Yummy Juice

I made this for a few Christmas parties and it was a hit!

2 Cups Cranberry Juice
3/4 Cup Sugar
46 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 Cup Lemon Juice
2 qts. Ginger Ale

Get everything cool in fridge. Mix just before serving. I also added raspberries to float on top and I doubled the recipe and it made a ton!!


Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

This has become a staple in our family. It's so easy and so good. Definitely a comfort food.

-4-5 c. diced potatoes
-3-4 c. baby carrots (I sliced mine)
-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-1 tsp. garlic salt
-1 tsp. black pepper
-2 Tbs. dry onions (or 1 sm. onion chopped)
-2 cans cream of chicken soup
-1 1/2 cups frozen peas
-1 pkg. Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits
Shredded cheddar cheese

Fill crock pot 2/3 full of veggies. Place chicken on top, sprinkle with garlic salt, pepper and dry onion. Spread cream of chicken soup on top. Cook on high about 4-5 hours, or low 6-8 hours. Shred chicken using two forks. Add peas. Replace lid and cook 20 minutes. Bake biscuits according to pkg. directions. Break biscuits in half and cover with crock pot mixture and top with cheese.


Gingerbread Cookies

1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. molasses
1 egg yolk
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Cream butter and sugar. Add molasses and egg yolk. In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Chill for at least an hour. It's a fairly sticky dough so you might need to chill it a little longer.

Preheat oven to 350. Roll dough to 1/4" thick and cut with cookie cutters. Place cookies 2" apart on a baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. If you bake them on the short end they will stay soft and chewy and if you bake them on the longer end they will be nice and crispy.

Allow to cool about 5 minutes on pan and then transfer to wire rack and cool completely. Once they're cooled you can decorate.


White chicken chili

I don't know about you guys, but I've been craving chili! I have the same old recipes that I've used for a couple years and none of them were really hitting the spot. I decided to take a chance on this beauty... so glad I did! It's a delicious spin on chili for sure. I hope you like it as much as we did!

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
2 (14.5 ounce) cans Great Northern Beans, undrained
2 cups cooked, diced or shredded chicken (or turkey)
2 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup salsa (I use Pace Chunky Mild, less spice for the kids!)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the remainder of the ingredients, except the mozzarella cheese. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the soup comes to a simmer. Add the mozzarella cheese one handful at a time, stirring to let each addition melt before adding the next. Stir to combine and make sure all the cheese has melted and serve.