Let the Men in the Kitchen

Today is the first Thursday of November. That means, in addition to being Chinese Take Out Day (November 5) the first Thursday in November is also National Men Make Dinner Day. How could I pass that up?

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Slow-Cooker Beefy Kidney Bean Chili

Last weekend in the sleepy little town of Sutter Creek, there was a car show and chili cook-off. Why do car shows and chili go so well together? Or more to the point, why does chili appeal to men as much as hot rods do? I haven’t a clue . . .

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National Chili Day with Phyllis Diller’s Famous Chili Recipe

Just look at that hair – those eyes – that contagious laugh of hers. Phyllis Diller was one wild character. You can bet, her chili was just as wildly delicious.

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Slow Cooker Ground Beef and Three-Bean Supreme

I will never forget the first time we tasted this wonderful slow cooker delight. Kiddo was enjoying a break from work, as business in the event industry tends to taper off in the winter. You would think Holidays would be a busy time. Perhaps in the past, that were true, when companies put on elaborate parties for their employees. These days, people would rather find a few extra dollars in their Christmas Stocking than to toast in the new year with the boss.

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