Crustless Quiche in a Cup

Jun 3rd, 2010 // Breakfast, Most Popular, Picky Busters, Recipes

I have found another way to combat pickiness. It’s all about size. Ok, I admit I didn’t discover this. There are lots of food products packaged and sold in kid friendly sizes, I just never thought to apply it to a recipe. When I suggested we make Broccoli Quiche, my kid had no interested. When I suggested we make it in a cup he was beyond thrilled. We used coffee mugs, but it could have been done with ramekins as well. He even picked out which cup would be his and kept a close eye on that particular quiche. So now we have a new Crustless Quiche in a Cup recipe!

The best part about this breakfast is that it is chock full of veggies. My kid ate the entire quiche cup in one sitting. (My husband didn’t even finish his!) Beware that the cups can get very hot in the oven so it’s best to remove the quiche from the cup before giving it to your kid. The good news is that it slides right out. Now for the recipe… Read more after the jump…

Peach & Raspberry Tart

Jun 3rd, 2010 // Desserts, Recipes

This past weekend was filled with Memorial Day BBQs. We didn’t want to show up empty handed so we decided to make this beautiful, summery tart and bring it along to Chris and Andrea’s house. We baked it in the early afternoon and let it cool in the car as we drove. Bad idea! The car was filled with such a lovely smell that a chorus of stomach growls immediately erupted!

A few important notes about this recipe. First, it came from the Donna Hay Off the Shelf cookbook.  Second, if you haven’t made a tart before, don’t be alarmed that the batter is very very thick before you put it into the springform pan. Third, it really is important that you go out and buy caster sugar (superfine baking sugar) and SELF-RAISING flour. If you use regular sugar and regular flour it simply does not come out tasting as fine. Now for the recipe… Read more after the jump…

Baked Apple French Toast

Jun 2nd, 2010 // Breakfast, Kid-tastic, Recipes

In honor of our first baby girl play date with Adele and Story, we made up this Baked Apple French Toast recipe. It was breeze to put together (can be made the night before!) and was the perfect thing to just pop in the oven right before the gals arrived.

I must admit that I wasn’t sure how this was going to come out because my kid couldn’t stop sampling all the ingredients. The proportions were off, but it tasted oh so right. This is now one of his favorite breakfast recipes ever. Now for the recipe… Read more after the jump…

Grilled Lemon Basil Steak Skewers

May 31st, 2010 // Dinner, Recipes

A few months ago my friend, Susan, suggested we try a new burger joint in town called 8 oz Burger Bar. I agreed and I wound up having my first Estancia beef experience there.  Estancia beef comes from grass fed cows who are treated right and the beef has half the fat and cholesterol of grain fed cows. The burger was truly amazing and I immediately told my beef loving business partners all about it. They are both foodies and instantly ordered up some ribeye steaks for all of us to try. My kid and I decided to grill ours up this weekend.

The skewers themselves were a big attraction for my kid, although I did have to supervise very closely since they are quite sharp on the end. I wound up holding the meat while he poked through it. It was a great system and we had all six made up in no time. Now for the recipe… Read more after the jump…

Dressed Up Cream of Wheat

May 27th, 2010 // Breakfast, Recipes

This week it occurred to me that my kid had never tried cream of wheat. I can’t really explain why; especially since this was a staple of my childhood. So, I bought a package of Bob’s Wheat Farina and introduced it to my kid this morning. Of course we garnished it with the works: brown sugar, honey, almonds and dried cranberries. What’s not to like?

I guess I had forgotten a) how easy it is to make cream of wheat and b) how delicious childhood tastes. Luckily my kid really liked it too so we will be making it again very soon. Now for the recipe… Read more after the jump…