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Tuna Chili Rellenos

The house smelled vaguely of smoked tobacco.  I paced- frantically.  There had been problems- loud noises and burning followed by yelling, cursing, allegations, and painful blisters.  This stark retrospection had me on razor’s edge.  Our smoke alarm, the fancy new … Continue reading

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Deer, Dumpling, and Dijon Chili

Hearing an utterance of “’D’ as in…” snaps me briskly back to middle school.  Classrooms were a quagmire of noise, confusion, and collusion.  The unwritten, yet indelibly inked, rule was this- in order to stand out, one need not be … Continue reading

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Coconut Fish Chili

Today marks the 9th anniversary of the massive spork attack.  In recognition of this holiday (of sorts).  I have developed a chili which compels the usage of spoons and the donning of coconut shell bikini tops (optional, of course). More … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato and Pork and Bean Chili

  Recently, the US Department of Picnics and Cookouts (USDPC) released a startling report. Rifling through the 433 page document, one cannot help but be amazed by its sheer thoroughness and unequivocally horrified by its painfully stark conclusion.  On page … Continue reading

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Killer Chicken and Sunflower Chili with Roasted Vegetables

The pet chickens again gave in to their botanocidal tendencies and committed another murderous atrocity.  This time it was my giant sunflower.  It is unclear as to why they take such unabashed joy in bringing death and dismemberment to my … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Steak and Chili Spaghetti Sauce

I stashed the vial into the hidden pocket of my ratty green shorts. A plastic cylinder with a screw cap closure, the tube was unassuming- in a space-age sort of way. With respect to the small vial and its tiny … Continue reading

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Popeye’s Spinach Chili

I have always watched Popeye, the animated seaman, with an awed terror.  Anyone willing to engage in fisticuffs with a mammoth goon like Brutus in order to gain the favor of an uncomely shrill such as Olive Oil must be … Continue reading

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