Lisa Leonard Designs

winner, winner, white chili dinner!

January 12th | older posts

thank you, thank you for your recipe ideas! i am so inspired. tonight we are having white chili for dinner–recipe courtesy of Heather. Here’s the scoop…


No kidding, this recipe is dump and heat, so it takes no more than 5 minutes! and it’s :)

In a large pot, empty:
a 48 oz. jar of Great Northern Beans-undrained (I use Randall brand),
1 jar of salsa (your favorite brand),
4 cups of sharp cheddar cheese;shredded,
chicken (I use 2 cans of chicken breast, drained, and break up the chunks with my fingers) or you can use some pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, shredded.

Heat all ingredients over medium-high heat until cheese is melted completely. I never thin this out because it’s a great consistency as is, but you can always add a bit of water or broth if you’d like it thinner.
I serve with green onions and sour cream as condiments and also love to scoop this up with fritos!

I’ll let you know what the family thinks!


And winners for the kisses and hugs necklace!! I loved reading your comments. I seriously wish I could give each of you a necklace. I think we all agree, Traci in Virginia deserves a kiss and hug. So Traci, send me your address and we’ll get your necklace out. The other two winners were randomly chosen at

Drum roll, please!!

Here are your random numbers:

208 43

Timestamp: 2009-01-12 00:33:43 UTC

And those numbers translate to…

Katherine who said
I need a kiss and hug to cheer me up. I’m just having one of those off weeks, know what I mean?

and Alicia Cornell who said
Sick kids, lots of extra laundry. But, I agree that my struggles are nothing compared to Traci in Virginia. Please give her one. And Traci, if you’re reading, my prayers are with you.

Yay winners! Send me your address and we’ll get your necklaces in the mail! Happy Monday!!

22 Responses

  1. Heidi @ ggip says:

    Congrats to the winners. And that is amazing how many good looking recipes you got!

  2. CarolinaMama says:

    Thanks for the great recipe. Sounds yummy. Blessings.

  3. Theresa says:

    You are just the sweetest!! Thank you for sending one to Traci in Virginia!!

    You made my morning! Your pictures just cheer me up and make me happy! Have a blessed week.

  4. Yes Traci NEEDS one. That’s nice of you Lisa.

  5. Kim says:

    Thank you for sending one to Traci. I think will cheer her up a little. Lisa, I don’t know you. I do read your blog everyday. I want to thank you for the person you are, for sharing your life with everyone. You are a true inspiration. God Bless!

  6. laura says:

    Ok…don’t know if you have ever tried this dish, but it’s super easy & quick to make. It’s one of my faves!!! You can find it and other ideas at

    One-Dish Chicken & Stuffing Bake
    From: Campbell’s Kitchen
    Prep: 15 minutes
    Bake: 30 minutes

    Serves: 6


    4 cups Pepperidge Farm® Herb Seasoned Stuffing
    6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts halves
    1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or 25% Less Sodium)
    1/3 cup milk
    1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes


    Heat the oven to 400°F. Prepare the stuffing according to the package directions.

    Spoon the stuffing across the center of a 3-quart shallow baking dish. Place the chicken on either side of the stuffing. Sprinkle the chicken with the paprika.

    Stir the soup, milk and parsley in a small bowl. Pour the soup mixture over the chicken. Cover the baking dish.

    Bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

    Tip: 4 cups of any variety of Pepperidge Farm® Stuffing will work in this recipe.

    Serving Suggestion: Serve with steamed sugar snap peas and a tossed green salad (Iceberg and Romaine). For dessert serve sliced peaches with whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

    laura in sc

  7. Paige says:

    Congrats to the winners of the lovely xo necklace.

    Enjoy your chili dinner…it’s my favorite thing to make in my crockpot. Yum!

  8. Melissa says:

    Congrats to the Winners! Glad Traci got one. Hope she wears it proudly!
    That White Chili sounds great I think I might have to try it…..

  9. Bettina says:

    Congrats to Traci – hopefully the kiss and hug will help to bring her some peace.

  10. rohanknitter says:

    Yay for the winners, esp. Traci.

    Here’s a super easy meal idea (which we are having tonight): put some boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a crock pot, add a jar of spaghetti sauce. (you could also add sliced mushrooms or other veggies if desired) Cook till chicken is done, shred the chicken a bit, serve over your fav pasta.

  11. LuLu says:

    Just needed to tell that I love your work. beautiful piece of art! How to choice, love them all.

  12. Lisa says:

    You are too kind, three necklaces when you only planned two.
    I am so glad Traci is getting one.
    I told my husband, “soup all week it is cold”.
    Thanks for all the great recipes that made the post.

  13. Heather says:

    I hope your family enjoys the chili, Lisa! It’s what we’re having tonight as well :)

  14. Christine D. says:

    Love your blog… are a blessing to many. Thanks for giving one to Traci! Have a blessed week!

  15. Carly says:

    I’ve been reading your blog since my sweetie bought me one of your necklaces with my little’s name on it (which I love by the way). I meant to post this earlier, but my friend just started a recipe blog, that all of our friends will hopefully be posting easy recipes to. There are only a few there now, but next time you need an idea you can look there, if you didn’t get enough ideas from your post when you requested them ha!
    Happy cooking!

  16. Carlie Beem says:

    Love Love all your Photos. Who takes them and do they special equpment? camera-filter etc. They have wicked skills.


  17. gail k says:

    I didn’t enter the contest because I wanted Traci to win! I am so glad you chose to give her a necklace…I can’t imagine what it must be like for her…I am thinking about you Traci!

  18. laura says:

    Prayers are with you, Traci!
    Congrats on winning….can’t imagine anyone deserving it more! =D

  19. Elissa says:

    i am going to try that chili. i LOVE easy and that sounds GOOOOOOD especially since it is going to be 5 to 10 degrees here the rest of the week.

  20. Lisa says:

    Hi Carlie! I take the photos and edit them in iphoto (mac) and on i use a nikon D40. Hugs!

  21. Tina says:

    Congrats to all of the winners. Glad that you are sending Traci one. You are such a wonderful person. How was the chili? Looks yummy! It is cold here!

  22. Judi says:

    I love that white bean chili recipe. I hope your family likes it.

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