1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 pounds andouille sausage, cut into ½-inch-thick rounds
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into ¾-inch pieces
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
2 large bell peppers, seeded and chopped (about 4 cups)
5 ribs celery, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
3 onions, chopped (about 3 1/2 cups)
2 jalapeños, seeded and chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
4 tablespoons TABASCO® brand Buffalo Style Hot Sauce, divided
4 dried bay leaves
3 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
3 cups long-grain rice
6 cups chicken stock

Labor day weekend has ended; New York is brewing with busy for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. It can all only mean one thing- summer is officially over and we are headed into the fall/winter season. Be ahead of the game by discovering the season’s top trends with beautypress.

Welcome to another project corner! It’s been a while since our last one. This time, I’m going to share with you a project that’s quick, cheap, and perfect for the kids. We are going to make a Halloween Wreath! This wreath cost me under twenty bucks ($18.43 to be exact) and I spent no more than 45 minutes putting it together. Take a look:

The great outdoors….  Nothing evokes a feeling of oneness with nature, and ultimate family bonding than the idea of a camping trip.  I’m not talking cabins, or wooded motels, I mean setting up a tent and a campfire and roughing it for the weekend.  My daughter and I set out for a night of fun when invited to come along with some friends to a campsite.  We rushed to the store and picked out a few necessities like bug spray, snacks, matches and, well…a tent.  You see neither of us had ever been camping.  At least not that I could ever remember.