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Tuesday, February 17

I {heart} blog friends…and fantastic recipes!

One thing that has been so fabulous about having this blog is “meeting” all of YOU! I love the sense of community and the many friends that I’ve picked up along the way, friends I’ve never actually met in person.

Lucky for me I had the chance to meet three of my dear blogging friends last week!  Marie from Make and Takes, Allison from Petit Elefant and Lindsey from Cafe Johnsonia. I knew they’d be amazing women, but they exceeded my expectations. If you haven’t been to these ladies’ blogs, go check them out here and here and here. You’ll love them.

Lindsey was gracious enough to host our get-together at her home, complete with all of our kids in tow.  Which was a lot of kids, by the way.  Lindsey is a fantastic cook (hence her food blog) and made some delicious Sausage Potato Soup (with secret ingredients!!) and homemade Wheat Bread.  It was HEAVEN.

Thank you Lindsey, Marie and Allison for a perfectly lovely afternoon!

I {heart} blog friends...and fantastic recipes!
  • 5-6 medium sized potatoes, cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup light cream
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1½ tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Bring chicken stock to a boil in a large pan. Add potatoes and onions. Cook until potatoes are tender. Meanwhile, brown sausage in a separate pan. Add the cooked sausage to the potatoes and stock. Add the cream and butter. Stir until butter is melted. Add the vanilla and balsamic vinegar right before serving.



  1. Some of that soup sounds really really good right about now. Thanks girls, I can’t wait to do it again!

  2. How fun! I would love to meet more of my blogging friends!!

  3. I’ve met some blogging friends and they are all delightful!

  4. It was fabulous to meet you in person! I can’t wait to do it again. Next time let’s meet in Cali!!

  5. I loved meeting you ladies and your kids so, so much. Thanks for a great day!

  6. I’m new to the blogging world, but can already tell ‘blogging’ friends would be cool! It’s a whole new world I tell ya.

  7. This looks awesome! I’m adding it to my meals for this week. YUM!

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    I made this last week and it is the most delicious soup! And SO easy to make! Bought the ingredients to make it again for a dinner party tonight. Thank you so much for posting it!

  9. you’re welcome so much for posting it! so glad you enjoyed it!

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    I live in Orlando and it is ridiculously hot right now but I had to make this soup for supper tonight. It was wonderful!! I love your blog.thanks so much.

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    I love it – sacrificing for good food! 🙂 glad you loved the soup!

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