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?

Available now!


  1. Great giveaway! Thank you for a chance to win:0)
    Tanya @Kindlehooked my1lulabug at yahoo dot com

  2. Thank you for stopping by. Good luck!

  3. Great giveaway! Thank you for a chance to win

  4. Your white chili sounds divine. I add squash to my traditional chili to give it depth. I wonder if I could find a squash that I could sneak into this recipe?

    1. I think any pale squash would work. It would change the color, but I think it would be yummy. Great idea!

  5. I copied down your white chicken chili recipe. It looks so delicious. Thanks for the contest!

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  6. Autumn is my favorite season! I like all the beautiful colors outside and the weather is not that hot anymore but not freezing cold either. It's just perfect! Thank you for the giveaway!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. My favorite part of fall is Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie.

  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I prefer spring to fall, but I love the colorful leaves of autumn as well as the knowledge that the holiday season is approaching.


  9. Love the recipe. YUMMM!

    melindaromance AT gmail DOT com

  10. I adore autumn because of the amazing colors, bundling up in sweaters, Halloween and my birthday! Autumn also means cuddling up with a good book and a cup of cocoa!


    I love the hops cause of all the awesome new books I find to add to my to read list!

    I can't wait to try the yummy chili!!

  11. I love reading about things that go bump in the night this time of year. Thanks for the fun!


  12. the chili and the book both sound amazing!

    Fall is my favorite season, I love the changing leaves, anything pumpkin and halloween!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!


  13. I can't wait to try the recipe and read the book :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  14. That recipe sounds delicious. And no. It would not be wrong to be the right girl for just one night! Awesome!

    Thanks for the excerpt and for participating in the blog hop.

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

    1. Yum! That sounds delicious! Fall is my favorite season & I love everything about it! I love the colors, the crunch of leaves, hot apple cider, and bonfires.

  15. Yum! That's in reference to both the recipe and book. I love everything about fall. The leaves, the cool air, coming in to warm up with some hot chocolate and a good book...great timing for a hop, as I'm finding lots of additions to my to read list!
    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  16. Oh yeah, a great recipe for Chili. I luv, luv, luv, mexican food! This chili is in my files to try!

    I also love the burst of colors! The fall earth tone colors are very festive and beautiful. I am lucky to live where you can see the seasons change. I love reading any time so the season doesn’t matter.

    Thanks for the opportunity for both of us to share!

    Belinda G
    belgre AT Comcast DOT net

  17. I love white chicken of my favorites. Can't wait to read the book.
    yratpatrol AT aol DOT com

  18. I live in Florida now, so the most I can hope for in Autumn is cooler weather!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  19. Love your chili and plan to try it soon. It is getting colder here. Cat helping typing is hard.

    jonesjnd at yahoo dot com

  20. Great recipe, thank you.


  21. I love making white chicken chili! I make a lot of soups every winter too and I love my crock pot. terrimuhich(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  22. Love the cooler weather.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  23. Yum, the chili sounds fabulous.

    mreauow at gmail dot com

  24. Ooh - thanks for the recipe! I need to get my kids to like Chicken Chili, because that is one of my favorite kinds. I love autumn for its cooler temps, pumpkin pies, and hot apple cider! Thank you for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  25. Starbucks is perfect for the Fall...I love their hot cocoa.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  26. Thanks for the great recipe! I am always looking for new ones!
    I love the cooler weather and changing colors of the leaves in autumn. Thanks for the chance!

  27. Thanks for the recipe! I love the cool weather and that I get to break out my comfy sweaters and fleece PJs. Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  28. My favorite thing about Autumn/Fall is the changing color of the leaves, orange, yellow, red, even purple. They are so pretty. My least favorite thing is raking up those pretty leaves. LOL I love to curl up by the fire and read a hot romance book on a cold fall evening. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  29. I love the Fall because of the football games and tailgating with friends and family! And of course having a campfire with roasted hotdogs! Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  30. That chili sounds delicious!

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  31. cant wait to try this recipe. where i live i love to watch the mountains changing colors. thanks for joining the hop.

    1. Congrats! You won the $10 Starbucks card on my blog! I will email you to confirm your addy before sending it to you. Thanks for coming on!

  32. I love Autumn for the leaves. I read lots of books as it gets colder.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  33. Thanks for the recipe, always looking for something new to try

    Change colors of the foliage is great Autumn treat,


  34. I love the colors in Autumn! Thanks for the giveaway!
    lisarayns at gmail dot com

  35. I love the cool weather of Fall! Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. I love the color changes, very pretty. Thx for the hop stop.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  37. Great hop! Thanks for sharing!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com