Author Archives: P ~ The Saucy Southerner

About P ~ The Saucy Southerner

I started cooking when I was ten years old. For me, the process of cooking, from inception of a dish, to the execution, to the washing of the pots is sheer delight. I am now retired from a business I still own, in partnership with my husband. I used to work six days a week and still cook every night. Now, I'm gardening, still cooking, always having fun and hoping to share my joy with you. Thank you for reading...and commenting! P~

Sicilian Meatball Soup – #SoupSwappers

This month’s theme for #SoupSwappers is Let’s Go International; this recipe for Sicilian Meatball Soup brings you the flavors of Sicily in a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs soup. Links to all the other international soups are included.

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Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing – Two Ways

Top your favorite salad, fruit, or slaw with this recipe for Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing, done two ways: Traditional Mayonnaise and Greek Yogurt; both sweetened with honey. 

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Fromage Fort

Take all those scraps of cheese hanging out in your refrigerator and make this French cheese spread recipe: Fromage Fort! Traditionally made by blending together pieces of different leftover cheeses, white wine and garlic, it is a great way to … Continue reading

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Macaroni and Beef Skillet – (Beefy Cheesy Mac)

This super cheesy Macaroni and Beef Skillet recipe is a grownup version of that boxed helper you may have had as a kid. Flavored with cumin, coriander and garlic, it’s reminiscent of Chili-Mac; it’s very hearty and it’s sure to … Continue reading

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Wheatberry Wild Rice Salad – Meatless Monday

Whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables all come together in today’s recipe for Wheatberry (wheat berry) Wild Rice Salad. With the perfect mix of savory and sweet, this protein and high-fiber salad is excellent for Meatless Monday. 

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Tomato Leek Soup – Thick and Chunky – Meatless Monday

This Tomato Leek Soup recipe is today’s comfort food offering; it is thick and chunky and so flavorful it 

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Apple Pear Cake – Cast Iron Cooking

This Apple Pear Cake recipe is chock full of flavor and easy to make, no matter your baking skill. Fresh apple and pear; pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg are all included. There’s nothing more perfect for a cold winter night than … Continue reading

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Pimento Cheese Hummus

This recipe for Pimento Cheese Hummus is the marriage of two of my very favorite things. Pimento Cheese is made healthier and more nutritious, while hummus is studded with sweet pimento and cheddar cheese. This union was made in what … Continue reading

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Cauliflower White Bean Chili

Healthy Soups is the theme for this month’s Soup Saturday and this recipe for Cauliflower White Bean Chili fits the bill. Roasted Cauliflower, white beans and green chiles combine with spices for a flavorful, hearty chili that will warm you from … Continue reading

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Étouffée Empanada – Shrimp and Crawfish

Today’s recipe: Étouffée Empanada. Yes. That’s right. Shrimp and Crawfish in Étouffée sauce, wrapped in Flaky Pastry and baked. This month’s Fish Friday Foodies theme was Seafood Pie and this is mine. All other FFF seafood pie recipes are linked in … Continue reading

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