To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #209)

Sep 16 2020
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Welcome to the To Grandma’s House We Go Link Party #209. Its that time of the year again and I just HAD to make chili. Fortunately Lodi loved my Minnesota chili ๐Ÿ™‚ I call it that because I’ve spent enough time in southern states to know that its basically unrecognizable to their own form of chili! Here’s the recipe: 1lb ground beef, 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped bell pepper, 1 can hot chili beans, 1 can navy beans (rinsed), 1 can tomato sauce and 1 can chopped tomatoes. I always brown and caramelize the first three ingredients first together before adding the tomato sauce and chopped tomatoes. Then I simmer that for a good half hour before adding the beans so they don’t get mushy. Its perfect with grilled cheese and for a cold fall day! I add garlic salt, black pepper, chili powder, paprika, cumin and red pepper to give it more of a kick too! What are your staple fall recipes?

CALLING ALL BLOGGERS!! The first Sunday of every month is our DIY Blog Hop. For more information on the themes, dates and how to join – Click Here!

This link party is all about you sharing your posts about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever)

This link party is all about you sharing your posts about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, furniture, whatever), build projects, vintage, any kind of creative, frugal, time saving, money saving or green advice, canning and old fashioned recipes.

Going back to simpler times, simpler days where we used all that we had and never bought new until there was absolutely no choice.


* Up to 3 links per person.
* Make sure you check out a few other links while you’re here!
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I will choose five features every week and they will be shared across ALL of my social media and in the next party!

(By linking up you’re giving me permission to feature you in the next party by including your post URL and one of your images. You are also giving me permission to share one of your images across all of my social media platforms and in the Grandma’s House weekly DIY newsletter to promote the party.)

Tips to get featured: Have an Instagram account! (I love being able to tag the blogger on Instagram when I feature them.) And images really are everything, having great eye catching images is another trick to getting featured!

What I’ve been up lately: Barn Photo Gallery โ€“ Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder

A photo gallery of an old barn in northern minnesota with a broken spine, fallen down roof, proving that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

My Feature’s this week:

Late Summer Apple Themed Tablescape

Late Summer Apple Themed Tablescape

How to Get a Smooth Finish with Chalk Paint

How to Get a Smooth Finish with Chalk Paint



Simple Gold Hoop And Sunflower Wreath

Simple Gold Hoop And Sunflower Wreath



Note about link parties.

I’m sad to say that link parties are becoming a thing of the past…

Lots of bloggers have stopped hosting and stopped joining as they aren’t seeing benefit to their SEO or traffic numbers.

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This link party is all about homemade, homemaking, DIY, recycling, upcycling, before and afters (of rooms, Wednesday Link Party #209


  1. September 16, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Thanks for a great party Tarah! I hope you have a great week.

  2. September 16, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Fall is not my favorite season BUT the chili part of fall certainly is! Nothing better than a hot bowl of chili right from the crockpot and a fresh baked apple pie for dessert. Dang, now I’m hungry. LOL Thanks for hosting and hope your week has been a good one so far!

    • September 16, 2020 at 9:36 am

      Sounds wonderful Marie I don’t remember the last time I had a homemade apple pie! YUM!

  3. September 16, 2020 at 9:44 am

    thank you so much for featuring my funeral potatoes! made my day!

    • September 16, 2020 at 9:47 am

      They look incredible Kim, thanks for sharing with us!

  4. Stephany Michel
    September 16, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Your chili is basically exactly the same as the recipe I had growing up in MN and still make to this day. Luckily my husband grew up in Wisconsin so that’s what he likes too. I imagine it’s a midwest thing. You should see the crazy stuff they call chili here in Arizona. Some of it’s good (and hot – they use hot peppers) but it’ll never be chili to me. I can’t wait til it finally gets cold here. Nothing like a bowl of chili on a cold day!

    • September 17, 2020 at 10:21 am

      Good to hear we’re not the only ones that love midwest chili!

  5. September 16, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Tarahlynn, I am so honoured that you chose to feature my Late Summer Apple Themed Tablescape at your lovely party! Thank you very much! I am very grateful for blogs like yours that continue to host link parties so that we can share our posts and hopefully provide inspiration for others. Thank you for all your efforts in keeping this gathering of inspiration going! ~ Lori

    • September 17, 2020 at 10:22 am

      Lori it was such a lovely tablescape, thanks so much for joining us and sharing with us!

  6. September 16, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    I’m glad you like your barn as is. I think it looks very cool. Every time I go on a country drive, I fall in love with all the ruined barns I see. They all tell a story and look amazing. You got some fantastic photos. As always, thanks for hosting this lovely party!

  7. September 17, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Thanks so much for the invite and for hosting the beautiful party. I Know they are work! ๐Ÿ˜Š Happy almost Fall!

    • September 17, 2020 at 10:22 am

      Thank you Theresa for joining us!

  8. September 17, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Your chili sounds delicious! Thank you for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #76, #77, & #78. Have a great week.

    • September 18, 2020 at 10:07 am

      Thanks for sharing with us Amy, I look forward to your recipes every week!

  9. September 18, 2020 at 8:41 am

    Thank you for the feature this week!

    • September 18, 2020 at 10:09 am

      Thank you for sharing with us Donna!

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