Chicken Meatball and Bean Soup

Nothing groundbreaking today, but this is a nice soup that can be fine on a warm or cold day. It is light enough to not feel too heavy on a summer day, and is a warm soup which can feel great on a chilly day. It is also a fairly complete meal with the protein and vegetable. If you wish, you can have some bread on the side.

 

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Chili with Bacon

I have made chili before, and even shared it on here. And again here. After growing up not having it very often (someone in the family didn’t care for beans-ahemDadahem), I enjoy eating it. On its own it is good, but it is even better with cheese and other toppings. Mmmm. Kind of like a baked potato. I made this recipe on a warm day, but thankfully we have air conditioning, so I can ignore the weather a bit and make the food I am in the mood for. Or at least the food I bought groceries for. (It seems silly to complain about, but isn’t it a little annoying when you expect rainy/cool weather and plan a comfort food meal only to have really sunny, warm weather instead?)

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Coffee Ice Cream (take 2)

Is it okay that I’ve only had this blog for a few months but am posting a second coffee ice cream recipe? This is the recipe for those who want a super strong coffee flavor. To be honest, this post would have come sooner but I thought I had already shared it. I was eating some of it and went to check the recipe. I thought I had already written it: I could even picture how I had laid out the pictures. So, I either did not save it or was blogging in my dreams. Either way, boo.

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This is another recipe that keeps popping up…a chocolate hazelnut cake that needs to get shared at some point. It pairs so well with ice cream!

So, here is a recipe that I adapted from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz. I was at the grocery store and remembered that I could somehow use coffee beans to infuse more flavor, but I was not sure how many to get. Just to be safe, I ended up getting about 1 cup and I was supposed to use more than 1.5 or 2 cups. Feel free to use more beans, but this version works just fine, too!

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