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The Best Vegetable Soup

Do you want to know how to make a tasty soup? You CAN make a delicious soup once you understand the basics.  Making vegetable soup is a great way to perfect your soup skills. This recipe shows you just how simple soup can be.  Easy Vegetable Soup Three Keys to Making the Best Vegetable Soup There are three keys to making a delicious vegetable soup. 1. Use fresh, flavorful ingredients 2. Taste as you go 3. Focus on the broth When you are making a vegetable soup the veggies are the star .  That means you want to use delicious tasting vegetables.  A combination of multiple kinds of vegetables will give you a breadth of natural flavors that infuse the broth and meld together nicely. This recipe uses frozen mixed vegetables for a quick and easy soup. Your favorite fresh vegetables will work, too. You also don't want to overcook your soup .  A flavorful soup does not need to cook for hours on your stove.  This is actually a quick soup to ma

How to Trap and Get Rid of Fruit Flies

What can you do to kill fruit flies?  We've all been there.  Fruit flies in the kitchen.  Fruit flies in the bathroom.  Fruit flies buzzing around everywhere in your home.   It's a frustrating problem that happens to everyone at one time or another.  If you are a fresh fruit and produce lover you certainly know what I mean. How to Kill Fruit Flies with Two Ingredients Those pesky little buggers can often be brought into your home on the vegetables and fruit you buy. There are many solutions offered for fruit fly traps to help you solve your problem.   A quick Amazon search found these products. You can spend your money on one of these solutions or I can save you a whole lot of your hard-earned cash today. My solution is the best.  Here's why: You have the ingredients in your kitchen now.  You need apple cider vinegar and a mild dish liquid . It's a healthy, family-friendly solution. It works quickly because fruit flies are attracted to apple cider vin

Mushroom & Onion Smothered Chicken Thighs

Are you looking for a recipe to break you out of your chicken rut? This sauced-up chicken thighs recipe will do that.  The mushroom-onion cream sauce elevates boneless chicken thighs to a lip-smacking level of yumminess your family will thank you for. Chicken Thighs in Mushroom-Onion Cream Sauce This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  I receive compensation to help support publishing this blog when you shop with these links. Smothered Chicken Thighs Caramelized onions are one of the keys to the amazing flavor of this chicken dish. Yes, they take a little time and effort.  You may be tempted to rush this step in the preparation process, but taking the time to caramelize the onion will add a great depth of color and flavor to the end result. Please don't rush this step.

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