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Spring vegetable goat cheese quiche

Spring vegetable goat cheese quiche

This spring vegetable goat cheese quiche is the perfect dish to serve for Mother’s Day or your next brunch.  Serve with a side salad and some fruit.

For more Mother’s Day Brunch inspiration, be sure to scroll down and check out some of the other recipes from my blogger gal pals.

Spring vegetable goat cheese quiche

Ingredients:

  • 1 store bought refrigerated pie crust (I cheat and use a store bought crust to save on time but you can absolutely make your own if you wish)
  • All purpose flour (for surface)
  • 4 eggs (plus 1 more for the egg wash for crust)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of roasted vegetables (I used asparagus, red peppers and red onions but you can use whatever you want or have leftover in the fridge)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • salt and pepper (I don’t measure, I just eyeball it)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Roll out your pie crust onto a lightly floured surface. Transfer into a lightly greased tart pan or pie pan, pressing the edges. Bake according to directions on package and then let cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
  4. Add in cheddar cheese, goat cheese, garlic powder, ground mustard, thyme, salt and pepper.
  5. Once the crust has cooled and before pouring in your egg mixture, make an egg wash and lightly brush over the crust. This will prevent the crust from becoming soggy.
  6. Pour your egg mixture into the crust. If you have any additional veggies left over, sprinkle them on top.
  7. Bake at 375 for about 20-25 minutes or until center of the quiche is done (it will no longer be jiggly) and the edges of the crust are golden brown.
  8. Let cool in pan for about 15 minutes prior to serving.

Spring Vegetable Goat Cheese quiche

 

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Pineapple grapefruit paloma

Pineapple grapefruit paloma

Meet margarita’s ruby red cousin – the Paloma. Personally, I think it’s more refreshing than a traditional marg and I love the pink color.  This pineapple grapefruit paloma is a refreshing, sweet twist.

Serve it up for Cinco de Mayo, lounging poolside, brunching with your girlfriends or just about any time.

Pineapple grapefruit paloma

Pineapple grapefruit paloma

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz tequila
  • 4 oz grapefruit flavored Pellegrino or grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz fresh squeezed pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp simple syrup or agave
  • club soda (to taste)
  • wedge of grapefruit

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. In cocktail shaker, add tequila, grapefruit Pellegrino or juice, pineapple juice, and simple syrup and shake.
  3. Pour into a glass filled with ice and top with some club soda to taste.
  4. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit.

Enjoy!!!

 

Check out my other favorite drink recipe

Rose Elderflower Spritz

 

 

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Easy Taco Pizza

Easy Taco Pizza

We celebrate Taco Tuesday weekly in our house. But sometimes, I like to switch it up from your typical tacos.  Recently I made Taco Pizza and the entire family loved it! It’s super easy, and quick which makes for a great weeknight meal.

Check out my recipe below.

Easy Taco Pizza

Easy Taco Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Ground turkey or beef
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 2 packages of refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • chopped lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese
  • Optional – black beans, avocado

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll out your crescent roll dough and lay it out on a greased cookie sheet, making the crust for your pizza dough and being sure to pinch the perforations.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. While your crust is cooling, mix the cream cheese and sour cream together until smooth.
  5. Brown your ground beef or turkey, adding the packet of taco seasoning.(You can have this done ahead of time too!) Then drain any liquid.
  6. Once the crust is cooled, spread the cream cheese/sour cream mixture over the crust.
  7. Layer the ground meat on top.
  8. Top with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, corn or any other toppings you desire. (We love to add black beans and avocado too!)
  9. Sprinkle with cheese.

You can enjoy this warm or cold! And for an added crunch, add some crushed nacho chips or Doritos (The way Dude Man prefers)

 

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Creamy zucchini corn soup

creamy zucchini and corn soup

Fresh zucchini from the garden and summer corn make this a refreshing soup to take you from the end of summer into the beginning of fall.  This creamy zucchini corn soup is perfect for a light dinner or lunch either chilled or hot. I’m sharing the recipe below.

Creamy Zucchini Corn Soup

If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember the ginormous zucchini we picked from the garden last week. (I think we made Martha proud!) Anyways, what was I going to make with this bad boy?

 

creamy zucchini corn soup with fresh zucchini from the garden

With the temps trending a little cooler and fall approaching, I’ve had soup on my mind so I decided to make a zucchini soup. We had some leftover grilled corn on the cob from the night before so I threw that in too for some added sweetness and a little crunch! You can serve either hot or cold. I prefer it served chilled and topped with goat cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2tbsp garlic
  • 6 cups of chopped zucchini
  • 3 cups of broth (I used chicken broth because that’s what I had in my fridge)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ears of corn (grilled and sliced off the cob)
  • Optional – goat cheese

 

Directions:

1.) In a large saucepan, heat some olive oil. When the pan and olive oil is hot, brown the garlic and heat onions until translucent.

2.) Add chopped zucchini and cook until tender.

3.) Pour in broth. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir well and let simmer for 15 minutes.

4.) Using an immersion blender, (this is the one I have) puree well.

5.) Stir in heavy cream.

6.) Top with corn.

Optional – sprinkle in some goat cheese or Parmesan. Enjoy warm or chilled.

creamy zucchini corn soup

 

For more zucchini recipes check out my

Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

 

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