American Horror Story

American Horror Story

So…we’ve been Netflixing American Horror Story! And yes, Netflixing, according to the Urban Dictionary, is a real word! Net*flix*ing: 1. The act of watching an entire season of a show in one sitting. 2. A total valid excuse for avoiding social obligations. As in: “Sorry I can’t make it to the party tonight. I am netflixing.”     So one lonely sleepless night, I caught the Halloween episode of American Horror Story: Coven. Fascinating, I thought. I’ve always been attracted to dark magic and things that go bump in the night. Then, to my absolute delight, FX was running a marathon of sorts, so I watched the next one…and the next one! Sufficed to say, I was hooked. I immediately searched for previous episodes On...

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I have always loved Chicken Tortilla Soup, especially during the winter season! I fix a lot of Mexican dishes at home, perhaps because we love bold flavors or maybe it is the availability of authentic Mexican ingredients here in Phoenix. But I lean toward the most obvious of reasons – the sheer simplicity (generally anyway; see Mole Chicken Enchiladas). Over the years, of course, I’ve had a several variations of this recipe and even in my search for the “perfect” recipe, I had many from which to choose. Fortunately for us (and all whom I shared this delicious, spicy, hearty concoction), as the most ideal recipe, I wound up choosing from one of my favorite food bloggers, The Pioneer Woman. As usual, I did decide to modify it somewhat,...