By Mollie Cox Bryan
Each year I make a huge Christmas morning feast for my family. One of the starts of the meal is this fabulous “breakfast pie.” It’s a little time consuming to make. I usually make two pies on Christmas Eve day and heat them up for the morning festivities. I never meant to make this a Holiday tradition, but now, my family expects it and I love that they do.
But this year, I’ve also made the pie for some friends who are going through rough times and don’t have the time or energy to cook. They warm up great—and they are even good chilled. With the egg and rich cheese mixture, I don’t know, I just find it soothing. This pie is crustless—technically known as an “impossible pie.” You can add other ingredients besides the onions—mushrooms, broccoli, ham, and so on. It’s a pie made for creativity.
1 cup shredded cheddar
1 3-ounce package cream cheese
1 cup Bisquick
¼ cup green onions
¼ cup milk
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
Combine the first four ingredients, set aside.
Combine Bisquick and onion in small bowl.
Combine 2 eggs and milk. Pour into mix. Stir until moistened.
Spoon half of dough mix into greased pie plate. Spoon on cheese mixture. Top with remaining batter.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake 375 degrees, 30-35 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean.
About DEATH OF AN IRISH DIVA
Spring is in the air, but the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop hardly have time to stop and smell the roses. Not when famed Irish dancer Emily McGlashen is found murdered in her studio just after the St. Patrick's Day parade--and one of the Crop's own members is the prime suspect. Vera's dance studio may have suffered when Emily waltzed into town, but the croppers know she's not a vengeful murderer. Lucky for her, co-scrapbooker Annie is a freelance reporter eager to vindicate her friend. What she discovers is a puzzling labyrinth of secrets that only add question marks to Emily's murder. Just when it seems they've run out of clues, an antique scrapbook turns up and points the croppers in the right direction--and brings them face to face with a killer more twisted than a Celtic knot…
Mollie Cox Bryan writes the Cumberland Creek Mysteries, published by Kensington. Death of an Irish Diva is the third in the series. The first book, Scrapbook of Secrets, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel of 2012; the next one Scrapped was published in January 2013. Plans for the series include two more novels and two e-novellas. She lives in Waynesboro, Va. with her husband and two daughters.
Check out her website at molliecoxbryan.com.
And join Mollie and me, as well as Erin Hart and Lisa Alber, for an Irish Gabfest on Facebook, on Sunday, March 16th from 5:00-8:00 Eastern time! There will be prizes! And fun!