A spicy Texas style chili: no beans, tomatoes or ground beef. Great on a cold winter day and goes especially well with Golden Sweet Cornbread (which can also be found on Allrecipes). If you don't want to use beer in the chili, simply replace it with the same amount of water.
This recipe makes the creamy chocolate and pecan pralines you find at the checkout stand in Mexican restaurants. The secret ingredient to their wonderful texture is a few melted marshmallows and plenty of pecans.
I learned how to make this while visiting my husband's family in Syria. It can be a healthy, fast, easy vegetarian/vegan main dish for lunch or dinner that is surprisingly filling when eaten with pita bread, or it can be a flavorful side dish.
Wile away a rainy day by making this long-simmered sauce of ground beef, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, celery, bell peppers, Italian seasonings, basil and garlic. Serve over spaghetti and top with a grating of Parmesan.