Savory Custard with Bacon and Cheese

With the holidays approaching, maybe you’re looking for a simple but elegant brunch offering for your guests, or maybe just something a tad bit special for yourself. This savory custard should please about anyone – – I even like it and eggs are not my favorite! It must be the garlic-infused cream, or the nutty… Continue reading Savory Custard with Bacon and Cheese

Lemon Bars (gluten and grain-free, dairy-free)

Lemon bars seem to be a nice, light dessert, with their innocent-looking sweet tartness and summery color.  However if you spend anytime browsing recipes, you know that they are evil – usually full of sugar and flour (up to 3 cups of sugar in a small pan)!  I had written them off, until I came… Continue reading Lemon Bars (gluten and grain-free, dairy-free)

Sunday Morning Bacon and Swiss Quiche

Prospects are grim for getting breakfast in this house, any day of the week. That’s the reality when the cook of the house is not a breakfast eater, made more difficult when the cook does not really care for the taste of eggs. My poor husband subsists on nuts, berries, and yogurt most of the… Continue reading Sunday Morning Bacon and Swiss Quiche

Eggs Caprese

Recipe from Fab Housewife Eggs with basil, mozzarella, and fresh tomatoes….I’m in! This classic recipe, from Fab Housewife, was perfect for our vacation. It met all my qualifications – which basically included being easy to make with little preparation, while allowing me to use these cute Le Creuset ramekins. The recipe was so pure and… Continue reading Eggs Caprese

Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee

Modified from Bon Appetit (March 1996), via epicurious.com Isn’t it some sort of rule that you must indulge in chocolate on Saint Valentine’s Day?  If not, there should be!  Indulge we did, in this rich, dark chocolate crème brûlée.  Under the thin, crackly layer of caramelized sugar lies a dense but creamy chocolate-truffle-like pudding.  Not… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee

Baked Cheese Grits with Sausage

If it seems like we’re getting a little corny around here, it’s because we’re out here in the Southwest and corn is hard to avoid.  Corn tortillas, polenta, corn in the salsa, grilled corn – – all yummy, but more carbohydrates than we intended to consume.  Well, heck, we can abstain when we get back… Continue reading Baked Cheese Grits with Sausage

Bacon and Cheese Mini-Quiche Muffins

Sometimes you have a memory of a certain food, or a snippet of a song, or catch a familiar aroma passing by – something that you’d like to grab hold of and re-experience.  That sounds a little lofty as a lead-up to mini-quiche muffins, but when you are standing in 15 degree weather waiting for… Continue reading Bacon and Cheese Mini-Quiche Muffins