Chili Casserole with Fritos and Cheese


It’s National Chili Day!

We love chili and the fourth Thursday in February is set aside to pay tribute the most versatile yet disputed dish around. If you’re from Texas, using beans is a mortal sin! But if you live somewhere else, you might want beans. Heck – in Cincinnati they eat it over spaghetti pasta.

No one quite knows where the dish started, but Texas is happy to claim it. They even made it their state dish in the 1970s. Made primarily of meat and chili – some folks add beans or tomatoes or even pasta!

So I thought about this day. I’ve posted chili recipes of every kind imaginable. I’ve posted collections of chili. So what can I do today that’s different than I’ve done before?


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Good Old Fashioned Pot Roast


I remember my mom making pot roast on Sunday. The smell permeated the house with that rich, savory aroma that made you so hungry you could hardly wait for dinner. And the best part is how easy it is to make!

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up # 241


I keep hearing everyone saying they got their tax refund back already and I have to laugh. We haven’t even started – and so I did. And yesterday I was so engrossed with what I was doing, my husband finally came in and asked…

what's for dinner?

  This is the home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~ And we want yours!

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many as five RECIPES you haven’t shared in the last month!

               Remember, be sure there is an edible recipe in your post.

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week (and not just for dinner!):


 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers – next week might be you!

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Cajun Crawfish Tails


Mardi Gras starts next Tuesday. Hmm…what to cook?

Like lobster? Well crawfish are the lobster’s fresh water cousin.

Also known as crayfish and crawdads, there are only two species that we eat – and most of them come from Louisiana, like almost 70 to 80%!  I guess that’s why the crawfish is the Official Crustacean of the state. And they are delicious prepared most any way.

Since Mardi Gras starts next week, I thought a dish that says Louisiana would be a great choice. Cajun Crawfish Tails.

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Super Simple Chicken and Dumplings


I’ve posted a recipe for Chicken and Dumplings four years ago.  It’s a good recipe, but has a lot of ingredients. It’s great for a Sunday afternoon, but here’s one you can make any week night. It takes time to simmer, but there are plenty of evening “chores” you can do while it cooks. I got hungry so I had a snack while I puttered.

Fresh Pineapple and Blackberries with Tanjir on it. Yum!

About an hour and half later, you have a hearty, bone warming dinner.

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