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10 Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Chili Recipes!

I don’t think there is ever a bad time of year for chili. It is one of those meals that we can enjoy no matter what the weather may be doing. Here in Upstate NY, at the end of a nasty cold winter, we are still taking full advantage of its warm and inviting effects. […]



Cheesy Chicken, Green Chili & Bacon Grenade
Cheesy Chicken Green Chile and Bacon Grenades

I know that in some parts of the world (like Indiana for instance) the thought of using your grill or smoker with a cajillion feet of snow on the ground seems crazy. But it can take you back to a time when there was this green stuff covering part of the ground called grass. And […]



Migas - add the eggs
Migas (Tex-Mex Fritatta)

Camping is a favorite past time of ours. We get to unplug and enjoy the great outdoors. Well I say unplug but do any of us ever really do that completely?  We take our phones with us camping. We instagram our campfire. We tweet our campsite. We facebook what we are eating. However, we do […]



Homemade Chorizo & Eggs
Homemade Chorizo

Chorizo is a gift from the gods. The first time I ever had it it was a taste bud explosion of awesome. That fateful day I had it smothered in queso with onions, some warm tortilla on the side for slathering that cheesy chorizo on and eating it down with reckless abandon. Best. Night. Ever. […]



Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Jamaican Jerk Chicken

I have never been to Jamaica. However I love reggae music, I love the beach and there is absolutely nothing wrong with some deliciously spicy jamaican rum. And don’t get me started on their food. Too late. I LOVE Jamaican food! Beef patties, curried goat, fried plantain and breadfruit and jerk ANYTHING! And yes of […]



Red chili pork tamale.
Happy Tamale Day! Red Chile Pork Tamale Recipe

Before I met Jeff, and many years ago, I lived in Arizona. While there I aptly honed my Mexican cooking skills which I treasure dearly, and also learned about a wonderful tradition with my Mexican friends. Every December before the holidays (which for Mexicans, stretches from the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. […]



Steak Chili
Steak Chili Recipe

Okay, today we’re going to roll out the recipe for our luxury chili. Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t have anything crazy like caviar or gold floating on top of it, but we’re going to be using at least one ingredient that can make this chili a tad on the expensive side if you’re looking […]



Chorizo Chili
Chorizo Chili Recipe (Fire Chili)

Ahhh, autumn has finally arrived and brought with it such great things as football, bonfires, and one of my favorite fall foods, chili. There is just something about a cool, rainy autumn weekend day that I look forward to. I think it is because it allows me to stay in comfy clothes all day and […]