Appetizers – 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 Blistered Shishito Peppers with Lemon and Sea Salt http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/02/blistered-shishito-peppers-lemon-sea-salt/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/02/blistered-shishito-peppers-lemon-sea-salt/#comments Wed, 02 Aug 2017 23:23:10 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=18853 Sweet — well, usually sweet — shishito peppers are cooked in olive oil until blistered and served with lemon and sea salt. Several months ago, the invitation arrived to a dinner with Newbury Award-winning author Jack Gantos in Boston. It was a school night, a work night and four hours from where I live. I...

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Mild Black Bean Salsa Recipe http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/07/11/mild-black-bean-salsa/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/07/11/mild-black-bean-salsa/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2016 04:16:31 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=16803 Quick and easy to make, this Mild Black Bean Salsa recipe will please the whole family. On a cool summer evenings (they usually are cool here in Maine), a local community band assembles on a stage inside a blow-up shell and plays song after song after song for a big audience. On another summer evening,...

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New on Maine Course: Dill Quick Pickles http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/06/29/new-maine-course-dill-quick-pickles/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/06/29/new-maine-course-dill-quick-pickles/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:00:53 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=16915 Did you know that I write a weekly newspaper column for The Bangor Daily News called Maine Course? In this week’s column, I share a recipe for Dill Quick Pickles. Since 2014, I’ve written a weekly newspaper column about food and life for the Bangor Daily News. It’s called Maine Course (aptly named by my brother), and appears...

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Mango Strawberry Salsa Recipe http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/06/13/mango-strawberry-salsa/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/06/13/mango-strawberry-salsa/#comments Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:59:36 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=16801 A mild fruity salsa, perfect for summertime dipping, this Mango Strawberry Salsa recipe is quick, easy and fun. The field days have been played. The desks have been cleaned out … well, my daughter’s has at least. And the final tests have been taken. We’re on the cusp of summer vacation here, and I cannot...

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Hummus Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers Appetizer Recipe http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/02/19/hummus-stuffed-mini-sweet-peppers-appetizer-recipe/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2016/02/19/hummus-stuffed-mini-sweet-peppers-appetizer-recipe/#comments Fri, 19 Feb 2016 23:28:55 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=16197 These Hummus Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers are a tasty, easy appetizer for enjoying anytime. This recipe and post is sponsored by Heluva Good! brand. All opinions are my own. Little plates. Trays of small bites. Platters of things to bite and dip. There are so many good reasons to set out a spread of appetizers. They’re...

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How to Make Mini Pretzel Roll Bread Bowls http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/10/27/how-to-make-mini-pretzel-roll-bread-bowls/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/10/27/how-to-make-mini-pretzel-roll-bread-bowls/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 21:49:19 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=15747 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s Soup Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Ever since my kids were babies, we’ve watched football together — whether it’s on Sunday, Monday or Thursday. But we have less time these days and football always seems to be priority ‘z’ in...

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Loaded Mozzarella Sticks http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/10/07/loaded-mozzarella-sticks/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/10/07/loaded-mozzarella-sticks/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:52:35 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=15683 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BackYourSnack #CollectiveBias   Recently I was challenged to share a favorite snack hack — a snack that’s easy to prepare and uses Farm Rich products. See, there’s a contest happening right now, now in its final round, and...

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Baked Avocado Fries http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/06/03/baked-avocado-fries/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/06/03/baked-avocado-fries/#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 02:31:20 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=14633 Firm, ripe avocados are sliced, breaded and baked to crisp tenderness in this Baked Avocado Fries recipe. When Will was a toddler, he fell in love with the lyrical rhymes of Dr. Seuss. Over and over again, we’d read Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and The Cat in...

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Spicy Rosemary Mixed Nuts http://sarahscucinabella.com/2014/12/01/spicy-rosemary-mixed-nuts/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2014/12/01/spicy-rosemary-mixed-nuts/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:52:28 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=13972 With just a few ingredients, Spicy Rosemary Mixed Nuts can become a holiday party favorite. This recipe was created for my client, Planters, but all opinions are my own. A few weeks ago, I received my first holiday party invitation. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that the invite made me totally giddy with excitement....

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Spicy Habanero Hot Wings http://sarahscucinabella.com/2014/05/30/spicy-habanero-hot-wings/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2014/05/30/spicy-habanero-hot-wings/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 23:17:38 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=13123 These tender, spicy hot wings have a rich, layered flavor that will have you licking your fingers and reaching for more. Make this Spicy Habanero Hot Wings recipe! The best things come to those who wait. Patience is a virtue. Rome wasn’t built in a day. There are so many sayings and quotes that all...

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