Archive for September, 2012

September 28th, 2012

Chipotle and Chocolate Chili

I have had a week full of cool rainy days.  And nothing is better on a cold and gloomy day than comfort food.  Chili has always been one of those foods that tastes even better when it is cold outside.  Everyone has their favorite chili recipe.  But if you are looking for a delicious new way to serve up some comfort, look no further.  There is depth and richness to this chili.  Smoky chipotle chilis and earthy unsweetened chocolate gives this chili and whole new taste.

Chipotle and Chocolate Chili


Cooking spray
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper,

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September 27th, 2012

Banana Nut Spice Cake

This past Saturday, I ran my first ever 26.2 miles. I ran in the Rock’n Roll Marathon here in Denver. It was definitely an experience I will treasure forever.  The feeling of crossing the finish line after a gruelling last few miles was worth all the time it took to train and even all the pain it took to get there.  Running a marathon is kind of a funny thing.  It really does border on the crazy/stupid line.  But I will say that I am eagerly looking forward to my next challenge as I nurse an injury. 

Here I am

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September 26th, 2012

Peanut Butter Popcorn

When Autumn  brings its cooler temperatures its time to create some fun indoor activities.  Whether it’s movie night,  football , or family game night, popcorn is always on the snack menu at our house.  The great crunch of popcorn combined with peanut butter is a favorite for us.   This is a fast and easy party-pleaser for your next activity or get together.

Peanut Butter Popcorn would make a great Autumn, Halloween Snack, Christmas, or Anytime treat.   You could use any of these printable tags for great gift-giving.

Trick or Treat  / Happy Fall Tags
Witching You a Happy Halloween Tag

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September 25th, 2012

30 Minute Red Beans and Rice

Let me just begin with an apology to all of you in Louisiana who are probably shaking your heads at the idea of Red Beans and Rice in 30 minutes.  I love really good beans and rice too, but sometimes we just don’t have all day for the beans to cook.  Whether it’s a long day at work, soccer, band, dance, piano . . . or maybe even all of the above {yikes} – sometimes we just need to feed the family fast without a lot of fuss!

Here’s a quick and easy solution that everyone will love:



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September 24th, 2012

And The Winner Is…

The winner of the $100 Shabby Apple Giveaway is…{drumroll please}

440) Juli Kelly

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