Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Feast Fit for a Family+A Giveaway=Fun!

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Today we're featuring The Will Family, and their Three-Course Repast of Hot Artichoke Dip (pictured above), White Chicken Chili, and Coca Cola Cake. Your Loved Ones will think you're Pretty Fancy Pants if you serve them a three-course meal!

Aunt Toni's Artichoke Dip
1 Large Can of Artichoke Hearts (packed in water)
1 Cup of Mayonnaise
1 Cup Monterrey Jack Cheese, grated
1 Cup of Parmesan Cheese (powder type)
1 (8 oz) Package of Cream Cheese (softened)
1 tsp Garlic Powder (or a couple cloves of minced, fresh garlic)
1 TB. Parsley

Drain water from artichokes and chop small. Mix mayo, jack cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and parsley. Add artichokes and mix well. Pat into a 9 X 9 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve with your favorite cracker or tortilla chips.

Will Family's Easy White Chicken Chili (with rotisserie chicken)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 3lb Rotisserie Chicken, skin removed, chopped in bite size pieces
3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
2 (4 ounce) cans canned green chile peppers, chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
1 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
5 (14.5 ounce) cans Cannellini (white kidney beans), undrained or Great Northern Beans
1/2 cup - 1 cup of Sour Cream at room temperature
Monterrey Jack Cheese to top
Chopped Fresh Cilantro
Sliced Jalapenos

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute for 10 minutes, or until onions are tender. Add the chicken, chicken broth, green chile peppers, cumin, oregano, thyme and cayenne pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add the beans. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, add sour cream and stir until heated through. It may take a couple of minutes for the sour cream to melt into the broth. Serve with shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese, chopped cilantro, sliced jalapenos, and your favorite bread or tortilla chipsOf course you can also use 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of the rotisserie chicken (but why?...that would be more work). I also used leftover Thanksgiving turkey last year and it was great!

Will Family's Coca-Cola Cake
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 cups mini-marshmallows
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 TBL unsweetened cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, sift together sugar and flour. Add marshmallows. In saucepan, mix butter, oil, cocoa, and Coca-Cola. Bring to a low boil and pour over dry ingredients, blend well. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk just before adding to batter along with eggs and vanilla, mix well. Pour into a well-greased 9x13 pan and bake 35-45 minutes. Remove from oven and frost immediately.

Coca-Cola Frosting
1/2 cup butter
3 TBL unsweetened cocoa
6 TBL Coca-Cola
1 (16oz) box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
Combine butter, cocoa, and Coca-Cola in saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour over powdered sugar in separate bowl. Blend well and add vanilla and pecans. Spread over hot cake. Let cool and cut into squares.*The secret to this cake is not to overcook it. When baked correctly, it is incredibly moist. Check it at 35 minutes.


Pink Ink said...

Mmm, love the artichoke dip.

Thanks for stopping at my blog :-). Twilight the movie will still be there for you when you finish reading the books. :-)

Jamie said...

That coke cake sounds really good...gonna have to try that one.

jewelstreet said...

Mmm. Might have to try that cola cake. Was going to say coke cake but that just didn't sound right.

Trying to find my recipe. Yes, I only have one as I don't cook very much. The man does all that.

Anonymous said...

Looks Great Veggie Mom! Thanks for posting my recipes! I think I will make the artichoke dip tonight....

sassy stephanie said...

Mmmm. I love white chili. Never tried it with the rotisserie chix though. Sounds so yummy.

The Wife O Riley said...

Thanks for stopping by! You have some awesome recipes here! I will have to look in my bag of tricks to see if I have one that is worthy.

Deanna said...

Oh my that artichoke dip sounds heavenly!!

Tara R. said...

Loved the dip recipe. I needed some ideas for foods to nosh on during the holidays. This one I need to try.

PetalsYoga said...

I am SOOOO going to try the artichoke dip this Thanksgiving.

Thanks for it.

Melissa B. said...

I love artichokes, so that dip will be a given on my holiday table. Never tried white chili, but it's getting colder here, so think I'll give it a whirl. And that Coke Cake looks yummy...thanks!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so delicious! I love seeing everyone's recipes!

Ronnica said...

Those look delicious! I wish that I could just click on a recipe and I could try it. =)

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Dawn said...

I am printing those recipes now! Hope you are doing great!

cpullum said...

Thanks for the recipes!! Huge help!


Michelle said...

Mmmmm artichoke dip. That's one of my favorite things to make. Ever. And the white chili sounds really good. I love to eat that kind but have never tried making it. I think I may have some inspiration now! :)

Marrdy said...

I haven't had coke cake in years, decades probably. So glad youposted that!

Ritch in Love said...

I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW EXCITED I AM! I love coca-cola cake! But I could not find a good recipe for the frosting! I'm UBER EXCIED!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Coca Cola Cake has long been a favorite in my family. My mother-in-law always asked me to bake her one for her Christmas present. blessings, marlene

Kathleen said...

Coca Cola cake? Coca Cola Frosting? Wow, I'm probably living under a rock, since I hadn't heard of this before. Sounds good though.

And thanks for that dip recipe. I just got a mini crock pot for dips, and I'll be making this to use in it.

annie kelleher said...

wow theres a cake i havent' heard of in years... i should give htat one a try some time! thanks for posting it! :)

Simply AnonyMom said...

I love coke cake!

That dip looks great too!

I also use rotisserie chicken in my chili! Great minds think alike I reckon

domesticgoddess said...

I heart coke cake!

Kathleen said...

I just made Aunt Toni's artichoke dip tonight to take to my in-laws for dinner tomorrow, although I added a package of drained, thawed frozen spinach for some extra nutrients and color. It tastes delicious!

Mrs4444 said...

Holy Cow, my mouth is watering up in here! :)