Spring Galettes: Asparagus, Yellow Squash, and Apple

I love quick and easy recipes (meaning, at least 30 minutes or less) and that are full of flavor. Wondering what a galette is? It’s really nothing to be intimidated by- it’s basically a pie, without the pan.

Both of the recipes below are easy to make. If you don’t like the vegetables or fruits, try with your favorites! Peaches, pears, even blueberries would be great for a sweeter galette, while carrots or zucchini might be a good combo for a more savory one. What would be your favorite combo(s)?

Quick and Easy Asparagus and Yellow Squash Galette
2 tbsp olive oil
5 stalks asparagus, washed and chopped into 2 inch pieces
2 yellow squash, wash and chopped
1 boxed pie crust, thawed

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Add 2 tbsp oil to medium skillet, heated over medium heat. Add asparagus and yellow squash. Season with salt and
pepper, to taste. Cook about 5-6 minutes.
3. Following pie crust instructions, thaw pie dough and roll out onto a cookie sheet or pizza pan (I used a pizza stone).
4. Add asparagus and yellow squash to middle of pie crust. Fold up sides of dough.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Cool at least 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Apple Galette
Since the boxed crust I use came with 2 pie crusts, I decided to use the second one to make an apple galette as well.

1 apple, peeled, cored and sliced thinly (use your favorite- mine are Pink Ladies)
1 pie crust, rolled out
Brown sugar
White Sugar

1. Slice apples thinly. Lay out in the middle of the crust.
2. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, to taste. I used about a tablespoon of each.
3. Fold up sides of pie crust.
4. Sprinkle white sugar over top of galette.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before slicing.*

*Enjoy with vanilla ice cream. I didn’t have any so I topped it with whipped cream.

Happy Tuesday!

Missed Recipes #1: Cheese, Corn and Green Chile Quiche

Hi everyone! I haven’t made this recipe in what feels like forever- but believe me, this will leave no leftovers. Sorry. It’s that good.

I made this on a whim, following a basic quiche recipe from Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything.” The original recipe called for 6 eggs- but I was always left with way too much leftover, and I hated wasting them.

Anyway, here’s the recipe!

Cheese, Corn and Green Chile Quiche

1 frozen pie crust (I used Philsbury)
4 eggs
1 1/3 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used sharp cheddar)
1 can green chiles (depending on how much you want)
1 can corn
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

1. Follow the directions for thawing and baking the pie crust according to the type of pie crust you are using.
2. Whisk together eggs and milk in a large bowl.
3. Add in green chiles, corn and cheese.
4. Add in black pepper and salt.
5. Pour into pie crust (do not overfill). Place pie crust on cookie sheet (to prevent spilling) and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
6. When cheese is browned and egg is set (give it a jiggle- if it wiggles, then it’s not done), take out of the oven and let it sit five minutes before slicing, similar to a pie.
7. Enjoy!

What are some of your favorite quiche add-ins?

These Waffles…

are making my house smell so good!

Remember when I said I wanted comfort food and I made my veggie pot pie?

Another one of my favorite comfort foods are waffles, and they always seem to taste better for dinner than for breakfast.

My special ingredients? No matter if you’re making them homemade or if you’re making them with a mix, a dash of vanilla and cinnamon can do no wrong.

Worth A Smile Waffles
I usually use a pancake/waffle pre-made mix from a box- whether from scratch or not, follow recipe, then add in:

1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

And then, some melted butter and maple syrup on top, of course. Tonight though, I topped mine with butter and some blackberry syrup.

I usually pair waffles with a side of scrambled eggs, and tonight, I’m enjoying it all with a cold, cold glass of orange juice.


What’s your favorite “breakfast-for-dinner” menu? What kinds of toppings do you enjoy for your waffles/pancakes?

Have a great night! Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing a fabulous recipe for black bean burritos!