Cream of Celery Soup (11 Simple & Savory Everyday Ingredients)

Easy-to-Make Recipes

2Tbsp Olive Oil
10 Stalks Celery, sliced
1 Onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
2Tbsp flour
2 Cups Chicken Broth
1-2 Cups Water
1 Bay leaf
½ Cup Milk
Salt & Pepper



1. Heat up olive oil in a pot, then sauté your sliced celery. Then add your onion and your garlic; should take around 8-10 minutes for items to become tender
2. Add the flour and mix with ingredients, then gradually add the chicken broth and bay leaf; cover and simmer for 30 minutes
3. Either use an immersion blender to puree the soup or simply transfer the soup to a blender by batches
4. Lastly, add milk and then salt and pepper to taste. Serve

I always thought I was a gentleman, but… by Cudo from Miami, Florida

I’ve known Vanessa for over a 3 years now. We’ve recently started feeling this attractive energy between us so I finally put together all my courage to ask Vanessa out on an official date. Before I could say anything else, Vanessa picked out Outback Steakhouse for lunch. My mom raised me to always be the gentleman and pick up the tab on date, but I only had $50, but I was just lunch so I thought –how bad can it be. And just to be on the sure side, I had ordered the cheapest thing on the menu -$10 pasta. Vanessa on the other hand, who seemed to be what I thought was a classy girl had quite the appetite —she kept ordering and ordering and ordering: steak + pasta + 2 appetizers + dessert + drink….and she’s only 100 lbs!!! The bill rang out to $150. So the math obviously shows I don’t have enough money on me and I had to ask Vanessa to pay for our 1st official date.

My Kiss Got Stolen by Fiona of Los Angeles, California

My bff and I went on a double with a guy that I find really cute and his friend. We decide to go to the beach at night. I was hoping to steal a private moment with the cute guy to stroll across the part where the water and sand meet and kiss this cute guy that I just have a really hard crush on. But before we could reach my romantic ending, the guys left us to go to their car since the friend said he forgot his cell phone in the car. But 20mins passed by and we didn’t hear back from them, so me and bff went to look for them. We spent a good 15mins looking around only to find the cute guy ‘making out’ with another girl. I didn’t know what got into me, but I went up to that girl and slapped her and we just went at it. The two guys broke the fight and just took off without explaining their rude behavior….

Just say NO by Jennifer from Itta Bena, Mississipi

I was dating this guy from my high school for more than a year, then I moved to Boston for college. One week before Valentine’s day, he decides to pop-in. Things seemed okay at first but I just felt that my heart has moved on so I laid my feelings out to him the day before V-day. But since he said V-day was already planned out, I compromised to go along and things just went more downhill from there. We went to a fine dining restaurant but didn’t speak a word to each other that night. It was very stupid of me, should have just said NO.

Lemon and Coconut “Brownies”

Lemon and Coconut Brownies

Lemon and Coconut “Brownies”

{Makes About 15}

What you’ll need:

250g butter
430g (2 cups) caster sugar
4 eggs
225g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour
85g (1 cup) desiccated coconut
3 tsp finely grated lemon rind
60ml (1/4 cup) fresh lemon juice
Icing sugar, to dust

(1) Preheat oven to 180ºC. Line a 20 x 30cm slab pan with non-stick baking paper and grease the sides which aren’t covered with baking paper (2) Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and stir until mixture is thick and glossy. (3) Sift the flour over the egg mixture and stir until well combined. Stir in coconut, lemon rind and lemon juice. Spread over base of prepared pan. (4) Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Set aside in the pan to cool completely.