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  • 30 Delicious Chicken Soup Recipes That Will Warm Your Soul

    Cold weather is arriving and that means one thing for me – chicken soup. I love this soup in the fall the way people love pumpkin spice. There is nothing more relaxing to me than getting cozy on the sofa in my cozy hoodie with a book and a tasty bowl of soup. Now I know some people don’t really care for this particular soup cause they think there’s only one way to make it but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

    Here are 30 recipes that will make your palate gobble gobble with joy.

    Classic Chicken Soup by Sweet Tea and Thyme

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    Vegan Cream of Chicken Soup by Zardy Plants

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    Creamy White Chicken Lasagna Soup by Beautiful Eats and Things 

    Avgolemono Soup by Sweet Tea and Thyme

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    Turmeric Chicken Noodle Soup by Everyday Maven

    Chicken Soup With Amish Noodles by Y’all Come Eat

    Jamaican Chicken Soup (Gluten Free) by That Girl Cooks Healthy

    Creamy Chicken Florentine Soup by Wholesome Yum

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    Chicken Fajita Soup by This Farm Girl Cooks

    Spicy Chicken Pepper Stew by 24 Bytes

    Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup by Dish in the Kitchen

    Chicken Soup Jewish Style by Gay NYC Dad

    Low Carb Greek Soup With Zoodles by Cupcakes and Kale Chips

    Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup by Cooked by Julie

    Caldo de Pollo {Mexican Chicken Soup} by Creole Contessa

    Slow Cooker 15 Bean Buffalo Chicken Soup by The Magical Slow Cooker

    Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup by She Saved

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    Crock Pot Chicken Pho by Served From Scratch

    Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe by Powered-By-Mom

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    Aguadito de Pollo (Peruvian Chicken Soup) by The Forked Spoon

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    Easy Chicken and Rice Soup by Home Cooking Memories

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    Slow Cooker Chicken Stew by Food Meanderings

    Crock Pot Chicken and Veggie Soup by Eating on a Dime

    Homemade Chicken and Noodle Soup by The Anthony Kitchen

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    Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup by The Mama Maven

    Thai Coconut Chicken Soup by Calm Eats

    Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup by Hint of Healthy

    Crock Pot Corn Chowder with Chicken and Bacon by Two Healthy Kitchens

    Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth by Maple + Mango

    Okra, Corn, & Tomato Chicken Stew by Beautiful Eats and Things

    Happy eating!

  • Tips On Living The Chic Life From Molly Sims New Book ‘Everyday Chic’

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    Molly Sims is back with a brand new book, ‘Everyday Chic‘ and in it she shares her secrets and tips that will help all of us live the chic life.

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    I love a good lifestyle book. Especially one that’s gonna help me in more than one that’s practical and easy for me to use myself. A couple examples of this are one thing in/one thing out for organizing closets and desk drawers. I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for a place to neatly store something when in fact I should be looking to store it in the garbage or in the donation bin. There’s also ways to step your house party game up from themes to decor and food.

    And that’s not all, Everyday Chic is also gonna to teach you:

    • Family-friendly meal hacks and time-saving techniques.
    • Party planning like a professional, so you can party like there’s no tomorrow.
    • Strategies for creating a zen-like space and kicking clutter to the curb.
    • The accessory rule for your house—always remove one piece from any room you’re decorating.
    • Prioritizing the positive without getting hung up on the perfect. Perfection is a unicorn!
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    This is the perfect gift between girlfriends. And I’d also recommend Molly’s first book The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple.
    Organization is like weight loss. Go lean.” – Molly Sims (click to tweet)

    *This event was hosted by The Moms Network and they were kind enough to gift me with a copy of Molly’s book. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Home Cooking With Valerie…No Not Me, I Mean Valerie Bertinelli

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    I know you guys didn’t think you were about to get cooking tips from me. No friend. I’m talking about another Valerie. Legendary actress, Valerie Bertinelli. She has a brand new cookbook out with more than 100 recipes that are sure to be a hit with family and friends.

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    With the holiday’s quickly approaching this 265 page book of deliciousness couldn’t have come at a better time. Especially for my family as we don’t cook traditional holiday meals. We don’t have turkey and gravy. We lean more towards chicken (leg or breast), fish and pasta dishes. Which is why I love this book because the recipes are so varied and put awesome spins on family favorites.

    After flipping through there are a few recipes that I can’t wait to try like:

    valerie bertinelliBLT Pasta (page 171)
    valerie bertinelliKey Lime Martini (page 92)

    The Moms hosted an lunch event with Valerie in NYC to celebrate the launch of her book and when I arrived the food was already gone. GONE! This truly speaks to how great the recipes are. It pretty much let’s me, and you know if you’re cooking Thanksgiving (or for anytime of the year) from this book the table will end up like this.

    Now that your palate is ready do it and yourself a favor and get a copy of Valerie’s Home Cooking today.

    *This event was hosted by The Moms Network and they were so kind to gift me with a copy of Valerie’s cookbook. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • COOKING & EATING W/ CELEB CHEF CHARLES CHEN

    There are very few things in this world that will make me leave my house on a dreary Sunday afternoon. Food, specifically eating, is at the top of that list. Cause there’s a difference between going out to eat and going food shopping.

    When my email dinged less than 24 hours before and it was an invite to attend a cooking session with TV host, Healthy Chef and Wellness Expert Charles Chen I knew I would be putting the weather forecast out of my mind as I’m always down to eat rain or shine.

    This exclusive invite only event took place at Freshmade NYC and hosted by Charles Chen and Talent Jungle and the purpose of the event was to teach people how simple it is to make fresh healthy vegetarian meals at home. The menu consisted of 3 courses. He would teach me how to prepare dumplings, sushi and a simple dessert.

    First up were the dumplings. The tables were filled with various types of fillings. I chose corn, cabbage and a meatless substitute (which is delicious considering I’m a die-hard cow eater). As usual I had no clue as to what I was doing when I chose those ingredients, but I felt they were safe choices and it would be impossible to muck this up.

    And I was right! After boiling them for about 5 – 7 minutes or til they became a little translucent they turned out GREAT despite the fact I had never made a dumpling before in my life.

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    Filling my dumpling
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    After my dumplings finished cooking
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    Dumplings are in my belly

    The second course would teach us how to make sushi. Now I can openly admit that I am not a fan of sushi. My limit is California Rolls, which to most doesn’t even count. But hey, it’s what I like and what I chose to make. Which meant that I would need to invert my roll, meaning the seaweed goes on the inside and the rice is on the outside.

    If you’re a newbie to rolling sushi then get ready to roll up your sleeves cause this is a doozy. The keys to having it come out halfway decent is remembering to keep the sushi mat wet and to not pack it with so much rice or other things. If you make it too fat it will be hard to keep it together. Mine looked like 4 California Rolls rolled together to make one mega roll. It too was good but way more than I could chew.

    And lastly, we dipped fresh strawberries in melted chocolate and sat them in the freezer for a few moments. Talk about delicious…and filling.

    It may not seem like it was a lot of food but trust me I was full for the rest of the day. Whoever said you needed large portions to stay full is telling you lies. I happily did not look at another meal it was dinner time.

    This event was awesome and shout out to Charles who not only was super helpful the entire time, but he also changed the way I see myself in the kitchen. I say I can’t cook but I truly did better than I expected. There’s no excuse why I can’t recreate these quick and easy to prepare meals for my own family.

    I didn’t take many pictures as I was too busy eating and Snapchatting, so check out the video from the entire event.

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    Photo Credit: Charles Chen