Posted on Apr 8 2016 - 10:08am by Megan
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It’s April in Chicago-land. You all know what that means right? SNOW! Of course there is tons of rain, high winds, thunderstorms, and the occasional 70 degree day, but most annoyingly, there is still snow. I strongly feel that there is no good or bad time for chili, but when you start to see your hostas poke up out of the ground only to buried in a layer of white,...

Occasionally I get the random troll commenting on The Hot Chilly Facebook page. Usually the comment is on one of my more unique recipes and is something along the lines of “yuck!” or “that’s not chili!”. Well, I highly anticipate that this recipe will get a few of those. But for those who can wrap their foodie minds around the fun possibilities of savory-sweet...

Posted on Dec 21 2015 - 4:01pm by Megan
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  I’M BACK! Did you miss me? I’m sure you did, and yes, I missed you as well dear reader. Hopefully the entertaining and delicious posts on TheHotChilly Facebook page and Twitter feed kept you engaged in my foodie world while you anxiously awaited my next awesome chili recipe. I do apologize for my absence, but life attacked me with some new opportunities...

  Mole, mole, mole, moley! Not a skin condition, but rather a delightful tradition of complex sauces bought to us by our neighbors to the south. However, whenever I read “mole” on a Mexican menu, this comes to mind: Doing the research for this recipe was nuts! Everyone claims to have their abuela’s REAL, AUTHENTIC mole recipe. Well, judging by the variances...

We’ve covered Texas chili. We’ve covered Cincinnati chili. We’ve even briefly discussed how turkey chilis are sometimes labeled as “California chili”. To my knowledge, and based on my mad Google skills, there doesn’t appear to be anything called Chicago Chili. Well, there is a guy named Ed who made one, but it’s not really a thing: http://www.food.com/recipe/eds-chicago-cocoa-chili-18414....