For some, Valentine's Day means a Whitman chocolate sampler in the familiar yellow box, purchased at the local pharmacy. Others present the people they love with chocolate in savory main dishes, like this turkey and white bean chili with chocolate, from Kalyn's Kitchen. Sweet or savory, chocolate adds a bit of romance to any meal, and it should definitely be on the menu for Valentine's Day.
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Give me chili any which way -- with or without beans, with or without meat -- and as long as it's spicy, I'm happy. Honestly, though, I'm happiest when my chili contains both meat and beans, and if the meat is turkey or chicken, that's just fine with me. This Crock Pot chicken taco chili, from Skinnytaste, hits all the high notes, and the best part is that it comes together in the slow cooker while you're busy doing something else. You can make chili on the stovetop, or in the slow cooker, and most of the recipes here can be adapted for either cooking method. With football playoffs in full swing, these recipes are perfect to make on Saturday for game day on Sunday.
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By the time next weekend rolls around, we'll be knee deep in leftover turkey (and leftover everything else) from the Thanksgiving feast. For some people, leftovers are the best part of the meal! In our house, we reheat the T-day meal on the next day, but by the day after that, someone will have stripped the turkey carcass, and left a container of turkey meat waiting for creative repurposing. What's more inspiring -- and easier -- than chopping or shredding the turkey and magically transforming it into soup, stew or chili, like this leftover turkey and pinto bean white chili with lime and cilantro, from Kalyn's Kitchen?
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