Spinach Quiche

Ingredients   1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped (white parts only) 4 eggs, beaten 1 (16 ounce) package cottage cheese 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup crushed croutons   Directions   Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie or quiche pan. Place spinach in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until soft. Drain off any remaining liquid. Stir in green onions, eggs, cottage cheese and Cheddar cheese. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with crushed croutons. Return to oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until eggs are set. Enjoy!    ...

Pasta With Zucchini & Goat Cheese

  Ingredients: 12 ounces of linguine pasta 1 Tablespoon of olive oil 1 pound of zucchini Kosher salt to taste Black pepper to taste 1 clove chopped garlic 5 ounces of fresh goat cheese 2 teaspoons of lemon zest   Instructions: Wash and slice the zucchini in half. Slice each half into small half-moon slices, fairly thin. Crumble the goat cheese into a small bowl and set aside. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and reserve 1 cup of the water. Return the pasta to the cooking pot and set aside. Heat the olive oil in a skillet and add the zucchini and some salt and pepper. (I would add just a little for now because you’ll be adding more later). Cook the zucchini over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until any liquid evaporates. Stir in the chopped garlic and cook for another minute or so to blend the flavors. Keeping back 2 Tablespoons, add the goat cheese to the pasta and stir in the cup of reserved water. Add a little more salt and pepper and stir until creamy. Taste to see if you would like more salt or pepper. Serve the pasta topped with the zucchini, lemon zest and the remaining 2 Tablespoons of goat cheese along with some fresh bread and a light dessert for a healthy and filling meal! Enjoy!...

Why a Potato Ricer is a Must Have in the Kitchen

  While the trends in kitchen gadgets come and go, one item in particular stands strong. The potato ricer, used thousands of years ago, continues to be a must have for kitchens throughout the world. Easy to use, and helping to create many delicious meal items; it is one of the best gadgets to have inside your kitchen drawer. Find out what it is and what you’re able to make while using it.   What is a Potato Ricer?   A potato ricer is a utensil with a shallow cylinder basket with small openings on the bottom. This is connected to a handle, while there is a second handle that is used as a plunger. When the potatoes have been steamed and softened, place them inside the basket. Press the handles together so that the plunger goes inside the basket and creates long strands of potatoes from the openings on the bottom of the basket.   Potatoes that have been riced are light, fluffy and have an even texture compared to those that are mashed. The steam from the potatoes evaporates, making the potatoes dryer and able to be formed into whatever shapes you wish.   What Can I Make with a Potato Ricer?       Potato ricers, commonly referred to as potato mashers, can be used for a wide assortment of food tasks.   One of the most known is mashed potatoes. If you want thick, creamy and fluffy potatoes, using the ricer can provide the right texture and flavor. Babies that are not able to fully eat solid foods can benefit from having certain fruits and...