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Liquid Aphrodisiac

Liquid Aphrodisiac

| February 11, 2006 | 1 Comment

This drink combines the antioxidant properties of green tea with the aphrodisiacs honey, cocoa (also has antioxidants) and ginger (a stimulant). I’ve heard it a million times. “I don’t like the taste of water.” And with that comment off the person goes to grab a soda, juice or whatever taste it is they do like. […]

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Italian Turkey Meatballs

Italian Turkey Meatballs

| February 11, 2006 | 6 Comments

Ground turkey is combined with seasonings and other ingredients to create tender Italian Turkey Meatballs — a family favorite! Super Stop & Shop had a buy one, get one free sale on ground turkey this week so I used that as an excuse to do a bait and switch exercise with my husband and he […]

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Spinach Beef Ravioli Filling Recipe

Spinach Beef Ravioli Filling Recipe

| January 16, 2006 | 0 Comments

Love homemade ravioli? This recipe for Spinach Beef Ravioli Filling is both nutritious and delicious. Yesterday was a cooking day for me. I made butternut squash for the family, pasta, bread, chocolate chip cookies, green beans for the baby. It was a constant flurry of cooking and baking. Today’s been a bit of a cooking day […]

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The Best Jelly Thumbprint Cookies Recipe Ever

The Best Jelly Thumbprint Cookies Recipe Ever

| December 14, 2005 | 4 Comments

What makes a good Jelly Thumbprint Cookies recipe? It needs to be a soft but firm cookie that holds its shape well when baked. And it needs to be strong enough to keep that jelly safely ensconced in the thumbprint. This recipe is one I have been making for years. It’s always a hit with […]

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Easter Bunny Hot Chocolate

Easter Bunny Hot Chocolate

| December 13, 2005 | 2 Comments

Transform leftover Easter bunnies — or whatever leftover chocolate you have — into a rich, creamy hot chocolate. After forgetting the cocoa at the grocery store Thursday and getting snowed in on Friday, I was jonesing for a nice hot chocolate. Alas, we had none left. At least, we didn’t have any of the usual […]

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Grocery Store Challenge: Cheesy Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Grocery Store Challenge: Cheesy Smashed Potatoes Recipe

| November 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

Recreate a convenience food favorite with this quick and easy recipe for Cheesy Smashed Potatoes. About a month ago, my husband began challenging me when we were in the grocery store. He likes to buy boxed mashed potatoes, crocks of macaroni and cheese and other pre-made foods. Meanwhile I like to make everything fresh. Knowing […]

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Corned Beef Skillet

Corned Beef Skillet

| November 9, 2005 | 2 Comments

Welcome to Sarah’s Cucina Bella! This was my very first post on SCB, published on November 9, 2005! I would love it if you would check out some more recent posts too like Triple Layer Quesadilla Dip. Thanks!! During my unfortunate foray into dieting the Atkins way, I was frustrated by the amount of meat […]

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