There is nothing like when the weather turns cold in South Dakota and it's time to get your own special spice mixture and secret recipe out and make your famous 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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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 upper midwest a couple of years ago, I was more than willing to adjust and learn the ways of living, 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 recently tempted with the most challenging task after moving here, having a cinnamon roll with my chili. Yuck.

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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. 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 that 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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From Frybread to Pheasants - Here are South Dakota's Official State Things

Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. South Dakota is no different.

The Mount Rushmore has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a state code.

Here is what we have so far in Wyoming. Thanks to the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office for the info:

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