Diva Musing-Sparkle

Anyone who knows the Crones knows it’s all about the sparkle!  Sparkle all day every day! We wear our crown even with our jeans and jammies.  One must sparkle and never quit!      

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The Queen Cronista

Diva Tasting-White Bean Chili

Gloomy Day Comfort Food-White Bean Chili….


  • 2 (14 Ounce) Package Smoked Sausage, Cut Into 1/2-Inch Cubes
  • 4 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 3 (15.8 Ounce) Cans Great Northern Beans, Drained, Rinsed
  • 1 (4.5 Ounce) Can Chopped Green Chilies, Drained
  • 1 Medium White Onion Diced
  • 2 Teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • Dash Of Ground Nutmeg


  • Brown sausage and onions in large saucepan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Deglaze the pan with ½ cup of the Chicken broth to remove brown bits. Transfer to a large soup pot.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Bring to boil; reduce heat, simmer covered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with cornbread and a garden salad.

Diva Musing-Giving

Do you cry deeply to the Universe for a blessings?  Do you take time to realize that in an earthly sense you already have everything needed?

Although many of us will never experience the hardships that others go through, we will have times of seeing others being blessed while we are still waiting for our blessings from the Universe. If we aren’t careful, we may find ourselves struggling because we don’t feel our blessings coming through in the same way of others. Focus on the good.  Form follows thought.  Basic physics!

The Universe blesses us every day, even if we think we don’t see the answers we are seeking. Blessings aren’t always physically evident. The Universe isn’t given to blessing us only with earthly material things which will eventually fade away in time. The Universe gives us blessings that will follow us into all lifetimes.

You get what you give.  The Universe will always give back tenfold what you give….whether it be good or bad.  When we see others with answered abundance, we should rejoice with them because we know the Universe is faithful to us according to the vibration we put into our World. The Universe doesn’t play favorites. Each of us is getting back what we put out there.

We will win faster by focusing outside ourselves and more on others…on giving, sharing love and kindness.   Our faith is renewed when we meditate on this aspect of life,  because it will never fail us. Our joy is made complete as we remember with gratitude all the times that the Universe has come through for us. When others are blessed, we are blessed because we have been sending out proper vibration to our Universe.


The Queen Cronista

Diva Tasting-Bow-tie Carbonara

Bowtie Carbonara


5 Teaspoons Olive Oil

4 Shallots, Diced

1 Large Onion, Cut Into Thin Strips

1 Pound Bacon, Cut Into Square Chunks

3 Cloves Garlic, Minced

1 (16 Ounce) Package Bow-Tie Pasta

3 Eggs

3/4 Cup Heavy Cream

3/4 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese

3/4 Cup Mozzarella

Salt And Pepper To Taste


Heat olive oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Saute shallots until softened. Stir in onion and bacon, and cook until bacon is evenly browned and crisp. Stir in garlic when bacon is about half done. Remove from heat.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain pasta, then return it to the pot.

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, and shredded cheeses. Pour the bacon mixture over the pasta, then stir in the cream mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve with Spinach Pear Salad and Crispy Italian Bread.