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2nd Annual #SoupaPalooza Linkup and Giveaways

Cheryl from TidyMom and I have been anxiously awaiting this day. The 2nd Annual SoupaPalooza Linkup Party is finally here!

Last year we were amazed at the large collection of soups shared with us during our first SoupaPalooza. We know that this year will be even bigger and better and can’t wait to see the soups you share!

A bigger and better SoupaPalooza means even bigger and better prizes from great sponsors!

Share your favorite soup recipe for a chance to win!

A special thanks to KitchenAid, Red Star Yeast and Le Creuset for providing these great prizes for SoupaPalooza!

So many great prizes from some truly great sponsors!

Participating in SoupaPalooza is simple! Here’s how:

How to Participate in SoupaPalooza


1.  Write and post a recipe on your blog featuring a soup, stew, chili, or chowder. (Your post can be an old post…just PLEASE be sure to link back AND follow #2 below).

2.  IncludeCome join SoupaPalooza at TidyMom and Dine and Dish sponsored by KitchenAid, Red Star Yeast and Le Creusetin your blog post. (You MUST include this in your posts to be eligible for prizes.)

3. Add your link to your soup post to the widget on either TidyMom or Dine and Dish (Cheryl and I have the same widget code, so only add it on one site) and leave a comment letting us know you linked up. The great news is you can link up to TWO soups!

4.  Don’t have a blog? No problem! Simply leave your recipe or a link to your favorite soup recipe in the comments section of either Dine & Dish or TidyMom during the week of the SoupaPalooza party (Feb 28 – March 5, 2012)

Extra Entries:

  • We’d love your help spreading the word about Soupapalooza through  Twitter and Instagram. (leave a separate comment on either blog letting us know you’d done this.)

Sample Tweet: Join @DineandDish & @TidyMom for #Soupapalooza  Share your recipes (and WIN) here: http://tidymom.net or http://dineanddish.net Pls RT

Instagram photo’s of your soup or of you making your soup using the hashtag #shotofsoup and/or #soupapalooza

  • Follow Kristen and TidyMom on Pinterest (leave a comment letting us know)  and be sure to check out the #Soupapalooza 2012 Pinterest Board

Simple enough, right?  We will keep the linky open through Monday March 5th. Winners will be announced the following week .  All winners with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. Winners will be emailed and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize.   Giveaways  available to U.S. residents only. Thanks for participating!

Disclaimer: Thank you to KitchenAid, Red Star Yeast and Le Creuset for providing compensation and prizes for Soupapalooza. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.




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  1. I have gotten so many great soup recipes from this! I added my second stew today, crock-pot mexican pork stew. Can’t wait until the drawing!!!

  2. Also gave a Instagram shout out. : )

  3. I linked up the roasted tomato basil soup!

  4. Added mine. Thanks for doing this! Would *love* to win any of those prizes!

  5. following both of you on Pinterest – I’m http://pinterest.com/anjanetteopal/

  6. this is such an awesome event!! i added my link in :)

  7. I also tweeted about this event!

  8. Hey there! I linked up my post!

  9. I also tweeted!

  10. Just linked up my soup, so many delicious looking soups here!

  11. I tweeted about SoupaPalooza!

  12. I shared a pic on instagram.

  13. Black Cherry Soup

    750 ml Black Cherry Wine (Honeyrun)
    1 cup Sugar (Fine)
    1 Cinnamon Stick (3 inches long)
    1 Star Anise
    1 Vanilla Bean (3 inches long)
    2 tsp. Fresh Orange Zest
    2 cups Cherry juice
    4 Pts. Fresh Black Cherries (Pitted and cut in half)
    2 cups Cherry Juice
    1/4 Cup Fresh mint leaves (Chopped)
    Cinnamon to Taste

    In a soup pot add wine, sugar, cinnamon, star anise, vanilla bean orange zest and cherry juice. Bring to a boil and reduce the soup until is thick or syrupy; about 20 minutes.

    Wash, Pitt and cut cherries in half. Add to the soup.

    Remove the soup from the heat. Remove cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise and vanilla bean.

    Add mint leaves, puree the soup and strain through a chinois (fine strainer). Cool soup for several hours.

    Reseason to taste with ground cinnamon.

    GARNISH: Crème Vanilla Yogurt

    YIELDS: 6 Servings

  14. Hi, there! I tweeted about Soupapalooza (https://twitter.com/#!/dishygoodness/status/176552538391326721) , and I follow both Kristen and Cheryl on Pinterest. Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. I’ve posted my recipe and included this great giveaway and the links to it at: http://spilledonthekitchentable.blogspot.com

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  16. I’ve tweeted about SoupaPalooza!

  17. I’m following both Cheryl and Kristen on Pinterest


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