Monday, August 29, 2011

Hashbrown Quiche

Great for breakfast, or breakfast-for-dinner!

  • 3 cups shredded, frozen hashbrowns (thawed and drained)
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 4 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup diced cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup diced green onions
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Preheat over to 450 degrees F.

Gently press the drained hashbrowns between paper towels to dry them as best as possible. In a 9 inch pie plate, toss the hashbrowns with the melted butter and press into the plate. Press into the bottom and up the sides to form a crust. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and starting to crisp.

Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. When the hashbrown crust is ready, pour in the egg mixture and return to the oven.

Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees, and bake for about 30-40 minutes until the quiche is light golden brown on top, and puffed.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

BBQ Chicken Pizza

We had this yesterday night for dinner, and it was a big hit with EVERYBODY (which is a BIG deal at my picky house!)
Sauce Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chili sauce**
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. garlic
1 tsp. ground mustard
Dash of fresh groundblack pepper
**If you don't have chili sauce in the cupboard, here's a substitute recipe--just be sure you only add 1/2 cup of it to the sauce ingredients:
1 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Dash of ground gloves
Dash of allspice
Spread a thin layer of the sauce over your favorite pizza crust recipe (homemade, store-bought, whatever)
Top with cooked, cubed chicken breast pieces, red onions (I left these out since my kids don't like them),and mozzerella cheese. Bake it oven according to your crust's instructions. When finished baking top with fresh cut cilantro (if you are like me, the more the better!) Enjoy!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Casserole Cookbook Now on Sale

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Fire and Ice Salsa

Perfect summer recipe!
3 cups chopped/diced watermelon
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper (I used one large Anaheim green chili instead)
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped green onion
1 tablespoon chopped jalepeno pepper (I used one banana pepper I stole from the neighbor's garden)
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, green bell pepper, lime juice, cilantro, green onions, jalepeno, and garlic salt. In other words: mix it ALL together in a large bowl!! Mix well and serve. We chilled ours for a half hour or so.
Serve with your favorite chips. We made our own cinnamon tortilla chips and it was great.

Other amazing fruit salsa recipes HERE (plus a video of my cute wife Janet making them on TV!)