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What to make on a Snowy day in……MARCH?

We live in Iowa- Northeast Iowa- its March 12th, and we are in a winter storm WARNING!  Oh dear!!!!  So let’s have some SOUP AND BREAD BOWLS!!!!  But I didn’t have any yeast……….so I made beer bread bowls!  If I knew how easy beer bread was to make from scratch I would have never spent all that money on Tastefully Simple beer bread mix!  I literally had it mixed up in 5 minutes!!!  Two recipes tonight- both have beer in them!

Recipe 1

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Recipe HERE!


I actually baked these in my Corelle soup bowls- you can put them in the oven for temperatures up to 350 so I baked them from 30 minutes and perfection!


Very easy- mixed it up in 5 minutes.

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In no time flat- they all loved it- Sunday night you know Austin is here and so was Gabe.  Hadley ate one before supper- she loved it!

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Keep- not only is is easy, and good its very cheap and I always have all the ingredients on hand!!!!

Recipe 2

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I love soup- not always cheese soup- so I did change this a bit!!!  And it was good!

Recipe HERE!


I didn’t put the jalapenos in it- there is no way Dennis would eat it!  I also added roasted potatoes.  While the veggies were simmering I diced the potatoes, then I tossed them in olive oil and salt and roasted them for 35 minutes or so until they were golden brown- stirring once.  (I also just fished out the veggies with a slotted spoon instead of straining.)

I added them to the soup after the cheese- just to warm them up and keep them perfect.


For me it was easy- for some it might be a little hard but the website will walk you through it if you don’t understand how to make a basic rue.

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Seconds for everyone!  Really, really, really good.  I would love it with the spice!

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KEEP!!!  Great on a cold winter……..or snowy March Day!

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Soups On!!!!

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Recipe Here!

I was feeling like soup!  Hadley is sick- she hasn’t ate anything- Harper will eat what I put in from of her and Dennis is working- so I get to pick!!!  So its ZUPPA!!!!  I love this stuff from Olive Garden!  One good thing about living in Iowa is the meat its wonderful!  I know where my meat is coming from because we butcher hogs and steers that were grown 3 miles from our house.    There are lockers in every little town- our local one was in Bizzare Foods- they make the most amazing brats!  I also can get it MSG free and when you battle migraines like my niece and I do that is a great thing to be able to do.  Its is a large investment in the beginning but you end up paying like $3 per lb for everything- but when you butcher 1000 lbs!



  1.  I used regular sausage- not spicy – my family are wimps!
  2.  I didn’t have heavy whipping cream so 2% milk had to do- whole milk would have been better- but it is what it is.
  3. I didn’t put the Kale in the whole thing- my family won’t like it, but I do so I took enough kale for my bowl and added a little water, put it in the microwave for 45 secs- it was perfect!
  4. I didn’t use a slow cooker- did it on my stove top, it was quick- 30 minutes to make sure my potatoes were soft then made everything else- 45 minutes tops! But- fry your sausage in a different pan- my soup turned darker.


Easy- super easy- Hadley could do it!

Did they Clean Their Plates?

EVERYONE!!!  YES!  They all loved it- but remember I’m the only one who had kale in mine!  It added a nice little flavor to it, but the green scared off the rest of the family.

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KEEP!- I loved it!  I will make it again- it would be great for a pot luck at school for the slow cooker!