Mini Quiche

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These mini quiches make the perfect little savory bite. I love serving them at my tea parties. The crust is flaky and the custard light and delicious. The cheddar cheese adds a sharp note and the red pepper adds a hint of sweetness. They just melt in your mouth.

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 Quiche Custard

3 large eggs

¾ cup heavy cream

¼ cup milk

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

½ cup diced red pepper

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper

Dash cayenne pepper

Whisk eggs, heavy cream, milk, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper to blend.

Method:

Use store bought or homemade pastry crust. Using a biscuit cutter cut circles from the dough. Gently push the dough circles into the spaces of a greased mini muffin pan. Put a small amount of the cheese and a couple of pieces of the diced red pepper into each space. Carefully fill the spaces with the custard do not overfill. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. When you can safely remove them arrange on a serving platter. Serve hot or cold. Recipe yields 48 or more mini quiche.

Note:

You can make this recipe ahead. The quiches freeze well. Just refrigerate to thaw the night before ready to use. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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Chicken Quesadilla

DSCF4282Chicken Quesadilla’s are one of my favorite weeknight meals. They are so easy to make an fairly healthy to eat depending how you make them. I love to grill the chicken on my indoor grill pan. I use thin boneless chicken seasoned with a good sprinkle of Montreal steak seasoning on both sides. I use just a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil,then heat the pan and spray it with olive oil pan spray. When the pan is hot I cook all four pieces of chicken to 160 degrees. I remove the chicken from the pan and cover it while I prepare the toppings. I dice fresh tomato, shredded lettuce, grated sharp cheddar cheese, fresh salsa, and  just a dollop of sour cream. I clean out my grill pan and just drop one flour tortilla on the hot grill pan. Then I top it with chicken a small amount of the cheese, and fresh tomato. I then put the top on and when the bottom is brown with the grill marks I flip it and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Once on my plate I stuff some lettuce inside and top it with fresh salsa and the sour cream. The chicken is so flavorful and tender. I just love all these flavors. The best part is this meal in on the table in under 30 minutes.

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