Chicken Chili

I thought, what with the weather starting to get chillier, I would share one of my favorite cool weather recipes with y’all:

Crock-Pot Chicken Chili


  • 1 can black beans ( rinsed)
  • 1 can corn, undrained
  • 1 can Rotel, undrained
  • 1 package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 8 oz package light cream cheese
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 cup of diced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced


  1. In a large skillet – heat oil and cook onions for 8 minutes than add garlic and cook for one minute.
  2. Set your crock-pot to low and add chicken, “cooked” onions and garlic, black beans, corn, rotel, all the seasonings, ranch mix.
  3. Stir
  4. Add cream cheese on top and cover and cook for 6 – 8 hours.
  5. Before serving shred chicken using two forks.
  6. Enjoy

When making this for family, I leave out the cayenne pepper (because my mother is allergic to it) and it is just as delicious.

Do you have a favorite cold weather recipe?

Have a great weekend!


Autumn is Here!

Happy Friday to all!  Last Monday was the first day of Autumn and here in North Texas we have been blessed with cooler temperatures.  In case you have not already noticed, my favorite season of all is Fall.  I love the sweater weather, football games, general peace that tends to accompany this time of the year.  Just for fun I created a special bucket list for this season:

Fall 2014 Bucket list:

Fall Bucket List in Post

I would love for y’all to partake in your favorite autumn festivities listed above, or make your own list too.

What are your favorite things about this splendid time of year?