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Simple Roasted Radishes

Simple Roasted Radishes

| July 27, 2011 | 3 Comments

When you mention radishes, a lot of people grimace. And really, I can’t blame them. I’m not a big fan of raw radishes myself. They aren’t the natural perfection of a farm-grown tomato in summer or an ear of just picked sweet corn. They’re hard, dirty and often ugly (especially from a farmers market). And […]

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Soy-Ginger Sauteed Radishes

Soy-Ginger Sauteed Radishes

| July 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

Ever since I made Balsamic Radishes using the recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen a few years ago, I have been obsessed with cooked radishes. I cannot begin to express just how much I adore them. By cooking them, normally super peppery radishes are toned down, turned into milder, slightly sweet versions of their raw selves. And […]

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Braised Dinosaur Kale with Shallots, Lemon and Romano

Braised Dinosaur Kale with Shallots, Lemon and Romano

| June 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

Do you ever just want to cheer from the rooftops? Maybe let out a loud whoop? Or perhaps jump on Oprah’s couch … oh wait, that’s just Tom Cruise.  Anyway, even if you aren’t couch jumping, everyone feels like this sometimes … where something thrills you so much that you just want to tell everyone. […]

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Lemony Pasta Salad

Lemony Pasta Salad

| April 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

For years I haven’t watched the news at night. While I think it’s important to be informed (and I am), it’s easy to become enraptured with the frightening amount of bad things that happen every day everywhere. I like to believe in the inherent goodness of people, but also realize that for whatever reason some […]

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Rethinking Plain Ol’ Cabbage: Roasted Cabbage

Rethinking Plain Ol’ Cabbage: Roasted Cabbage

| April 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

The cabbage I grew up with was, like so many other vegetables, boiled. That rendered it translucent, shiny and limp, and it wasn’t a bad thing. I would salt it well, and eat as much as I could. Unlike other vegetables, I adore boiled cabbage. And for a long time, beyond making coleslaw, that was […]

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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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Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Feta

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Feta

| March 23, 2011 | 12 Comments

Sunday was a wild, busy day. We spent the morning outside, then rushed off to a family lunch, ran some errands, rushed home, the kids ate dinner and then it was off to Will’s track practice. By the time we got home for the evening, it was late and time for the tired children to […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnut Oil and Gorgonzola

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnut Oil and Gorgonzola

| March 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

Months and months ago, I bought a bottle of walnut oil, with the good intention of trying it. Except, then I got it home and couldn’t remember what I wanted to try it in. Or why I even thought I would use it. So it sat in the cabinet, untouched. Recently I noticed that lonely […]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Ginger

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Ginger

| March 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

For the past two months, I have been staring into my backyard, wondering what we’ll find when all the snow melts. As more snow came, my worries increased. My raised bed garden is back there, and it’s hard to tell what the many feet of snow and ice that piled onto it this winter (all […]

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Bacon and Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts

Bacon and Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts

| February 18, 2011 | 3 Comments

When my husband and I moved to our town, I didn’t realize what a small town we were moving to. I mean, in theory, I knew. The main street is a small drag with a few well-frequented businesses. The school district has neighborhood schools, which all seem a stone’s throw away from where the kids […]

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