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Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs

Beef short ribs make a perfect meal for a cold winter weekend.  Hearty and flavorful, it's a dish that you'll want to share with family and friends.  This isn't a hard recipe to make but it does take a little time to prepare.  That is time well spent, friends. Hearty Beef Short Ribs Beef short ribs can be pricey, so make sure you are getting good ones with plenty of meat on the bone.  You want fat for flavor, but you won't be eating the fat. You'll want to make this meal when you have a full day because they take four to five hours to cook in your oven or slow cooker .  I prefer my slow cooker but the oven works just as well.  Making the short ribs a day in advance is even better because you will have time to chill the sauce and separate the fat.  Then you can either serve it as an au jus or thicken to serve as a gravy. Also, make sure you have a nice bottle of dry red wine on hand.  It makes a difference to the flavor s

Frosted Sicilian "S" Cookies

 I love a good cookie.  This Sicilian "S" cookie is a good cookie. You'll love this cookie, too.  It is easy to make.  If you have kids or grandkids, they'd have fun helping. Everyone will love eating them. Sicilian "S" Cookies I started baking these cookies as a Christmas cookie but have come to love them all year round.  They are a light sugar cookie with a sweet, sugary glaze.  I like them flavored with lemon zest or almond extract. You'll love these cookies with a cup of coffee or tea. You'll find the preparation a little different from your average cookie because you start by mixing the dry ingredients with the butter until it forms a crumb. The addition of the wet ingredients pulls the batter together.  After a quick knead to make the dough smooth and thirty minutes in the refrigerator to chill you'll be ready to bake the cookies.   Easy peasy lemon squeezy! You can watch me make these co

How to Declutter Your Kitchen Junk Drawer

Is decluttering on your list of things to accomplish in the new year? Think about starting with something easy, like your kitchen junk drawer. The time is now.  January is a great month for decluttering. We all have them.  Yes, I'm talking about that unsightly junk drawer.  Have you looked in your kitchen junk drawer lately?  How do you feel every time you open that drawer?  Does it frustrate you?  Can you find what you are looking for?  If you are ready to tackle your kitchen junk drawer I can help. How to Declutter Your Kitchen Junk Drawer (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Purchases made through these links help support this blog.) My Organized Kitchen Junk Drawer This is a tip I use whenever I am decluttering. It is very useful for drawers and closets in your home that seem to accumulate all matter of stuff.  I'm talking about those black holes where stuff goes and never seems to come out again. Steps to Declutter Your Kitchen Jun

Bacon Wrapped Chili Lime Pork Tenderloin

Today I'm sharing a pork recipe that is impressive enough to serve to guests but easy enough to prepare on a weeknight.  You will just need to think ahead enough to prepare a marinade ahead of time. This bacon-wrapped chili lime pork tenderloin gets its flavor two ways.  First is the flavorful chili lime marinade that you'll want to use to marinate your pork tenderloin for at least eight hours. Then, just before cooking, you'll wrap the tenderloin with bacon.  It's good stuff! Bacon-Wrapped Chili Lime Pork Tenderloin Bacon Wrapper Chili-Lime Pork Tenderloin Pork is a meal choice that works any time of year.  It works for comfort food recipes and lighter grilling options.  This bacon-wrapped chili lime pork tenderloin is a dinner choice that falls between the light meal and comfort-food dinner options. I love using pork tenderloin because it is quick to prepare and also cooks quickly.  It just so happens that I chose a chili-lime marinade for th