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The SavvyCast is a podcast of the Family Savvy blog, where Jamie Tarence will host savvy guests to discuss real life topics that affect us all. Food and family. Marriage and divorce. Fitness and health. The Enneagram and relationships. Each episode is designed to entertain, educate and inspire all who listen. Everyone is welcome at the table! So grab a cup of coffee, and let’s talk.

The SavvyCast Jamie Tarence

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The SavvyCast is a podcast of the Family Savvy blog, where Jamie Tarence will host savvy guests to discuss real life topics that affect us all. Food and family. Marriage and divorce. Fitness and health. The Enneagram and relationships. Each episode is designed to entertain, educate and inspire all who listen. Everyone is welcome at the table! So grab a cup of coffee, and let’s talk.

    Tips, Tricks, & Tools for Making Holiday Cooking Easier

    Tips, Tricks, & Tools for Making Holiday Cooking Easier

    Now that the holiday season is in full swing, many of us are busy planning menus and dishes. In this episode, I am sharing some of my favorite tips and tricks that have made holiday cooking much more manageable! 
    Episode At A Glance:  The holidays are here, and for many of us, this time of year means a whole lot of cooking! Over the years, I have learned a few tips and tricks to make holiday cooking easier and much more efficient. In this episode, I share my "game-changing" kitchen hacks along with my favorite products that help cut down on cooking time. I hope this episode helps you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with the people you love this holiday season! 
    Products Mentioned In This Episode: Elite Gourmet Hot Plate- This serves as an extra burner, which is great for holiday
    cooking when you’re needing more room on your stovetop. GreenPan Healthy Ceramic Nonstick Skillet- It’s 13.5 inches, and if you enjoy
    cooking, this is a large-sized pan that is great for cooking lots of food at a time. This is
    the item I use the most. Electric Knife- Great for cutting big birds, and it makes cutting meat a breeze. Casserole Crockpot Hamilton Beach 6 quart slow cooker- It has a latch on the lid of the slow cooker, so when
    you are transporting food, you don’t have to worry about it spilling! 8 quart Brining bucket- I like to use this for making coffee punch! 2-quart glass beverage canister Glass Tupperware set Steamer basket Oxo fish spatula Oven crisp baking tray Breville Creatista Nespresso Coffee Maker Nespresso Vertuo I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!
    If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out:
    How to Create a Practical + Beautiful Party Setup with Lucy Grymes
    How to Choose the Perfect Kitchen Tile & Stone that is Right for You

    • 21 min
    Outer Aisle Gourmet: The Female-Owned Business Whose Delicious Products Are A Game Changer

    Outer Aisle Gourmet: The Female-Owned Business Whose Delicious Products Are A Game Changer

    Using Outer Aisle Gourmet bread alternative products has been an absolute game changer in my kitchen! I was so excited to sit down with Jeanne David, the CEO and founder of the brand. 
    Episode At A Glance:  This week on The SavvyCast, Jeanne David joined me to share about her company, Outer Aisle Gourmet. When Jeanne and her husband set out on a journey toward healthy eating, they were eventually inspired to create their own products and Outer Aisle Gourmet was born. Outer Aisle Gourmet provides gluten-free, grain-free, ketogenic-certified bread alternatives made with fresh veggies. In this episode, Jeanne shares how she founded Outer Aisle Gourmet, her favorite ways to use the products, and more!
    Questions Answered In This Episode:  How did Jeanne think of the concept of Outer Aisle Gourmet? What is Outer Aisle Gourmet’s mission as a business? Why did you found Outer Aisle Gourmet? What recipes can you make by using Outer Aisle Gourmet’s products? Resources Mentioned In This Episode:  Outer Aisle Lasagna  Find a store that carries Outer Aisle Gourmet products  Outer Aisle Gourmet website, use code SAVVY15 when ordering for 15% off your order Follow Outer Aisle Gourmet on Instagram  I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!
    If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out:
    Dietician Amanda Nighbert’s Best Advice On How To Stop Dieting And Start Living Your Best Life
    How And Why Compounded Medicine Can Be Life-Changing For Many Women 

    • 36 min
    Emily Hutchinson Shares Her Story of Love, Loss, and Becoming a Beloved Baking Influencer

    Emily Hutchinson Shares Her Story of Love, Loss, and Becoming a Beloved Baking Influencer

    Emily Hutchinson's testimony of grief, faith, and hope is a powerful story that has impacted so many. You will surely be blessed by this episode! 
    Episode At A Glance: This week on The SavvyCast, my fellow GAC community member Emily Hutchinson joins me. Emily is a two-time cookbook author, a TV cookie competition judge, and even teaches baking classes through Williams Sonoma. She and her husband have three precious children and are the parents to one "angel." In this episode, Emily shares her family's story of losing her two-and-a-half-month daughter to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in 2018. Listeners will hear how this tragic loss affected Emily and her family and how their faith became the foundation of their lives. Additionally, Emily shares tips for how friends and families of grieving loved ones can offer support. 
    Who Is Emily Hutchinson? Emily Hutchinson is a two-time cookbook author and TV cookie competition judge for Hallmark. She has a new series called “The sweet life with Emily” premiering on the GAC community app. Emily teaches online baking classes with Willams Sonoma, and she teaches her tips and tricks on national television. Emily has also taught celebrities like Rachael Ray and Lance Bass from NSYNC how to make her delicious cookies. Her work has been featured on the cover of magazines and has spread all over social media. She is an avid home-baker that creates trusted recipes in her kitchen. 
    Emily is a mother of three children and one angel. Her beautiful story from the loss of her daughter to her triumph in the kitchen will leave you full of hope. Emily, her husband Mike, and their kids live in a small town north of Seattle Washington called Arlington. She has built a brand around joy, hope, and delicious desserts that taste as good as they look.  
    Questions Answered In This Episode: What do Emily’s cookbooks feature? How did baking become a passion for Emily? When did Emily get into decorating cookies? How did the tragedy of losing her daughter impact Emily’s life today? What are some acts of service that others can do to help a family grieving a loss? How did Emily and her family come to have a close relationship with the Lord? How did Emily become affiliated with Hallmark? Resources Mentioned In This Episode:  Emily's cookbooks  Connect with Emily on Instagram Emily's blog  Check out Emily's baking classes  The Best Black Bean, Corn, and Feta Dip Connect With GAC: Instagram: @gactv and @gacliving The Great American Family Channel Finder Sign up for the Great American Family newsletter I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!
    If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out:
    GAC Executive Producer & Amazing Race Winner Laura Pierson Talks About Her Career Journey
    A Conversation with Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott

    • 40 min
    GAC Executive Producer & Amazing Race Winner Laura Pierson Talks About Her Career Journey

    GAC Executive Producer & Amazing Race Winner Laura Pierson Talks About Her Career Journey

    This week, GAC Executive Producer and Amazing Race Winner Laura Pierson joins me to share the exciting twists and turns of her career in television. 
    Episode At A Glance:  This week on The SavvyCast, I had the pleasure of chatting with the INCREDIBLE Laura Pierson. I got to know Laura through GAC, where she serves as the Executive Producer. Laura has had an amazing career and many incredible accomplishments, one of which being the winner of The Amazing Race! In this episode, Laura shares how she got involved with The Amazing Race, how she got her start in the television industry, the details of her role at GAC, as well as the fundraising organizations she passionately supports. 
    Who Is Laura Pierson? Laura Pierson is an Emmy-nominated, multi-faceted television producer who has overseen a wide variety of entertainment programming. From daytime strips to entertainment news, Laura has done it all, serving in almost every position from intern to Co-Executive Producer. Currently, Laura is the Executive Producer for Great American Family’s digital platform, Great American Community. As the Executive Producer, she oversees 16 original series hosted by beloved Great American Family stars and experts at the top of their fields. Laura’s experience in unscripted television truly became all-encompassing when she won Season 26 of the multi-Emmy Award-winning reality series, The Amazing Race. In her mission to give back to others, Laura has joined forces with non-profits such as Project Angel Food, to help those who are less fortunate in the Los Angeles region, and Hearts of Reality, to raise funds and awareness for Give Kids the World Village.
    Questions Answered In This Episode:  What is Laura Pierson’s role in the Great American Community? How did Laura get into the television industry? What has behind-the-scenes of creating the Great American Community app looked like? What is in the works for the future of the Great American Community app? Did Laura date Tyler, her Amazing Race partner, after the show? How did Laura and Tyler win Season 26 of The Amazing Race?  What was Laura’s experience like on The Amazing Race?  How did winning The Amazing Race affect her career? What are her thoughts on shows like The Bachelor/Bachelorette? What organizations does Laura support and assist with? Resources Mentioned In This Episode:  Laura Pierson Fundraising Page  Give Kids The World  Laura's Instagram Connect With GAC: Instagram: @gactv and @gacliving The Great American Family Channel Finder Sign up for the Great American Family newsletter I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!
    If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out:
    A Conversation with Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott
    How Larissa Wohl Uses Her Platform to Promote Animal Rescue And Adoption

    • 43 min
    Meteorologist Ashley Gann shares all things about her job, family, and faith

    Meteorologist Ashley Gann shares all things about her job, family, and faith

    Birmingham locals probably know the amazing Ashley Gann from the CBS 42 weather. This week, Ashley joins me to discuss her career in meteorology, her family, the business she owns with her husband, and the faith that inspires it all. 
    Episode At A Glance: This week on The SavvyCast, CBS 42 Chief Meteorologist Ashley Gann joins me to share about her life, career, and faith. Not only is Ashley an incredibly successful meteorologist, but she is also a business owner and entrepreneur. In this episode, Ashley shares how she began her career, how she balances her home and work life, as well as the details of her family-owned business. 
    Who Is Ashley Gann?   Emmy-nominated Ashley Gann is the Chief Meteorologist at CBS 42 and is a doting mother of 4, wife, and active member of her church. Nearly 8 years ago the Lord called Ashley and her family to Birmingham where she became the first female chief meteorologist in the Birmingham TV market, and to date, the only one. While most people know Ashley for her weather coverage, Ashley is also a proud business owner with her husband Derek. While he runs the day-to-day operations, Ashley casts the vision and is an entrepreneur at heart. Together, Ashley and Derek have built a family-owned and operated business that reaches across the entire state of Alabama.  Most recently Ashley was inducted into Auburn’s Top 20 Alumni under 40 and last year, received the prestigious Minority Business Awards Young Professional of the Year. Ashley graduated with an aerospace engineering degree from Auburn and a master’s in meteorology from Mississippi State.
    Questions Answered In This Episode:  How did Ashley get into meteorology? What is a chief meteorologist? How does Ashley connect with her viewers? What does Ashley do during severe weather? How does Ashley balance a full-time job and motherhood? How does Ashley prepare food for the week for her family with her busy schedule? What are the other businesses that Ashley and her husband own? How did Ashley and her husband get into flipping houses? Resources In This Episode: Little Spoon I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!
    If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out:
    How Larissa Wohl Uses Her Platform to Promote Animal Rescue
    A Conversation with Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott

    • 38 min
    How to Create a Practical + Beautiful Party Setup with Lucy Grymes

    How to Create a Practical + Beautiful Party Setup with Lucy Grymes

    This time of year, many of us are busy entertaining and hosting guests. In this episode, Lucy Dean shares how creating a beautiful, welcoming space for guests can be made a little easier.
    Episode At A Glance:  This week on The SavvyCast, Lucy Dean joins me to discuss her fabulous paper product company, Lucy Grymes. Lucy Grymes makes fabulous, one-of-a-kind paper products such as placemats, vase wraps, wine bags, and napkins. In this episode, Lucy Dean shares how these products make beautiful entertaining a breeze. Lucy shares the origins of her company as well as the details of all her products. Additionally, Lucy and I discuss our best tricks when it comes to entertaining guests at parties, feeding guests on a budget, creative party theme ideas, and creating a welcoming space for guests
    Who Is Lucy Dean?  Ever since she was a little girl, Lucy Dean has had an obsession with anything that is colorful and patterned. From collecting fabric scraps as a child to asking for floral bedding to making a "scarf wall" in college, she has always believed the more the merrier when it comes to color and pattern! Today, Lucy has found the perfect opportunity to turn her passion for color and pattern into a business.
    As an adult, she quickly learned entertaining is not as easy as it looks. From realizing she had to wash and press her new placemats to having to use drinking glasses as vases, she grew frustrated at the challenges she faced when hosting out of her small apartment. Therefore, she set out to solve these problems in an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly way, and at last Lucy Grymes was born! 
    Questions Answered In This Episode: How did Lucy get to where she is today? What products does she sell and what are the ways they can be used? How did she come up with the vase wrap idea? What are the steps Lucy takes to create a beautiful table? How do you layer patterns on top of each other? Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Just Darviny for tablecloths Hampton House Linens SimuLinen Lucy Grymes website  Lucy Grymes Instagram I hope you enjoyed this episode! As always, if you have time to rate, review, and subscribe to The SavvyCast on Apple Podcasts, it would be SO appreciated!!!
    If you like this podcast, be sure to check these out:
    The Face Behind Lili Alessandra and What You Need to Make a Beautiful Bed
    Laura Dockery Talks Home Design, Decor, and Trends for 2022

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Random funny girl ,

Love it!

Jamie is like a savvy big sister with advice and wisdom to share. Love the variety of interesting topics too!

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Beyond wonderful!!!

I just listened to “Marlee’s Near Death Experience,” and I have to say it was incredible. I had tears, praises to God, shock and disbelief…a range of emotions! What a precious testimony of God literally holding Marlee in His hands, not letting her go, but allowing both she and her sweet Mama to give God all the glory for her life. Thank you for providing such an incredible story!

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Practical and actionable.

Heartily recommend. Wide range
Of topics and guests. Always a good takeaway.

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