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Slow Cooker Beef and Veggie Stew

This Slow Cooker Beef and Veggie Stew has a faint French onion-ness to the broth that’s also flavored with roasted garlic. FIlled with beef, vegetables and potatoes, it’s delightful. When you plan your meals ahead of time, the evening goes much smoother. It becomes simpler to just finish up whatever you need to (work, laundry, …

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easy split pea soup

Easy Split Pea Soup

This smoky, salty Easy Split Pea Soup with a hint of sweetness is easy to make — just make sure you have enough time to whip it up. You know how flavors can bring back vivid memories? Split pea soup is like that for me. One whiff of it’s smoky scent, and I feel the …

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Lemony Pasta Salad

For years I haven’t watched the news at night. While I think it’s important to be informed (and I am), it’s easy to become enraptured with the frightening amount of bad things that happen every day everywhere. I like to believe in the inherent goodness of people, but also realize that for whatever reason some …

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Quick and Easy Salt and Pepper Chicken Breasts

Reviving Quick and Easy Salt and Pepper Chicken Breasts (and 5 Food Photography Tips for the Non-Photographer)

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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Spiced Pear Apple Sauce

This is not your grandmother’s apple (or pear!) sauce. This sassy, sweet concoction is enhanced with ginger and nutmeg — an unlikely combination that totally works. The creating of this recipe was totally by necessity. I just couldn’t let the fruit in my fridge down … See, when I opened my refrigerator this morning, I …

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