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So today let’s share some recipes, easy ones. And we have to pick a song to dance to at some point this afternoon. Oh, and if you can think of one other fun thing to do tell us. I also painted my nails with glittery No Place Like Home from The Painted Nail.

My song: My Humps by the Black-eyed Peas.

My recipe: Easy chicken noodle soup. Four chicken breasts, 2 cartons of chicken broth, veggies cut in bite size pieces, 2 cups of water, fresh, powdered or minced garlic (about 2 tsp) 2 tsp of cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper and powdered or fresh ginger. Bring it all to a boil and then simmer until chicken is cooked through. Shred the chicken in the pot and then add noodles (the hub likes egg noodles)and cook until done. Easy peasy.

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About Candace Havens

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I and Dragons Prefer Blondes. Her new venture is writing for the Blaze line of Harlequin. Those books include Take Me If You Dare, She Who Dares, Wins, Truth and Dare, and The Model Marine. She is also in the anthology Spirited, and the proceeds go to help literacy. Her books have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 1800 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.

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  1. Snappy Recipe and Song

    Hey Candy, great idea.
    My song: Cooler Than Me by Mike Posner
    My recipe: Snapper and veggies
    In a med. pan heat 1 t. of canola oil. Season fish(small 3 oz.) on both sides with Sazon(Goya, place in hot pan and brown on both sides. Add 2 T of water, 1T of soy sauce, 1T worcestershire sauce, 1t lemon zest, grated or chopped garlic. Add huge handful of ur favorite frozen or fresh veggies, bring to an angry boil, cover and put on low for 10 min. Then place fish and veggies over rice. Yum Yum. Enjoy

  2. My song is “Two Bare Feet” by Katie Melua. (Check it out on You Tube, if you don’t know who she is. I guarantee you’ll dance.)

    Easy recipe: A blissini
    1/3 OJ
    1/3 pomegranate juice
    1/3 prosecco (a sparking wine from Italy) or champagne
    Practically health food :-)

    Fun thing…um, does working on my taxes count? No? How about if I do it while watching Hudson Hawk, a silly old Bruce Willis film?

  3. Fun day

    My song: Say Hey by Michael Franti and Spearhead or if it’s a high school slow dance then Kiss You All Over by Exile

    My recipe: Beer Bread
    1 T sugar
    1 bottle beer
    3 c self rising flour

    Combine all ingredients, mix well, and pour into a loaf pan sprayed with Pam. Cook for an hour at 325. When done brush the top with melted butter.

    It makes great sandwich bread!

  4. Well afternoon has passed but I recommend most anything anything by Carbon Leaf (they have some sad songs though) or Pink.

    recipe: tonight I heated the oven to 350F, took a 9×9 pan and sprayed some Pam in the bottom, then put some hot sauce in the bottom, some sliced potato, put that in the oven while I chopped the vegetables I had (cilantro, basil, mushrooms, onion, carrot, garlic) and then cut up my fish (roughly a pound total of wild salmon and rockfish). Took the potatoe out of hte oven, took it out of the pan and then added a teaspoon or so of olive oil into the pan, put the fish pieces since the skin was still on in the bottom of the pan, sprinkled all the veg on top, topped with potatoe slices, all in the oven for ~30 min. Probably could do for less.

    Sounds more complicated that it was. If you use something without skin could be easier. then jsut throw on top of the potatoes and go.

    Or the recipe from USA today (one of my fav cooking section folks KOD from DC, now in Seattle and with a bunch of places using her work) http://yourlife.usatoday.com/fitness-food/recipes/recipe/2011/01/classic-meadow-mushroom-soup/138184/1

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