Corn and Black Bean Chili

Corn and Black Bean Chili

With the sudden drop in temperature and the start of football season, I have been craving chili.  I have made a ton of chili recipes, but wanted to create one that emphasized corn and black beans.  The combination of corn and black beans just intrigues me.  So I went through my spice cabinet and started grabbing spices. After a few changes, I got the flavor that I was craving.  This chili ended up being one the tastiest that I have made.  The addition of the corn kernels added a nice texture and flavor.  You have to try this chili.

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National Hot Dog Day!

Today is National Hot Dog Day!  Who knew that July 23rd, 2014 was National Hot Dog Day?  Well now that you know, you should go out and cook a hot dog.  Here are my best hot dog recipes.  There is no better day to try out one of these recipes.  I recommend the bacon wrapped … Read moreNational Hot Dog Day!

Competition Chili

Competition Chili

I have always wanted to enter into a chili competition but never had the time.  So I decided I would make a nice competition chili at home to see what the differences are between it and normal chili.  For one, Competition chili does not have beans.  It can not have any fillers such as noodles … Read moreCompetition Chili

White Chili

White Chicken Chili

I was looking for a nice healthy dinner the other day.  I was thinking back and remembered a recipe that my Grandma Donna gave me.  It was for white chili.  It is simple, easy and quite delicious.  Plus, it utilizes chicken instead of beef. Another good thing is that the only real sodium in it, … Read moreWhite Chili

Coney Island Hot Dog Chili

Coney Island Chili Dog

I woke up hungry for a chili dog.  Not just any chili dog, a Coney Island style chili dog.  You know, the one with the chili that is all meat and very finely chopped.  Almost resembles a sloppy joe if it were not for that spicy kick.  So I went on a quest for the … Read moreConey Island Hot Dog Chili

Tamale Pie

The other day I was in a rush and I stopped by the local supermarket to pick up something fast.  A little dish called tamale pie caught my eye.  Basically it was a chili topped with cornbread topping.  It was delicious, so I decided to make one of my own.  I made a quick chili full of ingredients and topped it with a delicious corn bread.

Tamale Pie

The cornbread soaks up a lot of the juices so don’t worry if it looks a little runny before you put it in the oven.

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Super Chili

Last week was the big game.  I was really excited that the Saints won.  Mostly because of my hatred for Peyton Manning.  Besides that,  I loved the game because I got to make my Super Chili.  I recreate this awesome recipe once a year on a Super Sunday!  Last Sunday was the big day.  The chili is full of meat, beans and has a tad bit of heat.  Served with a dollop of sour cream, it is amazing!

Super Chili

I like to serve the chili over freshly baked corn bread.  The combination is to die for!

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Grandma Donna’s Chicken Chili

My Grandma Donna would always make me Chicken Chili when I would visit her.  It was extremely tasty and included only a handful of ingredients.  Since it has been getting colder around here I decided to make some.

Grandma Donna's White Chicken Chili
Grandma Donna's White Chicken Chili

Top with a little cheese and this chili is amazing!!

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What to do this weekend in DC (May 15-17)

DC101 Chili Cookoff – Saturday, May 16th (noon-10pm) Every year DC101 the local Rock station hosts a chili cookoff to benefit the National Kidney Foundation.  The cookoff is going to be located on the RFK festival grounds.  Along with the chili they will be having live entertainment from The Offspring, Third Eye Blind, Shinedown, Papa Roach, … Read moreWhat to do this weekend in DC (May 15-17)