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Make Ahead Mashed Potato Bowls with Broccoli and Cheddar for Lunch Boxes

Make Ahead Mashed Potato Bowls with Broccoli and Cheddar for Lunch Boxes

| October 29, 2013 | 6 Comments

This easy recipe for Make Ahead Mashed Potato Bowls with Broccoli and Cheddar for Lunch Boxes was created as a pairing for Yoplait Go-GURT Protein. All opinions are my own. August and September are always hot times for lunch box ideas. They appear all over the place — on blogs, websites and in magazines. Readers […]

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Girl Scouts “I Can’t Wait To” Blog Tour

Girl Scouts “I Can’t Wait To” Blog Tour

| October 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

I am being compensated by Girl Scouts for my participation in this campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. All opinions are my own. Last spring, Paige and I went to a local Girl Scouts event where prospective scouts could get a feel for the organization. The girls feasted on pizza, cupcakes […]

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Banana Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie

Banana Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie

| September 30, 2013 | 3 Comments

This quick and easy recipe for a Banana Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie was created for Yoplait. All opinions are my own. Will and Paige are very independent. Most school days, Will rises with his alarm, gets his own breakfast and then gets himself ready for school. Paige usually wakes up just before Will gets on […]

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Easy Chicken-Cilantro Soup (Gluten-Free Recipes for People With Diabetes Cookbook)

Easy Chicken-Cilantro Soup (Gluten-Free Recipes for People With Diabetes Cookbook)

| September 16, 2013 | 8 Comments

This post about an Easy Chicken-Cilantro Soup is sponsored by the ADA in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY.   A few weeks ago, one of my college friends came to visit. Over the course of the day, we got coffees, had lunch and caught up on life. One thing she told me surprised me though: my […]

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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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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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Fast, Faster, Fastest Ideas for Busy Night Dinners

Fast, Faster, Fastest Ideas for Busy Night Dinners

| August 27, 2013 | 4 Comments

Do you ever have the “Dinner time – uh oh” moment in your house? It happens to me more than I like to admit. Particularly on days when I have a lot going on. I love to cook, but I am not always so organized about the planning aspect. However, I’ve learned that even if […]

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