Soup, chili, chowders, etc.

Turkey Chili

Chili con carne originated in Texas and is recognized as the state’s official dish.  Chili stands expanded throughout the United states with a wide variety of different techniques and flavors depending on location such as Cincinnati and Chicago, much like styles of barbecue.

Chili cook offs are one of the most popular cooking contests that exist in the United States and chili just doesn’t come in a bowl, it tops hot dogs, burgers, baked potatoes and fries, to name a few.

This is a healthy, light version of chili con carne that is packed with flavor, if you don’t tell anyone they won’t know it is ground turkey instead of ground beef. Continue reading “Turkey Chili”

Baked Potatoes ~ Two Ways

I should call this “waste not, want not” which simply means, wise use of one’s resources will keep one from poverty.  Although that may be a little overkill, who wants to waste food?  Remember what our parents told us of the starving children in other countries?  Sadly nowadays it happens in our own country.  That cast aside, these two recipes share ingredients so nothing goes to waste, your mama would be proud.

First off is a pub and bar favorite, potato skins. Potato skins are like a small version of a fully loaded baked potato; cheese, green onions and uncured bacon with plain Greek yogurt to dip.  Yes, Greek yogurt, while you could use sour cream why do it when Greek yogurt is better for you and has probiotics that as Dr. Travis Stork (The Doctors) will tell you, is good for you little buddies, the microbes in your gut and it tastes the same if not better.  My 20 year old son didn’t even know it was yogurt, make it your little secret.  It doesn’t just have to be an appetizer or snack, it makes for a good for a lunch or dinner too, maybe served with a side salad.  Continue reading “Baked Potatoes ~ Two Ways”