• Audra

    posted on September 23, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Oh my goodness – that looks soooo super yummy! I am intrigued to start trying some gluten-free recipes. I think the hubs especially will LOVE the cornbread!

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  • Diane-The WHOLE Gang

    posted on September 23, 2009 at 9:39 am

    What a great looking meal. Our fall tradition is to just get through soccer season in tact. After that it’s all easy. :-)

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  • Liz@HoosierHomemade

    posted on September 23, 2009 at 10:15 am

    The chili looks amazing, as always. I bet my gang would love it!
    Thanks for the giveaway and for hosting great Fall Traditions!
    ~Liz

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  • MamaOtwins+1

    posted on September 23, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I love chili too – we have a recipe for company chili that is soo good – but now I want to try your turkey.

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  • Squeaky Gourmet

    posted on September 23, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I love corn bread and chili–great recipes thanks~!

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  • Keegan

    posted on September 23, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I love fall, one of my favorite times. I start by decorating the house with way more fall themes than my husband can stand… ;) I also start stocking up and baking a ton of pumpkin products… breads, muffins, waffles, oats. MMmmmmm….

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    Amy Reply:

    For some reason it seems like we all start craving breads and muffins – heavier carbs – in the fall. I don’t do fall decorations yet – maybe I will build up a stash as time goes on. I do think, though, that I’m ready for Christmas decorating. My husband will be in the “way more than he can stand” boat then.

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  • Jessie at Blog Schmog

    posted on September 23, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I’m going to have to try this chili recipe! I’ve been wanting to make something with Mexican mole and that looks heavenly!

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  • Lindsay

    posted on September 23, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    My favorite fall tradition is to go to “Apple Butter Makin’ Days” in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, about 40 miles from our home. Several churches and civic organizations makes apple butter on site (our favorite does it in a real copper kettle!) and there are lots of crafters and food stands and pony rides. It is a lot like the county fair without all of the junky games and over-priced rides :) Then we go home and eat lots of apple butter on homemade bread.

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    Amy Reply:

    That sounds like a great time – a very quality family event! My grandma made apple butter and I love it – I need to do that this fall.

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  • Linda

    posted on September 23, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Chili and cornbread is a perfect combination. I like the idea of cinnamon and chocolate in the chili. I’ll definitely have to give it a try.

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  • Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Fre

    posted on September 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Your chili sounds really good! My Mom-in-Law always makes her cornbread in her cast iron skillet, and swears that is why I need one. Someday! :)

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    Amy Reply:

    I love mine – I have 2. First, I bought the 12 inch so I could use it for lots of different things, including roasting a whole chicken. It’s a little too big for cornbread for just the two of us, so I bought a 10 inch. We still have leftovers, though, so I’ve been freezing them & making croutons when we need them.

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  • Sandy Gillett

    posted on September 23, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    You are helping me think about Fall again and I will blog about it before the week ends. This chili sounds fabulous and the cornbread sounds like what my husband has been describing to me. I like the 100% use of cornmeal and no other flours. Thank you Amy!

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  • Connie

    posted on September 23, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    that recipe for chili sounds SOOOO good. We’re chili fans here.

    Enjoyed today’s topic for Fall Festival.

    Those baking racks look great!

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  • Ari-Food Intolerances Cook

    posted on September 23, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    One of my favorite fall traditions is just enjoying the fall colors especially in the east where I grew up. I especially love upstate New York Fall colors! There is nothing like it! It makes me homesick just to think about it :)

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  • Brian

    posted on September 23, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Wow! Both the chili and cornbread sound great. I need to get a cast-iron skillet at home. We use them at the fire station all the time, I don’t know why I haven’t picked one up yet. Thanks for sharing these great recipes.

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  • Alta

    posted on September 24, 2009 at 8:42 am

    OMG I love a good cornbread. Will definitely have to make this.

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  • Mari

    posted on September 24, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Our tradition is football every Sunday; I always make chili or pizza for that. Still looking for a good gluten free crust though. There is nothing like a spicy bowl of chili and rooting for you team. It gets rid of the week’s aggravations, and exercises the lungs. Also the knees, if you are like me and jump up frequently to exhort your team to try harder! I really like the looks of that cornbread recipe. I think it’s a winner, and so far, so is my team.

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  • Iris

    posted on September 24, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Ooh, I’ve been needing a baking rack! I’m not sure what my fall traditions are…maybe having baked apples and cinnamon? A lot of my food traditions will change this year since it’s my first gluten-free fall. :)

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  • Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen

    posted on September 24, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Yummy, Amy! I can smell it from here! My fall traditions generally have to do with pumpkins and winter squashes! I love cooking with them!

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  • cheryl

    posted on September 24, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    our fall tradition is hot mulled cider, which is a staple at our annual pumpkin carving party. people say it’s not officially fall ’till they have some.
    http://www.harriswholehealth.com/recipes/hot-mulled-cider

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  • Kara Haschke

    posted on September 25, 2009 at 12:58 am

    This looks SO delicious!

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  • Sue D

    posted on September 25, 2009 at 7:33 am

    For us Fall is all about harvesting and preserving the fruits and veggies from our garden. I like to decorate with the pumpkins and corn stalks.

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  • Jeanette

    posted on September 25, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Our tradition is to go pumpkin picking. The chili looks wonderful.

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  • Gretchen

    posted on September 26, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Looks enticing. Can you freeze the chili if leftover?

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    Amy Reply:

    I’ve never frozen this chili but I’ve frozen other chili and it thaws out beautifully. You might have to thin it out when you reheat it, though.

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  • Lauren

    posted on September 27, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Fall Traditions… Mine would have to be apple crisp. It may be a pretty common one, but having that with maybe a hint of ice cream is perfect for a cool, or even cold day =D.

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  • Holly

    posted on October 13, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Could this cornbread bu cooled, cubed, and used to make stuffing? I have the most amazing cornbread stuffing recipe, but have yet to find a good gf cornbread alternative. Could it handle being tossed in a liquid mixture and then rebaked? I may have to try this…

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    Amy Reply:

    No, I wouldn’t do that with this cornbread. I have a recipe I will post soon that is great for stuffing but this tends to fall apart. This is better for just plain eating. I also make croutons with the left overs for soup. Hope that helps.

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  • Miz Helen

    posted on October 4, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Miz Amy,
    Thank you so much for bringing your wonderful Spicy ‘n Sweet Turkey Pinto Bean Chili over to The Cottage for the Texas Star Chili Cook Off.
    I was so excited to see that you were the first to arrive.
    Thank you!!

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  • honeyfrog

    posted on October 29, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    My mother makes cornbread dressing during the holidays. This is almost exactly her recipe only she never puts anything sweet in her cornbread. Now, if I could just find a drop biscuit recipe I’ll be all set for Thanksgiving!

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    Amy Reply:

    @honeyfrog, Yes, the sweet vs. nonsweet cornbread debate. Seem that true southerners don’t add anything sweet. I’m not originally from the south so I do it my way. :)

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  • Miz Helen

    posted on November 1, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Congratulations Amy! The judges have named your Chili our Second Place Winner in the Meat or Poultry Category at the Texas Star Chili Cook Off! Your Chili was just wonderful and our judges loved it. Thank you so much for bringing your Chili to the Cook Off. Check out your link on the Winners Page.
    Best Wishes and Love!
    Miz Helen

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    Amy Reply:

    @Miz Helen, Wow! Second place! :) I am thrilled. I saw the recipes that were submitted and there were lots of great flavor profiles. I’m honored to have come in second.

    Much love!
    Amy

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  • Tess

    posted on June 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I made a version of this yesterday, a few alterations but still successful!
    1) my onion was moldy, so no onion
    2) I’m nursing and baby reacts to chocolate so I added 1/3 or so cup of carob
    3) had a double meltdown (2 yo and 9mo old so I sautéed bell peppers (mini red and yellow as they were cheap) and minced garlic in one pot whilst doing turkey in another, only left in stove for 20 mins maybe, then through it in a crockpot with lid half on for 2 or 3 hours.
    4) at it with tortillas
    5) had double cayenne pepper as I slipped rushing!
    My Mexican hubby loved it, although didn’t think it was like Mole at all. He said he’d eat it often. He thought it was a little Asian tasting??? But is up to “serve to visitors” standard.

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