Friday, November 9, 2012

Autumn Harvest Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop of the
Autumn's Harvest Blog Hop.
More than 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about Autumn. And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

On THIS blog, you have a chance to win
a $10 Starbucks giftcard.

But that's not all...

This blog hop has THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains 10+ paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Good luck, and don't forget to include your email addy in your comments! Then click HERE to see a list of the other 200 bloggers.

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My favorite thing about this time of year

The best part of this time of year, for me, is the food. Nothing says Autumn to me like a nice hot bowl of soup or stew. I love to make it in the Crockpot, so it’s waiting for us when we get home from work or school. Yummy and so comforting. Then I curl in front of a roaring fire, with my bowl of soup on my lap and a wedge of crusty bread in hand for dipping. Pure heaven.

If you love a hot bowl of soup this time of year, you might enjoy this recipe:

White Chicken Chili

(I double this because the leftovers are even better!)
2 skinless chicken breasts, cubed
2 cans of chicken broth (reserve ¼ c or so)
1 tsp cumin
1 garlic clove, minced (or more if you love garlic, as I do)
1 tsp white pepper (regular pepper will work too)
1 can cannelini beans, drained
1 can Great Northern beans, drained
(*basically, just 2 cans of whatever white bean you like)
½ to one small can of mild green chiles
*If I’m in a spicy mood, I’ll add a shake or two of Tobasco
1 tsp cornstarch
¼ cup light sour cream
½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Bring chicken, garlic and chicken broth to a boil, turn down to simmer. (Don’t forget to reserve ¼ c of broth). Add the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT sour cream and cheese. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Mix together cornstarch and reserved broth, pour into pot and stir so it doesn’t get lumpy.  Stir in sour cream and cheese.

Serve hot with crusty bread for dipping!
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It’s mistaken identity gone erotically awry.

Josh Panetti breaks into an apartment Halloween night, thinking he’s fulfilling the sexual fantasy of a woman he just met at a costume party. Instead, he’s broken into Cassie Snow’s apartment. Cassie realizes immediately his mistake—she’d seen him at the party with her sexy upstairs neighbor. She should tell him he has the wrong apartment and the wrong girl. But she’s always the wrong girl. Would it be so terrible to be the right girl for just one night?

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