Sunday, September 23, 2012

Happy Fall, Y'all!

What a beautiful day! I hope you're enjoying your Sunday, wherever you are!

I want to share my daughter Mandy's fantastic chili recipe with you...
 
With the cooler weather, it's especially yummy ~
 
This is actually half the recipe, Mandy tells me ~
 (I have been doubling it, anyway) ~ It makes a big pot!
 
And, (if it lasts long enough) it's even better the next day ~ ;^)
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Making the chili also inspired me to be creative...
I did a little painting,
(An ACEO, actually, a little Art Card that measures 2 1/2"x 3 1/2"),
of Tallulah making her own special chili for the kitties...
It's watercolor and India ink, with little glimmers of sparkly gouache in the fishy steam
and on the tuna and sardine cans...;^)
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I've listed it here on eBay...
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It makes me feel so much better to be painting and creating!
I've also done one inspired by a vintage Halloween postcard...
and plan to do more...
Mostly "starring" Tallulah, but maybe a few with the boys!
I'd be honored for you to take a look ~ ♥

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Have a wonderful week!

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40 comments:

  1. It is definitely chili weather! I have several recipes I use...chili is fun to tweak!

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  2. Chili is one of my favorite things to have when it gets cold,and I made a 'quick version' this afternoon to warm us up--I've printed out your recipe to try on another day! THANKS for sharing it!!

    I love your card and your attention to the detail like the fishy steam--Cute, cute, cute!! :-)!!!

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  3. Truly time for chili, Anne! Let Tallulah come to stir the pot!:) Love that painting!:)

    Happy fall to you, Anne!

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  4. That really sounds like a good recipe! I will copy it down, for an upcoming gathering, i think it will be perfect. Look at your cute kitty painting, it makes me smile. I am glad to see your art here. What a great artist you are!!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  5. It's chili weather here too!

    I love your painting! Just precious!

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  6. YUM! Recipe looks similar to mine . . . I will have to try this!

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  7. Anne: Chili sounds good. The Captain would love it. Sweet little Tallulah is a grand model. So cute..Happy Sunday..Judy

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  8. Just popping in to say a purry hello this Sunday evening.

    Sounds like a yummy recipe. I shall have to give that one a try.

    And don't we just love your 'little painting'... too cute!

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  9. Can't wait to see all of the photos of the kitties.

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  10. This looks like a very yummy and easy chili recipe. Your artwork is adorable. Goes great with the recipe. xx

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  11. Now that painting would look great in any kitchen. Deb

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  12. Anne Thanks for stopping by for a Blog Visit... I shall have many more Posts about the Event since I took about a gazillion Photos! *winks* Now I'm Jonesin' for a big Pot of that Chili! *LOL* Thanks for sharing your Daughter's Recipe... I just got a new Crock Pot and Chili is sounding like a great way to break it in...

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  13. Love chili and that recipe sounds YUMMY!! You are such a gifted artist. I love your ACEO. Those are so much fun!
    So, you are a full baby - what a lovely time of year to be born!
    xo
    Holly

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  14. Chili is sounding good:) Love your sweet kitty painting!

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  15. It's definitely chili weather around here.

    Love your crafty kitty ACEO!

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  16. Dear Anne- I haven't made chili in ages and I know my sone would enjoy your recipe. I'm not good with anything hot, so we have a bottle of hot sauce that he adds for extra bite! Thanks for visiting my blog... today is the day!!! Jane xxx

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  17. Ooh Anne, I love chilli, and this one sounds delicious! I always add 1 tsp of cocoa powder (the bitter kind, with no sugar) to it, it colours it beautifully and adds a velvety depth ... this is a hint I picked up from Nigella Lawson ... trust me, it works! Thank you for popping over to me, and for your kind comments,

    Love Claire xxx

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  18. Thanks for visiting my blog today....i see not always your blog in my blogrol sorry for not being here every time......i will put it in my favorite list,...i hope that works...happy week...love Ria...xxx

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  19. I love your painting ..so cute xxx

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  20. Very nice recipe! But the painting you made ​​is perfect! Very nicely all my friend!Wish you a great week!!Dimi..

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  21. Hi Anne!
    The chili recipe looks like a keeper! YUMMY!
    Your cat painting is very cute!
    I hope you have a wonderful week. I think we need some kitty pictures soon!

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  22. Oh YUM! This chili recipe sounds delish! I LOVE to cook, so I will give it a try :)
    What a wonderful piece of art! You are very talented. I just got over here thanks to you stopping by my place, and I am following back. Going to check out more of your talent.

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  23. Anne, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. I just returned home and the weather is so much cooler! This will be great! Your cat card is sooo- cute! You do an awesome job! I do love my kitties too! I'm now following you creative blog and excited to see more wonderful ideas!

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  24. that chili recipe looks delicious and I will prob give it a go!

    Your painting is adorable!!
    You need to open a shop on Etsy

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  25. Anne, thank you so much for posting the petition on facebook. I think your cats are the feline version of my Samson and very cute.My hubby is the cook around here and he never uses a recipe. He's from New Orleans, so it's in his blood, I think. I'm sure your daughter's chili will warm many this fall.

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  26. That recipe dear friend looks mighty good - I adore chili with cheese and onions on top - here in Ohio we call it Cincinnati Chili - in fact it is served over spaghetti. LOve Love Tallulah - anxious to see your boys as well. Have a great fall day. xo xo Pix

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  27. Thanks so much for stopping by my Chrismtas blog and following that blog!!

    I have been a follower of you for some time and you are on my Blog Roll on Debbie-Dabble...

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  28. It's been delightful "feasting" my eyes on your Blog and will tuck the chili recipe away for future "feastings"!
    Your paintings are wonderful!
    Thanks for following my Blog ~ your comments have inspired me.

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  29. Oh! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I'm always looking for a good chili recipe, and the time is right now for making some.

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  30. Yummy chili, and I love your aceo! Too cute!!!

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  31. The recipe sounds good..we had a chili cook off at our church recently and I was surprised how many chili recipes there are. I like a mild chili but my Frank would enjoy the Louisiana hot sauce in his. You are a talented artist...I hope you will share your Halloween cards...they sound spook -tacular.:)

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  32. I sure am enjoying looking at your spectacular blog! You are so talented!

    Thank you so much for following my blog--I am pleased to meet you and look forward to visiting you here again!

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  33. Mmmm, I love chili! And wow, you are so talented! Love the picture!!

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  34. I discovered Chili when we came to the US and love it! I also use the Bush's Chili beans but (sadly) cannot add spices due to Ex-RAF flyboy's fair skin...
    A warm hello from the Pacific NW coast,

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  35. Mmmm it's that time of year here for warmer foods, and lots of cooking...at least for me! I'm actually making chilli for supper tonight!

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  36. Your Tallulah is darling, Anne!!
    I love your whimsical style!
    And the chili looks amazing, I can tell just by the ingredients...will give it a try...
    Thank you!
    xoxo,
    - Irina

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  37. ah yes, i've begun to make the warmer soupy sorts of fall and winter dinners already too. in fact, made a chili last week and it did warm us up nicely.
    your recipe looks like a good one.

    what really caught my eye though is your beautiful artwork. your aceo is wonderful~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  38. I love the way you decorated your blog page for October!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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