My All-Time Favorite Chicken Tortilla Soup….EVER!

For dinner last night, I used The Pioneer Womans recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup. It was a perfect night (snowing in Denver, shock I know, lol) for such a yummy soup! Her recipe is exactly my ideal version of what Chicken Tortilla Soup is suppose to be. There are so many varieties of this recipe out there and this one is ‘spot on’ to myself and family. I love her recipes and her commentaries how to prepare them. In my mind, I feel like she has the voice of Reba McEntire. (That is a good thing!) The recipe has enough meat to make it hearty, enough veggies to make it healthy and the flavor is on point.
The pioneer woman, Ree Drummond has a new book coming out that I can’t wait to get my hands on, because, quite frankly ALL of her recipes are incredible! You can find the recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup on her website:

Try this recipe, you won’t regret it!

And since I cooked too much chicken last night, tonight we will be having Chicken Quesadillas using home-made tortillas made using this recipe,

But, little does my husband know, but he gets to roll them out again. His tortillas come out nice and evenly round, whereas mine look not roundish at all. Does anybody else have this problem? Don’t they always taste better when they are pretty?

Besides, with the husband being in the kitchen with me, it gives us time to re-connect. Homemade tortillas rolled out by my sweet husband are the best!

Denveristas to the Rescue….

Is there anybody that loves Pinterest as much as I do? I think that some days I need an intervention to get off of their site and stop pinning. : )
Anybody ever fall in love with one of their pins and totally fail at making it? Or just don’t have the resources to make it? I know I have more than my fair share of Pinterest Fails. Well, I was thinking, maybe our wonderful Denveristas would like to come to the aid of our fellow Denveristas.
Just let us know which Pin you love and need help with and maybe we can find someone on here that can help you out.

SavingStar, the new way to coupon.


SavingStar is the new clip less, paperless way to coupon. They add new coupons weekly to their site.   I have a link on the right side of the page that you can instantly set your account up though.   You will never have to worry about forgetting your coupons at home again.   It is super easy to set and start using to save money from buying products that you already use.

How it works in 4easy steps.

1.  Sign up in the link on the right side of your screen and set up an account.

2.  Tap, Select the eCoupons that you like and they link them to your store loyalty cards.

3.  Shop, Use your loyalty card like always at the checkout!  (you must do this in order to receive credit for your purchases).

4.  Save, Your money will automatically added to your SavingStar account.  Some stores will take longer to credit your account, just be patient. I hear that their customer service is really helpful.

Go to the right side of your screen and sign up and create your account today!

You can combine your manufacturers coupons with your ecoupons to get even more savings!

(It is an affiliate link, so that means that I make a little money by you signing up through it.  If you use it, you help support this site and gain my appreciation, Thank You!)

Birthday Freebies for Denveristas….

Birthday Freebies for Denveristas….

 We all know that you can get a free meal at hundreds of restaurants on your birthday. But, did you know that on your special day you can get some other great birthday gifts? I am a November baby and for my birthday I was able to get my eyebrows beautifully done at the BrowBar by Benefit at Ulta and Sephora gives a free Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Duo. I should have done more but I was too relaxed after my spa trip, given to me by my husband and kids. : ) Happy Birthday Denverista!

Stores that offer birthday gifts to you include….

(Note: You must sign up with their loyalty program through their websites to recieve these gifts or rewards.)

1. Sephora gives a free Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Duo.

2. Benefit: Free eyebrow bar at several locations including a few at Ulta. Call to make appointment ahead of time.

3. Old Navy will email you a $10 off of $50 coupon to use during your birthday week.

4. World Market will email you a $10 e-gift certificate to use on anything in store or online.

5. DSW emails you a $5 off coupon for shoe shopping.

6. Starbucks will load your card for a free coffee in your birthday month. You must register a card to your email account. No more postcards in the mail.

7. Caribou also offers you a free coffee on your birthday.

8. Borders Book Stores also, also offers you a free coffee or a free small tea on your birthday.

9. CVS will email you a $3 off your next purchase coupon.

10. Smashbox will give you a free deluxe make-up sample.

11. Philosophy also gives a free deluxe sized make-up sample.

12. Aveda also gives out a free product worth $20.

13. Cold Stone Creamery will give you a free ice cream cone on your birthday.

14. Ghirardelli Chocolates Stores will give you free chocolate on your special day. YUM!

15. Godiva Chocolates has a birthday gift for you of chocolate.

If you have any more birthday offers to share, we would love to hear about them. Contact me at Misty@Denverista.Com