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3 Bari-friendly Recipes that are Scary Delicious!

Fall 🍁 is my time of the year! At least, this is the time of the year that my family has special requests from me in the kitchen.

I'll be sharing three delicious comfort foods that taste too good to be healthy (but they are!)

The number one Fall (and Winter) related request I get is... chili!

Crock Pot Chili


1lb ground beef

1lb ground Italian sausage

1/2 onion 🧅

1/2 green pepper 🫑

1 large can petite diced tomatoes 🍅

1 mini can tomato 🍅 paste

1 can kidney beans 🫘 (drained)


2tbsp Minced garlic

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Chili powder

Crushed red pepper

Badia complete seasoning

Memphis blues hype seasonings

1tsp Cinnamon


•In a skillet add ground beef, sausage, onion, and peppers.

•Add 1tbso minced garlic along with a generous amount of each seasoning above (minus the cinnamon)

•Cook until meat is thoroughly browned and cooked

While that is cooking, prepare crock pot on high and add:

•Diced tomatoes, a heaping tablespoon of tomato paste, kidney beans (drained), a tbsp of garlic, a generous amount of each seasoning (AND cinnamon)

•Stir well and add in cooked meat mixture

•Cook, covered, on high for approximately two hours (or on low for 4-6 hours) stirring occasionally

Serve while hot and top with your favorite toppings (I.e. shredded cheese, sour cream, jalapeños, etc).

Can also be served over chips, rice, noodles, and more.

Need a tasty appetizer in a hurry?

Bet. How about a 5-minute buffalo chicken dip?

Buffalo Chicken Dip


1 package whipped cream cheese

1/3 cup buffalo sauce

1/2 cup Rotisserie (or canned white) chicken 🍗

1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese 🧀

Red pepper flakes

Garlic 🧄 powder

Onion 🧅 powder


In a bowl, mix cream cheese, buffalo sauce and shredded chicken. Season to taste. Add shredded cheese and mix well.

Serve hot or cold with chips, veggies, pretzels, pita crisps, and more.

Perfect addition to a charcuterie board!

Now before you say anything... I know brussel sprouts aren't for everybody. I used to feel the same way... but, if you give them half a chance you might find that you actually really enjoy these cute little baby cabbages, especially with some shrimp 🍤 .

Shrimp & Brussel Sprouts


1 package peeled and deveined shrimp 🍤

1 package fresh brussel sprouts

2 tbsp Olive oil

1tbsp Low sodium Soy sauce

Black pepper

Mrs Dash Complete seasoning

Garlic powder

Onion powder

2 tbsp Orange marmalade


•In a skillet, coat bottom with olive oil and add brussel sprouts

•Season to taste with pepper, Mrs Dash, garlic powder, and onion powder

•Stir frequently and bring to a slight char

•Add shrimp, soy sauce, and orange marmalade

•Continue to stir until shrimp are completely cooked and serve immediately

The soy and orange marmalade serve as a sweet and savory backdrop to those Brussel sprouts bringing out the very best in this veggie.

I truly hope you enjoy these recipes and try them out soon!


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