Monthly Archive: January 2016

Jan 31 2016

Sunday in the kitchen ~ Lentil Soup


Soup…the ultimate comfort food, right?

There’s just something soothing to having a pot of hearty soup simmering on the stove on a cold winter day.

And it’s even better the man you’re cooking for loves it!

Here’s my recipe for a hearty Lentil Soup…hope you enjoy it.


1 16oz bag lentils (soak overnight, drain and rinse before using)

In a stock pot, saute 1 tbs chopped garlic, 1 chopped onion, 2 ribs chopped celery, 2 large carrots, chopped, until the onions are translucent.

Add 1 tbs dried thyme, 1 tbs coriander, salt & pepper to taste

Add 1 large can crushed tomatoes, 2 cups chicken stock, 2 cups water and the rinsed beans.

Let simmer for an hour.

Puree half the mixture.

Add chopped ham cubes (I use the fully cooked ham steaks)

Simmer until all flavors meld together.

Serve hot with grated parmesan cheese or toasted bread.


Jan 23 2016

New Year, New Me, New Blog!


My new cat…Luna Belle

Wow…time flies when you’re off the grid!

Believe it or not the urge to blog has finally become more than a passing thought and so, I decided to give in and dive back into my weekly chats here at the Saucy Scribe…So what could be more fitting than a first post of the new blog dedicated to all things new in Saucyville…

2015 marked the end of my marriage. A 28 year marriage that had plenty of good times, produced 3 great kids, and counts as more than half my life…but it lacked something both of us knew we needed and believe it not, we parted amicably. I’d love to say everything was a walk in the park, but divorce is never easy, no matter how amicable both parties try to be (read: you will see some whiny posts now and then LOL)

The good news is, 2016 finds this romance writer living a bit of a fairy tale…because love is a beautiful thing and when that magic happens all you can do is ride along. After all, the one thing I’ve learned over the years is NOT to deny what my heart wants and needs.


My self-imposed year-long hiatus from writing to get my life back on track is now over. I have a new cat (Luna Belle) to walk across my laptop and a wonderfully supportive man at my side encouraging me to get the words on the page (and who has no trouble pouring the wine, supplying the chocolate and surrounding me with love and affection.)

Up this week:  at least one chapter of A Proposal & Pumpkin Pie (yes I know it’s a Thanksgiving book…but better late than never, right?)

Welcome back to the Saucy Scribe!


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