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Sarah’s Cucina Bella 2013 Thanksgiving Menu

Sarah’s Cucina Bella 2013 Thanksgiving Menu

| November 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

With Thanksgiving just days away, I am finally ready to share our menu for this year. And I couldn’t be more excited about it. Thanksgiving, for me, is all about the side dishes — something that’s very evident from the over-the-top number of dishes I am making this year. This  year’s menu features four new […]

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Traditional Thanksgiving Menu with a Twist

Traditional Thanksgiving Menu with a Twist

| November 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

Recently, I shared one of my new Thanksgiving turkey recipes on my personal Facebook page. One friend commented that she sticks with her traditional turkey every year. And honestly, I get it. Traditions are important. And traditional Thanksgiving menus can be such a brilliant way to connect to your past. But sometimes, you want to […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

| November 16, 2013 | 3 Comments

Thanksgiving is coming. Are you ready? Whether you are new to the kitchen or looking for a delicious menu that won’t leave you pulling your hair out, this Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Menu is a perfect compromise between tradition and ease of preparation. Featuring a roasted split turkey breast and several make-ahead side dishes, this Thanksgiving […]

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning Do’s and Don’ts (And My Thanksgiving Menu 2012)

Thanksgiving Menu Planning Do’s and Don’ts (And My Thanksgiving Menu 2012)

| November 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Three days to Thanksgiving! Are you ready? Listen, even if you aren’t all planned, purchased and prepped yet, it’s okay. You can totally do this. Just sit down and make a list of the dishes you want to serve. Next, gather the recipes and make a list of what you need (be sure to note […]

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Menu

Last Minute Thanksgiving Menu

| November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

Are you ready for tomorrow? I’ve been cooking since about 7 a.m. today (not including the pre-7 a.m. breakfasts I made for the kids) and am all set for our Thanksgiving feast tomorrow. I hope you’re ready too but if not, here’s a quick, easy last- minute menu for what to make and serve for […]

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Thanksgiving Planning Tips and Thanksgiving Menu 2011

Thanksgiving Planning Tips and Thanksgiving Menu 2011

| November 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

Seven years ago, I hosted my first Thanksgiving dinner. Shawn and I were newly weds, and I couldn’t wait to play hostess. It was practically an obsession for me, and I wasn’t happy until I could do it. I devised an aggressive menu and tried my hardest to make it awe-worthy. In the end, the […]

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Quick Pork and Peanut Stir-Fry

Quick Pork and Peanut Stir-Fry

| March 22, 2011 | 11 Comments

Remember how I was meal planning for a while? It worked so well, and being organized (and planned) made the evenings go really smoothly. Unfortunately, I really haven’t done that in a long time. In fact, my meal planning calendar still lists a week in October. As a result, dinner has become a great big […]

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Thanksgiving: T-Minus Nine Days

Thanksgiving: T-Minus Nine Days

| November 19, 2008 | 3 Comments

Yesterday, I was floating in Long Island Sound in the kayak that my uncle bought me as a college graduation gift … or it feel s that way at least. In truth though, that day was nearly three months of yesterdays ago. Yes, folks, time is flying and it’s flying faster than fast. We’ve kissed […]

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