How to Make Your Own Chili Powder

homemade-chili-powder-recipe

I don’t know about you, but I use a lot of chili powder in my cooking. When I moved several years ago, the brand I loved wasn’t available to me and all the ones I could find were too spicy for my family. I tinkered with several recipes until I came up with my own…

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Our Family’s Favorite Pasta Sauce

hearty spaghetti or pasta sauce

How do I get my family to eat onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and sometimes even carrots in one meal?  With a hearty pasta sauce that is meaty enough to satisfy my husband and tasty enough that my kids think vegetables are delicious.  This is just as good on spaghetti squash as it is traditional…

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Crock Pot Garlic Ham and White Bean Soup

I’ve always been curious about my college roommate’s favorite soup, ham and navy bean soup.  She talked about how good it was, putting in a ham bone, she’d lick her lips while talking.  I’d never had it.  I grew up in a house that didn’t eat ham.  I’d have some at friend’s houses and restaurants,…

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