be a woman on a whirlwind trip to Europe … for the rest of the year. Growing up, pasta salad was one of my very favorite summer dishes. I could […]

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Making Caramel Corn (An Easy Nut-Free Recipe)

Making Caramel Corn (An Easy Nut-Free Recipe)

| April 29, 2010 | 2 Comments

When I wrote that I was making Caramel Corn today on the Sarah’s Cucina Bella Facebook Fan Page, I didn’t expect the huge response that I got. Really, I didn’t. New voices chimed in to inquire about the recipe and share their experiences and likes … it was absolutely awesome. So, I scraped plans to […]

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Grilled Island Chicken Recipe

Grilled Island Chicken Recipe

| April 20, 2010 | 4 Comments

It’s Tuesday afternoon and I am sitting in my home office, with The Beach Boys’ Sounds Of Summer playing in the background. Outside my open windows is brilliant blue sky, bright sunlight and the sound of laughing children. It’s enough to make you throw open your arms and yell Welcome, springtime. This is weather that […]

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My Spending Diet: Week Five

My Spending Diet: Week Five

| April 16, 2010 | 3 Comments

Sometimes you stumble. Sometimes you fall. This week was all about stumbling and falling in My Spending Diet. As I mentioned last week, it was the first time where my kids had to do the big weekly shop with me. It turned out to be harder (on me) than I anticipated. Add in an intensely […]

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Salmon Cakes Recipe

Salmon Cakes Recipe

| April 7, 2010 | 12 Comments

Canned meats totally and utterly freak me out. Seriously, they do. My husband happily enjoys canned tuna and chicken, but I cringe at the site of the stuff. However, when I saw a food magazine that I like tout the wonderful ease of using canned salmon, I was intrigued and bought a can. Naturally, it […]

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Raising a Healthy Family: Making Family Dinners Doable

Raising a Healthy Family: Making Family Dinners Doable

| February 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Do you eat dinner as a family? We do, nearly every night. It’s important to me, and studies show that the benefits of eating as a family are huge. Unfortunately, with packed schedules and big work commitments, many families have abandoned the family dinner. It’s time to get back to it though. I’ll be the […]

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Honey Lime Dipping Sauce Recipe

Honey Lime Dipping Sauce Recipe

| February 2, 2010 | 10 Comments

“Mommy, tomorrow is hog day!” Will told me excitedly last night. Now, Will is a smart boy who tends to remember everything (no, really, everything … he brought up a great time he had with our cousins in the summer two years ago this past week. The boy is four and a half – how […]

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Taco Burger Recipe

Taco Burger Recipe

| January 12, 2010 | 5 Comments

Tacos hold a very special place in my heart. Serious. Ever since I was little, something about the crunchy little shells filled with spicy meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato and hot taco sauce just made my mouth so darn happy. I mean sure, you can have better, more authentic tacos — and I enjoy those too […]

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