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Mini muffin tin quiches

Makes 2 dozen

  1. 1 package double-crust pie dough, rolled out 1/8in
  2. 1 cup half-and-half
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 2oz cheese
  5. 1tsp chives
  • Cut 24 3in circles out of dough, press into greased mini muffin tin and bake in the middle of a 375 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, whisk 2-3 in a 2 cup measuring cup. Divide 4-5 over muffin tin and fill 1/8in from top edge. Bake at 350 degrees for 14-18 minutes. Can be made 3 days ahead, covered and re-warmed at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
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Tomato mozzarella tart

Serves 4-6

  1. 9-1/2in x 9in puff pastry sheet
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1oz parmesan
  4. 2 tomatoes, cored and sliced 1/4in
  5. 4oz shredded mozzarella
  6. 2tb olive oil
  7. 1 clove garlic
  8. 2tb basil
  • Fold edges of pastry over 1/2in and cut through folds and corners. Brush edges with egg, sprinkle middle with parmesan, poke with fork and bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Let cool.
  • Meanwhile, salt tomatoes and rest on paper towels for 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella over pastry. Blot tomatoes dry and add to pastry. Top with 6-7 and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  • Rest for 5 minutes. Top with basil and serve.

Summer orzo tian

Serves 4-6

  1. 3oz parmesan
  2. 1 cup orzo
  3. 2 shallots
  4. 1tsp dried oregano
  5. 3 cloves garlic
  6. 1/8tsp red flakes
  7. 1 zucchini, sliced 1/4in thick
  8. 1 yellow squash, sliced 1/4in thick
  9. 1lb plum tomatoes, cored and sliced 1/4in thick
  10. 1-3/4 cups broth
  11. 1tb olive oil
  12. 2tb fresh basil
  • Mix 1/2 cup parmesan with 2-8 and spread in a 13in x 9in pan and layer 7-9 on top. Pour in broth and bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Drizzle oil and top with remaining cheese. Place 9in below heating element and broil for 5 minutes. Rest for 10 minutes, top with basil and serve.

Cheesy confit garlic bread

Serves 4

  1. 1 head peeled garlic
  2. 8tb butter
  3. 1 cup parmesan
  4. 1tsp oregano
  5. 1/2tsp red pepper flakes
  6. 1/4tsp salt
  7. 1 baguette, halved lengthwise and crosswise
  • In a small covered pan on low-med heat, combine 1-2 for 15-20 minutes. Let cool and mash with 3-6.
  • Broil bread cut-side down for 2 minutes and cool slightly. Spread with garlic mixture and broil for 2 minutes. Serve.

 

Pork chops roasted with with potatoes and artichokes with balsamic pan sauce

Serves 2

  1. 2 1lb bone-in pork chops
  2. 1/2tsp cumin
  3. 1/2tsp salt
  4. 1/2tsp pepper
  5. 9oz artichoke hearts
  6. 8oz baby new potatoes, halved
  7. 3 cloves garlic
  8. 2-1/2 cups broth
  9. 4 sprigs thyme
  10. 2tb balsamic vinegar
  11. 2tb butter
  12. 1tb chives
  • Season pork with 2-4, sear on each side and set aside.
  • Add 5-6 for 3 minutes. Add garlic for 1 minute. Deglaze with 1-1/2 cups broth and simmer for 5 minutes. Add thyme, top with chops and transfer to a 400 degree oven for 5-7 minutes.
  • Set chops and veggies aside, leaving thyme in skillet. Reduce until almost evaporated. Add remaining 1 cup broth and vinegar and bring to a boil. Remove thyme stems and whisk in butter. Reduce for 2-3 minutes, add chives and serve.