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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Tips-y Tuesdays: Slow Cooker Chili

Today I am sharing something I made that turned out mostly well. Next time, I would use less liquid, and scale back the recipe a bit since I think I needed a 6 quart crockpot for the amounts given. But, it was still tasty, so I am sharing the main tips from it today…

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Chili with Turkey, Pork, and Beans

I talked about eating healthy in this post. As I said there, I am okay making some changes to recipes to help with the nutrition in a dish, but I want to keep the flavor still good. There is no point in eating healthy if the food tastes horrible. I know some people rave about their yogurt snacks, or kale chips, but if I want a snack, it’s usually chocolate. Some people go vegetarian for health reasons (I am not talking about those who do it for animal rights’ reasons), but I don’t think that is best for everyone. I am a big meat eater, and although I will have meatless days sometimes, it’s usually more about variety than just health. If I stopped eating meat all of the time, I know that I would have trouble having the correct nutrients. Instead, I worry more about red meat. I like it, but I know that with my family’s health history, I need to watch how much I eat.

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