Family Time with the Hearth and Soul Link Party

The Hearth and Soul Link Party
Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party where this week I’m featuring posts about family time and family recipes.

Here at Hearth and Soul, we love recipes for food from the hearth to feed your soul, but we also welcome all family friendly posts, whether they be about home, family, travel, self improvement, crafts or DIY. Please share your posts in the linky at the bottom of this post.

I have an announcement – Swathi will be stepping down from hosting Hearth and Soul next week. She has some new opportunities coming up and needs to prioritise them at the moment. I want to thank Swathi for all her hard work and support over the years.

Hearth and Soul will be carrying on as usual. I will miss Swathi very much, but I am excited to move forward and grow the hop.

I can’t believe we are half way through January already! I’m starting to share some recipes to inspire you for Chinese New Year (as well as easy weeknight dinners).

Chicken with Cashew Nuts on

I’m starting with my Easy Chinese Chicken and Cashew Nuts Recipe. Watch for more easy recipes for Chinese New Year coming soon!

Are you a fan of Downton Abbey?

Favourite Castles and Palaces in England

Well, Highclere Castle, The Real Downton Abbey, is one of my favourite Castles and Palaces in England. Join me on an armchair visit to our sceptred isle!

Family Time and Family Recipe Features

The Hearth and Soul Link Party Featuring Family Time and Family Recipes

How to Make the Best Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes – Family Breakfast from Mississippi Mom

Old Fashioned Carrot Salad – a family recipe from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Making Mimi’s Peanut Butter Pie – Family Time and a Family Recipe from Colletta’s Kitchen Sink

Thank you so much to everyone who visited and shared last week. Swathi and I really appreciate your support of Hearth and Soul!

Okay, on with the party:-

The Hearth and Soul Link Party

There are no official rules, however:-

    • we prefer you share only 3 posts each
    • please consider sharing a link back to us in your post. 
    • The party is on from now until Saturday evening, both old and new posts are welcome.
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Article by April Harris

April has written 1286 great articles for us.

April is a writer, recipe developer, frequent traveller and blogger sharing travel, food, and style. Based in the south of England, April is a British Canadian who is passionate about family, hearth and home, healthy living (with treats!) and the transformative power of travel.

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring our Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes…and for hosting this party!

  2. April,
    Thanks for hosting, your Chinese chicken dish looks delicious, I love simple Chinese recipes, I think we eat them once a week! Enjoy your week!
    – Nancy ( Nancy On The Home Front )

  3. Wow on your chicken and cashews dish, April! Have always loved that combination! 🙂

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  4. Thank you for hosting, April. I’m off to take your tour of Highclere Castle!

  5. Thank you so much for featuring my Old Fashioned Carrot Salad, I really appreciate it. I We will just love your chicken dish, everything looks delicious! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

    • It’s a pleasure, Miz Helen. I so appreciate your support of Hearth and Soul. Thank you for the compliment about my Chicken with Cashew Nuts too! Wishing you a lovely week!

  6. Thank you for hosting, April! Have a great week ahead!

  7. Thanks for hosting again April and I love your Favorite Castles post. I have been to Germany and France but not to the country of my ancestors yet! Hopefully one day!

  8. Thanks for hosting dear. I have linked a very healthy recipe.
    Have a nice day.

  9. April, I know how much you love family recipe treasures and can’t wait to try the ones you featured. Your Chinese chicken dish looks so easy to make and so much better for you than takeout! For this week’s Hearth and Soul Hop, I brought by my new Sheet Pan Bronzed Salmon ‘n Asparagus which is the perfect choice for time-crunched weeks. Thanks as always to you and Swathi for hosting as well as for all your incredible support! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

  10. That Chinese chicken with cashews sounds so yummy! I’m going to have to give it a try. I hope I don’t gain 10 pounds from making — and eating — all of your yummy recipes!

  11. April, it just occurred to me that I didn’t make it to the Hop this week! Boy, am I ever running behind — it’s nearly time for the next one! Anyway … so sorry Swathi’s not going to be hosting, but I hope she enjoys all her new endeavors.


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