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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Talk Time Tuesday with Ask Jo & A winner!

Hello my friends!
Before we get to our segment today, I wanted to share some news. I was asked to be on the design team at Aud Sentiments so I'm super excited about that! My first post will be on Thursday. Also,
at the bottom of this post I will announce last week's Funday Friday Challenge top 3 winners, as I could not get on the internet last night due to storms in my area.
So onto this week's Talk Time Tuesday segment.
Our first question today comes from Erica K. who asks, "Hi Jo.  I see that you have a Pinterest account but I was wondering if you have a facebook account or a twitter account?"
Hi there Erica!
I do have a facebook and a twitter account. I must confess that I hardly ever go onto my twitter account. I just do not have the time. It has been forever since I logged onto that account. As for facebook, Yes I do have a facebook account. I first started facebook to mainly keep in contact with family and old friends but I also have a lot of new crafting friends and bloggy friends on there. I am set to private so unfortunately, no one can add me however; if you would like to become facebook friends, please email me your facebook URL address and I'll gladly add you. Thanks so much for your question today Erica and I hope to hear from you again soon!
Our next question comes from Kelly A. who asks, "Hi there Jo! My question is totally non-craft related. I was wondering if you could share a family recipe that you cook for your family?"
Hi Kelly!
Great question and totally unexpected! Well there are plenty of recipes that I have that I can share but one of my family's favorites of mine, is my SouthWestern Chicken Bean Soup. This recipe is a slow cooker recipe but can easily be cooked on the stove top.
What you will need:
2-4 pieces of chicken breast
2 boxes of 32 oz chicken stock
1 large onion
2 cans of chick peas
1-16oz jar of Medium or Mild Salsa
2 cans of corn
2 tablespoons of cumin
2 cups of water
1.On stove top on medium heat, pre-cook the chicken breast for about 10 minutes until they are white on both sides. Once they are white on both sides, add them to the slow cooker.
2.Cut up your onion into slices about an eighth thick and add to slow cooker.
3.Add all the rest of your ingredients at this time into the slow cooker; cumin, chicken stock(both boxes), 2c water, both cans of chick peas(drained), both cans of corn with water(if using canned) and the complete jar of salsa. At this point you should have all your ingredients inside the crock pot or slow cooker. Add your slow cooker's lid.
4.Turn on your crock pot or slow cooker on high and set it at 5 hours and forget it! That's its!

If you are using the stove top, follow the same directions as above and cook on low to medium heat for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
I serve this soup with a little bit of cheddar cheese and tortilla chips on top This is just a personal preference. It is delicious and definitely a family favorite. Very tasty and filling.
Thanks so much Kelly for your question and I sure hope you enjoy this recipe if you give it a try!
Now I know it is summer and hot outside but this soup is great any time of the year!

Now onto our FFC#7's top 3!
# 19 Gail Scott
# 64 Lisa
# 116 D-Designs by Dragonfly
Congratulations ladies!
Please email me at:
Joann6274 at gmail dot com to get your top 3 badge!
Well my friends that is all I have for today. I hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by and until next time....
Enjoy life's blessings~


  1. Congratulations to the worthy winners.

    Great questions again. I will have to try that soup as it IS winter here so soup can be high on the list LOL

  2. Oops I pushed publish too quick. CONGRATULATIONS JO on your new DT position xx

  3. Congratulations on your new DT, Jo!! How exciting!! I can't wait to see what you create!! I'm printing out your recipe to try!! Thanks so much for the top 3 and congrats to the other winners!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Congrats on the DT!! And congrats to the winners!

  5. Congrats Jo on your new design team spot! That's so exciting! Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself again today. I really like these question and answer sessions--I'm the same way about twitter. ;)

  6. Thank you Jo for the top 3 - I just sent an email to receive the badge - congratulations to Lisa and Designs by Dragonfly too! Have a happy crafting day!

  7. Jo - congratulations on Aud Sentiment - I love that challenge! Enjoy your ride!

  8. Congrats to you my friend!! Yiippe!!Congrats to the winners!!!
    Yummy recipe!!
    Have a wonderful day,
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  9. Hey Jo!

    Loving these little talk time segments - this is such an awesome idea! Love it! Welcome to the Aud Sentiments Team! I hope you enjoy creating with us ladies! :)

    Mel xx

  10. Thanks so much for the top 3 honor.
    I really need to get to work on my blog winner tab. lol

  11. Congratulations on your new DT post, Jo. They will love having you.

  12. What fun questions you got Jo! I can't wait to try your recipe!! I have a FB account but rarely use it. lol Just not a good FB person. Congrats on the new DT Jo!!! I think that is so exciting and they have picked a fabulously talented person to be on their team!! Looking forward to seeing your new design team post! Hugs!


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