November 2017
Happy Holidays!

If you are receiving this email, it means that at some point you signed up for my Brittany Allyn or Savor the Flavors newsletters. In this newsletter, I'll share what is very exciting news for me...with all of you.

The holiday season promises great food and by now you are probably contemplating what to do with that leftover turkey.  If you're like me, you have some favorite recipes in mind to prepare and freeze for easy dinners in the coming weeks.  I'll share a new recipe that I think is worthy of some of that leftover turkey - maybe even before it hits the freezer.

Though I haven't been doing a lot of live performance lately, I'm thrilled that there continues to be interest in some of the songs I have written.  I'll share with you one of my latest "cuts".

I have missed you all, am thankful for your support over the years, and always look forward to hearing from you. Know that when you reply to these newsletters, your message goes directly to me.

May your holiday season be truly blessed!

Your friend,

                        Brittany Launches New Website

Finally!!! This is a project that has been in the works for over a year.  I have found it difficult to maintain two websites in addition to all the social media sites and pages.  Last fall, my long-time friend, amazing photographer and web designer, Mark Wearsch and I did some brainstorming.  We decided we would try to combine the and websites.  

Doing that has been quite a task, but it proved to be in very capable hands.  Mark made sure the new site is mobile friendly and easy to navigate.  We also called on Bonnie Weske, my dear cousin who has done all my graphic art work for years, including the art designs for all my CD's.  Mark and Bonnie, your talent continues to blow me away!

The new site can be accessed by going to both:

There you will find all the latest news for both my music and my Savor the Flavors cooking show with new featured videos on the homepage each week. All my music can be downloaded or purchased there, all my recipes can be printed or saved to your computer from there, cooking shows and tips videos can be viewed, my Wine and Opine blog can be accessed from the site and so much more.

I hope you will visit the site regularly and share it with others that may not receive the newsletters. 

What to Do With All That Turkey

Since we purchased our home in Arizona almost two years ago, I have enjoyed experimenting with new ingredients and Southwest flavors. A new friend, Tim Neff, introduced me to Hatch chiles and my husband and I can't get enough of them.  I'm always finding new ways to incorporate them into recipes. 

These peppers are grown in the Hatch Valley of New Mexico, are the state vegetable, and are harvested in late summer and early fall.  The first year we were in AZ, Tim brought me a burlap sack full of them. My first thought was, "What am I going to do with all of these?".  Tim shared with me how to roast them and freeze them with skins on (they peel much easier after they are frozen).  I did as he instructed and managed to use them all before this year's crop was harvested - just in time to replenish. 

What is so special about Hatch chiles is that they are hot, but very flavorful as well.  By themselves, the "hot" ones will "light you up", but in recipes, they are incredible. Because Hatch chiles aren't in season right now, and you may not have a freezer full like I do, you can purchase the canned green chiles in the international isle of your grocery story and use them in this recipe.  But when the chiles are in season, be sure to get the fresh ones.

This recipe calls for chicken, but rest assured, some of my leftover turkey will find its way into Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas. Click here to print or save the recipe.  Savor the Flavors!

                  Susan P. Records "Come Out and Play"

I've always considered myself to be mostly a country songwriter, so I was quite surprised to hear that Susan P., a jazz saxophonist and vocalist from Germany, would be recording "Come Out and Play", a song  I wrote with Leroy Anderson. Susan wrote a German translation of the lyric, "Flieg mit mir" for her Mosaik CD.

As I was writing this, I happened to search the song, and found a YouTube link where you can hear it. Click below to listen. The song is available on iTunes.

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