Sunday, March 14, 2021

Please Welcome Guest Lynn Cahoon #Recipe #Giveaway


Lynn Cahoon is joining us today!  She's sharing a recipe for chicken tortilla soup and also doing a giveaway!


Hi, I’m Lynn Cahoon, author of the Tourist Trap, Farm to Fork, Cat Latimer, and Kitchen Witch cozy mysteries. And I’m a lover of food. Seriously.

I think I get it from my mom. She believed that a good Sunday dinner could solve problems and bring people together. So dinner at our house growing up was cast iron pan Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, frozen corn (we’d put up that summer) and a salad with home made ranch dressing. And of course, there had to be a dessert. Usually a one-layer cake. Not fancy, but oh so good. Especially when it was chocolate with homemade chocolate frosting.

Growing up with good food has made me picky about what I make for my own family. It’s just the two of us now, and we enjoy different things. Dinner is often different meats, sides, but always cooked with love. My husband likes his beef vegetable stew with a little kick from jalapenos. I like homemade chili and Chicken Tortilla soup without the beans. 

I never was a bean fan. Maybe because I didn’t like the idea of it being a ‘musical fruit’. Even now, I avoid eating dried beans. So when I was looking for a new soup to try, I decided to adjust this recipe. I’ve also replaced the fried tortillas with stale or broken tortilla chips. Another habit passed down from my mom, don’t waste anything. With the salt already on the chips, you may want to taste before you add your normal amount of salt.

It’s an easy cook for a chilly Saturday lunch.

Anyway, here’s my recipe. I hope you enjoy it. And if you want, you can add back the can of black beans.

 

Dump into a large sauce pan the following and cook for 30 minutes


 

·       1 can of whole corn

·       2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chilis

·       1 chicken breast cut into bite size pieces (you can also use leftover shredded chicken here.)

·       1 tbsp dried oregano

·       1 tsp chili powder

·       1 tsp cumin

·       3 cups of chicken broth (or a 32 oz carton)

Add a handful of crushed tortilla chips about 1 cup to the soup, let simmer for another 10 minutes. 


 

Serve topped with shredded cheese and a few additional chips.  

 


 

This also freezes well for lunches or soup and sandwich dinners.

I’m giving away a signed print copy of ONE POISON PIE (US only. If a non-US person wins, you’ll get an ebook of KILLER COMFORT FOOD.) Comment below with your favorite comfort soup to be considered to win.

 

 


 

In the first in New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon’s Kitchen Witch mystery series, Mia Malone is starting over in Magic Springs, Idaho—where murder is on the menu . . .

 

What’s a kitchen witch to do when her almost-fiancé leaves her suddenly single and unemployed? For Mia Malone, the answer’s simple: move to her grandmother’s quirky Idaho hometown, where magic is an open secret and witches and warlocks are (mostly) welcome. With a new gourmet dinner delivery business—and a touch of magic in her recipes—Mia’s hopes are high. Even when her ex’s little sister, Christina, arrives looking for a place to stay, Mia takes it in stride.

 

But her first catering job takes a distasteful turn when her client’s body is found, stabbed and stuffed under the head table. Mia’s shocked to learn that she’s a suspect—and even more so when she realizes she’s next on a killer’s list. With Christina, along with Mia’s meddling grandma, in the mix, she’ll have to find out which of the town’s eccentric residents has an appetite for murder…before this fresh start comes to a sticky end. . . .

 

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and USA Today bestselling author, Lynn Cahoon, writes the Tourist Trap, Cat Latimer and Farm-to-Fork mystery series. The Kitchen Witch cozy mystery series will release in 2021. No matter where the mystery is set, readers can expect a fun ride Sign up for her newsletter at www.lynncahoon.com

 

50 comments:

  1. When I was growing up, my Mom made an awesome vegetable beef soup. It was always the benefit of having leftover roast. She put everything in it. When I was a kid, I'd pick out the okra. However, as an adult I found it added great flavor. Mine just never tastes as good as what Mom's was.

    Hubby and I do love a big pot of potato soup - especially in the winter months. Our main requirement is lots of onions. So much so that we have laughed and asked if we were eating potato soup with onions or onion soup with potatoes. :)

    Appreciate the recipe and have put in my Pinterest folder. Plan on trying it real soon too. Sounds YUMMY!

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of "ONE POISON PIE" which most definitely is on my TBR list. Can't wait for the opportunity to read it! Shared and hoping to be the very fortunate one selected.

    Have a wonderful day and upcoming week. Please be safe, stay healthy and have a little adventure - even if through the pages of a good book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Hi Kay, I love potato soup too. Actually, it's my favorite. BUT I'm trying to eat lower carb so this one spoke to me. The carbs are a little lower. Thanks for the soup memory. I am not an Okra fan either.

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  2. My favorite comfort food is pizza.
    Kitten143 (at) Verizon (dot) net

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    1. Hi Christine!! I've been craving some good pizza. We bought some frozen that we enjoy so it looks like pizza will be on the menu this week.

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  3. As far as comfort soups go my ultimate favorite has always been and continues to give me great enjoyment, is Chicken soup. For whatever ails me this is so soothing and comforting. I learned this when I was young from my grandmother and rely on it all year round. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I love a good chicken soup with homemade noodles. Sometimes, I just make homemade noodles with a roasted chicken breast. :)

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  4. That looks good. My favorite soup has become a corn chowder recipe I got from a neighbor years ago. Very easy to make and a little more filling than some soups, a great winter supper.
    kozo8989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. Sounds nice and tasty.
    I've got beef stew mellowing in the fridge right now.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. My husband makes a beef stew without potatoes and with jalapenos. I stay away. :)

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  6. Welcome Lynn! Your tortilla soup recipe looks delicious. I'm a big soup lover. I enjoy chili, potato and leek soup, and simple chicken noodle soup.

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    1. Thanks Tina. I just made a beanless chili to freeze for my soup WFH lunches.

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  7. I give my children and grandchildren matzah ball soup since it is a real panacea which they look forward to. Homemade with the flavor of love and home. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. My mother made a lot of wonderful soups. I liked her chicken corn soup best.

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  9. We make potato soup. My favorite is tomato soup.
    bmedrano34@yahoo.com

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  10. I'm not much of a soup eater but I would pick chicken noodle soup. Thanks for the chance.

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  11. I'm the soup maker in my house. While my kids like the chicken soup and will steal a container in an emergency, it's my turkey/ bean/barley & vegetable soup they want the most.

    I make a Middle Eastern dish called Shawarma using turkey thighs. I save the bones and cook them down for a stock. After it's cooked and strained I soak Red Beans, Red Kidney beans, white beans and barley overnight. In the morning I put up the stock in my 20qt pot and add in the softened beans and barley. I buy 6 of the LARGE commercial sized carrots and Parsnips and dice them up ala Campbell's soup style and let that simmer for a few hours. When it's almost done I take my emulsifier wand and jrrrrrrrrrr it so that some of it becomes very smooth in texture. That's what gives it the dark red color that looks so tempting.

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  12. Campbell's chicken noodle soup is still my family's favorite comfort soup. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  13. My favorite comfort soup is chili.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I loved my mom's chili, but I always took out the beans.

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  14. Mine would be Chicken Noodle or Chicken Rice, depending on what I'm in the mood for. Slippery Pot Pie is always a winner.

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    1. I've made Chicken Pot Pie soup. It was great.

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  15. I like chicken tortilla soup, but favorite is homemade chicken noodle soup. I requested it for my birthday dinner every year growing up & I still make it for my birthday now. And I loved our Sunday dinners of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy & corn too!

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  16. My favorite soup is Minestrone soup. My kids enjoy taco soup, another favorite in our house. Thanks for the chance! So excited to read this book!!

    jarjm1980(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Karen B
    "The musical fruit" - how I remember that! Not a big soup fan but love a good New England Clam Chowder.
    kpbarnett1941(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. Chicken Noodle Soup. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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