Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Delicious Broccolini Quiche Recipe



I’m splitting my time right now, writing two series and living with two totally different casts of characters. I don’t think I will get them confused. The characters live in different states and live thoroughly different lives.

However...
I’m trying to come up with a slogan for the new series: A COOKBOOK NOOK MYSTERY SERIES.

For the CHEESE SHOP MYSTERIES, I always add the tag line: 
Say cheese!  That makes people smile. 

{Try it. You mouth turns up, right?}

Do you have any ideas for the Cookbook series slogan? So far, my pals and I have come up with:

A cookin’ good time; 
A sizzling read; 
Recipes for Murder.

Here are some great slogans. Do you recognize them?

"Just do it."  "Keeps going and going" "Melts in your mouth..." "Finger lickin' good" "Think Small" "The Happiest Place on Earth" "We Try Harder" "Let your fingers do the walking" "Your in good hands"

From a site that gives 5 elements of a good slogan: the slogan should be memorable, to the point, hit the target audience, include "your name," be believable.  (How demanding is that?!!)  Okay, go! (Or read the recipe below and then go!)  I'll send one of you some fun "swag" just for participating so remember to include your email address.

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The 4th in A Cheese Shop Mystery series just came out, TO BRIE OR NOT TO BRIE. As many of you know, these books have recipes in them. The following is from the book. While I shared lots of recipes on MLK leading up to this book that included Brie, in the book Charlotte and her pals actually eat different cheeses. Surprise, surprise!

Throughout this story, Charlotte is doing a lot of cooking. She’s not a caterer, but her cousin and her best friend are getting married, and they’ve asked her to come up with a wedding menu, so she’s testing appetizers for her cousin’s wedding. However, every day Fromagerie Bessette, or The Cheese Shop as the locals call it, offers a quiche. This has been a tradition since THE LONG QUICHE GOODBYE, the 1st in the series, came out. Why? There’s something about quiche that, like a good grilled cheese, soothes my soul. I love a flaky crust (in my case, gluten-free), and I love the tender but succulent flavors of cheese and whatever is added to the quiche. Charlotte arrives early at the shop to make a new selection every day. That early morning time alone in the shop is almost her favorite time of the day. I like early mornings, too. I get so much done. No telephone, no disturbances. Yummy!

So here’s a quiche recipe from TO BRIE OR NOT TO BRIE that I hope you’ll enjoy. 

BROCCOLINI, PINE NUT and EDAM (or Gouda) CHEESE QUICHE


1 pie shell (home baked or frozen )
3/4 cup chopped broccolini (blanched)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1/4 cup cream of chicken soup
3/4  cup milk
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoons dried bouquet garni
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoons ground pepper
4 ounces shredded Edam (or Gouda) cheese (more, if desired)


Blanch broccolini in boiling hot water for 1 minute then drain and rinse with cold water.

Sauté garlic and pine nuts in olive oil at medium heat.




Sauté garlic and pine nuts in olive oil at medium heat.

Take pan off burner, add drained broccolini and sauté for 1 minute.

Sprinkle 2 ounces of shredded Edam cheese on pie crust.

Put sautéed veggies and nuts on top of cheese.

Mix milk and eggs and seasonings together.

Pour into pie crust on top of vegetables.

Sprinkle with remaining cheese.



Bake 35-40  minutes at 375 degrees until quiche is firm and lightly brown on top. 


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The 1st in A Cookbook Nook Mystery series is coming July 2013!!
FINAL SENTENCE.
You can pre-order the book HERE.

The 4th in A Cheese Shop Mystery series is out
TO BRIE OR NOT TO BRIE
You can order the book HERE. 

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88 comments:

  1. recipes spells trouble or murder or cookbook sleuth for hire

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    1. Sue, cute. I'm writing them down. Thanks for chiming in.

      Daryl aka Avery

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    2. Investigating Ingredients, period.

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  2. Ooooh, I'd like to have a piece of that for lunch!

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    1. Lucy, I know, right? It's so easy, especially if you use a prepared shell. I get my gluten-free prepared shells at Whole Foods. They're the best. But there are others. And there are plenty of GF products to make a yummy homemade pie shell.

      Daryl

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  3. One More: Embroiled in Murder. Sometimes my mind doesn't like to leave a subject.

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  4. Your quiches are always the best, Avery/Daryl, and ditto your inventive grilled cheese ideas. Today's recipe looks absolutely delicious with all the flavors -- just love the broccolini and pine nuts. I can't wait to read the first book in your new series. All the slogans sound great...you're on a roll!

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    1. Blogger won't let me leave a comment, so I'm jumping in here. That looks so good that I'm on my way to your house, Avery! Oh yum. I've never seen a quiche recipe with soup in it. I bet it's great!

      ~Krista

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    2. Thanks, Cleo. You are so sweet. I love the crunch of the pine nuts in this particular recipe. Very subtle and tasty.

      Krista, harrumph on Blogger! Yep, I added the soup (thanks to a suggestion from someplace, way back when, and it really works. Gives substance.

      Come on down!

      Daryl / Avery

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  5. What's in your (cookbook) Nook?

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  6. For a slogan, how about "Hey, Good Cookin"!" Kind of a play on words. :)

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  7. Have Book, Will Cook.
    Although don't expect me to cook even with a book.
    Sandy Smith

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  8. Cook got booked. Got recipes? Killer cookbooks. Cookbook by any other name.

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  9. Serving up Murder, or Murder by the Slice : )

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  10. "a cookbook nook mystery with a recipe for murder"
    Tina Diamond
    sweething99@hotmail.com

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  11. The Plots a Cookin or As the Plot Cooks, or This recipes a killer

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  12. Killer cooking?
    Have Murder will Travel?
    Recipe(s) for Murder?
    Killer recipes?

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  13. The pot boils and so does the plot

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  14. Make your own, Cooking up a delicious mystery,

    VWinship at aol dot com

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  15. Let your ladyfingers do the stalking
    Stirring the plot
    Deadly recipes
    majik47@hotmail.com

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    1. Mary, I LOL'd. Let your ladyfingers do the stalking! Ha!

      Daryl

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  16. I suggest...."Stirring Up Trouble"

    or....."A Pinch of Salt and A Dash of Luck"


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  17. Cooking up a crime.
    Cooking is a crime.
    What mystery do you have cooking.

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  18. The plot thickens
    A flavor of suspense
    The mystery boils

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    1. Savor the suspense

      shardick(at)sbc(dot)net

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  19. Food... It's good any time of the day!

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  20. "Who's cooking the books?""

    Wavlbv53@aol.com

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  21. Forgot my email...just in case!

    Kelley.Dworaczyk@gmail.com

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  22. Cooking the Books!

    synerjay@atlanticbb.net

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  23. Recipe for Murder...
    Recipe for Evil...

    I had something else, but it ran out of my post menopausal brain. If I remember I'll be back.

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  24. Cooking with the best

    Hat's off to the cook

    what you got cookin'

    lovdrua (at) gmail (dot)com

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  25. "Read a book while you cook!"
    Shari Hillsidewalker@comcast.net

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  26. Murder is the secret ingredient

    susierobertsmom@hotmail.com

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  27. "cook by the book!", "cooking and booking" pjwest49@yahoo.com

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  28. "Final Pages", "The Final Page", "A Recipe for Disaster" "The Missing Ingredient" "Between the Pages"
    robsnest60@yahoo.com - Robin

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  29. Crook in the Nook
    bubs.girl@yahoo.com = Tonya H

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  30. "Cooking up murder", "A dash of spice and a touch of murder", "A finger-lickin' good time", "Cooking up coziness", "Scrumptious to your buds", "Chilled to the bone", "Delectably delicious", "A drizzle of murder", "Infused with life"

    Mel - mwerblan@kent.edu

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  31. Let's get cookin'


    Beverly aka Booklady

    bevarcher AT me DOT com

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  32. a couple more:

    "Cook or be cooked", "Sliced by the Book", "Flavored with Murder", "Spiced with Coziness"

    - Mel

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  33. A Recipie to Die For
    Killer Cookbooks
    Cooking Can Be Deadly

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  34. Crooks cookin' in books at the Nook

    Cheli
    cyderryATyahooDOTcom
    http://chelisshelves.blogspot.com

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  35. Crack'in the Yolk
    Donna Dunbar
    dldsmdkjd@gmail

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  37. Combine a pinch of murder and a dash of mystery, mix well! sweetcandi32010@yahoo.com

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  38. Wow, I'm in awe of all the creative minds that went to work today giving me slogans. Wow! Thank you all.

    Daryl aka Avery

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  39. A watched pot never boils,a good mystery never spoils...

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  40. Since I am not good at coming up with stuff like this (trying to find a saying with the word hearth in it...lol) I'd like to add my vote for Savor the Suspense. :) Good luck!

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    1. Kristi, I appreciate the vote. I like that one, as well.

      Daryl

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    1. Thanks, Hank! What's cooking with you? Okay, LOL, just playing.

      Daryl / Avery

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  42. I can't wait to try that receipe. xzjh(04)gmail(dot)com

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