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How Cold Can It Get?

Jan. 5th 2010

I am a southerner. Always will be. That said, it’s 19 degrees here in Atlanta with a wind chill of 5. Five! Cold weather makes me hungry so I have turned again to my failsafe chili to keep me warm. I’ve come up with some different ways of serving chili that I thought might interest everyone so here goes…

1. Serve with Fritos corn chips. Yummy! Especially those ones shaped like scoops.
2. Serve over pasta. Yes, pasta. It’s good and it’s even better when you add cheese and onions.
3. Put chili inside of a baked potato and add green onions, cheese and sour cream. Warms me up just thinking about it.
4. Serve with tortilla chips – this works especially well with the Hot & Spicy chili.
5. For thicker chili recipes, serve on a hamburger bun for a sloppy joe type sandwich. I’ve found that leftover chili is really good this way.

There you go – a few ways you can enjoy more chili this winter. Stay warm out there! I know I’m trying here in Atlanta!!

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There’s a Chili in the Air

Oct. 19th 2009

Ok, so maybe you don’t think the title is as funny as I do, but then again it’s probably just my cold medicine affecting my head. Anyway, it’s finally getting chilly here in Atlanta and I’m super excited about experimenting with a new easy chili recipe soon. My family is asking for their same old favorite, but I’m really up for something new this year. Since I’ve been attending several chili cookoffs over the past few months, I’m taking a new look at some of my old favorites. One of my works in progress is a chili powder mix instead of using fresh chilis. I discovered that it’s much easier to mix your own chili powder than it is to cook peppers for every pot of chili. Most competitors use a blend of spices and chili powders to cut down on prep and cooking time for competitions. I can’t wait to see what this chili season has to offer! Are you experimenting with any new chili ideas lately?

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It’s Football Time!

Aug. 27th 2009

It’s football time!! Well, in less than 2 weeks it will be. Pre-season has started and college football will soon be in full swing. It’s time to start perfecting those chili recipes for your halftime eats. Why not start with my favorite, Halftime Chili? You can make this with or without meat for you vegetarians out there. I’ve recently posted a chili con carne recipe that would be incredible to serve at a larger football gathering like your next tailgate party. Use a camping stove to keep it warm, pair it with your favorite beer and you’ve got a super tailgate event!

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Beans and Weight Loss

Jun. 21st 2009

Check out out our new article on how beans may help you lose weight.  It gives us another reason to eat chili more often besides our usual reason of chili just plain tastes good!  Let us know which beans, if any, you prefer to add to your chili recipe and inform us of new ways you’re adding beans to your diet.

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