Friday, September 24, 2021

Cozy Food Friday!

That means it's time to share a recipe from 
a friend!

This week's recipe is from author
Mary Anne Edwards!

Mary Anne is author of the
Charlie McClung Mysteries

Chicken-Tortilla Soup

1      teaspoon olive oil

1      cup chopped onions

2      garlic cloves, minced

2      cups shredded cooked chicken breast (10 to 12 ounces)

1      can of white shoepeg corn

¼     cup dry white wine

1      tablespoon jalapeno sauce

1      small can of chopped green chilies

1      teaspoon ground cumin

½     teaspoon chili powder

1      teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

2      cans chicken broth

1      can of tomato puree or diced peeled tomatoes (14.5 oz)

1      can of tomato soup

Optional: Sour cream and crushed tortilla chips

  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in cooked chicken and the following ten ingredients (chicken through tomato soup); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Ladle soup into bowls; top with tortilla chips and sour cream.

Yields: 8 servings

Fall is here and I can't think of a better
 way to warm up as the chill air starts settling in.

A big THANKK YOU to Mary Anne 
for sharing her recipe with us!

About Mary Anne Edwards

Born in Mercedes, Texas, Mary Anne has lived in Georgia for most of her life. A lifelong fan of authors such as Agatha Christie, Anne Perry, Caroline Graham, and Elizabeth Peters, it wasn’t until a few years ago that Mary Anne listened to the voices in her head and began writing her own series of traditional mysteries featuring Detective Charlie McClung.

The first book in the series, Brilliant Disguise, was released to critical acclaim in January 2014. She released the next three in the series, A Good Girl, Criminal Kind, and Sins of my Youth, soon afterward. The fifth book in the series, Flirting with Time, was released on June 30, 2017. Mary Anne released the sixth book, How Deep is the Darkness, on December 2, 2019, and is working on book seven, Complex Kid, with at least three more to follow.

Although Mary Anne is a middle-aged woman, she believes no matter how old you are, you should have fun. Don’t let anyone steal your joy by telling you that you’re too old. The main female protagonist in the Charlie McClung Mysteries is an exciting snapshot of the author’s sensibilities.

Mary Anne and her husband of 40+ years live in Canton, GA, with an ill-tempered tuxedo cat named Gertrude. Mary Anne volunteers at MUST Ministries and sits on the advisory board of Rockdale Cares, a non-profit advocacy group for the developmentally challenged.

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  1. It sure switched to soup weather quickly!
    (I love fall, though.)
    Happy Friday, Lisa.
    Pat T

  2. Yummy! A definitely keeper recipe. Thanks!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Sounds like a great recipe. Happy Autumn!!