Save the Date for the 2nd Annual Soupapalooza!



UPDATE: Soupapalooza Party is now LIVE – Over 300 recipe have been shared! you can find all of the details, and how to share your recipes here.

After an extremely mild few months of winter, we finally had our first real snow of the season yesterday. As much as I love warmer weather, I have to admit I miss those cozy up inside, soup kind of days. Soup, stews, chili and chowders just seem to go hand and hand with colder, more frigid temps!

Last year my friend Cheryl of TidyMom and I hosted the first SoupaPalooza. It was such a huge success we promised to bring it back this year, even bigger and better!

This year KitchenAid, Cheryl and I along with some other wonderful sponsors are inviting you to share your favorite soup recipes here at and from February 28 through March 5th.

And good news! Like every great party……..there will be prizes from some fabulous sponsors!!

A big thank you to KitchenAid, Red Star Yeast and Le Creuset for joining in on the fun this year!


Here’s how you participate in SoupaPalooza:

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

2. Include “Come join SoupaPalooza at TidyMom and Dine & Dish sponsored by KitchenAid, Red Star Yeast and Le Creuset” in your blog post. (you MUST include this to be eligible for prizes)

3. Starting February 28th through March 5th add your link to your soup post to the widget on either TidyMom or Dine & Dish (we will have the same widget code, so you only need to add it on one site).

4. Don’t have a blog? no problem…..leave your recipe in the comments section of either blog on the day of the SoupaPalooza party starting February 28th through March 5th.

5. We’d love your help spreading the word about Soupapalooza through social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Sample Tweet: Join @DineandDish & @TidyMom for #Soupapalooza Share your recipes (and WIN) here: or Pls RT
  • Instagram photo’s of your soup or making your soup using the hashtag #shotofsoup and/or #soupapalooza

6. Button for your sidebars or posts – just use the button below if you want a button in your posts or on your blog sidebar.

Soupapalooza with TidyMom and DineandDish

7. Have fun and enjoy!

Disclosure: Thank you to KitchenAid, Red Star Yeast and Le Creuset for providing compensation and prizes for Soupapalooza.   The views and opinions expressed on Dine & Dish are purely my own and based upon my personal experiences with the products and brands.

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    • says

      Absolutely! When the time comes, just leave your recipe in the comment section (up to 2 soups per person can be entered)
      So glad you’ll be joining in!

  1. Amanda R. says

    My favorite soup:
    2 1/4 cups dried split peas
    2 quarts cold water
    1 1/2 pound ham steak
    2 onions, thinly sliced
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 pinch dried marjoram
    3 stalks celery, chopped
    3 carrots, chopped

    In a large stock pot, cover peas with 2 quarts cold water and cook until tender. When peas are already mushy add in in the chopped ham steak. Add celery, and carrots. Cook slowly, uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

  2. Zoe Packman says

    Vegetarian Chili a Molé
    Serves 8-12
    Preparation time: 45 minutes, Cook time: 30 minutes

    ¼ cup olive oil
    2 large onions, chopped
    1 small jalapeño, seeded and minced
    ½ small red bell pepper, chopped
    6 cloves garlic, minced
    3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    3 tablespoons chili powder
    1 tablespoon cumin
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 (28-ounce) can San Marzano tomatoes
    5 tomatoes, chopped
    3 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons dark cocoa powder
    1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
    2 (14-ounce) cans pinto beans, drained and well rinsed
    1 (14-ounce) can black beans, drained and well rinsed
    1 (12-ounce) can low sodium vegetable broth
    1¼ cup frozen corn, defrosted
    1 sweet potato, baked*, chopped
    ½ cup cilantro, chopped
    1 lemon, juiced

    Preheat a large pot (at least 6-quarts) over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the onions and peppers and sauté two five minutes until slightly softened. Add the vinegar and minced garlic and allow the mixture to cook another 8-10 minutes until the onions are softened and translucent.

    Add the chili powder, cinnamon, and cumin and allow it to cook for another minute. Pour in the canned and fresh tomatoes, the cocoa powder, and the molasses. Break up the canned tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon or a potato masher and add in the beans, broth, corn and sweet potato.

    Cover and bring to a gentle boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the lid and allow it to simmer for another 15 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and cilantro and serve.

  3. Amanda Carson says

    Hi, I don’t have a blog, I’m a mum with 4 kids so I don’t get much down time as it is. our food processor broke last year and it is very low on the list of necessities according to my hubby to justify a replacement (NOT to me! I used that thing for everything, now cant make doughs and puree soups amongst other things!) our favourite soup in this house (kids outvote us) is a simple Pumpkni soup; I dont have an exact recipe, but throw in one large skinned diced pumpkin, 1 large leek, 2-3 grated potatoes, 1 sweet potato a few cloves of garlic and about 1-2 litres of chicken and vegetable stock. simmer till cooked, then puree to remove any lumps, serve with foccacia smothered with butter, a dollop of sour cream and freshly milled pepper. I will share on facebook :)

  4. Theresa J says

    My husband and I were on the hcg diet and lived on this chili.

    100g lean ground beef
    1 cup chopped tomatoes
    1/2 cup water
    2 tbsp minced onion
    2 cloves minced garlic
    Pinch of garlic powder
    Pinch of onion powder
    1/4 tsp chili powder
    Pinch of oregano
    Cayenne pepper to taste
    Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Brown ground beef in a small frying pan, add onions and garlic.
    2. Stir in tomatoes and water. Add spices and simmer slowing until liquid is reduced.
    3. Serve with chopped green onions or tomato garnish and salt and pepper to taste.

    Number of Servings: 1


  1. […] Soupapalooza couldn’t have come at a better time!  Nothing is better on a cold winter day than a fragrant hearty bowl of soup.  Ahhhh, can’t you just smell it cooking now?  Today I am joining Kristen at and Cheryl at for their 2nd annual Soupapalooza!  You will definitely want to head over to their sites for the chance to win awesome prizes and to snag some great new soup recipes in their Soupapalooza Link-up! […]

  2. […] The SoupaPalooza linkup beings tomorrow and I am so ready! I thought and thought about what kind of soup to share with you for our second annual #SoupaPalooza. At first I was thinking I wanted to share some kind of French Onion soup. Then, after spending a few days last week with a sick kid, I thought a comforting Chicken Noodle Soup would be good. Finally, a shift in thinking occurred when I noticed my kids gobbling up broccoli night after night at dinner. It was then I remembered that I have never introduced them to the goodness of Broccoli Cheese Soup! […]

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