Easy Homemade Tomato & Basil Soup

Easy Homemade Tomato Soup | kristinschell.com

It's still blazing hot here in Austin. Way too hot to be thinking about soup. But, I had these beautiful summer tomatoes and two handfuls of fresh basil. What's a girl to do? Make soup and crank the air conditioner. When the Littles were still little, they had a funny way of finishing off our soup. They would raise their bowls with the last sip of soup to their lips and tilt their heads back to get every last drop with a gigantic slurp. We call it the Texas Tip. Nowadays, the kids are more apt to dip their toasted cheese sandwiches into the final drops of soup. You can use fresh or … [Read More...]

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Easy Homemade Tomato & Basil Soup

Easy Homemade Tomato Soup | kristinschell.com

It’s still blazing hot here in Austin. Way too hot to be thinking about soup. But, I had these beautiful summer tomatoes and two handfuls of fresh basil. What’s a girl to do? Make soup and crank the air conditioner. When the Littles were still little, they had a funny way of finishing off our […]

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Homemade Chex Mix

Homemade Chex Mix | recipes for gathering | kristinschell.com

Can we talk about chex mix? The old school kind. Homemade with lots of seasoning soaked into the crispy baked cereal. I might have a problem, as in a slight addiction. I don’t want to drop names but my sister Emily might have a problem, too. Sometimes we text each other chex mix which is secret code […]

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HomeAway Travel Guide for the Top 5 Farmers Markets

Travel Guide for the Top 5 Farmers Markets in the US | HomeAway Community by Kristin Schell

Wherever our travels take us, the first place I seek is the local Farmers Market.  There’s no better place to find the heartbeat of a community than in its markets. For my monthly column at the HomeAway Vacation Rental Living blog, I wrote a travel guide of my favorite 5 farmers markets. Deciding which markets […]

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31 Days: A Meal with Jesus

Winding Stair Restaurant, Dublin | 31 Days of Outrageous Hospitality with Kristin Schell | A Meal with Jesus

On the banks of the River Liffey sits the oldest independent bookshop in Dublin. The Winding Stair greets strangers, foreigners toting passports from here and there, with welcome and wonder. Small and peculiar, the landmark—named after the Yeats poem— offers an eclectic collection of new and second-hand books to a clientele as diverse as its […]