My husband, Scott, is a big French onion soup fan, ordering it whenever possible when we’re eating out. For me, though, the traditional French version is just a little too rich, too heavy for my tastes. All this time, I thought what Scott liked about the soup was its full-bodied, sweet beefy stock and the heady cognac. Because, that’s a foodie or a chef would say.

But, nope. I should have known better. “It’s all about the cheese, baby,” he revealed. That’s exactly why I love him. Scott’s a simple guy with simple tastes (man eat meat. grunt.) and always brings me back down from gourmet la-la land.

Read the rest + step-by-step recipe at Steamy Kitchen on TLC (it’s a ridiculously simple soup!)