Sugar n' Spice Nuts. This recipe has the holidays written all over it! I make them for holiday gatherings. They are also perfect for holiday gift giving. Everyone loves to receive these and they have a long shelf life.
Wendy's Chili - I couldn't tell you if it tastes like Wendy's (been too long since I had chili from Wendy's) but this is a good chili recipe. I drained and rinsed the beans even though the recipe said not to, and I added the "optional" water to make up for the lost liquid. Served with a pile of shredded cheddar on top :)
I am a COMPLETE beginner and wanted to learn how to can & preserve veggies and fruits at home. Thought these pickles looked pretty good for a first try :) Learned how on this DVD I found on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00REL1F6Q Include tons of pictures with instructions for everything that you'd want to can too. #canning