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When Germs Strike + The Best Tomato Soup Recipe!

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I’m proud to partner with Braun Thermometers to bring you these ideas on dealing with fevers.

Mama knows best when germs strike: enjoy this delicious tomato soup recipe and the peace of mind that help from Braun brings.

It’s been a season of germs at my house.

The Best Tomato Soup Recipe


And while I encourage lots of sharing between my boys… I don’t like when they share the yuckies back and forth.

What started with one boy quickly made it’s rounds to a second … and then to my husband and I. And then repeat. Several times.

I feel like we’ve been on an endless loop of germs since school started. Despite how frustrating this is, I’m really thankful for the little things that make my life easier when we’re battling germs in our home.

Braun Thermoscan

One battle I’ve said goodbye to is fighting my boys with traditional thermometers. It’s so hard to get an accurate reading with wiggly, squirming little boys.

Best Digital Thermometer

Enter Braun to save the day.

Forehead Thermometer

Braun is the #1 brand recommended by pediatricians. Their No touch + forehead thermometer is the first to take professionally accurate temperatures with a gentle touch of the forehead or even no touch at all. It offers a fast two-second accurate reading with easy color coded guides, making it so simple to read.

Best Ear Thermometer

Their ThermoScan® 5 Ear thermometer has a large easy to read screen and gives results in just seconds. An ear canal is the best for getting an accurate temperature because of it’s close proximity to the eardrum, which shares a blood supply with the brain’s temperature control center.

I remember the first time my oldest son had a high fever. It really scared me. I was concerned it could have a long lasting negative effect on his health or his brain.

Later I learned that fevers are actually a good thing — they’re helping the body fight and kill harmful viruses and bacteria. A fever is a sign of a strong immune system doing it’s job!

Best Tomato Soup

While I do monitor my boy’s fevers with help from Braun, I have definitely relaxed over the years. I push fluids, hearty foods and lots of rest.

I also used to wake my boys up to their temperatures when they were sick… now I let them rest because I know that’s what their body needs. I love that the Braun No touch + forehead thermometer offers a silent mode so I can take their temp without disturbing them.

Ultimately, I’ve learned that trusting my mom gut when caring for my boys is always a good plan. I know what’s best for them and I stick to that!

How to Make Tomato Soup

This wholesome tomato soup recipe has been on the menu often lately. It’s packed with flavor and rich goodness that I know is helping little bodies heal. It’s something simple I can put together that we all enjoy.

Easy Tomato Soup

Enjoy this delicious recipe with your family.

Simple Tomato Soup Bowl

And be sure to purchase the Braun ThermoScan® 5 Ear thermometer and Braun No touch + forehead thermometer at Walgreens to feel more confident and in control when your children get sick. Plus snag an ibotta deal now too!


The Best Tomato Soup Recipe

  • Author: Spaceships and Laser Beams


  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 5 small carrots, diced
  • 3  cloves of garlic
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • 4 cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup marsala wine, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper
  • red pepper flakes


  1. In a large dutch oven, saute onion, carrots, garlic and red pepper. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.  Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Stir in ¼ cup marsala wine, tomatoes and broth and more salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.  Once it’s come to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and ladle into a blender. Blend on low until smooth. (I blended in two batches and made sure to leave the top part of the lid off to allow steam to escape.)
  4. Return to pot and stir in sugar and baking soda over medium heat. Stir until all of the bubbles are gone.
  5. Stir in the remainder marsala and heavy cream. Remove from heat and let cool slightly before serving.
  6. Serve with sour cream, cheese, basil and crouton if desired.

Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.