Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mary Kennedy's Summer Chili #recipe #mystery #giveaway



Please welcome our very good friend, the talented Mary Kennedy.  We're so happy to have her here today and we're thrilled to get this summer chili recipe. We know you will be excited about her giveaway as well!   Read on: 


Here's Mary: Thing are heating up in Savannah, but it's never too hot for Summer Chili. It's lighter than the winter version and very popular with the folks at the Oldies But Goodies candy store and cafe.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes  


1 sweet Vidalia onion or red onion
 
2 cloves garlic

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp chili powder

4 oz ham (optional)

1  bell pepper,any color

3 (15 oz) cans white chili beans or cannellini beans

3 tomatoes
2 tbsp parsley













Directions:

Slice the sun-dried tomatoes, place in a bowl, cover with hot water and set aside. Chop onion and garlic. Heat olive oil in a heavy saucepan over medium hat. Saute the onion, garlic and chili powder for 5 minutes until the onion is translucent. Slice the ham and dice the pepper, add both to the onion mixture and cook 5 minutes. Drain and rinse the beans. Roughly chop the fresh tomatoes. Drain the sun-dried tomatoes, saving 1/2 cup liquid. Add the fresh tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes and reserved liquid and beans to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Season with a little salt and pepper. Parsley makes a nice garnish.



Mary Kennedy is the author of The Dream Club Mysteries and the Talk Radio Mysteries for Penguin-Random House as well as a teen series called The Hollywood Nights. She is a national best-selling author with sales of over 4 million books. In addition to her novels, she writes entertainment and healthy living articles for USA Today, the Huffington Post,, NPR, Gannett News and Publisher's Weekly. Mary is a practicing psychologist on the east coast, where she lives with her British husband and six neurotic cats. She has tried unsuccessfully to psychoanalyze both husband and cats, but she remains optimistic. You can visit her at www.marykennedy.net or at the Cozy Chicks, where she blogs every Monday. www.cozychicksblog.com 
 





A Premonition of Murder by Mary Kennedy. Abigail Marchand, a famously reclusive Savannah heiress, tells Ali and Taylor that she had a dream foretelling her death. Ali hastens to reassure her and promises to discuss it with the Dream Club Members. But the Dream Club meeting  is cut short when the police announce that Abigail has been pushed to her death down a flight of stairs. Now Taylor, Ali and the Dream Club need to catch a killer before someone else is laid to rest.

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And now Mary has a GREAT GIVEAWAY for a lucky reader!

 


Leave a comment here and the winner could choose either this lovely prize of a this adorable cat tote bag  OR a signed copy of Dream a Little Scream, the first in the Dream Club series.  



154 comments:

  1. Love this Summer Chili recipe; and I would absolutely love to win a signed copy of Dream a Little Scream. EMS591@aol.com

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  2. I've never heard of a chili recipe using jam before, intriguing. And I must read this Dream Club Mystery series.

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    1. Hi Mary, it's 4 ounces of ham..not jam. I never use the ham, actually, I make the vegetarian version. Hope you try it!

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  3. I will have to try this chili recipe,it sounds yummy! I am looking forward to reading this series! Thanks for the chance!
    Lisa
    hseaside5@aim.com

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  4. I'm not a chili fan but I'd love to win either the cat tote or book! Thanks.

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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    1. Hi Karen, this version might make you a chili-lover!

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  5. A lighter chili for summer sounds great to me. Thanks for the chance to win. grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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  6. A lighter chili for summer sounds great to me. Thanks for the chance to win. grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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  7. My husband's latest interest is dehydrating vegetables, specifically tomatoes as we have an overabundance this summer. I will be keeping this recipe as a way to utilize sun dredge tomatoes!
    Thank you for the recipe and giveaway!
    ejbs3s@yahoo.com

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  8. My husband's latest interest is dehydrating vegetables, specifically tomatoes as we have an overabundance this summer. I will be keeping this recipe as a way to utilize sun dredge tomatoes!
    Thank you for the recipe and giveaway!
    ejbs3s@yahoo.com

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    1. What a great idea, Jody, I would love to learn to do that!

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  9. This sounds like a recipe I would enjoy. I know I would love to read Dream a Little Scream! Thank you for the giveaway!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  10. Awesome recipe and the tote is adorable ! Thank you for a chance to win ! kathambre@yahoo.com

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  11. Living in Wisconsin we eat chili all the time in the colder months, but not much in the summer. I'm going to have to try out this recipe though, because eating chili year round sounds pretty good to me:)
    And I do love finding out about new cozy series, so I'm going to be checking this one out even if I don't win!

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  12. I love the idea of a lighter chili for the summer. Thanks for the recipe. I've got my fingers crossed for the giveaway.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  13. Chili is always a hit, and this version with white beans sounds delicious for summer. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  14. Thank you so much,everyone, for your kind comments! I am so happy to be here. Hope everyone tries this chili, my neighbor in North Carolina used to serve it over spaghetti or macaroni, and sometimes in taco shells. It's really delish!

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