Favorite family recipes (conclusion)

November 26, 2020

When I decided to offer family recipes this month, I was certain that as soon as I requested my family’s favorite recipes, I would get the response, ‘Sorry, but I don’t share my recipes!’ But that didn’t happen; my children, their spouses and my Sista all said, ‘When do you need it?’ This week I am sharing two more recipes:

Shawn’s White Chicken Chili Recipe

Another recipe from my Sista who remarked her kids really love this recipe and encourages you to try it!


2 cans (15.5 oz) Bush’s White Chili Beans, undrained or Navy beans undrained
1 cooked rotisserie chicken, separated from the bone and diced
1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
1 can (14 oz) chicken broth
1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
1-2 medium jalapeno, seeded and diced (optional)
Optional toppings – shredded Mexican cheese, sour cream, cilantro, tri-color tortilla strips, avocado, lime
Note: You can also serve over rice.

Let’s Do This!

Add 1-½ cans of Bush’s White Chili Beans to a 4-quart stock pot. Mash the remaining ½ can chili beans with a fork and add to the pot. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil – reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally. Add additional toppings, as desired.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves: 6-8 servings

Submitted by My Sista

Riley’s “Better Than Your Thanksgiving Dinner” Cake

My son-in-love’s “Better Than Your Thanksgiving Dinner” Cake will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. It is decadent, mouth-watering and lip-smacking good! You must try it!


1 box devil’s food cake mix
14 oz can sweeten condensed milk
12-oz jar caramel ice cream topping
8 oz Cool Whip
½-1 cup Heath toffee bits

Let’s Do This!

Bake the cake according to the directions on the box. Remove the cake from the oven and immediately poke holes all over the top using either the bottom of a wooden spoon, a skewer or a fork. In a medium bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk and caramel sauce, then slowly drizzle the mixture all over the cake. Allow the cake to cool completely at room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Spread the Cool Whip over the top of the cake, top with the Heath toffee bits and refrigerate again for 1 hour. Serve cold and refrigerate any leftovers.

Submitted by My Son-in-Love

Beloved, I would like to thank my children, their spouses, and my Sista for sharing their favorite recipes this month. Favorite recipes seem to take on a life of their own the more they are shared. How can I say this? Because I’ve discovered a person can make the same recipe but the dish may have a slightly different taste. As a church member explained, each cook brings to the kitchen their own personality and preferences. Some like their dishes hot and spicy, while others prefer milder flavored food. When it comes to dessert, there are some who admit chocolate is like kryptonite! Whatever dishes you decide to make this holiday season, if you are adventurous, I encourage you to elevate your cooking and experiment with different spices and dishes, then, since I love good cooking, share some of those recipes with me!!!!!

Have A Safe, Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

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