Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Crock Pot Turkey Chili


2 fresh tomatoes
3 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp oregano
2 Tbsp Paprika
3 Tbsp Chili powder (to taste)
2 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper (to taste)

3 cans canned beans (black beans, pinto beans), rinsed & drained
1 lb Turkey bacon
3 lbs ground Turkey
2 (16 oz) cans tomatoes, diced
12 oz. tomato past
1 - 2 onions, finely diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 (10 oz) cans condensed beef or chicken broth
6 oz. beer
1 (8oz) package shredded cheddar cheese

Day Before
1) Process the fresh tomatoes, garlic, cumin, oregano, paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper & jalapeno pepper in the food processor; place in the refrigerator overnight.

Day of
1) Place beans in crock pot.
2) Fry the bacon until crispy, chop it up into bite sized pieces and place in crock pot.
3) Brown the ground turkey in some of the bacon drippings and place in the crock pot.
4) Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste,onions, bell peppers, and  broth and tomato spice puree that you made the day before.
5) Stir to mix and let cook for 12 hours on low or 6 hours on high. (beans will soak up more flavor if on low setting)
6) Serve topped with shredded cheese and sour cream.

Note: This recipe is for a 6 quart crock pot or larger

Christmas cookies - Part 1

I made these first. They turned out great with a lot of help from Alica. I learned a lesson here....'getter done...getter done'. Talk about
someone who will inspire you to 'get things done', Alica and I created an array of beautiful Christmas cookies in 2 days of work! (Alica made the beautiful part) I calculated almost 24 hours that weekend! We had New Zealand Holly, Mint Surprise, Peanut butter chocolate thumbprint, Chocolate Peppermint, Toffee Biscotti, Macadamia Drop, and Toffee Oatmeal!

Christmas Cookies

This is what I made for my Christmas gifts! Homemade goodies, and they're ALL Gluten-Free! From top left, Macadamia toffee and chocolate, chocolate german bars, Coconut toffee cookies, TD cookies (Thin & Delicious)
. yummy

By the Christmas Tree 2009

Feliz Navidad & A very Happy New Years!

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