Crave-Worthy Meals: Chicken Chili

Staying indoors and keeping warm is what this time of the year is all about. So get the crockpot or instapot out and let’s make chili!

Let us know if you make this delightful dish by posting a picture.  And if you have some cornbread, I am sure that will make this even more crave-worthy!

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, diced
6 garlic cloves, rough chopped
1–2 poblano peppers, finely diced (or sub 1–2 x 4-ounce cans green chilies – please see notes)
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon coriander
1 tablespoon chili powder
4 cups water (or chicken broth)
1 tablespoon soy sauce or GF Bragg’s liquid amino acids
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
1 tablespoon dried Mexican oregano ( or regular)
1 ½ lbs chicken thigh – boneless, skinless
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3 cups white beans, cooked. ( 2 14-ounce cans drained –or 1 ½ cups dry, soaked and cooked)
1 bunch cilantro, chopped, divided
2 limes
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Garnishes: cilantro, sour cream, lime, avocado

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large heavy bottom pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, garlic and poblano pepper and sauté until tender about 8 minutes.
  3. Add cumin coriander and chili powder and lightly toast, about 1 minute.
  4. Add water, scrapping up the brown bits. Turn heat to high.
  5. Add soy sauce, vinegar, oregano and salt.
  6. Stir, add chicken thighs, whole, and bring to a boil. Cover turn heat to low and keep at a low simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Once the chicken is tender, shred into smaller pieces with two forks.
  8. Add the cooked beans and juice of 1 lime ( you could mash 1 cup of beans).
  9. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat, uncovered for 10 minutes, until it reduces and thickens a bit. Taste, adjust salt and spice level -adding a pinch of chipotle powder or cayenne of you like.
  10. Stir in half the cilantro and serve.
  11. Divide among bowls, serve with more cilantro, a dollop of sour cream, avocado, and lime wedges.

Recipe source: https://www.feastingathome.com/

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Christmas Cookie + Ornament Countdown

Carrot Cake Christmas Cookie + Humpback Bridge P. Buckley Moss Ornament + Solemate Sock Warmth!
by Canda Goose Gallery
YIELDS:24
PREP TIME:HOURS 15 MINS
TOTAL TIME:HOURS 25 MINS
INGREDIENTS FOR THE COOKIES
box German chocolate cake mix (or regular chocolate cake mix)
1/3 c. Vegetable or canola oil
large eggs
FOR THE FROSTING
jar caramel (10- to 12-oz.)
2/3 c. coconut flakes
2/3 c. chopped pecans
sea salt (optional)
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Skater’s Dream Limited edition ornament by P Buckley Moss at Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville, Ohio

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Make the cookies: Pour cake mix, oil, and eggs into a large mixing bowl and stir until combined. Spoon 1″ balls of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before frosting.
  3. Make the frosting: Combine caramel, coconut flakes, and pecans in a small bowl. Top each cookie with a spoonful of frosting. then lightly sprinkle caramel with salt, if you’d like a salted-caramel flavor.

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Christmas Cookie + Ornament Countdown!

Meringue Wreath Cookies, “Cat in the Hat III” P. Buckley Moss Ornament, and Solemate Socks for warmth!

by Canada Goose Gallery

 

YIELDS:1

PREP TIME:0 HOURS 25 MINS

TOTAL TIME:0 HOURS 40 MINS

INGREDIENTS

1/4 tsp.cream of tartar

1/2 c.sugar

pinch of kosher salt

2 large egg whites, at room temperature

1/2 tsp. almond extract

6 drops green food coloring

1 tbsp. silver sanding sugar

4 Pull ‘n’ Peel Twizzlers

1/4 c. red candy melts, melted

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 300°. Draw circles on a piece of parchment paper to use as guides for the wreaths. Place parchment on a cookie sheet, pen lines facing down.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cream of tartar, sugar, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl using a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer using the whisk attachment, whip egg whites and almond extract until mixture starts to get foamy.
  4. With the mixer on high speed, gradually add sugar mixture and continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Add green food coloring and whip until combined.
  5. Add meringue to a piping bag fitted with a star tip and pipe onto a cookie sheet using the guides you’ve drawn. Add sprinkle decorations.
  6. Bake until almost firm to the touch, 13 to 15 minutes. Turn off the oven and let sit with the door closed for 2 to 3 minutes, then remove from the oven when firm to the touch, just before the edges start to brown. Let cool completely.
  7. To create the bow decoration, pull apart Twizzlers into individual strings. Trim about 3″ from each string, then shape into a bow. Use melted candy melts to help “glue” them together. Let candy melts set.
  8. Use remaining melted candy melts to adhere the bows to the wreaths and let set. Store wreaths in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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Christmas Cookie + Ornament Countdown!

 

Hot Chocolate Brownie Cups Christmas Cookies, “Sno Much Fun Ornament” P.Buckley Moss Ornament

by Canada Goose Gallery

Hot Chocolate Brownie Cups

YIELDS:24

PREP TIME:HOURS 20 MINS
TOTAL TIME:HOURS 40 MINS
INGREDIENTS
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
10 tbsp. butter, softened
1 (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
10 drops yellow food coloring
3/4 c. powdered sugar
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter and cream cheese with sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, lemon zest and juice, vanilla, and food coloring. Beat in dry ingredients until just combined. Cover the bowl with plastic and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours and up to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into 2″ balls, then roll in powdered sugar. Let sit 2 minutes until sugar is absorbed, then reroll in powdered sugar (do not shake off excess). Place about 2″ apart on the prepared baking sheet and bake until cookies crackle and are set but still slightly soft in the center, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
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Sno Many Friends limited edition Porcelain ornament by American artist P Buckley Moss at Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville, Ohio

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Christmas Cookie + Ornament Countdown!

 

Lemon Butter Christmas Cookies, “Madonnas” P.Buckley Moss Ornament

by Canada Goose Gallery

Lemon Butter Cookies

YIELDS:24

PREP TIME:HOURS 20 MINS

TOTAL TIME:HOURS 40 MINS

 

INGREDIENTS

2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour

1 1/4 tsp.  baking powder

3/4 tsp.  kosher salt

10 tbsp.  butter softened

1  (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened

1 1/4 c. granulated sugar

2 large eggs

2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest

1/4 c. fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

10 drops yellow food coloring

3/4 c. powdered sugar

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.

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    P Buckley Moss ornament

  2. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter and cream cheese with sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, lemon zest and juice, vanilla, and food coloring. Beat in dry ingredients until just combined. Cover the bowl with plastic and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours and up to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into 2″ balls, then roll in powdered sugar. Let sit 2 minutes until sugar is absorbed, then reroll in powdered sugar (do not shake off excess). Place about 2″ apart on a prepared baking sheet and bake until cookies crackle and are set but still slightly soft in the center, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

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Cookie + Ornament Countdown Begins!

Thumbprint Christmas Cookies, “The Greatest of these” P. Buckley Moss Ornament, and Solemate Socks for warmth!

by Canada Goose Gallery

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Thumbprint Christmas Cookies

YIELDS:35

PREP TIME:HOURS MINS

TOTAL TIME:HOURS 40 MINS

 

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And the Greatest of These limited edition ornament

INGREDIENTS

1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) butter softened

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/3 c. assorted jams, for filling cookies

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350º and line two baking sheets with parchment. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla, then add dry ingredients in two batches until incorporated.
  3. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop 1” balls onto prepared baking sheets. Press a thumbprint into the center of each ball, 1/2” deep. Fill with a small spoonful of jam.
  4. Bake until the edges of the cookies are golden, 13 to 14 minutes. Cool on baking sheets before serving.

Celebrating May Flowers

Cherry Blossom Spring limited edition print by P Buckley Moss features the Jefferson Memorial in colors of soft green, pink, white, black and aqua.

It is no accident that flowers are an important part of our lives. We have them at our parties, our special dinners, birthdays, graduations, and even in our offices.
One of the most important parts of spring is the smell and colors that flowers bring! Do you ever think about their meaning? It got me thinking about all the lovely flowers that Artist P. Buckley Moss has done over the years. Here is a wonderful list.
Amaryllis                   Pride
Apple blossom          Preference
Begonia                     Beware
Bluebell                     Humility, constancy
Carnation                  Women, Love
Cherry Blossom        Renewal
Daffodil                     Unequalled Love
Daisy                        Innocence, hope
Edelweiss                  Courage, devotion
Gardenia                   Secret love
Geranium                  True friendship
Goldenrod                 Good fortune
Holly                         Foresight
Honeysuckle             Bonds of love
Hyacinth                   Sport, game, play
Hydrangea                Gratitude
Iris                             A message
Ivy                             Friendship, marriage
Lady’s Slipper           Capricious beauty
Larkspur                    Lightness, levity
Lilac                          Joy of youth
Lily, calla                   Beauty
Lotus Flower             Purity, enlightenment
Magnolia                   Love of nature
Marigold                   Despair, grief,
Morning glory            Affection
Myrtle                       Good luck
Nasturtium               Patriotism
Pansy                       Thoughts
Peony                       Bashful, happy life
Pine                          Humility
Rose, pink                 Happiness
Rose, red                   Love, I love you.
Rose, white               I’m worthy of you
Rose, yellow              Jealousy
Sunflower                  Adoration
Sweet William            Gallantry
Tulip, red                   Passion,love
Tulip, yellow             Sunshine, smile
Violet                        Loyalty, devotion
Willow                       Sadness
Zinnia                       Absent friends
Top Selling P. Buckley Moss

Kitties and Puzzles (again!)

 

Flower Puss limited edition by P Buckley Moss features a gray and white cat in a garden of blue, green and pink flowers with a speck of black for highlights.

The Walkway 500 piece jigsaw puzzle with P Buckley Moss image. New, in box, never opened and part of our gallery inventory. Image is in mauves, green and shades of pink.

Shop P Buckley Moss Collections

 

Flowers of May

Song of the Sunflower limited edition artist proof wall art print by P Buckley Moss highlights shades of green, yellows and tangerine tones with a little white, gray, rust and browns.Flowers From My Heart by P Buckley Moss features a white vase with a spray of flowers. Green background makes the arrangement of flowers pop.

Row Houses in Spring limited edition print features P Buckley Moss iconic row houses in a park setting with a purple flower garden in foreground. Additional colors of Blue, rust and cream, greens and purple.             Wee House in the woods limited edition print by P Buckley Moss features the historic landmark where the first fold song festive was held in the Ashland, KY area. Colors of green in the background with a rose colored house ane steal gray roof.

 

Brisket and Tatar Tot Recipe

Brisket and Tatar Tot Recipe

COMFORT FOOD

Recipe: Brisket & Tater Tots
Instructions
  • In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high.
  • Add the brisket; season with kosher salt and pepper.
  • Cook, turning occasionally, until browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium.
  • Add the leeks, carrots, and celery.
  • Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the wine. Cook, stirring often, until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste.
  • Add 2 cups stock, the tomatoes, and rosemary.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the beef is tender, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. (Add 1/2 cup stock if the mixture is dry.)
  • Preheat the oven to 400°.
  • Transfer the brisket mixture to a 3-qt. or 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Top with the potato tots, arranging them in neat rows.
  • Bake until golden, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool slightly. Top with the chives.
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 lb. brisket, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 large leeks, white and light-green parts only, chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups beef or vegetable stock
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves stripped and chopped
  • 1 1/4 lb. frozen potato tots (about 64)
  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish

The Value of Community

The Country Meadow Ornament is such a loving display of the countryside
and our communities outside of the city!

Covid Birthday Cakes

Pretty creative!

This year you will remember your birthday for sure!

 

 

Life Lessons From Geese

Positive Featured Inspirational Story – June 2005

Lessons from Geese

‘Individual empowerment results from quality honking’

Lessons from Geese provides a perfect example of the importance of team work and how it can have a profound and powerful effect on any form of personal or business endeavour. When we use these five principles in our personal and business life it will help us to foster and encourage a level of passion and energy in ourselves, as well as those who are our friends, associates or team members.

It is essential to remember that teamwork happens inside and outside of business life when it is continually nurtured and encouraged.

 

Lesson 1 – The Importance of Achieving Goals

As each goose flaps its wings it creates an UPLIFT for the birds that follow. By flying in a ‘V’ formation the whole flock adds 71 percent extra to the flying range.

Outcome

When we have a sense of community and focus, we create trust and can help each other to achieve our goals.

 

 

 

Lesson 2 – The Importance of Team Work

When a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back to take advantage of the lifting power of the birds in front.

Outcome

If we had as much sense as geese we would stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.

 

 

Lesson 3 – The Importance of Sharing

When a goose tires of flying up front it drops back into formation and another goose flies to the point position.

Outcome

It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks. We should respect and protect each other’s unique arrangement of skills, capabilities, talents and resources.

 

 

Lesson 4 – The Importance of Empathy and Understanding

   When a goose gets sick, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to the ground to help and protect it.

Outcome

If we have as much sense as geese we will stand by each other in difficult times, as well as when we are strong.

 

 

Lesson 5 – The Importance of Encouragement

Geese flying in formation ‘HONK’ to encourage those up front to keep up with their speed.

Outcome

We need to make sure our honking is encouraging. In groups and teams where there is encouragement, production is much greater. ‘Individual empowerment results from quality honking’

The original version of Lessons from Geese was written by

Dr Robert McNeish in 1972