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

Burrito Dip

Warm Burrito Dip

A warm, meatless dip that tastes like your favorite burrito Okay, this is the last dip of the season.  I have more up my sleeve for next year, but with the big game coming up this weekend, the time has passed for me to make any more right now.  I am ending my dip mania … Continue reading Burrito Dip