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Mushroom, Wax Beans and Cheddar Pasta Bake

Mushroom, Wax Beans and Cheddar Pasta Bake

| October 6, 2011 | 3 Comments

Family dinners are important. Though my husband is rarely home for dinner, the kids and I eat dinner together five or more nights a week. We’re not alone. According to the results of the Family Meals Survey 2011 that I conducted earlier this year, 72.4 percent of those responded also eat together 5 or more […]

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Easy Split Pea Soup

Easy Split Pea Soup

| April 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

You know how flavors can bring back vivid memories? Split pea soup is like that for me. One whiff of it’s smoky scent, and I feel the chilly spring afternoon air as I sat at my family’s wrought-iron patio set. My grandfather had returned from a favorite deli with sandwiches and soups, and raved over […]

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Reviving Quick and Easy Salt and Pepper Chicken (and 5 Food Photography Tips for the Non-Photographer)

Reviving Quick and Easy Salt and Pepper Chicken (and 5 Food Photography Tips for the Non-Photographer)

| November 4, 2010 | 3 Comments

This quick and easy recipe for Salt and Pepper Chicken Breasts is an easy way to cook chicken for dinner. Pair it with your favorite sides — and a sauce, if you like. If you are a longtime reader of Sarah’s Cucina Bella, you might remember my recipes for Easy Low-Fat Salt and Pepper Chicken […]

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Penne with Bratwurst and Broccoli

Penne with Bratwurst and Broccoli

| October 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

A new meat market recently opened in my town, and I can’t wait to try it. Just a few years ago, meat markets were few and far between in my area. When I was pregnant with Paige, I spent hours searching the internet for butchers and meat markets in the area, coming up with little. […]

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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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Buttery Roasted Shrimp Recipe

Buttery Roasted Shrimp Recipe

| December 22, 2009 | 2 Comments

Our massive lawn is buried deep beneath snow. Our driveway is still white, though passable even with my little Civic. And those big C9 lights that I rushed to put up a few weeks ago really glisten against the wintery backdrop. It’s a winter wonderland out there. For the first time in years, Will got […]

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Marinated Flank Steak Recipe

Marinated Flank Steak Recipe

| December 18, 2009 | 2 Comments

Some foods you grow up with, so they naturally become a part of your adult eating repertoire. Other foods you discover as an adult and fall in love with. Flank steak falls decidedly into the second category for me. Honestly, I hadn’t even heard of flank steak until a few years ago when I spied […]

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Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

| December 4, 2009 | 3 Comments

As an experienced blogger (I’ve been blogging here for four years!), I think more about the timing of topics when posting now. I didn’t used to. When I first started, I wrote about what I wanted to, no matter when it was. After all, I can’t be the only one who still makes some Christmas […]

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Quick Chicken Parmesan

Quick Chicken Parmesan

| July 13, 2009 | 3 Comments

After coming back from vacation last week, I had a rough time getting back into the rhythm of blogging. That transition from relaxation to dedicated workerbee sure is a hard one, isn’t it? That’s why there was only one recipe last week. Forgive me, there will be more recipes this week. Promise. So let’s talk […]

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Garlic Scape Risotto, And the Benefit of the Doubt

Garlic Scape Risotto, And the Benefit of the Doubt

| July 8, 2009 | 4 Comments

Before I tell you about this delish Garlic Scape Risotto recipe, I want to stop for a moment and say something … I’ve avoided the coverage that’s been everywhere about Michael Jackson’s death. Frankly, I found it pathetic that the same media outlets that have made him out to be a bizarre individual for the […]

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