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Lobster Chowder with Corn and Potatoes Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 12, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
Delicious Lobster Corn Potato Chowder perfect on a cold day...

Lobster chowder is one of my favorite kinds of soup. Chowders are rich and creamy and contain some of my favorite ingredients in soup… corn and potatoes. Of course, chowders usually contain fish or clams, too. I love lobster, so it’s my favorite seafood in a chowder. Lobster Chowder with Corn and Potatoes (printable version) […]

Winter Tips To Keep Physically and Mentally Healthy

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: December 11, 2017 | Categories: His Health and Fitness
Winter Tips To Keep Physically and Mentally Healthy SAD

Winter is coming. I know this for a fact, even without HBO telling me repeatedly. Winter for many of us, is the “yucky gray” season, where it seems like we want to hide away until the first warm breeze of spring awakens us. But life is too short to waste it like that. In fact, […]

5 Reasons to Have a Happy Beach Holiday This Season

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: November 21, 2017 | Categories: His Lifestyle
Happy Beach Holiday

What are your plans for this Holiday Season? Does it bring up images of cuddling by the fire, sipping eggnog and listening to Bing Crosby while the snow gently falls outside? While that does sound nice, how about bucking tradition and doing something different this year by going on a beach holiday this Holiday Season. […]

5 Ways to Spice up Hot Chocolate

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 16, 2015 | Categories: Chocolate, Food, Recipes
5 ways to spice up hot cocoa

Now that the weather is getting to be colder, I love drinking hot beverages such as coffee, hot cider, and ESPECIALLY hot chocolate! Hot chocolate has always been one of my favorite drinks for the winter time, I mean who doesn’t love a chocolate filled drink that keeps you warm and toasty? However, I am […]

21 Warm You Up Casseroles Perfect for Winter #Foodie

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 19, 2015 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post but all opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Check out Hearty Warm You Up Casseroles for Winter by DonnaChaffins at Foodie.com I love casseroles, […]

12 Soups and Chowders Perfect for Fall and Winter Weather

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 24, 2014 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Roasted acorn squash & wild rice soup recipe

Check out 12 Soups and Chowders Perfect for Fall and Winter Weather by DonnaChaffins at Foodie.com As soon as the temperatures start to drop, I start making soups (and chowders). Soups are a fall staple in my home. A good soup makes me feel all warm and cozy on a cool fall or cold winter’s […]

Avoid the Winter Blues with BabbaBox

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 25, 2013 | Categories: Children, Parenting, Reviews

This has been the coldest, wettest, snowiest, and iciest winter I’ve experienced since living in Knoxville. We’ve lived here for over 15 years and it’s the worst winter, yet. I hope it’s the worst I’ll ever experience. See, I don’t like cold weather. I only like one good snow a year… build a snow wo(man), […]

Winter Scarves – Oasap Review

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 22, 2013 | Categories: Accessories, Fashion, Reviews

I just adore scarves. They’ve actually become a bit of an addiction for me. I’ve definitely got a nice collection started. A scarf is my accessory of choice, for sure. In fact, I recently got two more! I found these gorgeous winter scarves from Oasap.com. Perfect for a cold day. Trust me, it’s been quite […]

3 Tips For a Safe Family “Snowbird” Vacation

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 20, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Travel

Guest Post Image Source Just before or during Winter, many people decide to take annual trips to warmer climates. There are also snowbirds who flock to cooler climates to enjoy skiing, ice skating and other winter activities. Below are some tips to use in preparation to have a safe, healthy and pleasant vacation during the […]

Why Not Celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 16, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances, Travel

Guest Post Image Credit “Looking for a winter holiday that is original, vibrant, and unforgettable? Fly to Hong Kong to celebrate the Chinese New Year.” While most people are perfectly happy with a traditional British Christmas and New Year – mainly full of cold weather and too much food – not everyone is so easily […]