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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

Flavorful Bread Machine Focaccia Bread

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.  My easy Italian Focaccia Bread is one of the recipes I make most frequently with my bread machine. 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. 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 delicious tre

Spicy Italian Sausage Soup

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.  Today's recipe for Spicy Italian Sausage Soup is one of those soups that will be perfect with a piece of crusty bread for dipping. A Hearty 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 Spicy Italian Sausage Soup is made quickly on the stovetop.  You can control the spiciness by adjusting the ratio of sweet Italian sausage to hot Italian sausage.  I use half hot Italian sausage and half sweet Italian sausage and the soup has just the right amount of spice for me.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

A Traditional Nut-Flavored, Shortbread Christmas Cookie The Mexican Wedding Cookie is a holiday favorite of mine.  This nut-flavored, shortbread cookie is covered in powdered sugar.  It is a tasty, three-bite, melt-in-your-mouth cookie that is a special treat, perfect for your Christmas cookie platters. Mexican Wedding Cookies 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 a nice holiday cookie to share with neighbors and friends. Mexican Wedding Cookies Printer Friendly Recipe Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies    Mexican Wedding Cookie Ingredients 2/3 cup, toast