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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. […]



applesauce spice muffins
Applesauce Spice Muffins

Hasn’t this been an terrible winter? I don’t think any part of the country has escaped some part of the general awfulness of it. I know that for us here in Upstate NY, it has been especially brutal with nearly two whole months of below-zero temperatures, and snowfalls measured in feet, not inches. It’s not […]



French Onion Soup
French Onion Soup

French onion soup is one of our favorites, it is however known to be one of those “acquired taste” dishes.  If you haven’t given it a chance, we strongly suggest doing so, just make sure the cheese is cooled off. Ingredients: 1/2 c unsalted butter 4 onions, sliced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 bay leaves […]



Beef and Vegetable Soup
Hearty beef and vegetable stew

Coley and I ordered a mini side of beef this past fall from a local butcher and have really been enjoying having all of this fresh local beef on hand. We also canned a lot of things this past summer like tomato juice, and froze fresh vegetables like corn and green beans. We were looking […]



Smoked Sausage
Quick and easy baked sausage meal

Whatever the reason you’re busy, you can make this meal work for you! By cutting each of the main ingredients into chunks, adding spices and oil, and throwing onto a baking sheet, this baked sausage dinner is simple, cheap, and delicious! Ingredients: 1 lb package smoked sausage 4-5 Yukon Gold potatoes (scrubbed) 1 small jar sliced banana […]



Deviled Eggs
Four Unique Tastes to Spice-Up Deviled Eggs

Four Unique Tastes to Spice-Up Deviled Eggs They’re a staple for work carry-in lunches, summer picnics, or dinner parties.  Deviled eggs seem to show up whenever people gather and are asked to bring a dish to share.  The basic deviled egg recipe is easy to whip up: Simple Deviled Egg Recipe ●     One dozen hard-boiled […]



Spice Jars
Eight Healthier Grilling Spices

Eight Healthier Grilling Spices The air is warmer, evenings are staying lighter, and you’re dreaming of that smoky aroma of sizzled steaks on the grill. Enjoy mouth-watering BBQ chicken, grilled jumbo shrimp, and seasoned vegetables, while still reducing your fat and salt intake.  How? We’ve uncovered a line-up of amazing grilling seasonings and spices that […]



Blackened Cod
Blackened Cod (Blackening Rub)

I think Heather and I have finally reached the point where the consensus is screw snow. It seems that every joyous morning we wake up in wonderful Indiana and overnight, magically, a couple more inches of the death powder has fallen.  If it is not snow we are waking up to temperatures in the negatives […]



spices for homemade breakfast sausage
Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Why, you might ask should I make homemade breakfast sausage when I can just go and buy it at the store? I can think of quite a few reasons actually. For me, the number one reason is that it’s just plain fun. Homemade sausage might seem like something that is too hard to do ourselves, […]



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 […]