Girls Night In…

I absolutely love girls nights! I look forward to hosting them, I look forward to preparing the menu, and most importantly, I look forward to seeing my best girls.

Last Friday, I hosted a girls night at my house for two of my girlfriends.  I always love to prepare some apps and a simple meal if the girls night during dinner time.  For this particular girls night, I decided to make turkey chili for the main meal.  I got this chili recipe from an old friend and I still love it. The night before, I cooked a huge pot of chili for Chuck and I and had a ton of leftovers so I thought it would be perfect for the girls. Plus, it was a gloomy day here in Seattle so chili was the perfect meal to compliment the rain! It was also super easy because all I had to do was heat it up on the stove while I prepared the apps.  It didn’t even dirty my kitchen. Now, that’s a win-win. I’ve included the recipe below. Enjoy!

For the appetizers, I baked brie, sprinkled some blueberries on top of it, paired with apple slices, and added a variety of crackers.  My favorite crackers are Raincoast Crisps from Whole Foods. They have several flavors to choose from and are always great with cheese. I also paired the brie with some artisan crackers that are also very good. On top of the cheese, cracker, and fruit platter, I made homemade guacamole with yummy tortilla chips. I literally could have chips and salsa every single day!

What are your favorite girls night snacks?








Guacamole | 2 avocados, diced and mashed into a bowl • Add salt and pepper to taste • Add lemon juice



Turkey Chili


  • Olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbs chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin


Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Place ground turkey in the pot and cook until evenly brown. Stir in onion, green pepper, and cook until tender. Pour water into pot. Mix in tomatoes, kidney beans, and garlic. Add chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, and salt/pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, add corn, and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes then serve!

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