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Chili in a bread bowl...

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It's freakin' cold outside...it's time for chili!! Back in October I made some awesome chili. No really..I made it up myself, and Husband proclaimed it "best". Now being a bit of an inventor in the kitchen, I didn't write it down..and the next time I made chili it wasn't half as good. So I racked my brain (ouch, right?) and tried to remember HOW I made the 'good' chili. I made it again and wrote EVERYTHING down. Yay me! I also made bread bowls..but I'm not taking the credit for them..you can get the recipe for them here!
Suzy's Chili
1lb 80/20 ground beef-browned
1 can (12oz) V8
1 Qt tomato juice
3T chili powder
2T granulated garlic
1T cumin
2t black pepper
1t salt
1T ranch powder
1 can El Pato
2 chipotles in adobo + 1T sauce from can
1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 can chili beans
1 small white onion-diced
1/2 green bell pepper-diced
In a large soup pot-brown your meat (do not drain) add V8 and spices cook for a…

Beer battered fish and chips

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It was a HAPPY day in my house when I found the plug in to my Fry-Daddy. I'd been craving something laden with homemade greasiness..no really. The fish in my freezer..Tilapia the Skinny girl in me quietly spoke "put lemon pepper on me and broil me, I'm healthy" ..and I(the Fat girl) answered it with a resounding "Shut up! You are getting dipped in beer battered and fried!" The Fat girl won...was there really a debate about who would? Now...to toot my own, I'll just say..I make damn good beer battered fish. But I can't say that it's because of some hidden battering talent I have, or some penache for dropping things in 350 degree oil. No...I'll thank the beer. Two quick notes... 1) I am allergic to alcohol. No really. I didn't use to be. I used to drink with reckless abandon, relishing that fuzzy headed buzzed feeling, and not even minding really when I'd have to throw up suddenly b/c I'd just go back to drinking...ah..to be youn…

A little help...

Hello again today! Sad, well pathetic, story for ya... My house that smells like dogs, cats, and kids (unless I am cooking something) needed help..so I had a Scentsy party..and um..no one showed. So...I'm reaching out to my bloggy friends with this...maybe you are thinking of someone who is hard to buy for...like in-laws, or teachers. Maybe you got chosen for secret Santa at work and have NO clue what to get. Maybe your family drew names and you got your weird cousin...now you know what to get!! Scentsy products are GREAT..if they weren't I wouldn't BOTHER trying to get some for myself! Right now on my friend Tracy's site, I'm her open party...you'll see my name. I know most of us don't live close...but you can get it shipped right to you, wherever you may be! I'll keep this post up for a couple days so you can have access to the site... There are SOOOOO many great scents, and it's awesome because the wax doesn't get hot enough to burn little f…

Buttermilk Pumpkin Trifle

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I know Thanksgiving was a couple weeks ago..but I thought I'd share my meager contribution. But really it was hardly meager b/c it was very tasty. :) Crumbled gingersnaps for crunch and spice Pumpkin layer- can of pumpkin 8oz block of cream cheese 1tsp of pumpkin pie spice 2T sugar beat into yummy submission The Buttermilk layer was a Buttermilk pie that didn't set up that I ran through the food processor. Fresh whipped cream between the layers. topped with more gingersnap crunchy bits! Lots of layers of Yum!! I think the 'pie' layer would be good with ANY pie...imagine an apple pie crumbled up in there, or a blueberry, or oooh...a pecan! Yum!