Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Barbecue quiche from author @DarylWoodGerber + #giveaway




GIVEAWAY BELOW - don't forget to leave a comment to enter!

From Daryl aka Avery:

Have you ever been to a rodeo? In Grilling the Subject, the Wild West Extravaganza is coming to Crystal Cove, and Jenna and the gang are excited. They've dressed up the shop. Katie is going to "man" a foodie truck and offer sliders.  I have to admit I salivated the whole time I wrote the book.

And now it's time to share some of the recipes I made with you. This one is not included in the book, so get it here!


Yes, you all know that I love quiche. I have made numerous variations over the past few years because of the Cheese Shop mysteries, and I decided that I ought to try out one for the Cookbook Nook series. This was a major hit with my family. My DIL, who nibbles, ate an entire slice in about three minutes!  LOL

FYI, don't tell your kids, but this one is good for you. It's packed with zucchini!  If you want, you can swap out for any green vegetable.

“Barbecue” Quiche

1 unbaked pastry shell (8 inches)
1 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup half-and-half cream
3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese       
1 cup chopped zucchini
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Salsa and sour cream, if desired

Preheat oven to 400°

Line un-pricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer.



Sprinkle chili powder and cumin over shell; sprinkle with cheddar cheese.




In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, Monterey Jack cheese, zucchini, onions, salt and pepper. Pour evenly over cheddar cheese in the pie shell.





Cover edges of quiche loosely with foil; place on a baking sheet. Set in oven.


Bake at 400° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife or toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.



Serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.



TODAY'S GIVEAWAY!


 Leave a comment with your email, in case you win  -- 
cryptic if necessary -- I'll figure it out. And tell me:  
Do you like starting with the first book in a series?







Savor the mystery and say cheese!
Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
Tasty ~ Zesty ~ Dangerous!

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GRILLING THE SUBJECT, the 5th Cookbook Nook Mystery, can be pre-ordered.
Coming August 2016!! 
Click here to pre-order.


FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE, 
the 7th Cheese Shop Mystery.
Came out in February 2016

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When a fairytale fantasy night becomes a nightmare, 
Chessa Paxton must run for her life...but will the truth set her free? 
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113 comments:

  1. Delicious quiche recipe! And I do like starting with the first book in a series, so that I fully understand the plot and any references. EMS591@aol.com

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  2. I love quiche too but never would have thought of a barbeque version. I just got some zucchini so I know what I'm making tomorrow night!

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    1. Enjoy, Mary! This was a purely fun and tasty experiment! ~ Daryl

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  3. I forgot to answer the question a and leave my email (that's what happens at the thought of good food). I like to start series from the beginning because a character grows and has events that happen that at either needed for 6th currant book or giveaway a story from a previous book.

    Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway chaance. My email is mjbookaddict @gmail.com

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  4. I forgot to answer the question a and leave my email (that's what happens at the thought of good food). I like to start series from the beginning because a character grows and has events that happen that at either needed for 6th currant book or giveaway a story from a previous book.

    Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway chaance. My email is mjbookaddict @gmail.com

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  5. What an interesting receipe! And I like to start with the first in a series as much as possible! Thanks for the chance!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  6. I love quiches. I do like to start with the first series the most of the time. Thanks for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  7. This recipe looks quite interesting. It looks like something good to do with all the zucchini I get during the summer.

    I do prefer to start at the beginning of a series, especially if the series has a story-line that continues from one book to the next. I don't like to come in the middle if I can avoid it.
    ellieanne at email dot com

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    1. Eleanor, I'm the same way. I like to see what is happening to the character over the course of the series. ~ Daryl

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  8. I usually like to start with the first book but I've also started a series in the middle and then gone back to the beginning.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. Sandy, I've done that, too. I actually thought I was starting at the beginning and oops, found out there were others. LOL ~ Daryl

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  9. The quiche looks delicious!! I often don't read books in order. Usually when I get the other books, I reread the out-of-order book.

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    1. Becky, that totally makes sense, and then you go, aha, now I understand why she (he) did that! ~ Daryl

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  10. I try to always start with the first book in a series, even if its not the first one I bought. utaker555@gmail.com

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    1. Brittany, I will do that. Buy the set and dig in. ~Daryl

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  11. Yes I go way back to the first and catch up with the latest, I love the cozy books.
    Penney penneyw(AT)sbcglobal.net

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    1. Penney, you are in the right place here. We all love cozies. ~ Daryl

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  12. I read as I get. If a series, when I get the latest I read it. Then I got back to the first and read them all through again. As for the quiche? Love them. My daughter not so much. My son yes. But BBQ flavored and turned over like this one? My daughter would eat. She doesn't have to know what in it. I will not be using the Tabasco sauce in the recipe my daughter dislikes it immensely, chili no problem. But have no doubt that my son will douse his liberally with it. Can't wait to try this. Thanks for the recipe and a chance at one of the books. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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    1. Dee, I'm glad you're going to offer your kids options. That's what it's all about. Compromise. ;). ~Daryl

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  13. This sounds yummy. I hide zucchini in my potato soup. I really like to start a series at the beginning, but that doesn't always happen when I don't realize the book I'm reading is a part of one. scarlet_0330 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Kimberly, that's why I put my books in order on my website so readers can see the order. ;). ~Daryl

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  14. I do like starting with the first book in a series but it's not always necessary. When trying a new author, I try any of their book I can get a hold of. Recipe sounds fantastic! kckendler[@] gmail[dot]com

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  15. I prefer to start with the first book of the series. If I end up with a second or third book, I usually get the ones I missed before and read in order. jawdance@yahoo.com

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  16. Oh, gonna have to make that for dinner this week. Thanks for the inspiration. I love to begin a series from the first book, can feel lost when I jump into the middle with a subsequent book. little lamb lst at yahoo dot com
    Hogs and quiches to you!

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  17. Delectable recipe. I always begin the series with the first book. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I always like to start with the first book and read a series in order. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Yes! Backstory is important to me, sometimes I feel lost if I jump into the middle of a series. Thanks for sharing - I will be making this recipe ASAP - yum! We love quiche, and have fresh zucchini in our garden. 😎 nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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    1. Nicole, I like backstory, too, just not all in one dump, right? ~ Daryl

      Fresh zucchini - yum!

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  20. That quiche does sound good. I think I'll add some fresh corn.

    Starting at the beginning of a series is good, but a well written book tells you all you need for that story. It also can get me excited to find the previous books in the series.

    I don't need to go into the drawing since I have all those books.

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  21. For a series i love to start at the beginning and go from there would love to be entered in the giveaway ptclayton2@aol.com

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    1. PT, I think we're all agreed. From the first! ~ Daryl

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  22. For a series i love to start at the beginning and go from there would love to be entered in the giveaway ptclayton2@aol.com

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  23. I always start with the first book. When I have won books I'll go back and purchase the other books to start in order. Thanks for offering the giveaway, lilflynracer at msn.com

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    1. Amy, by random generator, you are the winner of the giveaway. Congrats! I'll write you a message so you can send me your info! ~ Daryl

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  24. I like to start with the first to get the history. Semystery@gmail.com

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  25. Yes I always start with the first book in a series. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  26. Love the recipe. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    xzjh04@ Gmail.cm

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  27. I must start with the first book in a series. Thanks for this feature. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. I do like to start with the first book. I don't want to miss anything! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Exactly. I don't want to miss anything either, Carol. Got your email. :) ~ Daryl

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  29. Sorry, forgot my email.

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  30. I like starting a series with book one but it doesn't always work out that way. If I read a book out of order and like it, I will go back and read the previous books in the series before reading the later ones in the series.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Dianne, isn't it funny how we are by nature people who like to start at square one? ~ Daryl

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  31. I like starting a series with book one but it doesn't always work out that way. If I read a book out of order and like it, I will go back and read the previous books in the series before reading the later ones in the series.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Thank you for the quiche recipe. I love a good quiche! I'm a stickler for starting a series with the debut book.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win your books!
    sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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    1. Oh, Sandy, a stickler? I love that word, by the way. It's so much fun and means exactly what it says. ~ Daryl

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  33. I almost always start with the first book of the series.. I love quiche and used to make them when I worked in a restaurant; this is an interesting twist for sure! Thanks for the recipe and chance to win! salvatoresmom71@ yahoo.com

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    1. Amy, isn't quiche easy to make? It's so pretty, but so basic! ~ Daryl

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  34. Yes!!! I need to start a series from the beginning. Thanks for the contest! nelson_ee at yahoo dot com

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  35. I am not entering since I have happily read all of this series. They are fabulous. I just have to comment that a bbq quiche kind of scares me, lol. I just could not think it would look or taste good. Then i read the ingredients and I think I may give it a try.!

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    1. Aw, Kay, I love a true blue fan! Thank you. RE: the recipe. Yes, it did "sound" scary, but it's not. Just savory. ~ Daryl

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  36. Thanks for the recipe, it sounds & looks delicious. I like starting a series from the first book but if it isn't the first book that I happen to read, I do go back & find it. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  37. Yes, my husband and I have been to several rodeos. The bull riding seems the most popular. Thanks for the recipe. I've read most of this series and have enjoyed it. dbahn@iw.net

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    1. Bull riding is popular, don't you think, because it's so dangerous? Thanks, Dianne! ~ Daryl

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  38. seascapelife (at) Gmail dot com. Yes I used to work with horses that were in rodeos.I like to start with t h e first book in a series if possible.

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    1. Lexie, there's a nice rodeo in this one. Lucky you! ~ Daryl

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  39. I always like to start with the first book in the series---otherwise I get confused with references to past happenings.
    Love your recipes.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Sue, true! Sometimes it helps to have a timeline! ~ Daryl

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  40. I prefer to start with the first I don't want to miss anything although if the book is set during a holiday I might read out of order mama2bulls@gmail.com

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    1. Kory, I agree, a holiday book might make me read it "at" the holiday! ~ Daryl

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  41. If possible, I like to read a series in order. If not, I go bsck and "catch up". This recipe looks like something I'll have to try. Thanks for offering a chance to win!
    Michele.vanepps@gmail.com

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  42. I don't need to win this since I have read all the books in this series. I do recommend this series to everyone. Good luck to all! And the recipe looks good.

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    1. Aw, Elaine, so lovely to see a true fan! Thanks! ~ Daryl

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  43. I never eat quiche...it's far too rich for me.
    I don't need to start at the beginning of a series. I probably won't read them in order anyway.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  44. I am so glad you printed the barbeque quiche you had mentioned on Facebook. I am going to make it. Thanks. vlhcats@gmail.com

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  45. Pat D (patdupuy@yahoo.com)July 13, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    That quiche looks yum. I prefer to start a series at the beginning. Sometimes I accidently land in the middle. If I like what I read I'll read the rest of the series in order. It really helps as the characters are developing.

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    1. Pat, I've accidentally started in the middle, too, but yes, it helps to go back to the first. Enjoy! ~ Daryl

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  46. Yes, I really like to start a series at the beginning! And the bbq quiche looks great, I think my hubby would like it. Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I try to always start with the first in a series, otherwise I tend to go a little nuts. Details get jumbled up in my head if I begin with any book other than the first. Thank you for sharing this recipe and thanks as well for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  48. Great give-away. Yes, I start at the beginning of a series if it all possible! marilyn at schoberg dot net

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  49. I like books in a series. I don't always start with the first book. lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  50. I like starting with book one, but I've discovered so many marvelous series that are well into the story. In those cases I read the most current, then I go back to the beginning or whereever I want.
    kat8762@aol.com

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    1. Kathleen, I'm with you. I've read some in the middle and gone back. I like "wherever I want," LOL. You've got a mind of your own. ~ Daryl

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  51. That's a really interesting recipe, I am going to try it for sure. Love quiche and love using zucchini all summer. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I just finished Girl on the Run - loved it! Hoping to get a review up soon.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, Sally, so good to hear from you, and I'm thrilled you enjoyed GIRL ON THE RUN. Yay! ~ Tell a friend ~

      Hugs, Daryl

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  52. I try to start a series with the 1st book whenever possible. That's where you normally meet the main characters and learn their history. Thank you for the giveaway. Bonnie (bmalic610@yahoo.com)

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    1. Bonnie, I agree, the first is important. Thanks for stopping by! ~ Daryl

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  53. I definitely like starting with the 1st book in a series. that's where I meet all of the main characters. Bonnie (bmalic610@yahoo.com)

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  54. I like to start with the 1st book whenever possible. bmlaic610@yahoo.com

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  55. I try to start a series from the 1st book. I enjoy getting to know all of the main characters from the beginning. Bonnie (bmalic610@yahoo.com)

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  56. Of course I start at the beginning of a series, if I can. I really like to buy the books when they come out and save them until I can read 3 or 4 at a time, or in the case of your cheese mysteries, I'll read them one right after the other. I'm looking forward to a marathon of cheese later this summer. BTW, I watched your video and you are a kick! Thanks Daryl!
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Diane, thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed the video. LOL I think your mindset, like so many others, is why streaming and binge-watching has become so important on TV and elsewhere! We want it all in a gush so we can immerse ourselves in the lives and stories. Hugs ~ Daryl

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  57. When possible, I like to start with the first book in the series. But, if a book is well written, I often am introduced to "new to me" authors in the middle of a series and go back and read the earlier books. For this series, I have read all of the books except the first! servedogmom (at) yahoo.com

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    1. Oh, my, you must read Final Sentence. It's one of my favorites, and learning about Jenna's "earlier" life is important! Enjoy! ~ Daryl

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  58. I really dislike not getting the first in a series read first. And I appreciate authors who list their books in order on their websites. It makes it so much easier to read chronologically. icyeyes1971@gmail.com

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    1. Alicia, mine are listed in order on website with #s, to boot! :) ! Daryl

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  59. Wow that recipe looks great...yum! If the Books are stand alone then I will read out of order depending on which of them sound good and catch my eye ...and then go back and start the first one...thanks for the contest...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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    1. Right, Marilyn. I think that's why some people love stand-alone(s). They read them and they're done. LOL ~ Daryl

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  60. This giveaway is closed. The winner, by random generator, is Amy - "lilfly"! Thanks to all for chiming in. Look for more giveaways in weeks to come! ~ Daryl

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