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White Bean Chicken Chili W/Hominy

This comforting White Bean Chicken Chili comes together with minimal ingredients and under 30 minutes! Serve with a variety of tasty toppings for additional flavor.  
Winter is officially over and our North Texas weather is finally changing over into more spring like temperatures. This month we've had a mix of weather patterns everything from snow, sleet, ice, freezing rain, fog to torrential downpours. This weekend the sun is finally making an appearance after 6 long weeks! I'm definitely ready for more spring like temps.  

With all the cold-wet weather we have pretty much stayed indoors and hibernated for the most part. I've been cooking up a storm and preparing all of our favorite comfort foods, chicken and noodles, homemade soup. chicken stew, and chili.   

We've actually enjoyed chili twice over the last month. One was was a regular red based ground beef chili and the second variety was a White Bean Chicken Chili! My husband prefers a red based chili with ground beef or ground venison, but I love both.

I can't believe this was my first attempt at making a white chicken chili. All I can say it that I sure have been missing out. This white chicken chili was super simple, super quick, and came together in about 30 minutes. Definitely my kind of recipe! I use canned beans in all my chili recipes because they're a huge time saver. 

For this recipe I substituted Bush's new Great Northern Beans Chili Beans with a mild white chili sauce for regular canned great norther beans. The flavor combination was wonderful and perfectly seasoned with garlic, cumin and onion.     

I've been using Bush's Chili Pinto Beans for as long as I can remember, so I was excited to see Bush's New Chili Bean Varieties to include three new flavors: Black Beans with Mild Sauce, Kidney Beans with Mild Sauce, and Northern Beans with a Mild White Chili Sauce. All of these new chili bean varieties open the door for so many recipe possibilities. By using these new chili bean flavors it eliminates the need for additional ingredients and spices.

If you prefer more of a creamy texture to your white bean chicken chili, puree one can of the great northern chili beans part way before adding. I hope you enjoy the recipe and don't forget all the yummy toppings. My favorites are, avocados, lime juice, queso quesadilla cheese, and cilantro. My store was out of cilantro, so it isn't pictured.  

White Bean Chicken Chili With Hominy 

3 - tablespoons olive oil
1/2 - cup medium onion, finely chopped
1 - (4.5 ounce) can chopped mild green chili's
2 - tablespoons flour
1/2 - teaspoon cumin
1 - (14.5 ounce) can low sodium chicken broth
1 - (7 ounce can) salsa verde sauce (I prefer Herdez
1/8 - teaspoon pepper or to taste
1 - 14 ounce can Bush's white hominy, drained and rinsed, optional
2 - cans (15.5 ounce) Bush's Great Northern Chili Beans
2 - cups cooked chicken. cubed

Optional Toppings: tortilla chips, diced avocados, fresh lime juice, cilantro, 
jalapenos, sour cream and shredded monterey or queso quesadilla cheese. 

In a large stock pot, cook onion in oil for 4 minutes or until onions are transparent, Add green chili's, flour, and cumin; cook and stir for an additional 2 minutes.

Add the chicken broth, salsa verde, pepper, hominy, northern chili beans, and cooked chicken. 

Reduce heat; simmer for 20 minutes or until slightly thickened. Garnish with optional toppings of your choice.

Serve with corn tortillas or cornbread. 

servings: 4
recipe adapted from: Bush's Beans

Cook's Note: To give this chili a creamy texture puree one can of the great northern chili beans before adding. I also wanted to not that I prefer to use a combination of chicken thighs and breasts for this recipe. 
Disclosure: This is a #sponsored post on behalf of Bush's Beans. I have been compensated for my time and efforts in creating this post, but all opinions are my own. 


Lemon Cream Cheese Easter Buns

These cute little Easter Buns are a cinch to make with frozen dinner rolls. Each bun is filled with a lemon-cream cheese filling, and finished off with a simple vanilla icing, and festive sprinkles. 
Good morning everyone! I'm back sharing another fun and festive recipe perfect for Easter. St. Patrick's Day is behind us and Easter is just around the corner. I was trying to think of a new and yummy way to celebrate Easter and these Lemon Cream Cheese Easter Buns came to mind.  

I adapted my Super Easy King Cake recipe into these festive Easter buns. I think they turned out fabulous! Homemade bread is definitely my weakness, but I don't always have the time to bake rolls from scratch. This is where frozen bread and roll dough comes into the picture. 

With Rhodes Frozen Bread  products I can have homemade bread and rolls in no time. What I love most is how versatile and forgiving their dough is. You can make just about any bread recipe imaginable (bubble breads, monkey bread, sweet rolls, cinnamon bread) and more.  

These lemon cream cheese rolls start with frozen dinner rolls that are filled with a semi-sweet lemon cream cheese filling. Each roll is then topped with a ooey gooey vanilla icing, and finished off with Easter sprinkles! If you like lemons you're going to love these Lemon Cream Cheese Easter Buns

Head over to the Rhodes Blog where I'm guest posting today, and sharing the full recipe, as well as step by step photos on how to make these easy Easter Buns. 

Click here to visit the Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Blog & Get the Recipe!

This is a #sponsored post on behalf of Rhodes Bread. I'm a contributing guest blogger on Rhodes Bake N Serv Blog where I share recipes and ideas using Rhodes Products. I have been compensated for my time and efforts in creating this post. All opinions stated above are my own. 


Spring & Easter Recipe Round Up

Swing into spring with these yummy Spring and Easter inspired recipes! If you're looking for a few holiday ideas than I think you've come to the right place. Today I've rounded up my favorite Spring and Easter recipes on Mommy's Kitchen just for you. I hope you find something you like.

Tres Leches Cake {Three Milks Cake}

Lemon Sweet Rolls {Lemon Curd Filling}

Need more recipe ideas? Check out the Recipe Index by Mommy’s Kitchen.

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Chocolate Mint Poke Cake {St. Patrick's Day Dessert}

A moist decadent chocolate poke cake covered with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate mint cream pie filling, and topped with fresh whipped cream, crushed mint Oreo cookies and Andes mint baking chips.
It's March and St. Patrick's Day is upon us. Are you looking for an easy St. Patrick's Day dessert to celebrate the holiday? If you are then I think today is your lucky day because I'm sharing this decadent Chocolate Mint Poke Cake in honor of the upcoming holiday.

Ever since my kids were little we have had a celebration for just about every holiday, so St. Patrick's Day is no different. We don't go overboard, but we do a little something special so the holiday doesn't go unnoticed.  

When my kids were younger they loved running around the house and pinching everyone that didn't wear green, so you learn fairly quickly to come dressed for the occasion. Oh how I miss the days of my kids being little.

To celebrate the holiday I usually prepare an Irish meal such as, corned beef and cabbage, shepherds pie, or Irish beef stew with Irish soda bread. Dessert is a must and it's always holiday themed, green in color, and most times mint flavored. This year I settled on a Chocolate Mint Poke Cake for our festive dessert. 

Last week while grocery shopping at my local Walmart I picked up everything I needed to celebrate the holiday. Corned beef and cabbage, ingredients for this mint poke cake, and festive tableware to complete the look. I know St. Patrick's Day isn't a major holiday, but it's still fun celebrating the Irish holiday together as a family.    

Let's get started and this easy cake! All ingredients needed were found at Walmart.  One devils food cake mix + oil, eggs and water called for on cake mix, one can sweetened condensed milk, Lucky Leaf chocolate mint creme pie filling, heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, crushed mint Oreo cookies and Andes mint baking chips.  

Start by baking the cake according to package directions for a 13 x 9 inch cake. Allow the cake to cool and then using the back of a wooden spoon poke holes across the entire cake. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cake aiming for the holes. Spread the chocolate mint creme pie filling evenly over the cake. 

Whip the heavy cream, adding the vanilla extract and powdered sugar (see below recipe for full directions). Spread the whipped cream over the chocolate mint layer, and add crushed mint Oreo cookies and Andes baking chips on top. 

Refrigerate cake at least 4 hours before serving and enjoy. How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in your home?  

Chocolate Mint Poke Cake 

1 - box devils food cake mix plus
water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix
1 - 14 - 14.5 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 - 21 oz can  Lucky Leaf chocolate mint creme pie filling (see cooks note for a substitution)
1 - 16 oz container heavy cream, whipped
1/2 - cup powdered sugar
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
1 - cup mint ores, crushed

Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. I substituted melted butter in place of the oil and added one extra egg than called for on the box.

Allow cake to cool completely. Using the end of a wooden spoon poke holes evenly across the entire cake.  

Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cake making sure to aim the milk into the holes. 

Spread the chocolate mint cream pie filling over the entire cake using an offset spatula. Place the cake in the refrigerator while you prepare the whipped cream topping.

Place a large metal bowl in the freezer for about 15 minutes. I used my Kitchen aid mixer bowl with the whisk attachment. Remove bowl from freezer and add 2 cups cream and set on low speed. 

Add the powdered sugar and the vanilla extract. Whip the cream mixture slowly (this is key and keeps the cream from separating later). Whisk for about 10-15 minutes until the cream begins to ripple (be patient).

Turn the mixer off and finish whisking by hand with a wire whisk until the cream starts to thicken and stick to the whisk. Be careful not to whisk to hard or the cream will become clumpy.

Spread the whipped cream over the chocolate mint creme layer using an offset spatula.  

Crumble one cup mint Oreo cookies and 1/2 cup Andes creme de menthe baking chips over the top of the whipped cream .  

Refrigerate the cake at least 4 hours before serving. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. 

Cook's Note: If you would like to tint the fresh whipping cream green to make it even more festive, fold in one Duncan Hines Mint Flavor Frosting Creations  packet into the whipped cream. The mint cream pie filling is located in the baking isle at Walmart and also on the holiday baking kiosk in the grocery department. If you cannot find the chocolate mint creme pie filling you can substitute with two packages of instant chocolate pudding and flavor it with a bit of mint extract. 

Servings: 12-15

Looking for more St. Patrick's Day Recipes & Crafts? Check out my fellow Walmart Moms and their ideas. 


Mini Easter Peep Dirt Pies

These Mini Easter Dirt Pies are a festive twist on traditional dirt cups. Only 6 ingredients and 10 minutes is all it takes to make these fun little treats.
Have you ever had dirt cups? I'm sure you have because they've been around ever since I was a kid and that's a long time! My kids love the traditional dirt cups with the gummy worms, so I decided to change things up a bit and make a fun Easter version. 

You're kids will love these cute little Easter Peep Dirt Pies. Each peep pie consists of a mini graham cracker crust, chocolate pudding, crushed Oreo cookies, bunny peep, candy, and holiday sprinkles. The best part is since this recipe doesn't require an oven your kiddos can make these all by themselves.

I thought it would be neat to use these cute little graham cracker crusts and make mini dirt pies instead of cups. This idea came to me while shopping at Walmart and looking for clear plastic cups. I couldn't find the appropriate size, so I went with a whole different idea.     

While in the baking isle picking up the pudding I came across these mini graham cracker crusts and my whole plan went into a different direction. I think these little pies turned out really cute and they're the perfect size for kids. I purchased 6 mini crusts for $1.68, so they're really reasonably priced.

Every year our family has a big Easter get together with food, family, friends, and a big Easter egg hunt to end the day. I try to keep things as easy and affordable as possible and Walmart helps keep my pocketbook in check. I love that I can get everything I need in one convenient place.

Let's get started on how to make this easy recipe. You will need the following ingredients and supplies: 
Once you get all your ingredients together the kids can pretty much take this recipe on all by themselves. As you can see Carson helped me out and made a few on his own. 

Just a thought, but this would be the perfect activity for the kids to do while the adults are hiding Easter eggs for the egg hunt. What sweet treat do you have planned for Easter? 

Mini Easter Peep Dirt Pies

1 - package (6) Keebler Graham Cracker Mini Crusts
1 - 4.2 oz package instant chocolate, vanilla or cookies & cream pudding  
2 1/2 - cups milk 
1 - 14 oz package Oreo cookies, crushed (can also use golden Oreo's if using vanilla pudding) 
1 - package Easter bunny peeps
Jelly beans, chocolate eggs, robin eggs, M&M's or other Easter Candies 
Easter sprinkles of your choosing
Holiday plates and napkins

In a large bowl prepare the pudding mix according to package directions for pie using 2 1/2 cups milk. Whisk until smooth and thick. 

Divide the prepared pudding (about 3 tablespoons) among 6 of the graham cracker crusts. Sprinkle about a tablespoon of crushed Oreo cookies over each pie. 

Top each pie with one marshmallow peep. Decorate with Easter candy and sprinkles of your choosing and enjoy.   

Servings: 6

Cooks Notes: You can also substitute instant vanilla pudding and golden Oreo's. I was going to use a few of the chocolate marshmallow bunnies, but after opening the packages they did not have faces on them, so that's why they were included with the ingredient photo. 

If you're looking for more fun Easter Ideas check out these cute Edible Easter Peep Bird Nests, these yummy Easter Oreo Cookie Pops, or try your hand at making your own DIY Peanut Butter Easter Eggs.

Also check out  my fellow Walmart Moms and their Easter Recipes & Crafts: 


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