Painted Desert Chili Mix in a Jar (I received this as a gift and am eating it now!  It is unbelievable!  No meat in mine, and used vegetable juice instead of tomato juice).  I would put spices in a baggie, b/c the beans need to presoak as they will still be crunchy when following the recipe.

Painted Desert Chili Mix in a Jar

Food gifts in a jar: Painted Desert Chili mix in a jar, Smores in a Jar, 9 Bean Soup, Cowgirl Cookies.

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

Easy and quick homemade red enchilada sauce that tastes better than the canned stuff and uses just a few ingredients! Healthy and sooo yummy!

One Bowl Chocolate Cake III

One Bowl Chocolate Cake III Recipe and Video - This is a rich and moist chocolate cake. It only takes a few minutes to prepare the batter. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.

I love minestrone but haven't tried this recipe yet- I hope it turns out great!  *It was fabulous!

Jamie's Minestrone Recipe - I made this soup and LOVED it! The changes I made was to substitute canned green beans with corn, canned diced tomatoes for tomato sauce, leave out the zucchini (because I had none), and the addition of kidney beans.

Great beef and bean chili recipe. Homemade chili tastes better!

Great Homemade Beef and Bean Chili Recipe

Easy Kitchen Tips – Fajita Spice Mix Recipe

Easy Kitchen Tips - Fajita Spice Mix Recipe

I was out of my fajita spice packets and so I tried this and it was just as good! Easy Kitchen Tips - Fajita Spice Mix Recipe

Long vertical image of Slow Cooker or Stovetop Lentil Soup

Slow Cooker (or Stovetop) Lentil Soup

Almost From Scratch, 30-Minute Vegetarian Chili with Authentic Flavor

Super Easy Vegetarian and Vegan Chili

Joel Fuhrman’s Crash Diet is full of foods to help your body burn fat faster. For lunch, try this delicious chili. Beans will keep you satiated, help to reduce blood sugar and may help to burn off fat.

What to Serve With Black Beans & Rice

How to Cook Black Beans From Scratch- we make a big batch of these and freeze containers for future recipes. Cheaper and healthier!

From scratch cream of mushroom soup. Leave out the mushrooms to make it cream of anything! #frugal #diy

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe. When you start analyzing the (nasty) ingredients of the "canned version" of cream of mushroom (or any other vegetable) soup, you just have to let go of convenience for healthy, homemade goodness.

5 Secrets to Making Fabulous Fried Rice

The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook: Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens by Patricia Tanumihardja coming to the Poulsbo Farmers Market September to noon

Seriously THE BEST chili ever!  Flatlander Chili from I skip the celery & bell pepper, but follow everything else.  SO GOOD!

Flatlander Chili - This is a good red bean and ground beef chili with lots of chili powder and plenty of herbs!