Pumpkin and Black Bean Chili

Pumpkin and Black Bean Chili

My favorite thing to make when the weather starts to turn is chili!  Nothing says home cooking to me more than a big bowl of chili! My mom likes to tell me that when she was pregnant with me all she craved was chili.  This must be why this is one of my go to meals.  I love it plain, I love it Cincinnati style with beans and spaghetti, I love it full of meat and spice and I love it sweet and full of veggies! Just gimme the chili!   Actually … Continue reading →

Busy Night Pasta Jambalaya

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I thought this past weekend was going to be incredibly busy.  Between a zoo field trip, two baseball games, two gymnastics classes, a birthday party, movies with friends, I assumed we'd have no time to breath.  Well a lucky thing happened.  It rained.  Baseball was cancelled!!!  I shouldn't feel elated when that happens, after all, the season just started, but I was!  A busy weekend instantly turned into a free weekend.  I capitalized on that … Continue reading →