Peanut Butter Swiss Meringue Buttercream

My younger son is turning 18 today.  I have to admit I cried a little at that thought.  But with his birthday comes another opportunity to bake something special. The cake part of this is just a cake mix from a box, jacked up a bit.  Instead of using the amounts called for on the…

Chili (Competition Style)

We’ve been making this chili for at least 10 years.   We’re a picky bunch in this household, so competition style chili is they we go when it comes to chili.  But once you get the basics down, you can add whatever you wish to this (beans, corn, peppers, etc). Start off with 1 1/2 to…