Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplins (#SoupSwappers)

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Chicken and Dumplings

Regional Soups is this month’s theme for Soup Saturday Swappers and this Chicken and Dumplings recipe is the quintessential East Tennessee soup. If you make good chicken and dumplings, your stock is high; if you know someone who makes good chicken and dumplings (and they like you enough to make some for you), you’re golden.  Continue reading

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Shrimp Scampi – Lightened Up (#FishFridayFoodies)

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Lightened Shrimp Scampi

This Lightened-Up Shrimp Scampi recipe is my contribution to this month’s Fish Friday Foodies theme: Seafood Pasta. No, that’s not pasta. It’s Zoodles! And since I lightened this traditional dish, the spiral-cut zucchini aided in that effort, but read on…there’s more ways this recipe was made lighter in fat, calories and carbs, without losing any flavor.   Continue reading

Posted in Entrée, Fish, Living in Elegant Simplicity, Pasta, Saucy Southerner Recipes, Vegetables | 9 Comments

Brownie Cookies – Cocoa By-the-Cup #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar

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Brownie Cookies and Cocoa By-the-Cup

Deep, dark, rich, gooey Brownie Cookies and Hot Cocoa By-the-Cup are today’s #Choctoberfest recipes. Featuring the amazing Dutch Processed Cocoa by Rodelle, you won’t believe the intense chocolate flavor in both of these treats!  Continue reading

Posted in Brand Posts, Cookies, Desserts, Saucy Southerner Recipes, Snacks | 7 Comments

Chocolate Crème Caramel #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar

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Chocolate Crème Caramel

Crème Caramel, or Flan, is a custard with a soft caramel layer on top. This Chocolate Crème Caramel recipe will illustrate just how easy this very elegant little dessert is to prepare! It’s Day Three of #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar! There’s a giveaway valued at over $450, and a slew of chocolate recipes for you to try!   Continue reading

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Chocolate Mudslide Ice Cream – Simple No Churn Recipe #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar

Mudslide Ice Cream Simple No-Churn Recipe, heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, simple three ingredient fudge sauce, chocolate chips, Kahlua, Bailey's Irish Cream, #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar

Chocolate Mudslide Ice Cream

My favorite decadent cocktail, the Mudslide, brought to life in an unbelievably simple, no-churn chocolate-y ice cream! Y’all! You will scream for this ice cream! Day two of #Choctoberfest is here with the fabulous giveaway. Go ahead! Check it out!  Continue reading

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Three Ingredient Fudge Sauce – #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar – Giveaway


Today’s kickoff of the third annual food blogger celebration of all things chocolate, made possible thanks to our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar and the other sponsors, begins a week-long October Chocolate Festival #Choctoberfest! Not only a feast of chocolate recipes, but a fantastic giveaway, valued at over $450!  Continue reading

Posted in Brand Posts, Condiments, Desserts, Dips and Spreads, Holiday Cooking, Ice Cream, Living in Elegant Simplicity, Saucy Southerner Recipes, Snacks | 14 Comments

Salted Caramel Apple Pie (Award-Winning Recipe)

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie

This recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Pie (with Bourbon-soaked raisins and pecans) was my entry in the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Blue Ribbon Country Fair. It was beyond thrilling to win first place (Blue Ribbon) in the category of Fruit Pies and Best in Show (Purple Ribbon) for all eleven baking categories.

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Of course, I’m sharing my recipe with you.  Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Desserts, Saucy Southerner Recipes, Southern, Sweet Pies | 6 Comments

Green Chile Pulled Pork – Crock-pot recipe

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Green Chile Pulled Pork

This recipe for Green Chile Pulled Pork prepared in a Slow Cooker is loaded with the seasonings of the Southwest! Rubbed with spices and seared before going into the Crock-Pot, it simmers with onions, green chiles and salsa verde (green tomatillo salsa) for a moist, tender, flavorful and simple dish!  Continue reading

Posted in Crock Pot Cookery, Entrée, Meats, Saucy Southerner Recipes | 5 Comments

Mango Avocado Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche (#foodbloggers4FL)

Mango Avocado Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche recipe, lemon, lime, orange, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion, cucumber, the saucy southerner, #foodbloggers4fl

Mango Avocado Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche

This Mango Avocado Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche recipe embodies most things I love about traveling to Florida and to the Caribbean. It’s my contribution to #foodbloggers4FL, in our campaign to raise awareness of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, and also now by Hurricane Maria. Plus the story, in her own words, of a personal Florida Keys friend, who is still not able to return home.   Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Entrée, Fish, Living in Elegant Simplicity, Salads, Saucy Southerner Recipes, Side Dishes | 12 Comments

Beef and Cabbage Casserole

Beef and Cabbage Casserole recipe, Keto, onion, tomatoes, green chilies, cheese, cumin, coriander, cilantro, oregano, vinegar, the saucy southerner

Beef and Cabbage Casserole

This Cheesy Beef and Cabbage Casserole recipe is the perfect dish to warm you from the inside out. Not only is it hearty, it’s also incredibly healthy! Low carb recipes can be delicious; this is a great example!  Continue reading

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