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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 :   Personal Grilled Taco Pizzas

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


Sunday 14th of October 2012

I'd like to see some delicious corn chowder.


Saturday 13th of October 2012

My kids love crab so I know they'd love this crab bisque. Chicken Vegetable Soup with Rice or Small Pasta is a favorite soup in our family.

bianca @ sweet dreaming

Saturday 13th of October 2012

i'd love to see a butternut squash soup!

Lynde F.

Friday 12th of October 2012

How about a hearty barley stew with tender beef-yum.

nicole @ I am a Honey Bee

Friday 12th of October 2012

pasta fagioli is one of my favorites. that would be a great soup to make