Larabar Winner Announced!

It’s been a nice little Snow Day around here today! I did a few things around the house, snacked on some more Banana Raisin Pumpkin Bread, enjoyed a lovely salad topped with the last of my Italian-Style Quinoa from last week,

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and made some dinnahhh!

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I made another batch of Cheesy Tuna-Vegetable Chowder tonight, since we not only loved it the last time, BUT because I also had a little something brewin’ in the bread machine to go along with it…

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BEER BREAD! Open-mouthed smile And guess what…I even got it to rise a little bit this time!

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I ate two slices with dinner, topped with a little butter, and it was perfect. Also perfect for some dunkage! Winking smile

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A quick, yummy dinner indeed! Smile

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So now, what many of you have been waiting for…….

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Thank you to everyone who entered my Blueberry Muffin Larabar Giveaway!

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I was totally floored by just how much you all like your Larabars! Winking smile

I used the True Random Number Generator to choose a winner, and the lucky winning number IS…

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Congratulations, Marie!! Please email me with your shipping information at sweettoothcourtney[@]gmail[.]com.

Luckily, I still have a coupon to share with the rest of you! You can get $1.00 off of 2 Larabars by clicking the link below:

Get Your Larabar Coupon HERE!

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Time to go clean up some dishes and get ready to actually go back to work tomorrow! Smile

Question for the Evening:

If you were given a surprise day off, how would you spend it??

Cheesy Tuna-Vegetable Chowder

A couple nights ago, I gave it another go with the bread machine. Turns out, I may be getting somewhere?

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I baked up a simple Rustic Italian Loaf, which came right out of the recipe book that came with my bread machine. Apparently, it’s typically topped with sesame seeds, but we don’t have any in the house. Either way, I think it turned out A-ok! Smile

It appears as though I’m still having a little difficulty getting my breads to rise???

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However, the crusty outside was perfect, and paired so well with the warm, chewy inside.

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After getting the bread into the machine, I figured I ought to figure out what else I was going to make with it…

Surely I could make a meal out of fresh baked bread, but I suppose those other food groups would be upset. Winking smile

I searched through a bunch of websites, until I finally came across a recipe for Cheesy Tuna-Vegetable Chowder.

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Different, right?

I was already loving the simple ingredient list, but even better was that it was a “Cooking for Two” recipe, so it was the perfect amount for Jay and I.

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This recipe was so simple to make, and within 25 minutes, dinner was ready to be served! Smile

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A little chowder dunkage (aka, two slices of bread). Winking smile

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The chowder was incredibly rich and creamy, and tasted a whole lot more decadent than it really was. I will definitely be making this again!

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Perfect for a quick, comforting meal at home with your favorite meal buddy. Smile

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**A couple quick side notes:

  • Have you seen my newly organized Recipes page? I’ve attempted to start organizing everything a little better into alphabetized categories…much easier to read!