Mushroom-fontina quiche

One of my goals for 2013 was to try making quiche. I love quiche; in all honesty, I love savory pies of any form. I have a deep weakness for pie crust or flaky puff pastry, and I actually prefer savory to sweet (I know, this sounds like sacrilege).

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While Jess was home over break, we did a lot of indulgent cooking, especially recipes that resulted in leftovers so that we wouldn’t have to cook every night. We made this quiche right before she left, so I got the lion’s share of the leftovers, and I ate a slice for lunch for the better part of a week. Needless to say, my co-workers were really sad about their sandwiches when I trotted out a warm, yummy quiche slice at lunchtime.

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Awesome Vegan Chili (No, really)

We are not vegans, nor vegetarians. Not even close. But this vegan chili is one of our favorite meals. I have been making it for about 10 years now, and it’s a keeper. And yes, we’ve tried it with turkey and beef. But the meatless version is better.

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No, really. I made it many years ago for my parents, who ate meat for dinner every night without fail. They looked at me like I was crazy when I proposed making it, and consented only after a lot of prodding on my part. Afterwards? They were so in love with veggie crumbles, they started using it as a meat substitute regularly.  Continue reading