Most of them are not even my recipes! I have dumped what looks like hundreds of "to try" recipes in there. And most of my "real" recipes aren't even in there. What a jumbled mess. I should plan to straighten it all out as a New Years Resolution but I'm not going to. I am going to start a new file called, "Lynne's Real Recipes." And then I will probably dump some "to try" recipes in there by mistake and by the time I'm eighty years old and don't cook any more it won't matter.
So, why am I even thinking about it when I could be thinking about the "white sales" that are supposed to be happening in January or that the grapefruit in January and February that makes wonderful juice? Or that there are lots of interesting blogs out there to read? The heck with the recipes. On to greater things.
But before I go here's the easiest recipe I own. I got it the second year I was married and it has been a family favorite all those years.
CHERRY CREAM CHEESE PIE
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 (8 oz.) pkg. Cream Cheese
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/3 cup Lemon Juice
1 Graham Cracker Crust
1 can Cherry Pie Filling (This is too much pie filling. If making several pies two cans filling are adequate for three pies.)
Blend first three ingredients until smooth and creamy. Add lemon juice and blend until mixed. Pour into prepared graham cracker crust. Refrigerate. Top with chilled pie filling.
PS And why do the desserts outnumber salads by four to one and they outnumber the side dishes--veggies--probably fifteen to one? Something is basically wrong with my sugar covered brain.
PPS And I wish I could take credit for the photo but it's from the Eagle Brand site. Some nice food stylist took it.