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White Chicken Chili Recipe

White Chicken Chili Recipe

White Chicken Chili Recipe 2

White Chicken Chili Recipe: We are BIG fans of all soups and stews. Hard to believe that this is the first time I have made white chicken chili. My house smells amazing!

Generally I search out many recipes and take a little from each one. Most recipes called for 1-pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed, I prefer to use rotisserie chickens for my soups, they just seem tenderer and have better flavor.

White chicken chili ingredients

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 rotisserie chicken shredded

1 tablespoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoons minced garlic

4 cups chicken broth

3 15 oz. cans white beans rinsed and drained

1 small can diced green chilies

1 11 oz. can whole kernel corn

Monterey Jack cheese for garnish

Fresh cilantro, chopped

Heat olive oil in medium sized soup pot. Add shredded chicken, minced garlic, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Stirring to get all the spices mixed into your chicken.

Chicken

Add 4 cups of chicken broth, 3 cans of beans, 1 can of sweet corn and 1 small can of green chilies. Bring soup to a boil and then simmer for 30-45 minutes.

White Chicken Chili spoon

Sprinkle with cilantro and Monterey Jack cheese.  I have seen many recipes that added slices of avocado to finish off. Enjoy!

WTI Cheese Tasting

Specialty Meats and Gourmet Cheese Tasting Review

Weve Tried It Cheese Tasting

Specialty Meats and Gourmet Cheese Tasting Review: We have done a few stories and videos in the past featuring Specialty Meats & Gourmet in Hudson, WI and felt like it was time to visit our friends again. This time we talked them into coming to us and bringing along a variety of gourmet chesses for us to try.

Co-owner Steve Loppnow knows his stuff when it comes to exotic meats and artisan cheese. WOW! The video is 30 minutes long but with Steve’s knowledge and Trevor’s facial expressions it’s worth watching.

List of cheeses in the order that we tried them and photos of the products that Steve paired with the cheese:

  • Menage – Cow, goat and sheep milk. Made in Carr Valley LaValle, WI.
  • Pear Mascerated Blue Cheese – Made at the Rogue Creamery in Oregon.
  • Roth Kase Buttermilk Blue Cheese – Made in Monroe, WI
  • Vat 17 – Aged Cheddar made in Sheboygan , WI.
  • Prairie Rose – Alpine Style Cheese made in Milton, IA.
  • Mango Ginger Stilton – Made in Westby, England.
  • Horseradish Havarti – Made in Monroe, WI.
  • 6 year Tilsit – Made in Ceneter City, MN.
  • Brick “Aged” Theresa – Made in Widmer, WI.
  • Chechil – Smoked braided cheese.
  • Smoked Goada – Made in Thorpe, WI.
  • Nut Brown Ale Caerphilly – Made in Stratford, WI.
  • Bellayitano Espresso – Made in Plymouth, WI.
  • Gjetost – Made in Norway.

spicy garlic

Honey Butter

coffee bark

angry pineapple

If you are near Hudson, WI be sure to stop by Specialty Meats & Gourmet, 1810 Webster Street #8 (Across from Hudson Mills Fleet Farm) Hudson, WI 54016. You can also order online at Smgfoods.com.

Missy Hair 2

Tangled Salon and Spa Missy Gets a Makeover

Missy Hair

Tangled Salon and Spa Missy Gets a Makeover – Generally people don’t cut the majority of their hair off right before winter but I was ready for an extreme change. A big shout out to my hairstylist of many years Nan Grekoff co-owner of Tangled Salon and Spa in Hudson, WI for allowing We’ve Tried It to come in and video the experience.

Not only did I get the full treatment from Nan, stylist Justine Burton did my makeup to make sure I looked my best for the big reveal. I may have to watch the video several times to see exactly how Justine did my eyes with the POP of blue.

I must admit I am a bit of a baby when it comes to putting bleach on my head… I like to say that I have a very sensitive scalp. So if I am acting up in the video just keep in mind my “sensitive scalp”.

If you are in or near the St. Croix Valley be sure to stop in to Tangled Salon & Spa, 209 Second Street, Hudson, WI 54016 – 715-386.8123. You can also check them out on Facebook.

Thanks again to Nan and Justine for giving me this fabulous new look! I love it!

Phat and TOny 350

Halloween Makeup Ideas with BB Makeup

Phat and TOny

Halloween Makeup Ideas with BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar – We are one week away from Halloween and we still haven’t figured out what we are going to dress up as.

We’ve Tried It enlisted the help of Brooke Fleetwood owner of BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar in Hudson, WI and artist Colleen Schullo to test out a couple Halloween looks on our very own Phatphood and ‘On the Fly‘ MY29 television host Tony Fly. Both guys shave their heads and both have goatees to work around. Phat is into scary clowns and well Tony didn’t give us any ideas so we went with a pumpkin skeleton.

Brooke and Tony

Colleen and Phat

Check out Colleen transforming Phat…

Watch Tony Fly as Brooke transforms him into a pumpkin skeleton in 45 seconds…

Here are some other amazing looks that you can get at BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar. The first two pictures are me…

Missy Germain halloween

Missy Germain Halloween look

Brooke Halloween Makeup

Brooke Cheshire Cat Halloween

bb makeup Halloween ideas

bb Halloween makeup

bb halloween ideas

If you are in the Twin Cities or St. Croix Valley area and want your makeup done for Halloween or any other event get in touch with BB Makeup Cosmetic Bar. Check out BB’s website for locations near you or call 715-781-0248. Tell them We’ve Tried It sent you!

Thanks Brooke & Colleen we had a blast!

Chicken Tortilla Soup Weve Tried It

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe: I’m not sure what your reaction was when you saw the above photo of this delcious looking soup, but I want some right now! My friend Brandy Morcomb posted this picture on her Facebook page of her homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup and she was kind enough to share her recipe with us.

Not only is Brandy sharing her recipe for the soup but she is also giving us her very own spice mix and fills us in on how she makes her cilantro rolls!

Ingredients:

1-2 jalapeño diced
1 red pepper diced
1 yellow onion diced
1 box chicken stock (about 4-6 cups )
1 bag of fire roasted corn
2 cans of fire roasted tomatoes
1 can of black beans
1 rotisserie chicken-cleaned off the bone and cubed

You can use whatever spices you like or you can try Brandy’s special spice mixture. Once you have throughly mixed the spices together ONLY USE 2 tablespoons for your soup. You will have extra for other dishes.

Brandy’s Spice Mix (Only use 2 tbsp.)

3 Tbsp. chilli powder
1 1/2 Tbsp. sea salt
2 Tbsp. cumin
2 Tbsp. smoked paprika
2 Tbsp. Mrs Dash southwest Chipotle
1 Tbsp. crushed chilli flakes (optional)
2 Tbsp. cayenne pepper

In a soup pot sauté the jalapenos, red pepper and yellow onion. Once the veggies are tender add the rest of your ingredients and 2 tablespoon of spice mixture. Bring the soup to a light boil and then simmer for 1 hour. While the soup is simmering Brandy always adds the juice of 1-2 limes. Seems simple right?

When you are ready to serve you can top with chips, sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado, and/or cilantro. Whatever you like.

The cilantro rolls are crescent rolls with fresh cilantro and a half a stick of Organic string cheese rolled in them. Then topped with a dash of cilantro.

Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas Weve Tried It 2

Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas Recipe

Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas Weve Tried It

Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas Recipe: My niece and daughter decided that they wanted to do some baking yesterday and found this recipe. We are so glad they did! Crunchy, sweet, creamy and wonderful all wrapped up in a dessert burrito.

Ingredients:

6 soft flour tortillas (8 inch work best)

8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)

1/4 cup sour cream

1 Tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup sliced strawberries

Vegetable oil-for frying

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 cup sugar

Cooking Directions:

Beat the cream cheese, sour cream, 1-tablespoon sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Then fold in 3/4 cup of sliced strawberries. Once you have your filling mixture ready divide it evenly between the 6 tortillas. Spread the filling in the lower third of each tortilla, fold the two sides of each tortilla toward the center and then roll the tortilla up like a burrito. Secure your chimichangas with a toothpicks.

Chimichangas filling

Get your oil ready now. Pour 2 inches of vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet or deep sauce pan. Heat oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 360ºF.

In a shallow dish combine 1/2 cup sugar with 1-tablespoon cinnamon and set aside. Get a large plate ready for deep fried chimichangas by lining it with paper towels.

Chimichangas Frying

Fry the chimichangas until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes and flip them as needed. You can work in batches, our skillet was large enough to do all 6 at once. We really like them crispy, make sure all sides are golden brown. Transfer the chimichangas to the paper towel to collect any extra grease, and then roll them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Do not let chimichangas cool down before you roll them in cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Chimichangas Weve Tried It

Arrange on a plate and garnish with strawberries. You could also make some fresh whipping cream to dip the chimichangas in. So delicious!

I would love to take the credit for this amazing recipe but we found it on Just a Taste blog. Good stuff! What should we bake next? Leave us a comment below.

Tuna Salad Recipe

Tuna Salad Recipe

Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad Recipe: Yesterday I posted a picture on We’ve Tried It Facebook page of my tuna salad and a follower asked for the recipe. If I would have know I was going to post this recipe I would have taken more photos of the process.

Tuna salad is pretty simple to make, the recipe really depends on what you like. After you check out our recipe let us know if you add something different that you think we should try.

Ingredients:

2 boxes Creamette Rings (dry pasta)

2 cans tuna fish (drained)

1 medium onion (diced)

6 stalks of celery (diced)

1 can peas (drained)

Hellmann’s Mayonnaise

Seasonal Salt

Mustard

Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions: Boil pasta rings until cooked to your liking, drain and place in large bowl. Chop celery, onions and add to the pasta. Drain tuna, peas and add. Season the mixture, add Hellmann’s and stir. Continue add in Mayo until it gets to the creaminess that you like. I add just a small amount of mustard to the salad. Taste and add more seasonings until perfect.

Place in refrigerator until ready to serve. During the chilling process the pasta can soak up the mayo. Add more mayo before serving if needed.

You can use any kind of noodle that you want, we think the rings make for the best tuna salad around.

Do you have a recipe you think we should try? Leave a comment below.

Bacon Beer Can Burgers

Beer Can Bacon Burgers Recipe

Beer Can Burger Recipe

Beer Can Bacon Burgers Recipe: I’m sure you have seen posts all over the web for the latest grilling fad, beer can burgers. My sister gave them a try and said they were delicious!

The recipe can be anything you like. They used hamburger, morels, peppers, onions, bacon and shredded cheese.

Get your charcoal grill ready. Moving hot coals to the outside of grill. You want to cook these burgers on indirect heat. To keep the bacon from pulling off when you turn your burgers you can secure it with a toothpick.

Beer Can Hamburger

You will want your hamburger to be cold when forming. Using 2lb of hamburger (makes 4 burgers) split into 4 balls. Center a beer can with your burger ball and press down forming a bowl. Make sure that you have equal thickness all the way around the hamburger bowl. Using 2 pieces of bacon wrap all the way around the outside of bowl.

Grilling Beer Can Burgers

Take the burger bowl off of the beer can and start stuffing. On the bottom of bowl add shredded cheese, morel mushrooms, green peppers and onions. Top off the burger with more shredded cheese.

Beer Can Bacon Burgers

Place burgers in the center of the grill and cover. Cook for about 1 hour, rotating the burger at the halfway mark. Check at the 45 minute mark if you like them a little less done.

If you have made beer can burgers and did it differently please leave a comment below.

Instant Ageless botox in a box

Jeunesse Instantly Ageless Review

Instantly Ageless

Jeunesse Instantly Ageless Review: WOW! This is one of those products that I can’t gush enough over. When I bought it I was told that it was Botox in a box. It is. Today I woke up with bags under my eyes and in two minutes they were gone.

Recently I watched a video of a woman trying out Jeunesse Instantly Ageless and I couldn’t believe the results and had to see for myself. I purchased mine at BB Cosmetic Makeup Bar in Hudson, WI. It comes packaged with 50 packs that have 3-5 applications in each pouch.

Using a very small amount I just dabbed the cream under my eyes. You can feel it tightening your skin. Within a minute I could see it working and within 2 minutes my bags were gone. Seriously, gone.

The product description: Instantly Ageless is a powerful anti-wrinkle microcream that works quickly and effectively to diminish the visible signs of aging. The revolutionary ingredient is argireline: a peptide that works like botox—without the needles. Instantly Ageless revives the skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores for a flawless finish.

Instantly Ageless isn’t just for getting rid of bags under your eyes: Visisibly diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, erases the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes, minimizes the appearance of pores, helps to even skin texture, mattes skin for a flawless finish and restores skin to optimum appearance.

If you are not near the Hudson, WI area you can purchase it online here. Do you have a product that you want us to try? Leave a comment below.

Beef Nachos Recipe

Beef Nachos Recipe Easy

Beef Nachos

Beef Nachos Recipe Easy: After Phatphood posted a photo of the most delicious looking nachos on his Instagram page last week from Bbq’d Productions in Chicago we had to make our own.

Granted ours are completely different but they were really tasty. You can use ground beef, chicken, pork or no meat at all, whatever your heart desires. Same with your ingredients, go wild!

Nacho Ingredients

Ingredients that we used:

Ground Beef (browned)

Green Onion (chopped thinly)

Sweet Corn

Mexican Shredded Cheese

Roma Tomatoes (diced)

Jalapenos

Black Olives

Avocados

Sour Cream

Fresh Salsa

Salt and Pepper

One thing that I forgot at the store was black beans. I would definitely add them next time and more cheese, you can’t go wrong with more cheese.

Nacho Chips

First brown the hamburger. On a large sheet pan spread out your chips, layer with cheese, hamburger, green onions, jalapenos and more cheese.

Nacho Prep

Place in 350 degree oven for around 15 minutes to melt cheese and crisp up your chips. Once out of the oven top with the rest of your ingredients.

Smothered Nachos

We served ours with fresh salsa and sour cream. Both pans were gone quickly.

You can check out the photo of Phatphood’s nachos here.