Recipe: Crock Pot Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup

One of my favorite things to eat is SOUP! I’m not kidding, call me a grandma but it’s one of my favorite choices at any restaurant, if soup is an option, you best believe I’ll be ordering it. And there’s nothing I love more than a warm hearty soup to stay cozy with when it’s cold outside. Yum! This recipe is super easy to make and a crowd pleasure! Enjoy!

Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Ingredients:

4 chicken breasts ( cooked and shredded )
2 – 14.5 oz cans chicken broth
2 – 15 oz. cans mild green enchilada sauce
2 – 4 oz. cans diced green chiles
⅔ cup water
1½ TB cumin
TB chili powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup corn ( thaw out )
⅔ cup instant rice
1 – 8 oz. bar cream cheese ( cubed )
Monterrey Jack Cheese

Instructions:
Place chicken broth, enchilada sauce, green chiles, water, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder and shredded chicken in crock pot on HIGH. Cook for 4 hours. After cooking for 4 hours add corn, and cubed cream cheese. Stir and cook for half hour. Once half hour has passed, add rice and cook for another 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and top with Monterrey Jack Cheese, chopped cilantro, sour cream and lime! Serves 4-6.

Real Wedding: Lauren + Michael

I probably teared up more than usual at this wedding. Micheal and Lauren’s vows to one another were super sweet, their ring bearer pup “Happy” and a room filled with so much love and celebration. Talk about one awesome venue, Streamsong’s open space provided a magical modern wonderland! For the outdoor lovers in mind, it was a stunning location for a reception under the stars. I had a lovely time getting to know this couple and designing the dream wedding Lauren always envisioned. It was a pleasure to work with the both of you! Some of my favorites pictures below and don’t forget to take a peak at the end of this post for their video, it’s stunning!

Event Design/Floral: Andi Mans
Venue: Streamsong Resort
Videography: Paul Literal Productions
Photography: PSJ Photography
Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Hair and Makeup: LeJeune Artistry
Dress: Calvet Couture
Band: Bay Kings Band


Thank you Paul Literal Productions for this amazing video!

Roasted Pecan Recipe + Christmas Table Spread

Celebrate in style this holiday season around the table with these beautiful paper tableware items! Skip the china, clean up made easy…and stylish! One of my favorite things to make around this seasons are my Roasted Pecans! Delicious to snack on, fun to add to your baking/cooking or as a gift. Check out the recipe below and I hope you get inspired to dress your table up with these amazing and easy to create at home looks! Shop the items at the end of post!

Styled/Photography: Andi Mans
In Collaboration with: Blacktwine

Roasted Pecans

Preheat oven to 325°F. Toss pecans and melted butter in medium bowl to coat. Add sea salt and toss. Spread pecans in single layer on rimmed baking sheet. Bake until fragrant and slightly darkened in color, about 10 minutes.

Shop this post: Classic Gold NapkinsGold Dinner Plates, Aquamarine Charger Plates, Birch Utensils, Gold Table Banner, Evergreen RunnerGold Wreath Placemat

Bridesmaids Shower at Club Lake Plantation

I love hosting a celebration, and what a better time to dream up beautiful details in the Fall at a stunning venue of a gem located in the heart of Apopka, Florida. I loved styling the gals dresses, mix and matching the color hues against the woodsy southern backdrop. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next brunch, shower or wedding, take a scroll below. Thank you to all the amazing vendors involved! In collaboration with Blacktwine.

Event Design/Styling/Floral: Andi Mans
Photography: Andi Mans
Venue: Club Lake Plantation
Catering: The Branch by Andi Mans and 4 Rivers
Cake: The Branch by Andi Mans and 4 Rivers, Sweet Shop
Rentals: Chic Event Furniture
Table Favors: Sugarfina
Dresses: Something New Bridal Boutique
Dishes: Dishie Rentals
Gold Balloons: Northstar Balloons
Cake Topper: Shop Bracket

Good Day Orlando Fox35 – Thanksgiving Decor Segment

It was a pleasure to be a guest on Fox 35 News this lovely morning with host Amy Kaufeldt of Good Day Orlando, sharing Thanksigving decor tips for the season! Check out some behind the scenes below and the full segment as well! Happy decorating!

Styled/Design: Andi Mans
Shop these items at: Hobby Lobby, Trader Joe’s, Target “Hearth and Hand

The Unconventional Wedding

The unconventional bride, the gal who does her own thing, doesn’t follow trends and stays away from formalities and does what comes naturally to her. Personally, I love trying new designs, florals, mix and matching textures, it’s a challenge that I love to take! I hope that you are inspired by this fall inspired non-traditional wedding editorial as much as I was!

Photography/Floral/Event Design: Andi Mans
Rentals: RW Rentals
Cake: Sweet Flours
Dress: Something New Bridal
Venue: Luxmore Grand Estate

Model: Kaley Dignen

Easy Brie Bites

This is one of the easiest appetizers you could ever make at home! A great light and savory bite for Thanksgiving or the holiday season. I used fig jam but you can use any flavor you like, Strawberry, Cranberry, Apricot, whatever! It takes 10 minutes in total prep time to make, so you can chat with your guests as you pop these tasty treats in the oven! Enjoy, you won’t stop eating them!

Ingredients:

2 boxes of Mini Fillo Shells ( buy more of everything to serve larger)
1 Brie Cheese
1 Jam of your choice ( I used Fig Jam )

Instructions: Place the shells on a baking cookie sheet, add a half of teaspoon of your jam in each shell, cut your cheese pieces in small blocks and place on top of the shell so it covers. Pop in the oven at 275 degrees and watch for about 3-5 minutes until cheese has melted, take out and serve!

When Fall mornings arrive

Sound the alarm! It’s 60 degrees out in Orlando!! You know what that means, we can put away our flip flops and tanks! Ha! Loving these high rise skinny jeans with crop at the ankle + my “Locals Only” cashmere blend which can all by found at Susie Q Boutique or online as listed below – Happy Wednesday!

Sweater: “Locals Only
Denim High Rise Jeans: Joe’s Jeans
Taupe Booties: Dolce Vita ( Gertie )
White Bag: Linea Pelle
Boutique: Susie Q Boutique