How to Make Your Own Chili Powder

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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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Apple Hash Burritos With Leftover Turkey

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Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re visiting after Thanksgiving, then happy belated Thanksgiving. After a few decades of making Thanksgiving dinners, I am a pro at using leftover turkey. I have a whole file I pull out for the holidays for using up the leftover turkey. And I love those recipes, so I buy the biggest turkey…

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Sausage, Pesto, White Bean Crockpot Soup

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It’s Crocktober! I love #Crocktober! It means soups and warm meals and fall! Fall is my favorite. This crockpot soup is one of those effortless pots of flavor that is hearty and everything you want in a bowl. And if you want to make a few batches for the freezer, you can just dump and…

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Cheesy Cowboy Chowder

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This hearty Cheesy Cowboy Chowder will be one of your favorite soup recipes in no time. It comes together in about 30 minutes and fills your tummy in less time than that! This recipe is a play on cowboy casserole. Cowboy casserole is a tater tot casserole with ground beef, cheese, corn, and yumminess. We’re…

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4 Bean Chicken Chili – A 15 Minute Pantry Meal

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What could be faster than fast food? A pantry meal! This pantry meal idea is so simple your ten year old could make dinner. I often get asked what I do with all the food I can all summer. This recipe is just one answer. Home canned food is the epitome of fast food. Since…

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Tomato Eggplant Galette

Even though it’s September, and everyone else seems to be settling into fall, it’s still hot in our long Southern California summers.  We’re nowhere near ready to plant fall crops, and tomatoes and eggplants are still coming out of our ears.  I say this a little tongue in cheek.  I love that we have a long…

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Lemon Pepper Salami Bites – The Perfect Summer Appetizer

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You might be asking why these are the ‘perfect’ summer appetizer.  Two reasons: 1-  They involve no heating the house.  You don’t need an oven, stove, toaster…no heat source at all. 2-  They use up bell peppers.  If you garden like I do, you’ve got them coming out your ears.  If you don’t garden, this…

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Our Favorite Crock Pot Chili

This has been my family’s favorite chili for years, and it has the added benefit of being a crock pot meal so you can have a great dinner ready on busy nights.  It makes a whole 5-quart slow cooker full so you can serve a large crowd, have leftovers, or freeze some for other meals…

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My Favorite Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I have to admit I held off on the cauliflower crust thing for quite awhile after it came out.   Now I actually really like my cauliflower pizzas.  Once I finally did try a few recipes, I had to work on my own version to find an easier way. Secret: I am a bit of a…

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