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Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs

Beef short ribs make a perfect meal for a cold winter weekend.   Hearty and flavorful, this is 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.

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 You'll love these light sugar cookies with a sweet, sugary glaze as an Easter cookie. I started baking these cookies as a Christmas cookie but have come to love them all year round.    I like them flavored with lemon zest or almond extract. You'll love these cookies with a cup of coffee or tea any time of year, too. 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

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

Flavorful Bread Machine Focaccia Bread

This easy Italian Focaccia Bread is one of the recipes I make most frequently in my bread machine. In general, I'm not a fan of having too many kitchen gadgets.  I like to have kitchen tools that serve multiple purposes,  One of the exceptions is my bread machine. I love making fresh bread and I want the bread-making process to be as easy as I can make.  That's why I won't be without a bread machine in my kitchen.   Making Italian Focaccia Bread In a Bread Machine  (This post contains affiliate links.  The compensation I receive when you purchase using these links helps support the costs to maintain this blog.) Italian Focaccia Bread When I tell you this focaccia bread is a favorite I may be understating how much we love this bread at my house. We might be obsessed.  The texture and flavors in this bread will make your mouth water. I'm getting excited about the bread just writing about it. The ingredients are simple, but together they make a delici

Spicy Italian Sausage Soup

Is soup your jam in winter? Through the fall and winter months, I like to make a big pot of soup at least once a week.  We'll have it for dinner and then for lunches until it is gone.   Most of the time, I'll make a loaf of bread to go along with it because we love to dip our crusty bread into the soup. You may want to try this Foccacia bread recipe  or this honey oat bread recipe with your soup. Today's recipe for Spicy Italian Sausage Soup is one of those hearty soups that will be perfect with a piece of crusty bread for dipping. Italian Sausage Soup to Spice Up Your Life This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience.  I receive a small compensation when you shop through these links to help support publishing this blog. Spicy Italian Sausage Soup This Spicy Italian Sausage Soup is

Mexican Wedding Cookies

The Mexican Wedding Cookie is a holiday favorite of mine.  This nut-flavored, shortbread cookie is covered in powdered sugar that makes them look like snowballs.  It is a tasty, three-bite, melt-in-your-mouth cookie that is a special treat, perfect for your Christmas cookie platters. A Traditional Nut-Flavored, Shortbread Christmas Cookie This post includes affiliate links for your convenience.  We receive compensation when you use the links. Mexican Wedding Cookies If you are looking for a holiday cookie that is festive and delicious but quick to make these are your choice. With only six ingredients these cookies are easy to assemble and bake.   Their tender texture and buttery flavor pack a lot of satisfaction for relatively little effort.  These would be nice holiday cookies to share with neighbors and friends. Before you go... Join the Jus