Kids and Indoor Gardening Can Be A Beautiful Mess #SweeptheMess

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweepTheMess #CollectiveBias One day in January, my daughter brought me home a flower from the common area in our development.  Remember, I live in Florida, so we have flowers in January!  We put it in water and put … Continue reading Kids and Indoor Gardening Can Be A Beautiful Mess #SweeptheMess

Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach like Boston Market or Ruths Chris: it's so simple to make!

Creamed Spinach like you find at Boston Market or Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is super simple to make homemade. I love spinach.  You can serve it to me raw or cooked, fresh or frozen (canned is more meh, but I will eat it), fancy or unadorned.  I love it hidden or in plain sight.  And even … Continue reading Creamed Spinach

Easy Cassoulet

Easy Cassoulet: a streamlined version of the classic French peasant stew

Easy Cassoulet: a streamlined version of the classic French peasant stew. If you are familiar with traditional cassoulet, you know that it doesn’t necessarily look like the dish I have posted above.  Yes, I know it is usually made with big pieces of duck and whole sausages.  Yes, I know that it is usually packed … Continue reading Easy Cassoulet

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon Loaf Cake can be dessert, snack or even breakfast

Lemon Loaf Cake is a sweet and sour quick bread that can serve as dessert, breakfast or snack. One day, a few years after I married my husband, he mentioned how much he’d like a slice of his sister’s lemon cake.  It was the first time I had heard that his sister even had a … Continue reading Lemon Loaf Cake

Chocolate Chip Pie

Chocolate Chip Pie: it's like cookie dough sandwiched between two baked cookies. Can you say yum?

Picture cookie dough sandwiched between two baked cookies; that’s how this chocolate chip pie tastes. No one in my family is complaining that I am on a chocolate baking spree.  We had a little break in the “monotony” while we celebrated Third Son’s 16th birthday.  He asked for a strawberry cheesecake.  Now we are back … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Pie

Easy Fudge Pie

Easy Fudge pie made with sweetened condensed milk: a simple, but amazing way to end a nice meal.

This Easy Fudge Pie is a perfect way to end a nice meal. I am all about easy desserts.  When I am bustling around the kitchen making dinner, dessert is often an after-thought.  I often get out my ingredients for dinner and while I am chopping vegetables I realize that I haven’t planned a sweet … Continue reading Easy Fudge Pie