Daily Archives: October 7, 2009

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☥Vamptastic Halloween Scent Event!☾

We have *tons* of secret sales and free giveaways planned that will be exclusively for our *Facebook Fan Page and Blog followers only.*

Our first will be a giveaway for one of our 3oml Perfumes in *Dreams Of Dracula™*(Reminiscent of a classic sophisticated Vanilla liqueur, this version is infused with undertones of rich oak. Fascinating and powerful, this strong fragrance is also beautiful. A mesmerizing and provocative scent that you can’t get enough of.) or *Vamp™* (This is an alluring fragrance created from a blend of intensely rich-smelling Oriental flora accentuated by deep, earthy wood tones and spices. No matter what your day brings, you can always be in touch with your inner, wildly sensuous self!)
Winners choice on the fragrance.

The perfume bottle is the one shown, it is clear glass with a shiny silver
sprayer and matching silver overcap, and has a silver fleur de lis charm with Swarovski crystals on it.

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This fragrance will come enveloped in crimson velvet in its very own
black wooden casket with a crimson glitter cross on the front.

Retail price on this set would be $75.00.

Here are all the gory details. Ways to win *this* ~Entry open to all US residents as well as Canada.

1. Become a follower of our blog or become a fan of our Facebook fan page and leave a comment on either site telling us what your favorite Fall or Halloween fragrance is.

or

2. Tweet about our contest on twitter-make sure to add us @bluemooncandles so we count that as your entry.

Our goal is to spread the word about or candle products and new coming soon bath & body products, and to get you some FREE goodies to try out!

Good Luck!  This fragrance is to die for!

❥Lisa


Easy Potato Bacon Cheddar Soup! *It’s what’s for dinner!*

Tonight I remembered how much I like reading blogs that share the writers favorite tried and true recipes.  Like most people I am busy almost all of the time, and coming up with dinner ideas is sometimes last on my very long list.

So…tonight I am going to share with you.  This is what I am making right now!

Potato & Smoked Bacon Cheddar Soup!

(One of the best thing about this dish is that it is flexible.  Like my Gran I never really measure much, just eyeball it and tweak it to be the way you like it!)  This can serve anywhere from one to as many people as you’d like.

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3 large russet potatoes (1 large russet potato per serving.-add more for more people) Peel & dice into small chunks.

1 large onion diced (I like Vidalia)

4  14.5 oz. cans of chicken broth-you can make this fresh or cheat and use canned -it is yummy either way.

3 cloves of garlic diced

1 package of your favorite bacon (I like Applewood Smoked bacon from Niman Ranch and it’s nitrate free too!) You can cheat and use precooked bacon if you are in a rush.

2 tablespoons of butter

dash of smoke seasoning to taste.

1-3 cups of cream or half and half to taste.

Cheddar cheese to taste (I like Cracker Barrel brand aged new york cheddar.)

Melt the butter in a large saucepan, then saute the onion, garlic & potatoes until beginning to brown.  Add in the Chicken broth, bacon (keeping out a little for garnish) and a dash of smoke flavoring. Cook until the potatoes are tender.  Then add the cream.

To thicken the soup give a few quick blends with a stick beater, or stir in about a half a cup instant potato flakes, or more if you like it thicker.

Top with extra bacon and shredded cheese! Serve with crusty warm french bread…YUM!

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What is your favorite fall evening recipe?