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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin chili!?! Yes! Though you won’t necessarily pick out the flavor of the pumpkin in this chili, it does add a noticeable thickness to the chili, making it very hearty. The flavors are just right! Though it may be best … Continue reading

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Cowboy Caviar (Avocado, Corn, & Tomato Salsa)

I was introduced to this salsa in college. It is so colorful and vibrant – from the green avocado, onions, and cilantro and the red tomatoes and yellow corn – and it smells fantastic. It’s great to make a few … Continue reading

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Every year since my oldest child was a baby, my family has attended Lenten Soup Suppers at our church. The purpose of the gathering is to gather around a common table with other parishioners to share a simple supper of … Continue reading

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Three easy recipes for Taco Night

Taco Night is a big deal in my house, for several reasons. First is that everybody loves tacos. Second is that, even though we’re all eating from the same spread of food, everyone is able to customize their plate to … Continue reading

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White Chicken Chili

A few years ago, I made white chicken chili for the first time, using a slow cooker recipe I had cut out of the newspaper. It was a winner – hearty, flavorful, and my kids even liked it. I made … Continue reading

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Mama T’s Chili

The holidays are full of once-a-year desserts, treats, or special dishes. Those are wonderful, and always add to the uniqueness of each family’s way of celebrating. The other thing that holidays are full of is people. People who need to … Continue reading

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