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OLIVE OIL BRIOCHE BREAD

Make your own homemade healthy sandwich bread. Brioche bread is a soft white bread, perfect for making sandwiches. This shape is similar to the Italian Christmas Panettone, it stacks well keeping its shape. I make this type of bread when I am prepari...
by www.recipeswitholiveoil on May 31, 2014

Spicy Roasted Tomatillo Garbanzo Bean Dip

The robust flavor of this recipe for Spicy Roasted Tomatillo Garbanzo Bean Dip will have you reaching for more and more. This recipe was created for my client, Green Giant, but all opinions are my own. When the kids started school in August, it felt...
by Sarah's Cucina Bella on May 23, 2014

Sesame Roll Recipe

There’s nothing quite like the yeasty goodness of fresh, hot bread, right? This Sesame Roll recipe is pretty easy (the stand mixer does most the work!) and bakes up hot, firm rolls perfect for anything from your barbecue (bratwurst, I am lookin...
by Sarah's Cucina Bella on May 19, 2014

Very Veggie Tabbouleh

Loaded with tomatoes, cucumbers, red peppers and more, this Very Veggie Tabbouleh recipe is a quick and easy side dish perfect for spring and summer cook-outs. I vividly remember the first time I tried tabbouleh. I was 18, and had just moved to the c...
by Sarah's Cucina Bella on May 14, 2014

Potato Salad with Canned Salmon

I’m not a fish eater.  I’ve kept that from you for a long time.  I would have gone to culinary school and been a chef if I could eat fish.  My mother swore that I ate fish until I was 2 years old and before I turned 3 I refused every bite. I w...
by Orgasmic Chef on Mar 17, 2014

Picnic in Review

Well Internet friends, it’s the post you’ve all been waiting for. I don’t know how you’ve been sleeping lately considering the immense anticipation, but the time is finally here. Today I recap for you the official Pinterest Pi...
by Young, Mild & Free on Sep 2, 2013

Picnic in Review

Well Internet friends, it’s the post you’ve all been waiting for. I don’t know how you’ve been sleeping lately considering the immense anticipation, but the time is finally here. Today I recap for you the official Pinterest Pi...
by Young, Mild & Free on Sep 2, 2013

Paprika Swiss Shortbread with Baked Potato Dip

Add a touch of panache to your Fourth of July picnic with these flavorful appetizer recipes. Ingredients: Paprika Swiss Shortbread 3/4 cup butter, room temperature 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup  corn starch 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp smoked paprika...
by The Word Magicians Kitchen on Jul 2, 2013

Easy Quiche Lorraine

    Easy quiche lorraine! I had never made a quiche before last weekend, but had to bring a dish ... Continue reading...
by Rice For Britain on May 31, 2013

Spicy Mango Salsa

Sunday nights are usually a time for curling up with my favorite TV dramas (Maris and I love Revenge, and she tells me last night’s show was amazing). Sometimes, I dig into a little plate of crackers and cheese with a glass of wine while watchi...
by Sarah's Cucina Bella on Mar 25, 2013

Cucumber, Carrot and Edamame Salad

There is so much good all around us, if we only take the time to see it. Goodness is bright and beautiful. It fills us up and reminds us that we aren’t alone. That’s such an important thing. Good was in the Christmas cards that arrived, s...
by Sarah's Cucina Bella on Jan 24, 2013

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

As far as chocolate cookies are concerned, these contenders are a heavyweight – with the chocolate content in one batch weighing in at just under 2 pounds. Despite this, they are not overly dense or fudgy in texture, just perfectly … Cont...
by my best days ever on Oct 23, 2012

Pear & Frangipane Tart

A couple of years ago when we went to Paris, we stayed in a little apartment in the Marais that sat very near to a host of excellent patisseries. Every afternoon, Mr Man would go out and shop for our afternoon treat, and … Continue reading &...
by my best days ever on Oct 13, 2012

Ricotta & Sage Meatballs

I have given up on pre -dinner snacks in our household, usually because dinner is such a big event – as is dessert. So I do not expect people to eat anything, aside from a few olives or spiced nuts, before they make … Continue reading...
by my best days ever on Oct 5, 2012

Fruit Tart

I think fruit tarts are mesmerising. They are the item that catches my eye at every bakery counter, the fruit so perfectly (or in my case, not perfectly) arranged, glistening in glaze and so full of gorgeous colour. They are … Continue reading...
by my best days ever on Aug 10, 2012

Tangy Cranberry Almond Coleslaw

Warm breezes, the sound of waves crashing on the shore, laughter … these are the things our happy summer celebrations are made of. And they are fueled by summer dinners where the chicken is grilled, the corn is freshly peeled and steamed and th...
by Sarah's Cucina Bella on Jul 31, 2012

Lemony Farro Salad with Basil and Tomatoes

If I had to laid blame for my recent obsession with grains, it would lay firmly on the shoulders of the dear Joanne of Eats Well with Others. After several potlucks at the Sweetnicks house, she’s opened my eyes to whole grains. Before trying he...
by Sarah's Cucina Bella on Jul 27, 2012

Cherry Clafoutis

 It’s cherry time again and every day we are scrubbing deep, red stains off our fingers (the table and even the walls and doors) - they are plump and juicy and so full of flavour. This particular dish seemed to be featured on amost …...
by my best days ever on Jul 27, 2012

Summer Salad (Sweet Corn, Tomato & Avocado with Cilantro)

I love the 4th of July holiday – it seems to be the most comparible national holiday to Australia Day, with every one heading to the beach to celebrate or lighting up a grill in their backyard. In the past … Continue reading →...
by my best days ever on Jul 12, 2012

Fruited Quinoa Salad with Summer Squash and Lime

When I was a child and a teen, I was always in this great big rush to grow up. Adulthood seemed like a magical gateway to fabulousness, and once I reached there everything would be just perfect automatically. I imagined my dreamy life filled with din...
by Sarah's Cucina Bella on Jul 10, 2012


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