Simple Cast-Iron Quiche

My apologies, but since this was one of the dishes I made while the Chiplet was still a newborn, I only have 3 pictures to share. But, the actual recipe is super simple and I don’t think process pictures are necessary.

If you would like a simple quiche recipe, this one is perfect. You can even bake it ahead.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Pie Crust by Hand

For some reason, I keep thinking I have this recipe shared on here. It is my current favorite pie crust recipe that has good luck each time I make it. Plus, I can make it without any tools. No fancy pictures today because if desired, you can check out more details at the Serious Eats site. This is just my summary for my reference, but you might like to see it, too.

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Mixed Bag Mondays: Catching Up Time

Let’s be real here. I have so many things I’ve made from before the Chiplet was born, as well as right after. Some were were hits and some were not. None were awful, but some were just okay. Instead of dragging out memories from months and months ago, I’m trying to move through a bit and show you some stuff without taking the time to write all of the recipes out. The major hit I am breezing past I will link to, which is a brownie recipe…

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Chiplet is 5 Months Old!

Another month has gone by! The Chiplet is once again throwing curveballs at us but yet reminding us of the baby Fudgelet, too. I am really trying to appreciate all of the baby snuggles since I feel a bit more relaxed about taking care of a baby this go-round. Comparing the two of them is fun, but they are definitely their own people.

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Chicken and Dumplings

This recipe comes from February. I came across a recipe for chicken and dumplings that looked interesting. When I went back on my blog to look at the recipe I made before, well, I realized I must have never written about it. I can’t find it! Oops. I definitely made it well over a year ago, so it’s not like I just haven’t caught up to it, I just skipped it, I guess. Well, I had mostly followed a recipe so I looked at it to compare to the new one. I ended up making my own version that we really enjoyed.

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Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs

Awhile ago, before the Chiplet arrived, K had to do a work trip. He was gone for a few days, which made my evenings fairly quiet and slow. One of these nights, I decided to make a huge batch of meatballs. I made enough for us to eat for dinner twice, and to save for future meals post Chiplet. Sauce included! These were really yummy meatballs with the cheese inside. You can make them as small as you like, but ours were on the more normal size since I was making so many (about 100). I doubled the recipe below because I figured that if you’re going to make meatballs, you may as well make a double batch to save. Right?

 

Directions for Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs

Adapted from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

  • 8 ounces mozzarella, cut into small cubes (about 1/2 inch cubed)
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup Panko
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 egg
  • Spaghetti/tomato sauce recipe of your using, jarred or homemade

In a bowl, stir together all of the ingredients except for the mozzarella.

When the mixture is well-combined, spoon out a small amount of the meat mixture to wrap around a piece of mozzarella. Cover the mozzarella completely, then place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Make all of the meatballs and then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Bake the meatballs until browned and mostly cooked through (about 15-20 minutes). At the same time, bring your tomato/spaghetti sauce to a simmer and when the meatballs are ready, add them and simmer gently until cooked through.

Serve.

Directions for Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs (without pictures)

Adapted from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

  • 8 ounces mozzarella, cut into small cubes (about 1/2 inch cubed)
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup Panko
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 egg
  • Spaghetti/tomato sauce recipe of your using, jarred or homemade

In a bowl, stir together all of the ingredients except for the mozzarella. When the mixture is well-combined, spoon out a small amount of the meat mixture to wrap around a piece of mozzarella. Cover the mozzarella completely, then place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Make all of the meatballs and then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Bake the meatballs until browned and mostly cooked through (about 15-20 minutes). At the same time, bring your tomato/spaghetti sauce to a simmer and when the meatballs are ready, add them and simmer gently until cooked through. Serve.

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Bravetart’s Brownies

I know, I always talk about not needing another brownie recipe, but then I decided to try making these. I actually got the recipe initially via a keto post and modified it to be made with regular ingredients. You see, I’ve had bad luck making some of the recent recipes from Stella and so wasn’t sure about her book. Then I saw a picture of these brownies and wanted to try them myself. Sure enough, they are fudgy, but not gooey. They have a crisp top but are chewy inside.

Yes, these are my new favorite brownies, I think. I might need to make them monthly just to be sure.

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