Something Sweet & Spicy

As I mentioned before, I have been experimenting in the kitchen and getting a few more “go-to” recipes under my belt. I have really enjoyed the crock-pot dinners that I have found on Pinterest because they are so easy to do and can cook while I am at work. Nothing beats coming home and already having dinner ready! Also, if you are trying to save some money, crock-pot meals can be pretty cheap if you think of  the cost per portion. And my favorite thing… they are freezable! I can portion out the leftovers and stick them in the freezer for DrH to take to work. Success!

This week I tried a white chicken chili recipe that was pretty good. A little spicy for my taste, but DrH loved it. So if you like spicy food, I’d give it a try.

Crock-pot White Chicken Chili 


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Cans of white beans (I used great northern beans)
  • 1 can of water
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup Salsa Verde (in the Hispanic aisle) – I used the whole jar.
  • Seasoning: garlic salt, Cumin, and pepper
  • Monterrey jack to top (optional)

*Variation idea: Tossed in a can of diced tomatoes for a slightly different flavor.


  • Toss everything in the crock-pot.
  • I just tossed in some seasonings. No measuring required. Go heavy on the cumin and light on the garlic salt.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Top with Monterrey Jack Cheese. You can also serve with tortilla ships!

Now on to the sweets! I actually had made the caramel crescent snicker-doodles a few weeks ago and forgot to share with you! They were quite the hit with DrH’s co-residents and so easy to make. I have also managed to develop a reputation with the residents as the wife who packs my husband’s lunch (with good food) and bakes sweets for them. They keep telling DrH that I am going to make them all fat… but, they do ask when I will be baking again if a week or two has gone by without anything being made for them. Men…as long as they get food and [fill in the blank] they are happy :-).

Caramel Crescent Snicker-doodles


  • 1 Pillsbury Crescents Seamless Dough
  • 1 cup of Cinnamon Sugar blended to your taste
  • Caramel Candies (one per doodle)


  • Cut out about a 2″x 2″ piece of dough and wrap it gently and snuggled around one Caramel
  • Roll it in the Cinnamon Sugar. Place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake them at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes
  • Enjoy!



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