Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Have there ever been more magical words than “set it and forget it”? (Well, maybe the first person who said, “Let’s put chocolate and peanut butter together.” But we’re talking savory today! Sorry, I digress.)

This Slow Cooker Chicken Chili has been warming my kitchen and my tummy lately. It’s a filling, no-stress meal that’s perfect for a big group or as a make-ahead-and-reheat meal. Iā€™m guest posting over at The Keenan Cookbook today while Chris and Rachel welcome their new baby boy, so head over there for the recipe! (And don’t forget to tell them hi from me. šŸ™‚ )

Baked Turkey and Spinach Meatballs

I am an umbrella assassin.

There’s just no other term for it. No matter how many umbrellas I buy, no matter how cheap or expensive they are, they never last more than a few months. Inevitably the fabric starts to separate from the spokes (…I’ve decided the metal parts are called spokes), the open/close mechanism refuses to open/close, and the entire thing just snaps inside-out at the slightest gust of wind.

One morning a few weeks ago, my umbrella broke literally five feet from my apartment door. I was forced to make the rest of my commute holding the mangled fabric of the umbrella corpse over my head, struggling for some semblance of shield from the increasing downpour. Not only did that attempt fail, but the runoff from my dying umbrella streamed right down the sleeve of my coat in the process.

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Candy Corn Oreo Crust

Wow, we bloggers really are going crazy with the pumpkin, huh?? When I posted my pumpkin spice bars last week, I was bowled over by the other delicious pumpkin recipes awaiting me that day in my Google Reader. Clearly that’s not stopping me from posting another recipe full of fall flavors. šŸ™‚

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BYOBrownies: Pumpkin Spice Bars with Caramel Frosting

Time to celebrate fall at Chip Chip Hooray! I finally broke out the pumpkin, and oh my gosh, did my kitchen smell good. I’ve been waiting to make these pumpkin spice bars since October of last year, when a lovely friend of mine (hi, Manhattan!) brought them to homecoming at my alma mater. With the advent of autumn, they were the first treat on my must-bake list. And I had an even better reason to feature them today…

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