It’s been a past few weeks that are hard to describe.
baby going to Heaven,
an older gentleman going to Heaven,
scores of meals made…
I’m still trying to recover from the busyness,
from the happiness and heartache that ran side by side.
I got the idea from Shelly to do a food post,
and since cooking is something I’ve done a lot of the past weeks,
here’s a few favorites.
Online recipes are just great.
Pictures – I LOVE pictures. Pictures sell me.
Reader reviews – yes please.
Without further ado, let me present…
[picture from food.com]
THE BEST QUICHE RECIPE EVER. ***** [5 Star :)]
My friend Rochelle first made this for a baby shower, and I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve made it since! It’s SO good.
A few changes I made from the original recipe:
I use a regular pie crust, add 1 more egg, and 1/3 cup more cream.
The fresh garlic is a bit strong, but adds immense wonder flavor.
If the cloves are large, I’d recommend to cut back or your husband or family may know what you had for breakfast. :)
Also, I use 1/3 of a package of frozen, then thawed, spinach.
Also, if you want less carbs, you can cut the crust and mix all ingredients into the eggs.
This works quite well too, and I like to bake them in muffin tins.
This was delicious as well, the bacon added great flavor.
Also, I liked it better using mozzarella cheese than Swiss.
The first quiche tops it for me with the Greek flavors, but this is a great recipe too.
[photo: Hilda Smucker]
My sister had raved about these.
She made a big batch at a time and put them in the freezer for her husband’s lunches.
I was immediately all ears, because packing lunch is not my favorite thing.
I tried this recipe, and immediately my husband and I were big fans!
They are handy-dandy and taste wonderful besides!
My aforementioned friend Shelly (who is a fabulous cook and baker)
first introduced me to this bread, which I thought was AH-MAZ-ING.
But scared little baker that I am, it took me a few months until I tried it myself.
And then I couldn’t believe how easy it was, and how amazing it made me look. :)
Alteration: I added 1 cup whole wheat flour instead of all white, and I loved that flavor.
HELLO, Panera Bread. This tastes like something straight out of that cafe.
And paired with the crusty bread? It is so so good.
This recipe calls for turkey or chicken; I used chicken.
Also, I thickened it at the end with a bit of cornstarch to make it more creamy.
Edit: my friend Beth reminded me about grating the carrots instead of slicing them.
I agree with her – it makes it so much better! And, it cuts down the cooking time.
These were really really good, a recipe given to me by my sister,
[given by her sister-in-law; credit must be given :)].
It’s a bit of a different flavor; tortillas, pie filling, but excellent.
Next time I would also add softened cream cheese.
I’m always on the lookout for the PERFECT chocolate chip cookie.
This one ranks very high in my opinion ~ soft and chewy.
The get-out-of-the-oven-before-they’re-brown kind of soft.
And those are a few of my favorite foods at the moment. :)