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Cocktail Shrimp and Chili Wontons

There have been some sizable disasters.  Not to the extent of the Titanic, as our home is too diminutive to accommodate calamity on such an epic scale.  Nonetheless, colossal cookery cataclysms have plagued our kitchen.  I’ve never quite found my … Continue reading

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Chili Cheese Pork Balls

I am guilty, with annoying regularity, of not seeing the forest for the trees.  I, however, refuse to see the forest for $50 a cord pulp wood. * After becoming lost during a 5K race, (how does that even happen?) … 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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Chili Corn Gravy

There is a zone that exists between aggressively taking responsibility for dragging each new day into place and passively cowering to fend off the blows as life angrily comes at you. There must be some smooth sailing around the jagged … Continue reading

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Fresh Blender Chili Salsa

There exists no better way to turn domestic tranquility into household hostility than to serve one’s cohabitants chili every day for 9 months. I had mistakenly believed that we were determined soldier through the “year of chili” together. The hardened … Continue reading

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Chili Quakers

Welcome to Mocktober- an entire month of taking your favorite recipes and making them chili. One thing that won’t be mocked is the Paleo diet.  I Yabba-Dabba-Don’t touch trends, that is, until chili starts trending.  At that point I’ll go beyond … Continue reading

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Impossible Chili Potstickers

Potstickers from scratch require manipulation.   For me, intricate food preparation is like running with scissors- it’s stupid, dangerous, and something always goes disfiguringly wrong.   My desire for a chili side dish to enhance our Chinese takeout food supersedes my personal … Continue reading

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