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Cheesy Herb + Bell Pepper Quiche

During Kwanzaa one of my neighbors hosted a pot luck gathering and I signed up to bring a quiche. In all honesty, I originally planned to purchase one until I found myself on New Year’s Eve searching for a heat and eat option with no luck. Instead of showing up empty handed, at the last minute I thought it noble of me to make one from scratch.

I’ve spoken before about the many recipes my other left me. I dug in and found one for a very simple quiche. I have since made this recipe no less than three times.

Easy quiche recipe
Easy Quiche Recipe

Cheesy Herb + Bell Pepper Quiche

  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
  • Kosher salt + Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley
  • 4 Oz. Grated Sharp Chedder
  • 1 TBSP Olive oil
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Add your pie crust to a standard 9 inch pie pan.  Bake the pie crust until lightly golden. Should take no more than 10 minutes. Remove, and let cool. Reduce oven heat to 375 degrees F. (please don’t forget this step… ask me why)

    While the pie crust is baking,  heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onions for about 5 minutes, then add in chopped bell pepper and cook until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes more. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute; remove from heat.

    Whisk together your eggs, milk, sour cream, nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Stir in the parsley and Cheddar.

    Pour the onion and bell pepper mixture into the bottom of the crust. Next, pour the egg mixture on top and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes. (Before removing, stick a fork in the center to make sure the egg is fully cooked.)

Easy Quiche Recipe

As if this one isn’t tasty enough, my girl MJ made a Bacon Mozzarella Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust. I can’t wait to try that one, but you don’t have to wait on me. Get her recipe here!

Pompeian Olive Oil
NaBloPoMo Recipes

Quick Dinner: Chicken Alfredo

* I was provided Pompeian olive oil in exchange for this review. All opinions are mine. You already know*

I think every busy Mom is always in search of that quick meal that gets folks fed and in the bed. One of my go to meals is Chicken Alfredo. Sometimes if I am in the mood I will make the sauce from scratch…that’s not often though.

The ingredients are minimal. Olive oil, chicken, broccoli, sauce, and fettucine.

Pompeiin Olive Oil


Granola From Scratch

I was at it again. I made granola from scratch.

It was good, easy and best of all it was cheap!!

I used this recipe I found on allrecipes and I did few tweaks

Started off with organic oatmeal, sliced almonds, and bran. Since I didn’t have actual bran flakes I just used Raisin Bran and plucked the raisins out…What?!!

Simply Truth Oatmeal



I poured I mean Addison poured all the dry ingredients into a bowl. Who doesn’t love a little helper


Then I took these products in which I substituted olive oil for vegetable oil


…and brought them to a rolling boil


and poured the mixture over the dry ingredients and mixed it all together


I baked the mixture at 350 for about 20 minutes, tossing lightly to make sure the bottoms didn’t burn. Once I pulled it out of the oven I added in some raisins and dried cranberries. I later molded some into bars and stored the rest in an air tight container.


Over the course of the week I just added a few spoonfuls to some greek yogurt for breakfast and gave them to the kiddies for snack. Turned out really good with just the right amount of sweetness. Will definitely be making this again.

Time taken from start to finish was about an hour.