Chicken Tortilla Soup

Fall and Winter put me in a mood for stews and soups!

 I am not picky but I do have my favorites! This chicken tortilla is one of them.

Originally I ate this soup at Red Lobster when I was working there some years ago. I have added some ingredients to it so it could be to my liking.


  • Chicken Broth
  • Chicken (cooked)
  • Black Beans
  • Tomato Paste
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Frozen Broccoli
  • Frozen Corn

Now, IF you have the time I prefer to use natural broth(home made).

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Pull the chicken after it is cooked as it is in the picture above. Thaw the broccoli & corn and drain the beans.

Get your pot ready and pour the chicken broth in. Season to taste but I usually do a bit of salt, cajun seasoning, and pepper. Once the broth is in the pot let it warm up a little then add the chicken in. After the chicken is in add the tomato paste, wait until the tomato paste melts to add everything else in. Once the beans are drained dump them in there following with broccoli. Last but not least add broccoli & corn. Let it cook for 20 minutes and tadaaa it’s ready to be served.


Serve in a bowl. Over top sprinkle some tortilla chips and cheese and get ready to be blown away!!

Let me know how you liked it!!



May 9th is my Birthday and it amazes me how on point some of these quotes are!

  • You may never know what’s going on with a Taurus because they don’t share their downfalls or true feelings with just anyone.
  • A Taurus loves hard but when you take advantage of their kindness, any feelings they did have will most likely be gone
  • When a Taurus likes you it’s not obvious. They’ll sit back and watch you to make sure you’re the one.
  • Taurus require a lot of “me” time because internally they deal with a lot and don’t have time for all the bullshit.
  • A Taurus is self-sufficient, they can take care of themselves without bothering anybody.
  • Taurus only hangout with people who are on the same wavelength as them. They don’t need anyone that’s going to bring drama.
  • A Taurus Woman is the strongest woman in the zodiac. They are not one to mess with. Unlike the other 11 signs of the zodiac, what you see with her is what you get, no hidden agenda.
  • Taurus are not argumentative, but when they have a point they won’t back down or change that even when everyone gangs up on them.

The list can go on and on. All my Tauruses can relate, i am sure!



(June 2008)


(June 2008)

A little over 11 years ago I met a kid who would one day become my husband. I say a kid because we were 14 years old when we met and really knew nothing about life and what was in store for us. We didn’t have many things in common and we definitely didn’t think alike. 11 years is a really long time so it’s clear that those years brought a lot of good, a lot of bad and a lot of knowledge. When we met and all through high school he never knew where to take his life, what life should/would be like after graduation, can’t even say he had goals or plans. For me, as long as i can remember my parents always taught me to have a solid plan and I had to be successful. Well, when I decided that I wanted to be with this kid I knew I wouldn’t settle for anything less than a MAN with a plan. To me staying in one spot was never an option. We as people must always grow, learn, expand our comfort zones and really live. So, I started asking him what he wanted to do with his life? Where did he want to be in 3,4,5 years? He probably thought I was crazy because we were still in HS!! I made sure to paint the picture of the life I wanted to have and it was up to him to create that life with me.


June 2013 in Miami


June 2013

Well, I am proud to say that kid has never disappointed me when it came to our life. We grew up quickly and have been moving along in life better and faster than I ever imagined. Everything I have wanted in life WE got. He is not lazy! He has plans! He has goals! He has drive! && He loves! He works harder than anyone I know, makes sure we have all we need…& want. The best part of all of this is we have one vision now. We see life the same and we work as a team to reach our dreams. I am proud of my husband because there are so many excuses laying around in the world that he could have held onto and tried to use. Most importantly I love how much he loves our daughter! They always say “show your daughter what a man is supposed to be so she knows what to look for in a husband”. I don’t have any doubt that she has a great example to compare to.


Ava & Curtis Summer 2014

Some people search a lifetime for a man/woman they can build with. We were lucky enough to find that without even looking. I am blessed & highly favored.

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H&M’s Sale!

H&M is having a Sale starting today until the 16th!

Most sweaters are on sale and they are starting at 4.95!!!

Winter is right under our nose literary I walked out to snow this Morning!!

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Visit H&M Here and check out the sales!

These are just a few of the sweaters that are on sale. Dress them up or dress them down! You can’t beat these prices.