There is nothing like when the weather turns cold, and you're able to make your own special recipe for making a pot of chili. I like to mainly just use meat and beans with mine.

But, that is something that is also up for discussion; in Texas, they don't use beans; if you go to the Cincinnati area, they add spaghetti noodles. The first time someone gave me chili with noodles in it, I asked for an apology. Talk about bad texture!

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But, the Midwest does things differently.

Now, I feel like maybe I'm a cinnamon roll purist. I'm not sure, but the only time I think it's appropriate to enjoy a cinnamon roll is in the morning as a breakfast treat. You can drizzle frosting on it, and it'll make your home smell incredible. I mean, even if you didn't want to eat the rolls(why wouldn't you), you could just use them to make your house smell better.

When I moved to the Midwest a couple of years ago, I was more than willing to adjust and learn the ways; I mean, I say disparaging things about people from Iowa, roll my eyes at tourists, and enjoy my space from people. I checked all of those boxes.

To my genuine surprise, I was tempted with the most challenging task after moving here, having a cinnamon roll with my chili. Yuck. For the most part, chili here is what I'm used to back in my old Kentucky home, but we'd never with the cinnamon roll.

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AND, I've seen people DIP their cinnamon roll in their chili while they're eating it. This is stuff made of nightmares. I'm afraid to order chili at a restaurant where they'll want to slap a cinnamon roll on my plate. It's crackers and cheese or nothing.

I'm not saying I'm a chili aficionado but keep your pastry away from my chili.

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5 Things South Dakota Gave the World

South Dakota may not get much respect. We get a blizzard and it's a footnote on the national scene, but if Florida gets a bit chilly it's breaking news. But, maybe it's fine to be forgotten about. We kind of like being left alone on our quiet piece of the plains.

South Dakota has given a lot to the world though. Not just giant mountain carvings and settings for HBO shows, but awesome things that the rest of the world should thank us for.

'Portrait of a Nation' mural at Cleveland Elementary, Sioux Falls

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