The dessert fundraiser and chili cook off tonight was a SUCCESS! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that came out and to all of those who made it possible. Winner of the chili cook off? My friend Jill! Ha! I KNEW she would win! Now if only I can get that recipe from her… Congratulations Jill!



Chew This – Old-Fashioned 3-Bean Chili

Happy “Chew This!” Sunday! As many of you know, I have a food column called “Chew This!” that appears in “The Courier-Times” on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s each month. It is a place where I share my recipes, stories and family memories. I love it and love getting feeedback from my readers. Email me at 

Today’s recipe is a recipe handed down to me that is generations old. “Old-Fashioned 3-Bean Chili” is perfect for the upcoming cold weather. It is simple, flavorful and, for me, full of memories! 

I have been crossing my fingers for colder weather so I can make this with my favorite “chili side item” – saltine crackers and a peanut butter sandwich. Delicious! 

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Old-Fashioned 3-Bean Chili