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Holiday Cleaning Tips and The Swiffer BISSELL® SteamBoost™ Mop

Holiday Cleaning Tips and The Swiffer BISSELL® SteamBoost™ Mop

| December 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

This holiday cleaning tips post is brought to you by Swiffer® as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. A few weeks or two ago, I lost my mind and invited my family to dinner on Christmas Eve. Now, Christmas Eve used to be a thing for my family — an easy family dinner […]

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Family Dinners Really Do Matter, a Guest Post by Aviva Goldfarb

Family Dinners Really Do Matter, a Guest Post by Aviva Goldfarb

| August 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Please welcome the lovely Aviva Goldfarb to Sarah’s Cucina Bella today. She’s the fabulous mind behind the meal planning service The Six O’Clock Scramble, and author of several cookbooks. I first spoke with Aviva several years ago while writing an article about services like hers. She was so insightful, kind and interesting that I felt […]

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Making a Monsters University Sully Cupcake (Video!)

Making a Monsters University Sully Cupcake (Video!)

| May 30, 2013 | 4 Comments

At Food Blog Forum at Walt Disney World earlier this month, one of the Disney World chefs decorated a cupcake to look like Sully from Monsters University (and Monsters Inc.) and she made it look so easy — see for yourself! This was so amazing to watch that I decided to capture it on video.

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Simplify Your Kitchen: Why You Need Go-To Recipes

Simplify Your Kitchen: Why You Need Go-To Recipes

| March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do you have go-to recipes? I do. It’s such a great simplifying thing to have tried and true recipes that you know will come out well every time. Go-to recipes are so simple that you can practically make them without thinking and so fast that they don’t really make a big time impact on your […]

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Hash Browns, Eggs and Your Set by Calphalon

Hash Browns, Eggs and Your Set by Calphalon

| November 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

Have you ever wished you could customize a cookware set for the way you love to cook? Well now you can, with Your Set by Calphalon. I was lucky enough to receive two incredibly versatile pieces, and I used them for some of my favorite dishes. See how I used the AccuCore Stainless Steel 3-quart […]

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Cinnamon-Sugar Coffee Cake, A Vintage Recipe

Cinnamon-Sugar Coffee Cake, A Vintage Recipe

| January 20, 2012 | 9 Comments

Coffee cake is one of those things. It’s comforting and familiar and perfect for breakfast. This one, made from a recipe from the 1930s, has a dense crumb and an irresistible buttery cinnamon sugar topping. No, it’s not that impossibly fluffy and almost-dessert-sweet coffee cake from the grocery store. But it doesn’t want to be. […]

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Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip (And Making an Easy, Frugal Veggie Platter)

Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip (And Making an Easy, Frugal Veggie Platter)

| November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

I was one of the bloggers selected by T. Marzetti Company and Clever Girls Collective to host a Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip review. They provided me with product to test and compensation for my time. However, my opinions are entirely my own. Greek yogurt in a dip? Um … That’s exactly what I […]

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How to Stay Healthy While Eating Out (Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011)

How to Stay Healthy While Eating Out (Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011)

| June 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

Yesterday was my 31st birthday, a day that seemed to sneak up on me without warning. No longer am I “barely 30.” No longer am I “practically still in my 20s.” I’m firmly planted in my 30s. And it’s okay. For my birthday, I relaxed. I sat on a sun porch and read several chapters. […]

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Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Healthy Living Tip

Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011: Healthy Living Tip

| June 14, 2011 | 7 Comments

Some days, the words just flow. Those are the days where I can sit down and write a post in minutes, and have time for edits and rewrites and rereads. Then there are days like today, where I sat down hours ago to write this and got exactly nowhere. My head is just filled. It’s […]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a Jar

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a Jar

| May 18, 2011 | 15 Comments

A few weeks ago, Will spied a lone very ripe (ahem, brown) banana on our kitchen counter and declared that I should  make banana bread. He adores banana bread. And bananas, for that matter. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to whip up a batch then. Today I finally got around to baking some … in […]

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