Ideas for Busy Days from The Hearth and Soul Link Party

The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party
Hello and welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party! This week the featured posts are ideas for busy days. The party is on from now until Saturday evening, both old and new posts are welcome, and you can share up to 3 posts every week. 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.

Have I got a great fall recipe for you!

Wild Rice Salad with Sausages and Apples on

Warm Wild Rice Salad with Sausages and Apples is a real family favourite at our house, and you will love how straight-forward it is to make. It’s perfect for weeknight dinners but it’s also great for easy entertaining.

One of my best ideas for busy days? Shop locally!

The Many Benefits of Shopping Locally

Discover why I enjoy The Benefits of Shopping Locally, as well as some of the places I love to shop.

Or take time out on a busy day for a quick armchair visit to Blarney Castle with its beautiful gardens near Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

A Visit to Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle is the Home of the Blarney Stone. Did I manage to climb the scary narrow stairs the top of the tower and give the iconic stone a kiss? Find out here.

Ideas for Busy Days from Hearth and Soul

This week’s features have ideas for busy days to make life easier – a plan to help get your to do list under control, and two easy, delicious recipes for real comfort food.

Ideas for Busy Days as featured at The Hearth and Soul Link Party - join us and share your posts

(from top left, clockwise)

A delicious family recipe for Mom’s Pattaconk Chili from Patty at Cooking on a Budget

A Plan for Making the To-Do List Do-Able from Julia Jones

One-pot comfort in Easy White Chicken Chili from Susanne at New South Charm

Okay, on with the party! 

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Article by April Harris

April has written 1291 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. April, your warm wild rice salad looks wonderful! I’ll come back on Thursday when I’ve posted a busy weeknight meal.

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

  3. Hi April,
    I am sharing my Garden Pasta with Chicken One Pot Meal, for a very busy day. Our Slow Cooker Country Breakfast with White Pepper Gravy and Biscuits is a brunch favorite here at the cottage. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  4. Hi April,
    Your warm wild rice salad makes a lovely presentation and thanks for sharing a piece of your local shopping with us- very interesting.

  5. The wild rice salad recipe looks so yummy! I’m need to give it a try because I seem to make the same old things.

  6. April, thanks for the party and I hope you have a wonderful week!

  7. Thank you for hosting April. Your rice salad with sausage and apples sounds delicious. I wanted to say thank you for featuring my Mom’s Chili recipe this week. Hope you have a lovely week.

  8. Thanks so much for hosting!

  9. Hey April! Hope you are having a great week! I’ve adding my post of apple recipes. thanks for stopping by my blog and for all of the sharing! You and Swathi are the greatest!

  10. Thanks for hosting April! I’m a little late getting here but better late than never!
    – Nancy ( Nancy On The Home Front )

  11. Hello April, thanks for hosting the fun and have a wonderful week.

  12. April, your lovely fall salad looks so comforting and delicious. It would be a wonderful addition to my autumn menus. This week, I am sharing Meal Planning Maven’s Roast Chicken with Trio of Balsamic-Glazed Peppers ‘n Onions, one of my family’s favorite recipes for fall. Thank you so much for hosting another fantastic Hearth and Soul Hop.

  13. Thank you so much for the party April. I hope you have a lovely weekend. (PS I’m not really sure what the problem is with your comments on my blog. When I go into the back end of the blog, your comment is there. Maybe it’s just a time thing. I have a few spam filter plugins on the blog and maybe it takes a little while to process before it appears. I’m sorry for any inconvenience. I always appreciate your comments.)

    Anne xx


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