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It’s Getting Chili: Southwestern Recipes You Need for Easy Entertaining

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Even though the weather has been temperate, ‘tis the season to be outdoors—picking Christmas trees, skating, ogling holiday store windows or maybe even a round of caroling with friends. After hours outside, what could be better afterward than a steaming bowl of chili—or better yet, dreaming about a trip to the Southwest, where two feet of snow is only something we might see on television? We have two books that might help with each—one with a collection of great chili recipes, and another with tales and recipes from New Mexico (sorry, you’re going to have to arrange for airfare to the Southwest yourself). The Chili Cookbook by Robb Walsh (Ten Speed Press, September 2015) is a collection of all the…

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Father’s Day rocks! Ice cold beer, delicious bread, and a giveaway!

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Whatever you give Dad on Father’s Day, I can tell you how to make it even better: set a cold one down beside it. And you know what “a cold one” is. I’m talking about beer. A brewski. A mug full of suds. It’s the stuff that makes mowing all those lawns and fixing all those broken toys and doing all those other Dad things just a bit more bearable for…well, for thousands of years. (Did Dads mow lawns a thousand years ago? Maybe not. But you get the point.) What we do know about beer is that it’s the third most popular beverage in the world, after water and tea, and that it dates back possibly to the Neolithic…

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