Charlie Barley Soup

When our kids were watching the Peanuts holiday shows, my 4 year old got Charlie Brown’s name a little wrong and said he wanted to watch that “Charlie Barley Show”.  It sort of stuck and that’s now one of my son’s sometimes-nicknames.  I saw the 7 bean and barley mix … Continue reading


It’s the chili-time of the year and I made a batch last week. Here’s the basic recipe… 1 Tbs. canola or vegetable oil 1 1/3 lbs. ground beef 1 lb. Jimmy Dean spicy sausage 2 cups chopped onion 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 15 oz. cans of tomato sauce … Continue reading