Black Bean Soup and a Give Away!!

Feasting in Fellowship Fridays
Food is a extraordinary blessing… it involves every one of our senses. The smell, the sight, the texture, and yes–the sound of food is incredible! The cracking of a nut shell, soup boiling on the stove, ground beef frying in a pan, a small hand fishing in a bowl of chips… all bring their unique sound to the symphony of life.
Every bite, every sound, and every smell is a wonderful gift from our Lord, however, like all blessings if we misuse it, it can be destructive. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 25:16 that if we eat too much of a good thing we’ll get sick. So true in every area of our life, teaching us that moderation is key.
~Darlene Schacht
In Reshaping it All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness, authors Candace Cameron Bure and Darlene Schacht inspire us to take care of our earthly temple, enjoy food as a gift from God, and stop abusing it just because it tastes great. Using biblical principles and practical advice, Reshaping it All is a motivational tool that helps us get on track to a healthier lifestyle, and stay there!
Ladies, I have just received THREE copies to give away today!! Wohoo! Just leave a comment on this post, and I will enter your name in the draw. Tell your friends too!
I’ll announce the winners here on Monday!
Visit co-author Darlene Schacht at her blog, The Time Warp Wife.
Check out for this delicious 
Black Bean Soup recipe….
Soup is the best comfort food to get us through the cold winter!  

Join in “Feasting in Fellowship Fridays” by entering your link below!
* Please place on your blog post (with your featured recipe) that you are participating in “Feasting in Fellowship Fridays” with a link back to Comfy in the Kitchen! Thank you for sharing and God Bless you! Keep those recipes coming!



  1. My Heart Song says:

    I'd love to win. Thanks!

  2. welcome to our wonderland says:

    missed up the first comment sorry about that:

    that soup looks yummy I might make some for super bowl sunday!

    hope its ok I meant to link up this

  3. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Thanks Ladies…for everyone: Post as many recipes as you can! I LOVE to see them, it is a blessing to me!!!! Keep cooking! Wohoo! Love, Janelle

  4. Soup is definitely one of my favorite dishes to make during the winter months! Reading your blog and all the wonderful things you do in God's name has truely been an inspiration. Keep up the good work! 🙂

  5. I would love to win this book. I'm saving up to get it.

  6. zekesmom10 says:

    I love black beans. This soup looks great! Thanks for the chance.

  7. I love black beans! YUMMY! Gonna check it out and get up a new recipe tonight! 🙂

  8. I would love to have this book!!

  9. A Mom After God's Own Heart says:

    Oh that recipe looks divine! And I have heard so much about this book! I would love to win!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I would REALLY love to win this book!!!! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  11. I'm loving this link up on Fridays, and I'd enjoy reading a copy of this new book!

  12. Pookie Pantz says:

    I love CANDACE!!!!!!! and her brother too lol I would love love love love love this boook 😀

  13. Hillman Trio says:

    I so want to win and read this book!!! I have followed Candace for a long time and love how she has reshaped her heart and body!

  14. DoleValleyGirl says:

    Nice! I get to post a recipe (French Breakfast Puffs) AND have a chance to win the book. Very cool. Thanks for hosting!

  15. I need this book!! Thanks girl!

  16. I've recently been diagnosed with some very serious food-related allergy and health issues. Food and cooking have always been my gift to my family, friends and church. Now I have to readjust my entire approach so that I can live, yet I still want to serve others delicious food. I could really use some encouragement to eat as a temple and to be example to others. Winning this book would be a huge blessing!

  17. Lisa Pedrayes says:

    I've been eyeing this book! I'm very eager to read it…
    Keep all the yummy recipes coming…we are loving them here in NC 🙂

  18. I want to win the book!

  19. 21st Century Housewife© says:

    I think this sounds like a wonderful book! You may not want to enter me in the giveaway because I live in England though and if my name came up the postage costs would be prohibitive 🙂 I'm so glad you have brought it to my attention though and I look forward to reading it soon! I'm coming to the US in a couple weeks and I plan to pick up a copy!!

    Thank you so much for hosting the recipe swap! Have a lovely weekend.

  20. I need to add that book to my reading list!

  21. Nichole H says:

    I can't wait to try this soup. I was always afraid of black beans until a few weeks ago I made some black bean and corn quesadillas. They were awesome and even the kids ate them up 🙂

    I've heard wonderful life changing things about this book. I would LOVE a chance to get one. Thanks so much !

  22. The soup looks delicious! I'm glad I popped over here. 🙂

    Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

  23. I'd love to win this book! Your blog is such a blessing to me. I have tried several of your recipes and loved them all! Our favorites are the Chicken and Dumplins made Easy, Amish Style Cinnamon Chip Bread Pudding, Better than a Hug Cake & the Pinwheel cookies!
    My daughters and I made the Pinwheels the other day and gave some to our mailman with a thank you note attached to let him know how much we appreciate him ( especially in the winter time).
    Thank you for your blog and your recipes! God Bless You!

  24. I would love a chance to win this book as my friend and I have mentioned reading it together. I love Black Beans and Rice, order it at Skyline every chance I get (well, when I want to be healthy). I can't wait to try this out… Thank you so much.

  25. I can't wait to read this book…thanks for the giveaway..hope I win.:)

  26. A friend and I just started a ladies "weight watchers" club and it sure would be fun to bring some of the tips from the book to the table!

  27. This sounds delicious, I love black beans. I have heard such wonderful reviews of this book. I look forward to reading it soon! Thanks for hosting a giveaway of it.

  28. I'm so looking forward to reading this book. It sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  29. Mandi Miller says:

    I really really want the book! Tried to win it a Courtney's blog but didn't!! 🙂

  30. After your post about the book a week or two ago, I've added it to my "must read" list! Thanks for the give away!!!

  31. Melissa's Thoughts says:

    I've wanted this book after finding it on another blog. This is an amazing giveaway.

  32. I have been waiting to finish my current bible study to get this book. I have always thought Candace was such a great role model even as a teen. Can't wait to read the book!!
    P.S. Janelle I love this site. I cook atleast two or three of your recipes a month. If I am in a stump as to what to cook for dinner, this is the first place I go. Thanks for devoting your time heart and faith to us all!

  33. Shelley L. Snyder says:

    I want to read this book. Please enter me in the draw!

  34. Laura Farr says:

    I just discovered your blog and I love it! I'd also love a chance to kick back with this book, I've heard great things 🙂

    whoops forgot my email

  35. sweet european dreams says:

    this looks sooooooooo incredibly good! So glad I found you today via Courtney's page! -diane

  36. Stumbled on your blog and I love it!! I linked in my favorite recipe and of course I printed your to give it a try. Would love to be entered inthe drwaing for the book! God Bless!

  37. Saved by Grace says:

    Yay! the drawing is still open. I have been eyeing this book ever since it came out. Praying I could win it! Thank you for giving us this opportunity!

    God Bless you!

  38. Well my link did not work, so if you will delete the first one, I'm gong to try again!! Thanks! I'm new at this!!

  39. Milk and Honey Mommy says:


    I have a black bean soup recipe that I love to make. It is thinner than yours, but still thick enough to enjoy. I like the consistency of yours for mixing w/rice so I am going to try making yours too. There is nothing wrong w/having several black bean recipes especially since I love black beans.

  40. I'd love to win! I would love to read Candace's book!

  41. sarahandnick says:

    I am about to buy that on amazon but perhaps I won't have to now!

  42. I'd love to win too. Thanks for the link up and all the amazing recipes

  43. Peter and Kim says:

    Found you from Courtney's site….I made your hot cocoa last Friday night when friends came over to sled…it was such a hit…VERY chocolate-y!
    I am seeing more and more blogs and "tweets" about this new book–sounds great!
    Keep up the good work!
    (Oh and I read Clare's PEAK313 blog on Courtney's suggestion, too!)
    ~Kim A.

  44. I love this Friday gathering of recipes and ideas. Thanks for hosting Janelle!

    I don't need the book as I already have a copy. I hope whoever wins delights in the pages. It's been a great read!

  45. I'd love to win, thx for hosting the giveaway!

  46. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this!

  47. I have been wanting to get this book, I would love to win it! Thanks for a great blog!


  48. Grammy Blick says:

    I must admit that I flowed over here because of the book — I really do want a free copy! But, I'd had to set a feed, too, 'cause I enjoyed visiting and want to return. Thanks for the opportunity, and for the recipe!

  49. I would love to win this book! Thank you for the chance to win!

  50. Jami Balmet says:

    Oh I would just love to get a copy of Candace's book! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway 🙂

    Jami @Intentionally Living…

  51. The soup looks great. I love black beans so I think I may try this.

    It would be great to win a copy of this book. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  52. Elizabeth S. says:

    I've been eyeing this book, I'd love a copy!

  53. Sonya Schroeder says:

    Ok how about I made the Chicken Enchiladas the other night and they were a BIG hit! Thank you so much for the easy recipe, I truly feel like a pro in the kitchen thanks to you my sweet friend!!! love ya

  54. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Awesome Sonya!!!!!!!!! WOHOOO!!!!!

    ******I will announce winners on Monday******* Thanks for commenting and have a GREAT weekend!

  55. Jackie Koll says:

    Love your recipes and I would, of course, enjoy the book 🙂

  56. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    ******The End of this giveaway*****any other posts will not be entered into the contest, however comments are always welcome and appreciated!

  57. Emma Arias says:

    Definitely soup is one of my comfort foods.

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