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Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.



As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.



Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

game day chili

more than thirty years ago, my college room mate shared her mother's recipe for chili with me.  her recipe is the classic, which probably has been made by many others with variations over the years.  i have used this recipe for my husband's poker parties, as well as many game day meals.

to make the chili:  brown 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of ground beef with one chopped white onion.  add to a crock pot and add one large can of red kidney beans, one large can whole tomatoes, and one large can of tomato sauce.  then add enough water to just cover the mixture in the pot.  season with one teaspoon of chili powder.  simmer for several hours until ready to serve. 

top the chili with sliced green onions, sliced black olives, shredded cheddar cheese, and low fat sour cream before serving.  the four seed dinner rolls are a nice accompaniment to the dish.

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