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Back to School and Nut-Free School Snacks

Back to School and Nut-Free School Snacks

| September 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s hard to believe, but we’re in our third week of school here (already!). The kids were excited to get back into the classroom and embark on a new school year. This fresh start means so much — a more normal school environment filled with learning and joy. It also means a lot more homework […]

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Inside Dinner Underground with Chef Plum

Inside Dinner Underground with Chef Plum

| September 8, 2013 | 5 Comments

Meet Chef Plum, an amazing Connecticut chef who hosts these pop-up dinners around our area called Dinner Underground. Recently, he invited me to check out his latest Dinner Underground event. Let’s rewind a second though. You have to hear how Plum and I actually met for the first time …

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Slow Cooker Enchiladas Tacos

Slow Cooker Enchiladas Tacos

| September 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

I created this Slow Cooker Enchiladas Tacos recipe for my client Old El Paso. All opinions are my own. Somewhere in the realm of social media yesterday, I read something someone posted about how people need to stop whining about how busy they are and get over it. Well, I’m not sorry that I share […]

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Pumpkin M&M Cookie Pie

Pumpkin M&M Cookie Pie

| September 4, 2013 | 3 Comments

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. When Paige came downstairs this morning, she hopped a little on her feet. “Why is the floor so cold?” she quipped. Then she sat on […]

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Miso Salmon (The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook)

Miso Salmon (The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook)

| September 3, 2013 | 8 Comments

This post is sponsored by the ADA in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY. The sign of a good cookbook — in my opinion — is the number of recipes in that that inspire you to cook. The case of The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook, this photo says it all — I marked recipe after recipe to […]

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Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini (Quick Family Meals)

Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini (Quick Family Meals)

| August 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop and creation of a quick and easy recipe for Grilled Steak Bruschetta Tortellini has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Life as a family feels like a delicately arranged jigsaw puzzle. Scheduling […]

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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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How to Make Oatmeal with a Keurig

How to Make Oatmeal with a Keurig

| August 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Note: Keurig provided me with a Keurig brewer for review purposes, but this isn’t a review. I’ve been making my oatmeal with a Keurig for years and thought it would be a fun thing to share. It’s also NOT a sponsored post and all opinions, ideas and insights are my own. What I love about […]

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New on Momtastic: BLT Sliders

New on Momtastic: BLT Sliders

| August 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

Love burgers? And BLTs? Then you will adore these fabulous juicy sliders with plenty of crisp bacon, juicy tomatoes and lettuce. They are heaven on a bun. I’d love it if you would pop over to Momtastic, who I also write for, to check out the recipe for BLT Sliders.

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Fast, Faster, Fastest Ideas for Busy Night Dinners

Fast, Faster, Fastest Ideas for Busy Night Dinners

| August 27, 2013 | 4 Comments

Do you ever have the “Dinner time – uh oh” moment in your house? It happens to me more than I like to admit. Particularly on days when I have a lot going on. I love to cook, but I am not always so organized about the planning aspect. However, I’ve learned that even if […]

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