Thursday, September 17, 2009


Tawnya's Texas Chicken Chili

I don't know about you, but what's for dinner is often determined by what's in the pantry! After lots of grilling this summer, the cooler weather definitely had me craving soup or chili! So, after surveying the pantry, I decided that chicken chili was what was for dinner tonight!

Here is how I made my version of Texas Chicken Chili:

1 can of Bush's chili beans

2 cans of black beans, drained

1 can Rotel tomatoes

1/2 can of chicken broth

3-4 cooked and cubed chicken breasts

3 large minced garlic cloves

1/2-1 red or white onion, chopped

1 jalapeno, minced

3-4 heaping tbsp. chili powder

2 teaspoons of cumin powder

1/4 cup of minced Cilantro sprigs

3 healthy dashes of Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp. of honey mustard

grated cheddar cheese

sour cream

sliced avocado

Saute garlic, onion and jalapeno in olive oil. Add beans, tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to boil and return to simmer. Add chicken and stir well. Add chili powder, cumin, dashes of Worcestershire sauce and honey mustard. Stir well and simmer covered for approx. 15-20 minutes. Add minced cilantro.

Top with cheese, sour cream and sliced avocado. Serve with fresh cornbread or tortillas chips.
Enjoy with family and friends!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


After a very long drought, we have finally had some real rain here in central Texas. It had been so long that I had forgotten what it felt like to pop up an umbrella in the wind or soak my shoes in a mud puddle. The rain also reminded me of how much I love the amazing rain boots that you see splashing around town. You can't beat their price (so cheap that you could even make a case for getting a pair in every color under the rainbow!).

If you are in the market for some new rain boots for the soggy months ahead, you have to check out the selection on Right now if you buy one pair (only $25), you get the second for 50% off! And, if you spend $50, you get free shipping! Did you know that they sell warm liners for rain boots? There really is just NO excuse for the boring black boots of the past!
Here are few of my favorites...Allison Floral

Tan Leopard

Zahar Pink

Sasha Bias Madras

Black and Silver Zebra

Pinky Plaid

Saturday, September 12, 2009


It may seem a little early to think about next spring's wardrobe, but the Spring 2010 Fashion Show was this past week in NYC. I love all the muted metallics, rich blues and bright whites. And, very tickled to see that ruffles and femininity are still here to stay for at least one more season!

Cynthia & flirty as always

Erin Wasson

David Tlale

Nicole Miller



Christian Siriano (winner from Project Runway!) & one of my favorites on the Spring runway