Mommy's Kitchen - Home Cooking & Family Friendly Recipes

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Barbecue Chicken Chili & The Ultimate Chili Guide

This hearty chicken chili gets it's sweet-smokey flavor from the addition of kidney chili beans, barbecue sauce, and spices.  #bushbeans #ultimatechiliguide

Happy Saturday everyone!! For me Football, cold weather and chili seem to go hand in hand. As soon as the weather gets cold, I immediately crave comforting soups, stews and hearty chili recipes. Chili is the ultimate game day and cold-weather comfort food that everyone loves

There are several chili varieties and all of them are perfect for feeding any hungry crowd. It's definitely cold here in North Texas, so a big pot of chili was on the menu at our house last weekend. I love experimenting with different chili flavors, so recently I took a chance and tried my hand at a non traditional chili recipe that I think you'll love! 

I don't usually step out of my comfort zone too often when it comes chili , but this Barbecue Chicken Chili turned out so awesome I couldn't wait to share it with you. This hearty chicken chili gets it's sweet-smokey flavor from the addition of chili beans, your favorite barbecue sauce, and a few spices.

This recipe is simple to make and comes together in under 45 minutes with the help of a Rotisserie chicken and Bush's Chili Kidney BeansI'm a huge fan of chili beans, so I was excited to hear that Bush's expanded their chili bean line with three new bean varieties, kidney chili beans, black chili beans, and white chili beans. 

Each one is simmered in a mild chili sauce with the perfect blend of spices. The kidney chili beans were a great starting point for my barbecue chicken chili. If you're thinking barbecue chicken and chili don't mix, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised, because it really is a delicious combination. If you're looking for a hearty chili recipe for your Super Bowl get together, look no further!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentines Day Cookie Decorating Party

With a simple sugar cookie recipe, a variety of frosting, and colorful sprinkles, you can host an affordable and stylish Valentine Cookie Decorating Party!!!
Valentines Day is in a few short weeks. Do you usually plan something for this sweet holiday? Now that my kids are older we don't do anything over the top, but I still love to celebrate. Most times I prepare a Valentine themed dinner and dessert and everyone has always been happy with that. 

When my kids were younger it was all about exchanging cards, school parties, teachers gifts and so many sweet treats. I have to say things are a lot easier now, but if you have younger children, I have a great inexpensive idea on how to celebrate Valentines Day with kids - a cookie decorating party! 

Your kids and their friends will be able to frost and decorate cookies and take home some yummy treats. To keep my pocketbook in check, I designed a Valentine cookie decorating station with simple, stylish decorations and supplies that I picked up at my local Walmart

First, gather your items: You will need baked sugar cookies, cookie frosting, sprinkles, decorator candy, tablecloth, paper plates, napkins or paper towels, a Valentine table topper , decorations, plastic icing bottles, utensils to spread the frosting (plastic knives), and carry home bags or boxes. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Cups {Game Time Recipe}

These easy bite size buffalo chicken cups will be the hit of your next game day party. #sponsored #gameday #wmtmoms 
Well, it's that time of year again......... Football season!!! I've never been much of a football fan, but I do love all the tasty food and fun that surrounds the big game. I guess you can say when it comes to football, it's all about the food for me. I have so much fun planning and preparing all the yummy food that everyone will be eating including me! 

Whether you're hosting a party for the big game or attending a get-together at a friend's house, these easy Buffalo Chicken Cups are perfect to feed any hungry crowd. These bite size appetizers start with baked won ton cups that are filled with a buffalo chicken mixture, and topped with shredded cheese and green onions.