Baked Bean Chili

This is a combination of a modified version of the fantastic "Homemade Baked Beans" recipe (found here: and a recipe from the 4th Annual Whole Foods Grass Fed Beef Chili Cook Off in Baton Rouge, LA in 2013. It's a favorite of our family and is a good balance of spicy and sweet. This recipe is best cooked with a 5-quart french or dutch oven, but you may improvise with an oven safe baking dish for the baked beans and a pot for the chili.

Fern's Apple Crisp

This apple crisp recipe has been handed down through our family and is great à la mode.