Sunday, April 10, 2022

Quiche Pie | Quiche Lorraine | Easy Party Food

If you're looking for an easy to make and take dish to a brunch, party or buffet, Quiche Lorraine is perfect ! Keep a few simple, basic ingredients on hand in the kitchen, and wow your hosts.

Quiche also makes a terrific breakfast, lunch or simple dinner. Try variations of ham and cheese, or Mexican salsa. And yes, real men DO eat quiche !

This basic quiche recipe is a favorite given to me by a co-worker from my days when we had buffet office parties.

Quiche Lorraine Pie

Here are several different varieties - Ham and Cheese and Spicy Mexican - all simple to make for your lunch, brunch, or easy supper. Add a homemade soup such as Butternut Squash Soup and you have the perfect comfort food brunch for yourself or guests!

Ham Quiche is a great way to use up your leftover Easter Ham or Holiday Spiral Ham! 

Easy Quiche Pie

Easy cleanup with my handmade crochet Dish Cloths available at Moomettes Crochet Shops !

Handmade Kitchen Dish Cloths Beige Dish Cloths

Quiche Pie

1  Pillsbury All Ready Pie Crust
                  1   c. evaporated skim milk
                  4   eggs *use egg beaters)
                1/2   tsp. dry mustard
                1/4   tsp. pepper
               ** See choices
*Ham & Cheese*
1   c. diced ham
1   -1/2 c. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1   green pepper, diced
1/4   c. onion, diced
1   Jar Salsa (hot or mild)
1   -1/2 c. cheddar cheese (or Mexican cheese), shredded
choice of any spices

Heat oven to 350°
Line pie plate with crust.
Mix milk, egg, mustard and pepper and any other spices which you like.
Pour egg mixture over the above.
Bake 40-50 minutes.
Cool 5 minutes and cut into wedges.

© Frugal New England Kitchen

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Noodle Kugel Recipe | Side Dish Casserole | Holiday Casseroles

 Every Easter our extended family gets together to celebrate the holiday with a large buffet.  Traditionally, each of us usually brings our same specialty every year.  I usually bring Polish Kielbasa, and my niece brings a Noodle Kugel Casserole.  Since Covid, she wasn't able to come, and I wasn't about to suffer Kugel withdrawals, so I learned to make her recipe!

Noodle Kugel Recipe

Everyone enjoyed the custard texture - this casserole recipe weighed about 5 pounds I would say, so be sure to bake in a sturdy dish!

Noodle Kugel Recipe

It's delish, and the perfect blend of sweetness cinnamon, rich and eggy comfort food!

Noodle Kugel Recipe

Try something different instead of potatoes!  Here's my recipe for Easter Kielbasa and my fun to make Easter Bunny Cake 

Easy clean up in the kitchen with my Handmade Dish Cloths from Moomettes Shops!

Noodle Kugel


1 package (1 lb.) Egg Noodles (I like to use Pennsylvania Dutch brand)

1/2 c. butter, melted

8 large eggs

2 c. sugar

2 c. sour cream

2 c. 4% cottage cheese


3/4 c. cinnamon graham cracker crumbs (about 4 whole crackers)

3 Tbl. butter, melted


1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.  Toss with butter, set aside.  In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, sour cream and cottage cheese until well blended.  Stir in noodles.

2. Transfer to a greased 13 inch x 9 inch baking dish.  Combine the cracker crumbs and butter, sprinkle over top.

3. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160 degrees.  Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.  Serve warm or cold.

© Frugal New England Kitchen

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Spaghetti and Meatball Soup | Italian Wedding Soup | Cooking for Two

Now that the kids have grown and flown, it's just the hubby and I home for dinner. A nice bowl of homemade Italian Wedding soup , along with some homemade bread is just the answer for dinner.

Meatball Soup Recipe

Italian Wedding Soup

There are many recipes I make with spaghetti, that thin Italian pasta. Spaghetti doesn't always have to be covered with red sauce, or as some say, gravy. I make my mother-in-law's favorite Irish Spaghetti Casserole, made from ham and spaghetti and an easy and quick weeknight supper. It also happens to be my oldest daughter's requested favorite birthday meal! For real!

Try this easy version of little meatball soup for lunch or dinner some night with homemade bread.

Italian Wedding Soup with Meatballs

Easy kitchen clean up with my crochet Reusable handmade Dish Cloths from my Moomettes Crochet shop!

Reusable Cotton Dish Cloths Handmade

Spaghetti and Meatball Italian Soup

1/2 lb. Hamburg (ground beef or ground turkey)
1 c. Bread Crumbs
1 Carrot, grated
1 Onion, chopped
1 Egg
salt, pepper (to taste)


Combine hamburg, bread crumbs, onions, carrot, egg, salt and pepper.  Roll into small, mini meatballs.

Simmer the chicken broth with meatballs, tomatoes and spices until the meatballs are cooked.  Add zucchini, cook 15 minutes.  Then add spaghetti, cook 5 minutes more.

© Frugal New England Kitchen

Adapted from: Never Enough Thyme