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Best Chili Recipe

Best Chili Recipe

This is the best chili recipe you’ll ever make. It was the blue ribbon winner at a chili cook-off, garnering a prize worth $20,000 according to the recipe book it came from. With surprise ingredients like beer and unsweetened cocoa, the blend of seasonings and flavors creates a mouth watering chili that will have them […]

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

This is now officially my mom’s favorite soup recipe. She and my dad love lentils so I was glad to find a recipe they both liked (read: adored). They like to add in small cubes of chicken for added protein, and our favorite chicken is boneless, skinless chicken thighs – still lean but dark and […]

Paleo Chili

Paleo Chili

“HEALTHIFIED” TAILGATE CHILI Makes 12 servings. Ingredients 2 pounds grass fed ground beef 1 pound Italian sausage 2 (28 oz.) diced tomatoes with juice 1 (6 oz.) tomato paste 1 large yellow onion, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 1 green bell pepper chopped 1 red bell pepper chopped 2 green chilies chopped 4 pieces bacon […]

Kale and White Bean Soup

Kale and White Bean Soup

This is wonderful. Just wonderful. Just . . . onnomnomnom wonderful. From Epicurious. yield Makes 6 main-course servings active time 1 hr total time 3 hr Ingredients 1 lb dried white beans such as Great Northern, cannellini, or navy (or 1 can of white beans, rinsed and drained) 2 onions, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons olive […]

Five-Ingredient Beef Stew

Five-Ingredient Beef Stew

Just found this on Yahoo! and I’m drooling.  There is just something about stews and hearty soups when you’re fireplacing (yes, that is a verb in the Parks family lexicon) and it’s freezing outside and the savory smells are wafting through the whole house . . . ahhh.  Can you tell it’s almost November here […]

Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew

The Fearrington House Cookbook   3 lbs. beef, cut for stewing 3 lbs. pork, cut for stewing 1 hen, 4-5 lbs., cut up ½ tsp. salt, freshly ground black pepper 4 cups canned tomatoes 2 cups fresh corn 1 quart butter beans (lima beans), shelled 2 lbs. fresh or frozen okra, sliced 2 large onions, […]