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Crab Bisque & a Muir Glen Giveaway

Yankee Candle puts crack in their products. That is the only logical explanation.

The thing is, I haven’t purchased a Yankee Candle in forever. I moved on and went with the less expensive and more convenient Bath and Body Works candles and home scent thingies. I had weened myself off of their big fancy candles. But the other day I got one of those buy one get one free coupons and the perceived value lured me back in. (Still, $30 a candle = crazy. Right?)

Before I knew it I was walking around the house huffing ‘Autumn Leaves’, literally huffing, and back to my old ways filling every room in the house with one or another of their products  I have never been so over come by one smell and I cook with bacon. Real bacon. A lot. I’ve never walked around huffing bacon, though, now that I think of it…

SO yes, I am convinced that Yankee Candle must lace their product with coke, or some other highly addictive drug to keep us stuck on them and coming back for more. At this point, I may or may not shamelessly have a stock pile of Autumn Leaves flavored sway now that could last the average person three seasons and I am clinging to them like a hoarder preparing for the rather stinky zombie apocalypse. Not normal.


*best I could figure with the research I did, gumbo crabs are similar to blue crabs we fish out of the Chesapeake in my region. I used local blue crab for the recipe.

 Now for those of you who made it to the bottom, a special treat 😉 

Muir Glen Harvest Reserve Kits Giveaway! 

The kit contains:

  • One 14.5 oz can Reserve Harvest Sunset Organic Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • One 14.5 oz can Reserve Harvest Sunset Organic Diced Tomatoes
  • One 14.5 oz can Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • One 14.5 oz can Muir Glen Organic No-Salt Added Diced Tomatoes
  • A recipe booklet featuring a variety of recipes created by award-winning chefs from around the country made with the 2011 Reserve Tomatoes
Selected for you :   Christmas Dinner: Glazed Cornish Hens with Pomegranate-Rice Stuffing

5 readers will be chosen at random to win. Seriously, enter – and enter a lot. Muir Glen tomatoes are amazing. Since trying them last year, they are pretty much the only canned tomato product you will find in my house. Their salsa is awesome. I eat their spaghetti sauce from the jar. No pressure, but this stuff is life changing.

Leave a comment here telling me what soup you would love to see in the soup kitchen this fall.


Earn Extra Points by doing the following:

Entries accepted through October 12th at Midnight EST. Winner will be contacted on 10/14/12.


Rustic Pear Tart with Saffron Pastry
Butterscotch Chip Oatmeal Cake