Category Archives: Stories

Split Pea with Ham Soup (#SoupSwappers)

This month’s theme is “Memory Soups” and my recipe for Split Pea with Ham Soup is chock full of wonderful memories. 

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Ms. Campbell’s Mashed Potato Salad

For those of you who prefer a potato salad without large chunks of potatoes, this recipe for Mashed Potato Salad is for you. Courtesy of Ms. Campbell, my friend Becky’s momma, this recipe was developed in the foothills of the Smoky … Continue reading

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A Smidgen, A Pinch and A Dash

As the year closes, I wanted to bring you a story of encouragement; a story that shows that love really is one big circle. Kindness doesn’t cost a thing. Sprinkle it out there.. 

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The Feast of the Seven Fishes

This year is ending on a high note for me, after over a year of sadness with the suicide of one of my best girlfriends (one of The Blount County Girls, aka The BCGs). It’s fitting that this year’s Christmas … Continue reading

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Chipotle Hummus (Meatless Monday)

Today’s Meatless Monday is a recipe for Chipotle Hummus. This spicy version of hummus has just enough heat to make you want more; it’s perfect to have with veggies, as a sandwich spread, or if you’re like me…right off the … Continue reading

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Orange Pecan Spice Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

I baked my first cake when I was nine years old. It was an orange cake with orange frosting. And I’ll never forget the lessons I learned with that very first baking attempt. Let me tell you the story. 

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Moroccan Chickpea Soup (Meatless Monday)

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 … Continue reading

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Today is Our Twentieth Wedding Anniversary

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 … Continue reading

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Your Favorite Recipes of 2013 and Plans for the New Year

I have recapped your favorite recipes of 2013 (based on the number of views), I included one old favorite that shows up year after year, but the rest were posted in 2013;   I’ve also got great plans in store … Continue reading

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The Christmas Pickle

The Christmas Pickle is a tradition that I started for our niece and nephew years ago; it’s one of my favorite parts of our holiday celebrations. The Pickle Game changes each year, with me creating the devious rules designed to … Continue reading

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