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Soup of the Day: Double Beef Chili

Oh, friends, you are in for a treat. While this chili recipe seems like it has a gerbillion ingredients, and it does have to simmer for a long time, it is worth it. Because I only make this recipe a couple times per year, it makes it seem all the more special. Do you like […]

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Soup of the Day: Vegan Bacon Chili

This customizable recipe is perfect cold weather food.

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Spicy Comfort Food of the Pinto Variety

I have had a can of pinto beans sitting in my pantry. In true apartment-living style, my pantry is a large cabinet above my microwave, but “pantry” sounds much nicer, though, upon further reflection, I am not sure that a sentence about a can of beans really merits much dressing up. Anyway, I have had […]

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Dinner: Thinking Ahead on Busy Days

For six weeks, my kids took an art class on Tuesday afternoons. I picked them up from school with a snack they could eat in the car, dropped them off at the museum, and then I used the two hours they were there to get some writing done at a nearby coffee shop. Because they […]

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Favorite Fall Foods

The reason I want to write broadly about fall foods, apart from the little thrill an alliterative title gives me, is because today was the first really chilly day of the year and I hated it and I need a reason to enjoy this ridiculously cold season. So here’s an ode to fall foods, the […]

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10-Minute Chili Recipe

I’m a big fan of slow cooking, but look, sometimes we just need something nutritious, easy, and fast. When I have to work overtime, for example, and have a scant hour for dinner, I don’t want to spend 45 minutes of that hour in active prep work. When I have such busy evenings, I turn […]

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One Pot Lazy Day Chili

Did you know that there are some people who put chili on noodles? Well, there are and the whole thing even has a name: Cincinnati style chili. I like it, but I don’t care for how thin Cincinnati style chili often is. So instead, I use this nice thick chili that’s pretty great by itself, […]

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Slow Cooking, Swaying to the Music

Now that the Great Warm-Up is imminent (if not already here) for most of the country, why not squeeze out a few more Crock-Pot recipes before it gets too hot?