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C'mon Autumn... 
Sep. 12, 2013 6:32 am 
Updated: Sep. 16, 2013 6:10 pm
We have really distinctive seasons here in the heart of the Midwest.  During a typical year, we fully experience spring, summer, fall and winter, in all of their extreme glory.  While I don't have many picky eaters in my crowd, I do have a husband with stern ideas about seasonal food.  In my house, chili is only enjoyed on days when there is a nip in the air and salad is only refreshing during the times of year when chili should not be consumed.  Egg salad is for summer picnics and soup is only needed when it's cold outside.  I love this man dearly, he's my heart and soul, but my taste buds want what they want, regardless of the temperature outside or what sport is airing on ESPN. 

So, I sit here today, mourning the fact that we're having an unusually long summer here in Kansas, where it's still hitting 90 degrees during the day.  I'm ready for big pots of navy beans, ham and cornbread.  My soul needs chili and hearty soups and stews with crusty loaves of homemade bread.

Summer, I love ya, but you really need to take a hike!
Sep. 12, 2013 11:45 am
You could fix it for yourself or make a large pot, take what you want and freeze the rest til it gets colder. Make him is BLT or salad and you have your chili.
Sep. 12, 2013 11:47 am
I meant "his" BLT. Sorry.
Sep. 12, 2013 12:48 pm
I'm right there with you Deeta! I'm ready for fall to come and the HOT weather to go.I've got a list of recipes I have been itching to make but its so darn hot! Hubby laughs at my impatience but is good about remembering how happy is belly is in the fall. hahaha
Sep. 14, 2013 10:53 am
Chili goes at our house year round. GOLDENS idea of some for you and freeze the rest sounds good. (; Seems like your guy associates certain events with specific foods. We all do that. Still, make for yourself what you are craving! Get some takeout for him?
Sep. 15, 2013 5:13 am
Since I'm not all that far from you, I know exactly what you mean. Yesterday was the perfect day warm yet cool enough for soup!
Sep. 15, 2013 9:05 am
I'm sort of with your hubby on when to make certain foods. Chilis and soups only get made in cold weather times. Baked beans, macaroni and potato salads are typically only summer foods - but once in a while I will stray from that and make a "picnic" in the winter. Make what you want and let him eat whatever else there may be!
Sep. 16, 2013 5:45 am
I'm happy to report that it was cool enough last night for a pot of mixed bean soup and cornbread. Yum!
Sep. 16, 2013 6:04 pm
I'm a Fall baby, I Love the colors and Smells of Fall! WISH it would hurry up:) Thanks Deeta
Sep. 16, 2013 6:10 pm
lol have you tried cold soups? Gazpatcho's, strawberry, watermelon, or cantalop soups are really smoothies in a bowl.
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I've been cooking for about 14 years now. I'm an IT geek by trade, but cooking is my passion in life and I dream of the day when I can feed people for a living. I have to admit, I wouldn't be the cook I am today without tools like All Recipes and all the great cooks from everywhere who provide their reviews and priceless advice about how to make a good recipe GREAT!
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Since I was a small child, my family has had a yearly tradition of making Christmas candy and cookies. These wonderful treats are given to friends and family for a hand-made Christmas gift. The love shines through with every bite!
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I have recently begun catering two nights a week and the group that I cater to has raved about every dish I've fed them. I have to tip my hat to the recipe submitters on All Recipes for providing me with the tried and true dishes that these guys love so much. I don't believe there is anything more soul-completing for a cook than to have a room fall silent at meal time, with an occasional groan of pleasure heard as they eat a dish you've created.
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When my husband and I first got together, I wanted to make us a real, home cooked, comfort food meal, and attempted to fry chicken. The temperature was set way too high on the pan of oil, and, of course, when I put the chicken in, it began to smoke. The smoke alarm went off, and I'm surprised the local fire department didn't show up! Needless to say, this was a disaster! I didn't attempt to cook again for almost 2 years! I'm so gald I found the determination to start again, and I haven't looked back since!
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