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Perfect Chili and Cornbread in 15-Minutes

Hot pepper for chili | www.thechelseapepper.com

Hello Friends,

Blogs are like kids.  They grow, change, and eventually evolve into the adult they are destined to be.

And this blog is no different.

When it was started one-plus years ago, everything about the blog was different.  The focus.  The voice. And especially the photography.  So when a group of bloggers invited me to participate in a Fall Chili Cook-Off, it was a great time to stroll down memory lane.

So today, I’m sharing my very first blog posts ever in their raw, unedited versions!   I’m referring to my recipes for {How-to make} Perfect Chili in 15-Minutes and {How-to make} Better Cornbread from a Mix.

AND, as a bonus, my bloggy friends are linking their best chili recipes…as a collection…at the bottom of the post.

Simply click through to enjoy this celebration of new beginnings and yummy goodness.


Chili with Cheese and Crackers | www.thechelseaproject.com

How do you like your chili?  Hot?

Chili pepper | www.thechelseaproject.com

Or hot, hot, hot?

Hot pepper for chili | www.thechelseapepper.com

Whatever your preference, we’ve got you covered.

Click here for Perfect Chili in 15-Minutes

Perfect chili for busy moms | Ready in 15 minutes | The Chelsea Project | www.thechelseaproject.com

Click here for Better Cornbread from a Mix

Better Cornbread from a Mix | The Chelsea Project | www.thechelseaproject.com

Click on the links below for the Fall Chili Cook-Off recipes of your choice…


Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Chili www.myfamilythyme.com

Jed's Traditional Beef Chili www.mymommadethat.com

Chilly Nite Chili www.chathamhillonthelake.com

Easy Fool Proof Chili for the Non-Gourmet wwwlifeonpearlstreet.com

Perfect Chili and Cornbread in 15 Minutes www.thechelseaproject.com

The Best Gluten Free Homemade Chili www.promisinglypennywise.com

Bacon Chicken Chili and Beans www.craftylilypad.theblogpress.com

Simple Real Food Instant Pot Chili www.ourhomemyheart.com

Easy Chili with Beans Over Rice www.smallhomesoul.com

Super Easy Spicy Turkey Chili www.mommacan.com

Simple Texas Chili www.ducttapeanddenim.com

Easy Peasy Weekday Chili www.sledgehammerqueen.com

Halloween Cauldron Chili and Cornbread www.faeriesandfauna.com

White Bean Chicken Chili www.mythriftyhouse.com

5 Can Slow Cooker Chili Using Leftovers www.dailydiylife.com

Family Favorite Recipe Great Chili www.shoppeno5.com

Slow Cooked Chili with Chocolate

Taco Chili www.http://wp.me/p36yy8-dw


  • Reply Carolann October 29, 2016 at 8:27 am

    I love chili and am thrilled to see so many recipes for it! That cornbread looks divine too! Can’t wait to try some of these!

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks Carolann… Short cuts are a speciality around here.. LOL

  • Reply Denise October 29, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I love that you did a throw back post….my how we all evolve and grow in our skills and you sure are doing a great job. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks Denise. It was my very first post and I just couldn’t bear to part with it.

  • Reply Debrashoppeno5 October 29, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I do like the the chili with a little zing and this recipe fits the ticket.

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks Debra. Hope you like it!!

  • Reply Susanne October 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Yummmmm….cornbread!!! I like mine one pepper hot, but my hubby can stand mega 3 pepper hot 😉

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 29, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      LOL….thanks Susanne!! Appreciate your sweet comment! I look forward to hearing how you like the chili and cornbread. XO

  • Reply Leanna October 29, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Herman always votes for spicy, the spicier the better. This looks really good. Pinned

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 29, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      Thanks Leanna. Surely hope it hits the spot! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! XO

  • Reply Sam @ Raggedy Bits October 29, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    I love that you kept your first post just as it is so that you can come back and see your growth! I think you did an awesome job!

    Your recipe looks so yummy and I can’t wait to try it with your yummy corn bread! We love spicy chilli and your recipe will be perfect!

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 29, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks so much Sam… love having you stop by!

  • Reply Toni | Small Home Soul October 29, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Super smart the way you directed us to your chili and the cornbread. Both look so yummy! I can’t wait to try them.

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 29, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      LOL…ok… we will call it smart. Or Lazy… LOL… But I didn’t want ot republish it and didn’t have time to reshoot it… so this was the compromise. My first post is preserved. Thanks so much for stopping by! Love having you visit! XOXOX Susie

  • Reply Heather Northington October 30, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Great recipe! Loving the dump n go method! Perfect for any night of the year. The teens will love this one. Thanks so much

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 31, 2016 at 11:50 am

      Yep! It’s a great fix quick and easy enough for the teens to make themselves. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy! XO

  • Reply whileilinger October 30, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    It’s nice to see how things change but the things that keep us coming back stay the same!

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 31, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Yep! Some things just need to stay…. this chili is one of those things. Thanks so much for stopping by… XO

  • Reply debbie October 30, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    So fun to know that you have evolved so much in just a little over a year. You have done such amazing work. Thanks for taking us back to enjoy two of your favorite posts. The chili looks great and I love it always, but a sucker for sweet cornbread. My mouth is watering seeing that melted butter girl!

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 31, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Thanks Debbie! Appreciate you sweet comments and kind support. Enjoy your cornbread. XOXO

  • Reply Rachael October 31, 2016 at 11:18 am

    My blog has changed a lot since it started 18 months ago too! i love spicy chili and easy recipes. Look forward to trying this soon!

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 31, 2016 at 11:45 am

      Thanks Rachael!! XO

  • Reply craftylilypad November 1, 2016 at 7:51 am

    I love the trip down Memory Lane. Isn’t it fun to see how your blog has evolved? Great recipe; however, we are light weights- will have to reduce the spice. 🙂

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 1, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      LOL….thanks so much for stopping by! And yes! Make the spice level to suit your taste.

  • Reply Chilly Night Chili - Chatham Hill on the Lake February 14, 2017 at 9:07 am

    […] I am so amazed at the difference in all of these chili recipes. It is such a treat to them all together as a collection. I plan to make them all during the winter. Thanks so much for organizing the group. I’m sharing out your delicious recipe now. XO Susie from Chelsea Project Susie recently posted…Perfect Chili and Cornbread in 15-Minutes […]

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