The Happiness Report – Week #4

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The sun is shining, the snow is almost off the ground, we are supposed to have a high of 70 degrees today, and my kids are off school until Tuesday. There is a lot to be happy about right now! Welcome to the 4th installment of The Happiness Report! I’m not a big coffee drinker….

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Soup-a-Palooza Link Up and Giveaways

Roasted Corn Soup

Cheryl from TidyMom and I have been anxiously awaiting this day…Soup-a-Palooza is finally here and we want to invite you to share some of your favorite soup recipes with us! The soup recipe I chose to make for Soup-a-Palooza came from the Tobasco website. I adapted it it quite a bit and really love the…

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Roasted Corn and Black Bean Soup – Soup-A-Palooza

Roasted Corn Soup Horiz

I am just posting my Soup-A-Palooza soup recipe over here so that the actual giveaway post isn’t super long. As I said on that post, this is a delicious, hearty, full of flavor soup that is sure to warm you up when it is cold outside. I simply made a couple of adaptations from the…

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Spicy Sweet Potato Soup with Tabasco Original Red

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This post brought to you by TABASCO® Original Red. All opinions are 100% mine. Some of you really like things hot. I know my dad isn’t happy with the heat of something unless he has tears streaming down his face. His “hot” tolerance is off the charts. For most of us though, we may like…

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Foodily – A New Site for Those Who Love Food

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Picture of scrumptious cookie dough made from this Cut Out Sugar Cookie recipe on the Bake at 350 blog. Love is in the air…haven’t you noticed? All it takes is a simple browse through blog world and you’ll see heart shaped this, pink colored that… everything is taking on a beautiful romantic hue! Speaking of…

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Old Habits {Recipe: Oven Baked Teriyaki Chicken Thighs}

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Old habits die hard… like my past habit of only eating boneless skinless chicken breasts. I never even considered using any other kind of chicken…EVER. Then, as I explained in a previous post, I made an accidental purchase that changed my chicken loving ways for good. Through one fateful mishap in my shopping cart, I…

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Quaker Amazing Heart Giveaway {Recipe: Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins}

Applesauce Oatmeal Streusel Muffins made with Quaker Oats

You all know I love the folks and the products from Quaker. Quaker was such a great part of my childhood… in fact, if I were to sit down and think back to an image or logo that was most regular in our home growing up, it would be the Quaker Oats guy. Whether it…

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Save the Date for Soup-a-Palooza

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Baby, it’s cooooold outside! I think it is high time we celebrate one of our favorite comfort foods.…… SOUP! Soup is one of those things that everyone can equate back to their childhood. My mom always made the best chicken noodle soup, served on our silver “sick tray” in bed when we were under the…

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Super Bowl Bar Food {Recipe: Classic Fish & Chips}

Classic Fish & Chips

I’ll admit it… I don’t watch football. Before my husband and I were married, I pretended like I liked football and would lay around on the couch with him all weekend during the fall and winter acting insanely fascinated by the college and NFL football games. To be honest with you… I could have cared…

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