Sarah's Cucina Bella http://sarahscucinabella.com Quick and Easy Recipes | Home Cooking | Family Recipes Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Banana Cinnamon Cupcakes with Creamy Vanilla Frosting http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/09/04/banana-cinnamon-cupcakes-with-creamy-vanilla-frosting/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/09/04/banana-cinnamon-cupcakes-with-creamy-vanilla-frosting/#comments Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:45:12 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=18989 Tender, airy banana cinnamon cupcakes are topped with a creamy vanilla buttercream frosting in this easy recipe for mini cupcakes. Summer vacation was packed this year. We spent time at the beach, hiked, adventured, tried new things and so much more. And yet, there’s so much I wish we’d done. Our only picnics coincided with...

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What’s in a Home? A Look Back and Ahead http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/31/whats-home-look-back-ahead/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/31/whats-home-look-back-ahead/#comments Fri, 01 Sep 2017 02:30:20 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=18442   It all seems like so long ago. There was the house — the one that was too small even before the kids came along. And the property — the massive, needy property. There were the touches the previous owner had installed that I didn’t know what to do with — like the garden beds...

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Slow Cooker Tri-Tip French Dip Sandwiches http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/14/slow-cooker-tri-tip-french-dip-sandwiches/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/14/slow-cooker-tri-tip-french-dip-sandwiches/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:00:27 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=18879 Onions, herbs, garlic and more combine in this easy recipe forĀ Slow Cooker Tri-Tip French Dip Sandwiches — perfect for a hands-off dinner for weekends. “Mom! You should make this more often!” – Paige, age 9 My daughter can be my hardest critic. So hearing that from her is pretty amazing. In this sandwich, tender, well-seasoned...

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MrOwl and Dinner Recipes for School Nights http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/13/mrowl-dinner-recipes-school-nights/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/13/mrowl-dinner-recipes-school-nights/#comments Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:42:06 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=18936 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of MrOwl.com for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Looking for dinner recipes for school nights? I’m using MrOwl to organize and share info like that — and you can too! “What’s for dinner?” If I had a nickel for every time I am asked...

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Ways to Make School Night Dinners Easier This Year http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/12/ways-make-school-night-dinners-easier-year/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/12/ways-make-school-night-dinners-easier-year/#comments Sat, 12 Aug 2017 19:01:10 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=18929 This post was sponsored by Eat Smart as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.   I caught a glimpse of teachers returning to their classrooms here last week. My daughter is attending summer camp at the school she also attends during the school...

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Rosemary Paprika Roasted Potatoes http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/11/rosemary-paprika-roasted-potatoes/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/11/rosemary-paprika-roasted-potatoes/#comments Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:53:51 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=18914 New potatoes are combined with rosemary, paprika and more and then baked to golden tenderness in this easy recipe for Rosemary Paprika Roasted Potatoes. Driving through Connecticut after dark during a trip last year, the sky ahead remained illuminated against the blackness. It was nighttime and yet the sky remained bright. It would be hours...

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Tarragon Vinaigrette Coleslaw http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/07/tarragon-vinaigrette-coleslaw/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/07/tarragon-vinaigrette-coleslaw/#comments Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:20:00 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=18888 Forget mayonnaise based coleslaws! ThisĀ Tarragon Vinaigrette Coleslaw has a sweet-tangy flavor. With apple cider vinegar, honey, tarragon and more. A funny thing happens when you successfully grow a lot of cabbage: you have to find a lot of ways to eat it. Turns out six heads — and the assorted regrowths we’re experimenting with —...

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A Farewell to Weekend Farmers’ Market Blogging http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/06/a-farewell-to-weekend-farmers-market-blogging/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/06/a-farewell-to-weekend-farmers-market-blogging/#comments Sun, 06 Aug 2017 19:00:44 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=18838 This is the final edition of Weekend Farmers’ Market Blogging. But there’s more local food and garden blogging to come. I was hopeful. The response to my post, “What Happened to the Food Blogging Community of 10 Years Ago?” was swift, broad and mostly encouraging. It wasn’t just me missing the camaraderie and warmth of...

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Judith Jones, From a 2006 Talk on the Cookbook Publishing Industry http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/03/judith-jones-2006-talk-cookbook-publishing-industry/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/03/judith-jones-2006-talk-cookbook-publishing-industry/#comments Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:44:27 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=18871   When I learned of the passing of Judith Jones, the editor who’d plucked “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,” from the slush pile at Doubleday and who’d discovered the venerable Julia Child — and her book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking, I was greatly saddened. Jones was responsible for bringing so...

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Blistered Shishito Peppers with Lemon and Sea Salt http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/02/blistered-shishito-peppers-lemon-sea-salt/ http://sarahscucinabella.com/2017/08/02/blistered-shishito-peppers-lemon-sea-salt/#comments Wed, 02 Aug 2017 23:23:10 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=18853 Sweet — well, usually sweet — shishito peppers are cooked in olive oil until blistered and served with lemon and sea salt. Several months ago, the invitation arrived to a dinner with Newbury Award-winning author Jack Gantos in Boston. It was a school night, a work night and four hours from where I live. I...

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