Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

by sunshine on December 8, 2013

I know, I know.  It’s hard to believe it’s been over a YEAR since my last blog post.  I have just been busy with life.  We have a 3 year old daughter that fills my days and five months ago we welcomed a baby boy to our family.  I tell you, I don’t know how you women blog on top of having kiddos.  I haven’t really given bloggin a second thought during this last year.  I would always think, “I really need to start blogging again,” and then real life would set in.  Dirty dishes, laundry, putting a meal on the table, being pregnant again and trying to spend time with my daughter and just being so flat exhausted at the end of the day the last thing I wanted to do was sit down at a computer.

Last week out of desperation I posted on my Facebook page, “Quick and easy dinner recipes. Go!”  I had gotten in a rut of cooking (or heating up) the same old foods.  Yes, I know, I have a whole blog full of recipes yet I was there cooking the same handful of recipes.  Since our second child has been born I’ve been doing good to get a dinner on the table. Period.  Thankfully, I got several good suggestions from friends as well as good ‘ol Pinterest and it inspired me to start trying some new recipes.

The last 3 days we’ve been iced in.  So I used this opportunity to try some of them.  I’m so glad I did!  It inspired me to drag out the laptop after the kids went to bed and start writing again.  It feels so good!

The first recipe I tried was this one, which I found on Pinterest.  I already had all the ingredients in my pantry and just grabbed a rotisserie chicken at the store to use with it.  It’s so good!

A big thank you to all of you that have stuck around despite the fact I have not posted one single thing in over a year and a warm welcome to all of you that are finding me for the first time.  I hope you stick around!

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili



  • 2 Chicken Breasts (1 rotisserie chicken, shredded)
  • 1 Can RoTel
  • 1 Can Corn
  • 1 Can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 8 oz Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 1 Pack Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 T Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder


Combine all ingredients in crock pot and cook on Low for 6-8 hours.  Shred chicken breasts right before serving.  Can be served with tortilla chips or over rice.

*This can also be prepared on the stove.  I heated mine on Medium heat for about 45 minutes.




Roasted Ranch Potatoes

by sunshine on August 13, 2012

We had a potluck dinner for our Sunday School class after church this past Sunday night.  I saw someone post a picture of Ranch Potatoes on Instagram a few days ago and thought this would be the perfect time to give them a try.  They did not disappoint.  The entire 5lb batch was gone!  I really like them and will definitely be making these a lot.  They are so easy and have great flavor.

Roasted Ranch Potatoes


  • 2 lbs small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 packet (.4 oz) dry ranch seasoning mix
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Preheat oven to 425.  Quarter your small red potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil and stir to coat potatoes.  Add ranch packet and salt and stir.  Place in a lightly greased baking dish.  Bake at 425 for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.


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Yarnell’s Share Your Summer

June 25, 2012

Our family is so excited that Arkansas’ own Yarnell’s Ice Cream is back in business!  We love their ice creams and all their unique flavors like Ozark Black Walnut, Woo Pig Chewy, Lemon Ice Box Pie and Hog Wild Cookie Dough.  I was excited to see on their Facebook Page that they were going to […]

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Hummingbird Bundt Cake

May 23, 2012

This was the third cake I made for the silent auction.  I hadn’t ever had or heard of this cake until about a week ago.  I ran across the recipe and had to make it for the name alone.  I didn’t even really pay attention to the ingredients.  My grandmother loved hummingbirds and now I […]

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Luscious Lemon Bundt Cake

May 22, 2012

This is the second cake I made for the silent auction at church.  I couldn’t wait to use my Heritage bundt pan, and it did not disappoint!  I instantly fell in love with it.  I will be using it a lot! If you love lemon, you will love this cake.  If you’re not a lemon […]

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Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

May 21, 2012

Our church youth group held a dinner and silent auction last night to raise money to go to church camp this summer.  I made three cakes to be auctioned and I do believe they were a big hit.  A mother of one of my students at Mother’s Day Out got the last bid in a […]

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Food Blogger Bake Sale Raising Funds for Share Our Strength

April 27, 2012

This Saturday, April 28, Arkansas food bloggers will join others across the country in the third annual Food Blogger Bake Sale, raising funds for Share Our Strength in the organization’s fight against childhood hunger. The Arkansas event, hosted by Christie Ison of Fancy Pants Foodie, will be held adjacent to the Argenta Certified Arkansas Farmers’ […]

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Easy Taco Pizza

April 18, 2012

This is a great alternative to tacos (which our family loves!).  I’m always looking for new mexican dishes because we love them so much.  This is so easy and something everyone in the family will love.  For those that aren’t veggie lovers, you can always make half with it all and half without. Easy Taco […]

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Resurrection Rolls

April 6, 2012

Looking for a new way to tell the story of Easter to your kids?  This is a great (and tasty) way to do so! This easy, hands-on, delicious recipe not only allows for a special treat, but it also opens the door to a unique way of sharing with the younger ones the story of […]

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