Thursday, April 1, 2010

What's Cookin'? White Chili!

Greetings, all! How are you this April Fools Day? Did you play any tricks on anybody? I thought about making some faux eggs with yogurt and canned peach halves on pound cake "toast" for breakfast this morning, but I ended up not going to the store last night so I had to forgo it. Oh well! I'll save the idea for next year.

Speaking of cooking though, I did make some yummy white chili in the crock pot for dinner last night! It was a brand-new recipe for me, and as usual, I modified it to suit my family's tastes. Everyone loved it! I served it with hot corn bread muffins. Have a look at this steaming bowl of deliciousness!

White Chili

3 15 1/2oz cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained
3 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed or shredded
1 15oz jar alfredo sauce
2 cups chicken broth
1 4oz can chopped green chilis
1 can corn
1 8oz bag shredded colby jack (or any jack) cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 small yellow pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 8oz block cream cheese
fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Spray the inside of your crock pot with cooking spray.
Combine all ingredients EXCEPT cream cheese and cilantro.
Cook on low for 3-4 hours.
Cube cream cheese and stir in until melted.
Ladel into bowls. Top with fresh cilantro.

And in keeping with the kitchen, I also made a new card this afternoon.

I wanted to use this adorable mixing bowl stamp from Hero Arts (What's the Scoop?) so I stamped that in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored it in with Copics. I had this picnic-y red plaid paper that I thought would go perfect with it. I wish I could remember the brand -- I know I got it at JoAnn's if that helps.

I used some black Bazzill cardstock for my card base, but it looked really bland and flat, so I decided to clear emboss some of the other tasty treats in that stamp set, as if the bowl is daydreaming of all the yummy possibilities. I did a little faux stitching in a white gel pen around the patterned paper to make it pop.

Even after all that, it was still missing something. None of the sentiments I had seemed to work, and I didn't feel like going all the way back downstairs to plug the laptop into the printer to print something out, so I just wrote "what's cookin'?" as neatly as I could. Lol. It only took me three tries! I punched that out with an oval scallop punch and had a tiny scrap of yellow polkadot ribbon laying on my desk, so I used that behind. I popped both the image and the sentiment off the card with 3D dimentional dots.

It turned out pretty cute, no? And I know just who to send this one to. A sweet new friend recently sent some adorable stamped images for me to color and use and it just so happens that she loves to bake, so Alison, this one's for you. :o)

Hope you all have a lovely evening! Get outside and enjoy this gorgeous spring weather!


  1. that chilli sounds yummo!!! cute cute card too!

  2. WOW!! The recipe looks sooo yummy! Definitely one I will try! Love the card too! Great colors, layout, ribbon! EVERYTHING!!!

  3. Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe. The card is so cute, and it was fun to read your post combining the two works of art. :)

  4. The recipe looks so good. I am not a fan of regular chili, but this looks really good...I will have to give it a try...btw really cute card that you made. I was really into stamping a long time ago. I still have a ton of my things. I probably should pull them out sometime. I really did enjoy it...very relaxing and fun being creative as there is so much that you can do with them!

  5. Thank you all for your sweet comments! You all brighten up my day. :o)

    Kimmie, it tastes different from regular chili, so you might like it. My hubby likes chili, but he liked this recipe even better.

  6. Oh, and you really should break out your stamps sometime soon. Heck, get the kids involved! Dominic LOVES to stamp, so I pick him up the Michaels $1 wood block stamps all the time. Kid probably has three times as many stamps as I do! And if you go by wood block, there's no way I'll ever catch up to him. But I prefer the clear stamps now, so I don't buy that many wood block.

    I'm like you, I used to have TONS of stamps and stamping stuff back after high school, and sold the whole box for something like $5 at a garage sale at my grandparent's before I got married. I'm totally kicking myself for that one! I had some really cute stuff that can't be replaced now. You were smart to hang on to it!

  7. Yum! That chili looks awesome! I'm sure it tasted great! Thanks for the recipe. Lovin' your card too!! Great handwriting!!! :)

  8. Oh, I am definitely bookmarking this recipe. It looks delicious!! The card is great too. I really like the embossing on the black.

  9. Love the card and the embossing totally pops! Super clean and flawless


Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!


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