30-Minute Chocolate-Espresso Beef and Black Bean Chili

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30-Minute Chocolate-Espresso Beef and Black Bean Chili

Do you go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day or stay at home?

(I usually make Mike and I a romantic meal, like our favorite Spiced Sirloin Roast for Two, but this year I’m on strike…so either he’ll end up cooking or we’ll go out. Because sometimes a girl just needs to go on strike for a night, right, ladies?)

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Cincinnati Chili

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Let’s talk Cincinnati for a minute. I had the pleasure of briefly visiting there once. One of my best friends from law school was from Cincinnati, and as tends to be the case when you’re living about 1,000 miles from home for the first time in your life, she talked about Cincy in general and chili in particular. A lot. (I definitely don’t blame her…I remember talking my fair share about Buffalo wings!) We were in law school in Florida, and when she found out there was a Skyline Chili location what she considered to be “nearby”, she drove us there to experience the magic […]...

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Chili, with a Spanish Flair

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How many times a year do you make chili?  I make it about twice a year, once in the autumn and once in the winter, but always a different recipe.  (I have a common food blogger problem…I tend to think of meals that I make and enjoy but don’t photograph for the blog as wasted opportunities…which means I rarely get to enjoy a good meal – rather, the same good meal – twice.)...

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Smoky Chili Soup

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Even though I’m not much of a football fan (ok, who am I kidding…the only game I watch all year is the Superbowl, and that’s only for the commercials and the halftime show), it would just feel wrong to let the Superbowl come and go without making some kind of chili in its honor.  This chili is thicker than your average soup but thinner than your average chili, which in my opinion makes is perfect for topping with crumbled corn bread to soak up all the juices (but I have to admit, it’s also great for dipping things like corn chips into)....

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