Spicy Black Bean Chili

Spicy Black Bean Chili

If you’ve been a follower (and if not, I’d love if you would; signups for email, facebook, and twitter are to the right) ya gotta know by now that I am a Soup lover, and def a Chili lover (they are all on my main index for Soups Chowders & Chili.) I have all kinds of Chili on my site ranging from old school to family-friendly, green to red, and a few grown-up ones. This Spicy Black Bean Chili is in that last category.

Spicy Black Bean Chili

Spicy Black Bean Chili

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The Best Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla American Buttercream

Best Chocolate Cupcakes

It might be time to take a little break from all things “fall” and food made with pumpkin (and the resulting Pumpkin Spice) and put aside all those thoughts about Thanksgiving (coming up so fast!) and have a little sumpin sumpin that’s chocolate, maybe a little sumpin like these Best Chocolate Cupcakes.

Best Chocolate Cupcakes

The Best Chocolate Cupcake with Best Vanilla Buttercream, American Style

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Coffee & Coriander Rubbed New York Strip Steak with Chimichurri

Coffee Coriander Rubbed New York Strip Steak

I can be a bit of a snob about steak; see I grew up in an area when some of the best beef is produced. Yeah, Northwest Iowa!! But sometimes you just want a steak and you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg. And sometimes that means less expensive grocery store or “no name” steaks- well frankly, they can use a little help. That’s when you want to make this Coffee Coriander Rubbed New York Strip Steak.

Coffee & Coriander Rubbed New York Strip Steak with Chimichurri

Coffee & Coriander Rubbed New York Strip Steak with Chimichurri

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McDonald's Copycat Frozen Frappe

Frozen Coffee Frappe Goodness

I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but a young friend introduced me to a McDonald’s frozen blend – a Caramel Frappe. I loved the taste, but a little investigation into the nutrition and ingredients left me colder than my ice headache! With summer approaching, I knew I had to come up with a reasonable substitute: My Frozen Fake Frappe.

McDonald's Copycat Frozen Frappe

McDonald’s Copycat Frozen Frappe

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