Lemon Shortbread Blackberry Cream Napoleons

Lemon Shortbread Cookies, slice and bake cookies, Blackberry Cream Napoleans, Lemon Whipped Cream

Lemon Shortbread Blackberry Cream Napoleons

Are you looking for an incredibly simple, amazingly elegant, totally prepare-ahead and assemble at the last-minute dessert for Easter? This Lemon Shortbread Blackberry Cream Napoleon Recipe is it! Lemony shortbread slice and bake cookies are topped with an easy blackberry cream, fresh berries (you can use your favorite), and topped with sweetened lemon whipped cream. Delightfully decadent desserts don’t have to be difficult!  Continue reading

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Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic Rosemary Dijon Crust

Roast Leg of Lamb recipe with Garlic Rosemary Dijon Crust, lemon, lemon zest, panko crumbs, white wine

Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic Rosemary Dijon Crust

Easter is on its way and we always feast on leg of lamb for the holiday. This Roast Leg of Lamb with Garlic Rosemary and Dijon Crust recipe is how I always serve it; it’s a recipe I’ve developed over years and years of cooking leg of lamb. It is delicious and very easy! Continue reading

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Moroccan Chickpea Soup (Meatless Monday)

Moroccan Style chickpea soup recipe, garbanzo bean soup,

Moroccan Chickpea Soup

We’ve got Dogwood Winter headed our way, so I was craving a soup. This Moroccan-Style Chickpea Soup is perfect for Meatless Monday; loaded with protein from chickpeas and shelled edamame, it’s got vibrant color and flavor. Not only that, it’s simple and super quick to prepare! Twenty minutes and soup’s on!  Continue reading

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Southern-Style Egg Salad

Egg Salad recipe, southern style, deviled egg salad

Southern-Style Egg Salad

Like any Southerner, my love for Egg Salad runs deep. And like Deviled Eggs and Southern-Style Mustard Potato Salad, Egg Salad Sandwiches are a staple of Southern eating. This high-protein salad is easy to make, inexpensive, and totally delicious.  Continue reading

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Marinated Pork Loin with Grilled Corn Salsa

Marinated Pork Loin recipe, grilled corn salsa recipe, easy, grilling,

Marinated Pork Loin with Grilled Corn Salsa

It’s just about time to fire up those grills for a season of outdoor cooking! But even if you don’t have a grill, you can enjoy this incredible Marinated Pork Loin with Grilled Corn Salsa recipe. I’ll tell you how! It’s a simple recipe that is jam-packed with flavor.  Continue reading

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Asparagus Pesto (Meatless Monday)

Asparagus Pesto recipe, blanched asparagus, garlic, pine nuts, lemon, Parmesan cheese, dip, spread

Asparagus Pesto

Since it’s full-on asparagus season here, I thought I’d give you a different way to eat it than roasted or steamed or grilled. How about as a dip/spread? This Asparagus Pesto recipe has all of the elements of a traditional pesto except it substitutes fresh blanched asparagus for the basil. And there is an added ingredient that really makes that asparagus pop! Continue reading

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Feta and Black Olive Dip ( Fun Food Friday)

Feta and Black Olive Dip recipe, feta cheese, kalamata olives, lemon, garlic, oregano, green onions, sour cream dip, spread

Feta and Black Olive Dip

This Greek-inspired Feta and Black Olive Dip recipe will leave you drooling. I kid you not. I’ve utilized many of the flavors typical of Greek Cuisine: feta cheese, Kalamata olives, green onions, garlic, lemon and oregano. Those, combined with sour cream, make for a slightly chunky, flavorful, rich, tangy dip/spread I can promise you will have your people scraping the bottom of the bowl. I did! Continue reading

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Today is Our Twentieth Wedding Anniversary

Saucy and Mr. Saucy

You’ll have to indulge me today. It’s not very often that I post about non-food matters, but twenty years ago today I married Mr. Saucy. I just can’t believe so much time has gone by! I really wanted to share my joy with you on this day. And I’ll tell you a little bit about how we got to where we are, twenty years later… Continue reading

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Cheesy Grated Potato Nests with Poached Eggs (Meatless Monday)

Grated Potato Nests recipe with Poached Eggs, scrambled egg, fried egg, hash brown casserole

Cheesy Grated Potato Nests with Poached Eggs

This recipe for Grated Potato Nests with Poached Eggs is really all show. I’ve simply taken my recipe for Hash Brown Casserole and given it a makeover for the upcoming holidays. This dish is perfect for a Breakfast-for-Dinner meal, brunch, Easter morning or any other time. And you don’t have to use poached eggs; scrambled or fried work, too! When you don’t want to get fancy with it, just bake the potatoes in a casserole and you have a fabulous side dish!   Continue reading

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Crispy Corn Tortilla Baked Chicken Tenders (Five Ingredient Friday)

Corn Tortilla Baked Chicken Tenders

Crispy Corn Tortilla Baked Chicken Tenders

In this recipe, Crispy Corn Tortilla Chicken Tenders are baked, not fried. The crunchy outside, with flavors of the Southwest, encases tender, juicy chicken on the inside. Ready in under 30 minutes, these morsels of goodness are perfect for a hectic weeknight, or for any Mexican-inspired meal. And…there are just 6 ingredients (yes, I cheated). Continue reading

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