Thursday, January 22, 2015

White Chicken Chili

Have you ever just tried a cup of soup that is just full of pure awesome-ness? I seriously think you guys will love this recipe. It's easy and quick to make. You pretty much throw most of the ingredients in the pot, cook it for 20 minutes and then add sour cream, cheese and tortilla chips right at the end. Well, this one is hands down a winner for me this winter season. It's a yummy in the tummy! My hubby could not stop eating and said it's a magical White Chicken Chili that he can not get enough of. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Coming Home for Christmas

What a beautiful story about love, hope, and forgiveness! This is my 1st book by Jenny Hale and I think she is a brilliant writer who allows her readers to be captivated by the characters in her book. I really enjoyed getting to know the Marley family, as they discovered the importance of tradition and family. It’s very rare that I find myself loving an entire family, but the Marley’s were just awesome. Not your typical rich family, they weren’t particularly snobby or anything, they didn’t just see Allie as the ‘help’ but a part of their family. Coming Home for Christmas really touched my heart. I cannot wait to read more of Jenny's books in the future! I loved every page and I was desperately rooting for Allie to get herself a happy ever after and I knew exactly who I wanted her to get her happy ending with! I do realize the Christmas is over, but this story is more about the family importance and tradition, heck this book is perfect for any time of year. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Warm Winter Outfit 2

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Cranberry & Cream Cheese Dip

Last year I was at a holiday party at my mother's in-law and my sister in-law Penny made this amazing dip. I noticed all my sister in-laws  have been huddling around the red stuff so I end up trying to scoop it up before it was gone.  I ate it intently, to figure out what all of the ingredients were and quickly understood why it was the the belle of the ball.  It was sweet, yet spicy, tart and flavorful.  I decided to google popular recipes and try to make one to my liking.  This is the perfect appetizer for any occasion and I promise it will have everyone standing around the bowl scraping up the last bite.