Chicken and Bacon Quiche Recipe

Chicken and Bacon Quiche RecipeTo say that I LOVE quiche, {or anything that comes tucked into a homemade pie crust} would be a huge understatement. Quiches are so forgiving. You can practically add anything to them and they’ll still turn out great.

I whipped up this recipe for chicken and bacon quiche using the ingredients I had on hand at the time. And you know what? It’s my new favorite recipe. Perfect for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. ūüėČ

Chicken and Bacon Quiche Recipe

Ingredients

6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1 cup chicken, cooked, shredded and chopped
1/2 cup sweet pepper, chopped
1/2 cup frozen diced potatoes
5 eggs
1 cup milk {I used 2%}
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 Pie Crust {my favorite pie crust recipe}

quiche

Directions

Preheat oven to 375¬ļF.
Place bacon, red peppers, potatoes, chicken and cheese in the bottom of a 9″ pie crust.¬†In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, pepper, salt, thyme and oregano.¬†Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust over the bacon and other ingredients.¬†Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool slightly, and serve.

Chicken and Bacon Quiche

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Cooking From Your Pantry | Menu Plan Ideas, Freezer Meals and Simple Recipes Week 15 of 52

Menu Plan Ideas, Freezer Meals and Simple Recipes

Things are looking up this week. According to Chino the Handyman there is only one more day of work left on the remodel. You know what that means right? I get my house back. Wahoooo! I almost feel like I should bake a cake to celebrate or something.

I’m not sure what yummy goodness I’ll be making this week for my family, but here are a few ideas for both you and me.

Almond Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti

3 Breakfast Ideas

Cranberry Coconut Breakfast Cookies – Don’t let the word cookie fool you, these are actually pretty packed with healthy goodness. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Almond and Poppy Seed Biscotti РThere is something about a morning biscotti and coffee/tea that puts a smile on my face.  {Pin it for Later}

Baked French Toast РThis is a great way to use up stale bread.  {Pin it for Later}

Crockpot-Lasagna-Soup24 Lunch Ideas and Dinner Ideas

Crockpot Lasagna Soup РI love my crockpot this time of year.  I can spend my days outside while dinner cooks away inside.  {Pin it for Later}

Rustic Split Pea Soup with Ham РYet another delicious way to widdle down the leftover holiday ham.  {Pin it for Later}

Green Bean and Potato Salad РI could personally eat this as a main course, but of course, for normal folk, it makes an awesome side.  {Pin it for Later}

Tuna Salad with Lemon, Cucumbers and Carrots РTuna salad is one of my favorites because it is soooo easy to put together.  {Pin it for Later}

Blueberry Custard Pie3 Sweet Treats 

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystack Cookies РAdding peanut butter to no-bake cookies is sheer genius.  {Pin it for Later}

Grapefruit Yogurt Cake  РI love cake that has a sweet and tangy flavor.  This cake provides both.  {Pin it for Later}

Blueberry Custard Pie РBlueberries will start hitting the stores soon.  This pie should totally be put on your to-do list.  {Pin it for Later}

Easy Freezer Meal - Chicken with Rice PilafFeatured Freezer Meal Recipe

Freezer Meal Chicken with Rice Pilaf – This is my standard go-to freezer meal. ¬†The HH loves it, and it’s easy to throw together a couple of pans at a time. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Easy Refrigerator PicklesFeatured Canning Recipe 

Easy Refrigerator Pickles РIf your pickle stocks are running low, this recipe is the perfect solution to get you through til cucumber season.  {Pin it for Later}

What are YOU planning on making this week?

~Mavis

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Old Fashioned Carrot Cake Bars

carrot cake barsOver the years I’ve learned that pretty much all the old fashioned recipes I love have either a boatload of sugar in them, or a ton of butter. Maybe because back then, dessert was something special and not something people had access to every single day.

Normally canned carrots are not something I have on hand… but I had a feeling when my friend {who used to make wedding cakes for a living} suggested I give this recipe for old fashioned carrot cake bars a try, it would be totally worth it.

And it was.

The only tricky part was … not eating the whole pan. ūüėČ

del monte canned carrotsIngredients for Cake

16 ounces canned carrots, drained
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

powered sugar

Ingredients for Icing

3 ounces cream cheese {softened}
1/3 cup butter {softened}
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk {I used 2%}
2 cups powered sugar

carrot cake bars recipeDirections

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Blend the carrots, sugar, vegetable oil and eggs together until smooth. In a separate bowl combine with the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon together then slowly add hte flour mixture into the carrot mixture and mix well.

Pour into a greased {or parchment paper lined} 11×18 pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until the center is firm. Cool and then frost with cream cheese icing.

For the frosting

Beat all the ingredients together until smooth.  Spread over cooled carrot cake. Then cut into bars.

carrot cake bars

This recipe is perfect for a potluck or a large function.

~Mavis

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Hearty Potato Soup w/ Leftover Ham

Hearty Potato Soup w Leftover Ham

With all that leftover ham from your Easter feast, you’re probably looking for a few good recipes to use it up. Here’s a crowd-pleaser recipe that is pretty simple and can feed a small army.

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
2 cups chopped onion
2 large carrots, peeled, chopped
2 1/2 cups leftover ham, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups vegetable broth
5 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk {I used 2%}
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons dried parsley

Hearty Potato Soup w Leftover Ham

Directions

Melt butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add onion, carrots, and ham, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are tender. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add the broth, and potatoes, and cook, covered, for about 25 minutes. In a mixing bowl, whisk the milk and flour until smooth. Add to the pot. Stir in the parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Cook on low for an additional 20 minutes or until thickened.

~Mavis

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Cooking From Your Pantry | Menu Plan Ideas, Freezer Meals and Simple Recipes Week 14 of 52

cooking from your pantry

I can’t believe I’m saying this but I seriously think I’ve fallen off the cooking bandwagon. Is that even possible? Do you ever feel like you never try anything new? Well I’ve decided that this is the week I’m going to get my stuff together and try a few new recipes.

So if you have any old time favorites you think I should try, please, please, please leave me the recipe {or the link} in the comments. I need some new ideas.

Dutch-Breakfast-Puff-recipe

3 Breakfast Ideas

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples and Brown Sugar – Sometimes, when I’m feeling crazy, I’ll plan ahead and make this for the HH’s weekly breakfast in bed. ¬† The apples add a new flavor and make my house smell fantastic. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Mini Quiche with Bacon РThese are basically pop-able bites of goodness.  Make them.  {Pin it for Later}

Dutch Breakfast Puff – This always seem like a treat to my family, and yet, what they don’t know is that it is easier to whip up than pancakes. {Pin it for Later}

Loaded-Baked-Potato-Ham-Casserole14 Lunch Ideas and Dinner Ideas

Cast Iron Skillet Pot Pie РCast iron makes everything taste better.  It makes it all crispy and flaky.  Delicious.  {Pin it for Later}

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Chives – How do you improve on the nearly perfect mashed potato? ¬†You add bacon, that’s how. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup РIf you are fighting off spring sniffles, this soup is sure to put you back on track.  {Pin it for Later}

Loaded Baked Potato and Ham Casserole РYet another way to use up that leftover Easter ham.  {Pin it for Later}

Homemade-Granola-Bars13 Sweet Treats 

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie РI am going to have to comb the streets to replace my rhubarb supply just to make this pie.  I literally wait all year for this sucker.  {Pin it for Later}

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream – If you or someone in your family is lactose intolerant or Vegan, this ice cream is where it is at. ¬†It’s creamy, chocolate indulgence. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Homemade Granola Bars РThis is one of those sweets that you can half-way feel good about.  {Pin it for Later}

Freezer Meal Meatloaf with American CheeseFeatured Freezer Meal Recipe

Freezer Meal Meatloaf with American Cheese РMonkey Boy loves American cheese, so when I decided to add it to meatloaf {after friends raved about it}, I knew I would totally be the domestic hero.  I was right.  {Pin it for Later}

Meyer Lemon-Ginger Marmalade RecipeFeatured Canning Recipe 

Meyer Lemon-Ginger Marmalade РGinger and lemon are literally divine together.  {Pin it for Later}

What are YOU planning on making this week?

~Mavis

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