Chili Mac and Cheese

Chili Mac and Cheese - Chew Nibble Nosh

I really don’t know what to call this.  It’s not quite a soup, isn’t really a chili, not exactly a stew.  What I do know is, it’s really tasty and a great way to warm up on a crazy windy day like today.  (I sent my dog outside a little while ago, and I was unsure if I’d get him back.  It’s that windy.)

This one pot meal is super simple to throw together, and my entire family really enjoyed it.  It’s definitely a great one to keep pantry staples on hand for, to throw together on a busy night when you’ve, quite honestly, forgotten about feeding anyone dinner until it’s…ahem…time for dinner.

Slow Cooker Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili and a Red Gold Giveaway!

Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili - Chew Nibble Nosh

While I use my slow cooker all year long, it seems like I manage to bring it out more often in the fall and winter months.  On a day when the air is crisp, and my day is busy, there’s nothing more comforting than something cozy from the slow cooker.  My friends at Red Gold agree, and they are launching an amazing giveaway on their Facebook page.  From September 17th to October 8th, they’ll be giving away 2 Crock-Pots a day!  That’s 44 Crock Pots!  They are going to make a lot of homes and bellies very happy in the coming months!  Make sure you check it out, and enter often!

White Chicken Chili

Last week, a friend of mine asked me if I took requests for Chew Nibble Nosh.  My response, “ABSOLUTELY!”  I love to search out excellent recipes that are actually useful to people, so by all means, throw your requests my way!!

Megan asked for a white chicken chili recipe, so I immediately set to work.  I hadn’t made chicken chili in quite a long time, and I used to make a version that my husband absolutely loved.  When it came down to sharing that recipe with Megan, and all of you, I couldn’t find the recipe!  It’s hidden, somewhere, in the abyss that is my recipe collection. *sigh*  So, I did some online research and found a recipe that sounded like it had a lot of the same components.  And the things it didn’t have, I tweaked and made sure were in there.  All in all, we were very happy with the result!

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Chili

Well, it took a couple of weeks, but now our nights are busy again.  After school activities have kicked off this week.  We’re exhausted and very thankful it’s Friday. I don’t know how some families do it.  We are only busy a couple of nights a week and it throws us for a loop.  All of you out there with something going every night amaze me!

Deep Dish Chili Pie

There’s a reason I hold onto cookbooks.  Like photo albums, my cookbooks hold memories and when I open one up that has sat on a shelf for a while, those memories come flooding back.  I was trying to figure out my meals for the week and, after having no luck with the cookbooks and recipes I have stashed in my kitchen, I moved my search to the next logical place, the laundry room closet.  There, in my stash of old, haven’t been used in a while books, I came across a cookbook that I’d bought the first year we were married.  Memories of my first little kitchen and the meals just the two of us shared came back to me in an instant.  I knew at once which recipe I was going to make from that cookbook this week.

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili

Chili is a tricky dish.  It’s not hard to make, but I’ve found that it’s a very personal, almost religious, experience depending on where you are in the country.  If you’re in or around Texas, you may prefer your chili heavily spiced and heavy on the meat (not ground…God forbid) with no mention of beans, except possibly on the side.  Other areas of the country will insist that chili just isn’t chili without beans and ground meat. Then, there’s chicken chili (which just truly offends chili purists) and even Southwestern Chili Verde.