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Coffee Brings People Together (And Starbucks Coffee College)

Coffee Brings People Together (And Starbucks Coffee College)

| May 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

Coffee and I? We’re old buddies. I grew up in a coffee-drinking family, who gathered every weekend day for a leisurely cup. In summer, we’d all sit on the sun porch — even before I started drinking coffee myself — and chat, sometimes inviting neighbors in with a friendly call out the window. Sometimes, we […]

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Sarah’s Cucina Bella’s Fifth Birthday (and a Giveaway!)

Sarah’s Cucina Bella’s Fifth Birthday (and a Giveaway!)

| November 9, 2010 | 15 Comments

Can a blog have a birthday? Or is it better referred to as an anniversary? Whatever the case, five years ago today, I sat down at my old laptop and wrote the very first post ever for Sarah’s Cucina Bella. Coming from a journalism background, I hemmed and hawed about publishing it without an editor […]

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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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Wanted: My Next Writing Gig

Wanted: My Next Writing Gig

| June 26, 2009 | 7 Comments

See those babies? They are the reason I left my full time job last year to work from home as a full-time freelance writer. And now you (or someone you know) has the chance to hire me! A recent long-term writing contract is coming to an end and I have empty freelancing spots to fill […]

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What I Did Last Night (And Why I Love My Job)

What I Did Last Night (And Why I Love My Job)

| February 19, 2009 | 2 Comments

When I am not musing about food here or taking care of my kids, I am a freelance writer. I seldom mention where else I am writing or what I am writing about because I think it interrupts the flow here. But I am making an exception today because I attended an exceptional event last […]

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I Promised You Big News . . .

I Promised You Big News . . .

| August 1, 2008 | 3 Comments

I promised you big news today . . . well, are you ready for this? I’ve decided to devote more time to my writing and my children, so as of about 4 p.m. today, I am a freelancer again. Yep, I’ve chosen to trade a long commute for a five-second one and my Monday morning […]

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Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

| June 6, 2008 | 2 Comments

It’s Friday . . . an ugly Friday, but Friday nonetheless. It sounds like it will be a wickedly bad weekend weather-wise, so that may further delay the finishing touches of my very cool raised bed garden . . . Sigh. Here’s a few things I wanted to share: First, I am not a chef, […]

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