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Guest Post and Mulled Red Wine Sangria

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Oooooo Lawdy, LAWDY what a holiday weekend. I counted my fingers and toes, and from what I can tell, they’re all there. How did you manage? Did you come out alive with all of your limbs as well? Nicely done, chap! (chap?) All right, so do you remember this chili? Well, while I am doing […]

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Classic Beef and Bean Chili

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Can I ask you a question? What does it mean when someone “winterizes” something? Is it just checking to make sure the chimney sweep doesn’t have eagles or hobos stuck in it again? Or is it a quick glance at the windows and doors for any slits where evil ice ghosts might slip through at […]

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Buffalo Chicken Nachos

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All kinds of lessons were learned yesterday here in the Weidner household. Some I’ll happily share with you and some I won’t, because I don’t think the words “toilet” and “shower robe belt” leave the most pleasant mental images on a food blog. Oopsie. I still typed that out, didn’t I? The first lesson I […]

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Smoked Chorizo and White Bean Soup

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With the spring temperatures taking a mini-vacation and steady rain showers passing through the metro, (that’s what they call it on the local news) I found myself digging out my warmest yoga pants, my newest novel and a cozy spot on the couch with my sweet pup. Well, she was only sweet after I freaked […]

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Spicy Beef and Bean Burritos

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Tomorrow I leave my man. Good grief, not for good! But for a mere week, so that I can be with my sister as she gives birth to my niece. Or a pipe wrench. The verdict is still out. So as I pack my bag, prepare for the lawng drive, and glare at the snow […]

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Let the Good Times Roll

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Aaah, it’s that time of year again. The early spring rains dampen the city. Downtown pulses with energy as The Big 12 basketball conference gets underway. Visions of seedlings and soil and fresh flowers fill up brain space. And the party of all parties is happening right now in a Southern city filled with culture, […]

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A Most Random Chili, But Awesome.

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Came home tonight to discover absolutely nothing in the fridge. I’m not kidding you guys, I think I saw a tumble weed blow past the lonely onion. With resources running low and the energy level of a postal stamp, I needed to pull together something creative, quick and tasty. Hello pantry. Canned beans, tomatoes and […]

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Luck Be My Dinner Tonight

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Is it too late to eat black-eyed peas? Have I missed the boat on good fortune for the year? Is it over and done with? Should I throw in the towel? Hold up a white flag of surrender? Stop asking questions? You see, I bought some black-eyed peas for the new year, but we, uh, […]

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