Monday, December 31, 2012

Pumpkin Chili

Week 17 of the NFL season is over, along with 2012, and with it comes my last batch of chili. This chili uses another unusual ingredient, canned pumpkin. In this case, the pumpkin helps to thicken the chili without taking over the dish, while adding a boost of vitamin A. As a matter of fact, if I had not known there was pumpkin in this recipe, I would not have been able to pick it out.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Reindeer Chili

With today being Christmas Eve, reindeer chili just seemed like the right kind of chili to make. OK, maybe not reindeer, but definitely made with deer meat. This chili is a great recipe for hunters looking for a way to use ground venison. As far as the rest of the ground venison goes, make summer sausage and send me some.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Carne Adovada

With only 3 weeks left in the NFL season, I decided to revisit the cuisine of old Mexico. This red pork stew is a simple but classic dish that highlights the taste of the chile. This recipe uses a full cup of chile powder, both to flavor the dish and as a thickener for the stew. Make sure you select a mild variety for this dish. If not, you will definitely regret it later.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Five Alarm Chili

With only four weeks left in the football season, my Colts look like they have a very good shot at making the playoffs. It's amazing what a difference a year can make. Just like the playoffs, this week's chili is one I have been looking forward to for a while. Why? This one is spicy. Not just a little spicy, but kick you in the pants spicy.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies

This Former Dessert of the Month is Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies, and combines my son's love of peanut butter with my wife's and daughter's loves of all things chocolate.  These will not last long in my house, nor yours either, I imagine.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Chipotle Chicken Chili

As we enter the last month of the NFL season, I plan on sharing five unique recipes that are among my favorites. This will be the last chicken chili recipe I share, so I wanted to save the best for last.

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