Football season and chili go hand in hand. But what kind of chili, exactly? It’s no surprise that a country as diverse as the United States would be home to different kinds of chili. Of course, it usually comes down to: beans or no beans? According to the International Chili Society, created in 1967 to govern the World Championship Chili Cook-Off, a traditional red chili may have any meat (or combination of meats), red chili peppers, and spices. No beans are allowed.
Fact: Some foods are infinitely better after they sit around for a while. Be it chemistry, physics, or alchemy (truthfully I'm not quite sure), it's an absolute law. And that's a great thing when it comes to cooking dinner, because plenty of recipes yield more than we need at the moment. So don't worry if these dishes don't get eaten up in the first night; you won't have to worry about leftovers for long.
Kick back, relax, crack open a cold one, and then daydream about using the rest of that six pack in these amazing beer-infused dishes. With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, we're happy to remind folks that you can do more with beer than just turn it green, although we'll gladly to show you how easy it is to do that.
February is American Heart Month, and as it draws to a close, we aren't about to forget about all of the easy heart-healthy diet choices that can improve our well-being all year long. We talked a lot about easy ways to swap out unhealthy foods for healthy options and how to incorporate a heart-healthy meal plan with Cooking Light's Simple Swaps.