I don’t know why I don’t make quiches more often. Every time I make them, my family goes wild and I think, “I should make a different one every week!” Quiches are ideal for a fall and winter breakfast, brunch, lunch or light dinner. They’re also perfect for Sunday football parties (especially for folks in time zones where games start at 9:00 AM)! And for you planners out there, they can be made ahead and refrigerated up to 2 days before baking. Check out my two quiche recipes, tweaked a few ways:
I used refrigerated pie crust to speed up prep work.
I added a little half-and-half – just enough to make a rich filling, but not enough to rocket calories and fat.
I added broccoli to a semi-traditional ham and cheese quiche (I also added parsley and Dijon).
I kept the recipes similar so you can use either one as a guide to create new versions with ingredients you have handy.
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Throwing a holiday party? Don’t stress about your guests’ special dietary needs. We’ve got you covered with healthy recipes for everyone on your invite list.
Everyone will be drooling over this roasted tomato appetizer, including all the non-vegetarians.
Recipe: Crostini with Thyme Roasted Tomatoes
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- Mini Mushroom-Spinach Quiches
We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Fall Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.
So, summer’s officially ending tomorrow, but so what? There’s no reason to be blue. Fall’s got plenty to offer: Winter squash, football games, pick-your-own apple orchards and (finally!) cooler temperatures. Just like my box of sweaters, all the greens I loved in the spring are peeping out again, including Popeye’s favorite: spinach. I’m celebrating the return of this all-purpose green with a batch of individually-sized spinach-mushroom quiches.
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This Sunday, surprise Mom with a day of homemade decadence. Start with the day with a deliciously low-fat quiche. Flavor up her kitchen with custom infused oils and vinegars. And toast her with a fresh fruit margarita — use her favorite berries for an extra taste of summer.
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What would a brunch spread be without quiche? While most consider quiche a “light” choice, you might be surprised at the calorie count. But never fear, brunch lovers — there are many ways to lighten up this Mother’s Day staple.
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