Monday, January 16, 2012

Bacon & Swiss Quiche

{Bacon & Swiss Quiche}

I first had this delightful quiche about 7 years ago at a bridal shower.
It was my hubby's Aunt Marty's recipe.  I've never had anything she had that wasn't yummy.
We have been enjoying it ever since.  We had a very fun (but busy) weekend.
We headed to the Great Wolf Lodge for a few days of R&R.  It was wonderful.
However, come Sunday evening I wanted a simple supper.  This hit the spot.
This is a perfect recipe for a Baby or Bridal shower....or just a nice quick meal.
Enjoy!  Blessings for a wonderful week!
Carla <><

Pie Crust, Eggs, Green Onion, Bacon Bits, Swiss Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Half & Half, Dill, Parsley, Salt, Pepper

Poke the pie crust and bake 450' 10 min

Melt 2 TB Butter and saute' the green onions

whisk the eggs, half & half, dill, parsley, salt, and pepper

Mix Well

Pour the butter/onion mixture into bottom of pie crust

Add Bacon Bits
 (You can cook and chop your own)

Add Swiss and Parmesan Cheese

Pour egg mixture into pie the crust

Place on a baking sheet and bake
400' 20 min (then reduce heat to 350') 350' 20 min

Ready  to enjoy

Bacon & Swiss Quiche:

1 Pie Crust
2 TB Butter
3 Green Onions
3 Eggs
1 1/2 Cup Half & Half
1 TB Parsley
1 tsp Dill
1/2 tsp Salt
Dash Pepper
Bacon Bits
Swiss Cheese
Parmesan Cheese

1. Bake Pie Crust (450' 10min)
2. Saute' Green Onions in Butter
3. Whisk Eggs, Half & Half, Parsley, Dill, Salt, and Pepper
4. Pour Onion into Pie Crust
5. Layer Bacon, Swiss, Parmesan Cheese (how every much you desire)
(I did about 3/4 cup of bacon bits, 3 slices of swiss, and 1/2 cups parm)
6. Add Egg Mixture
7. Bake 400' 20 min reduce heat 350' for 20-25 min till golden

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Meatball Subs

{Meatball Subs}

You just can't beat some good ole' comfort food.
This recipe is the ultimate comfort!  Moist and tender meatballs matched up with semi-homemade simmering sauce.  Oh, boy...does it get any better?
My sister requested this ya go Dana Ellen :)  love ya.
Hope y'all enjoy it as well.
Carla <><

The Sauce:

2 Jars Sauce (homemade or favorite store bought) Parmesan Cheese, Fresh Parsley, Fresh Basil, Fresh Garlic, Stevia (or sugar), Salt and Pepper.

Place the sauce into a pot, add all the other ingredients.

Stir well, cover, simmer.


Hamburger, Sausage, Parmesan Cheese, Onion, Eggs, Parsley, Bread Crumbs, Milk

Mix the onion, hamburger, and sausage well
(hands work best for mixing)

Add the eggs, milk, bread crumbs, parsley, Parmesan cheese

Mix Well

Form Meatballs (they also freeze well)
Makes about 24-26 Meatballs

Brown in Olive Oil. 
They are going to cook fully in the sauce

Drop the Browned Meatballs into Sauce

Simmer 2 hours..or all afternoon.
The longer these cook....the better they taste :)

Slice some bread

Top with Meatballs and Cheese (mozzarella or provolone)
lots of cheese!!

 Melt Cheese in 350' oven


2 Jars Sauce
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
1 TB Fresh Basil Chopped
2 TB Fresh Parsley Chopped
3 Cloves Garlic- pressed
2 Packets Stevia (or 4 TB sugar)
Salt and Pepper


1 LB Hamburger
1 LB Sausage
1 Small Onion -Chopped
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
1 Cup Bread Crumbs
2 Eggs -beaten
1/2 Cup Milk
4 TB Fresh Parsley
Salt and Pepper

Be Advised:
*husband loving recipe*

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hot Chocolate

{Hot Chocolate}

We got some snow around these parts yesterday.
Our little ones were beyond trilled.  They spent most of the day outside.
One thing I always make sure I have waiting for them is Hot Cocoa.
This is the recipe I use most.  Yes, sometimes it's Swiss Miss ;)
Hope you enjoy and are staying warm.
Carla <><

Hershey's Cocoa, Water, Milk, Salt, Sugar, Vanilla

Place Sugar, Cocoa, Salt and Water in Pan
Bring to boil. Boil 2 min

Add Milk. Heat (do not boil)

When hot add vanilla and remove from heat
Serve with whipped cream.

Hot Cocoa:

1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 Cup Sugar
Dash of Salt
1/3 Cup Water
4 Cups Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla (or less)