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Kale Chimichurri Sauce

Kale Chimichurri Sauce

| September 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

This quick and easy recipe for Kale Chimichurri Sauce makes a tart, earthy sauce perfect for serving on beef, chicken, fish, salad and more. It’s good to do things that scare you. Doing so not only builds character but also builds your resiliency. It naturally raises your inner bar for fear, making you stronger. And […]

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Grilled Chicken with Kale Salmoriglio Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Kale Salmoriglio Sauce

| July 12, 2013 | 11 Comments

Can you say “Winner, winner, chicken dinner?!? This quick and easy recipe for Grilled Chicken with Kale Salmoriglio Sauce is a step outside the ordinary — but oh, so delicious. As a food writer, I sometimes find myself falling down the rabbit hole of research. I dig into my whims, searching for the ingredient or […]

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Swiss Chard Chimichurri Sauce

Swiss Chard Chimichurri Sauce

| October 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

Between you and I, my favorite use for greens is in raw preparations. Salads are great. Chopped in sandwiches is yummy too. And they are also pretty amazing in sauces. Greens add a pleasant earthiness that shines when whirled with garlic, oil and other ingredients for sauces. And one of my very favorite sauces is […]

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Roasted Red Pepper, Sunflower and Walnut Pesto

Roasted Red Pepper, Sunflower and Walnut Pesto

| February 21, 2012 | 13 Comments

The kids and I have been establishing new routines this year. We’ve shed the lazy weekends that used to feel so empty and instead started packing Saturday and Sunday tight with grocery shopping at the good store, cooking, library time, church and family dinner with our extended family. Though I thought the structure of weekend […]

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Sausage Bolognese

Sausage Bolognese

| January 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

When Paige turned four-years-old a few months ago, she had a pretty simple request for dinner: pasta. Like many kids, she and Will adore pasta, calling it one of their favorite foods (along with salad, broccoli and chocolate). And they aren’t just talking about macaroni and cheese. They love it so many ways — such […]

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Foolproof Herbed Turkey Gravy Recipe

Foolproof Herbed Turkey Gravy Recipe

| November 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Don’t be alarmed, but Thanksgiving is a mere eight days away. Scary, right? It crept up on us so fast that I totally didn’t see it coming. Now, I am knee deep in grocery lists, recipes and meal plans for the big day. I’ll be sharing my 2011 menu here on Friday, along with a […]

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Basil Chumichurri Sauce

Basil Chumichurri Sauce

| August 2, 2011 | 9 Comments

The great thing about having friends who love food as much as I do is that I can email or message them for advice and they can instantly inspire me (and sometimes save the day). I was chatting with Maris about needing something more for a dish I was working on (more on that on […]

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Easy Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

| April 6, 2011 | 18 Comments

Last week, I asked on the Sarah’s Cucina Bella Facebook page if anyone would be interested in my ultra-fast recipe for homemade macaroni and cheese that takes about 15 minutes to make. The answer was a swift and resounding “Yes!” I loved the response. I loved knowing that this is something that people want to […]

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Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce Recipe

| November 30, 2010 | 11 Comments

Well, hello there, old friend. This is Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce, and I don’t care that Thanksgiving was last week — you need to make it. So get out that extra bag of cranberries and get cooking. It’s super good. When I was a child, my grandmother would make cranberry sauce from scratch, starting with […]

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Cooking with Kids: Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Cooking with Kids: Heirloom Tomato Sauce

| September 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Every fall, I make a big batch of Roasted Tomato Sauce (and, last year, tomato paste) and can it for wintertime. Opening up a jar of it in the dead of winter is glorious. It’s like bottling summertime. But this year I just haven’t gotten to it and really am not sure if I will. […]

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