Archive | May, 2014

Summer Recipes: Spanish Chicken & Seafood Paella with Hunt’s Tomatoes

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Summer Recipes

Some of my favorite summer recipes are one-dish meals with summer vegetables like tomatoes and bell pepper. Whether I’m entertaining or cooking up a tasty dinner for just my family, this recipe for my Spanish Chicken & Seafood Paella always comes to mind.

It’s simple to make and comes out even better when cooked in a traditional paella pan.

Hunt’s uses a unique flashsteam peeling method for their diced tomatoes, so I chose Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes with Rosemary & Oregano for an extra garden flavor in the tomato sauce section at Walmart.

Hunt's Tomatoes



Spanish Chicken & Seafood Paella with Hunt’s Tomatoes Recipe



  • Chorizo- 1 lb
  • onion, yellow- 1 medium, diced
  • red bell pepper- 1, diced
  • green bell pepper- 1, diced
  • long grain rice- 2 cups
  • Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes with Rosemary & Oregano- 1 14oz. can
  • Hun’ts Tomato Paste- 1 can
  • chicken broth- 1 quart (32 oz.)
  • cooked chicken, chopped
  • cooked shrimp, medium- 1 lb, tails removed
  • olive oil- 3 tablespoons
  • spanish saffron- a pinch



  1. Heat a oil in large heated deep skillet or paella pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add bell peppers and onions along with chorizo to sauté until peppers are tender.
  3. Add rice, diced tomatoes, tomato paste and saffron to sauté for another minute.
  4. Add chicken broth and bring to boil.
  5. Once boiling, lay chicken and shrimp on top then cover the pan (if you’re using a paella pan without a lid, you can use aluminum foil to cover), reduce heat to low.
  6. Simmer until rice has absorbed liquid, approximately 25 minutes.


Spanish Paella Recipe

Spanish Chicken & Seafood Paella with Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes


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Hunt's Tomatoes

Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes found in Tomato Sauce section at Walmart



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Pop Rocks Popcorn…. Popcorn with a “Pop”

A variation of this recipe can be used for just about any occasion. For the upcoming 4th of July celebration, I took my traditional chocolate popcorn recipe and added some “pop”… Pop Rocks candy, that is!




  • buttered popcorn
  • Wilton white candy melts or white chocolate
  • Pop Rocks in red and blue


  1. place buttered popcorn in large bowl
  2. melt white candy or chocolate in double-boiler
  3. drizzle melted candy or chocolate over the popcorn
  4. use hands to loosely and carefully toss to melted chocolate throughout popcorn
  5. top with Pop Rocks




poprocks popcorn recipe


poprocks popcorn recipe

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My Morning Coffee Journey with Millstone coffee & Mr. Coffee GIVEAWAY

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My morning coffee is a trusted travel companion throughout my morning journey. From sunrise meditations and getting dressed to packing lunches and getting kids ready for school, the journey is quick but can be full of unexpected challenges (okay, we’ll call them surprises). The best coffee maker combined with some flavored coffee helps me through these surprises and on to an even brighter day.

Millstone coffee

#CoffeeJourneys Giveaway

This week, I’m helping one lucky winner with their morning journey by giving away my favorite drip coffee maker, Mr. Coffee® 1-cup Optimal Brew™ Coffee Maker along with two bags of flavored Millstone® coffee in Caramel Truffle and Chocolate Velvet flavors from Walmart. The contest runs through May 16th and one entry on Twitter is allowed per day. The winner will be mailed the Coffee Maker and coffee directly from me via US Mail. It’s easy to enter and only takes a minute!

To Enter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Mornings are a journey in my home and a sacred part of my day. Here’s an Instagram video of just one of my many #CoffeeJourneys, so be sure to share yours on Instagram with me!

Good Luck!


 Share Your #CoffeeJourneys

Is your coffee journey sometime other than during the morning? Do you have a special coffee journey you would like to share? Upload your #CoffeeJourney video to Instagram or leave a Comment below, or follow #CoffeeJourneys and #CollectiveBias on Twitter to share your coffee journey with me!


My Mr. Coffee® 10-cup Thermal Coffee Maker was found in the Housewares department at Walmart.


Mr. Coffee 10-cup Optimal Brew Coffee Maker found in Housewares at Walmart


Millstone coffee

Millstone coffee found in Coffee section.

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