Swiss and Leek Quiche.

Just in time for a breakfast-in-bed or Sunday Brunch kind of Mother's Day, this go-to breakfast classic is one of my favorites. 

They say that "real men don't eat quiche" but here in the South we beg to differ. There are a million variations on the traditional quiche and this one is packed full of savory flavor. I'm a breakfast lover through and through (if you couldn't tell from my love of buttermilk biscuits or this egg casserole ...) so I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.

Also, to learn more or to tackle the Southern Kitchen Bucket List, click here!

Swiss + Leek Quiche recipe / heirloomed

SWISS + LEEK QUICHE

PIE CRUST:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup Crisco
  • Dash of salt
  • 5 TBSP water

Mix flour / salt / shortening with fork - stir in water and turn into waxed paper shape in ball and set in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Turn onto floured base and roll. Makes 2 9" shells or 1 top & bottom shell (click here for full recipe )

FILLING :

  • 5 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 - 2 leeks, sliced into medium rings
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1  cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 tsp coarse ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme

 

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat eggs with whisk until well blended. Add cream, salt, and pepper. In the bottom of your pie crust layer half of your chopped leeks + green onions, and then layer shredded swiss cheese. Layer once more, leeks, onions and cheese. Pour egg and cream mixture into the pie crust. Garnish with sprigs of thyme. Bake for 35 minutes until egg mixture is firm and the top is golden. Cut and serve warm. Enjoy!


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Swiss Leeks Quiche / southern brunch recipe / heirloomed

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Capsule Collection : The Striped Tee.

As we head full on into Spring weather (the moment we've all been waiting for this year) the stores are all buzzing with the perfect essentials for sunshine. 

capsule wardrobe the best striped tees of the season / heirloomed

If you know me you know I am a lover of the classic, capsule type wardrobe pieces that will last beyond the trends and take you from season to season. Something that will take me from a work meeting to the carpool line is always in my rotation.

Here's a round-up of some of the best little striped tees out there right now.


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Cast Iron, Reinvented.

If you've followed along here for any amount of time and perhaps made any recipes from my site (like this one) then you know I'm a fan of cast iron. Like, a big fan.

It's a classic Southern staple in the kitchen and although there are a million different recipes I've made in my own pans, it's my Mother and Grandmother's pans I remember the most and the aromas that filled the kitchen when they used them.

My friends at Lodge Cast Iron were kind enough to send me a special gift and the moment I opened it up I knew exactly why. It wasn't my love of cast iron but instead the sentiment behind the most special of all their collections to date. This is no sponsored post my friends, this is truly me absolutely loving everything about the new Lodge Legacy Series of pans. And here's why.

Lodge Legacy Series Cast Iron Fluted Cake Pan / heirloomed

With this special new Legacy Series collection, they are reaching into their archives as far back as 1896, looking at old pieces that have since been retired and bringing them back to life. The first piece in the collection is this gorgeous Fluted Cake Pan.  

Subtle details have been changed, design updates that make these pieces work harder and better for today's kitchen but still true to their origin. The handle is marked with the date of their founding, 1896, giving nod to their generational roots. I cannot wait to see what's next from this special Series. 

lodge legacy series cast iron fluted cake pan with chocolate cake / heirloomed

The richness of the color in the cast iron of this pan just made me instantly go to chocolate when trying to decide what recipe I should make first. My Grandmother always had a pot of coffee brewing in her kitchen so this Chocolate Espresso Cake with a smooth Chocolate Glaze seems to be well suited for the inaugural celebration.


Cast Iron Chocolate Espresso Cake with Chocolate Glaze

Chocolate Espresso Cake

  • 2 cups White Lily flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 cup fresh buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 brown eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

Chocolate Glaze

  • 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Cake Directions :

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch cake pans (click here for a simple tutorial from our Made from Scratch series).

Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder to mixing bowl. Using paddle attachment, stir until combined well. Add buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter until well combined.

Pour cake batter evenly between the two floured cake pans. Bake for 30 minutes and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely on bakers rack.

Glaze Directions :

Place chocolate chips in a medium bowl, along with espresso powder and butter. In a small saucepan, heat cream until it begins simmering and pour over chocolate, butter and espresso powder. Let stand for about 2 minutes, mixing until smooth. Pour glaze evenly over cake.

Enjoy!


chocolate espresso bundt cake with chocolate glaze / heirloomed
chocolate espresso cake with chocolate glaze / heirloomed

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Classic Kids Easter Books Round Up.

You know I love anything classic and traditional and while I'm doing some last minute planning for the kids Easter basket this year, I'm getting all nostalgic about these classic Easter books for kids.

My kiddos love reading, especially at night so including a book or two in their basket is always a must. I thought I'd share this simple round up and hope you'll work in some classics this year too.

classic kids easter books round up / heirloomed

CLASSIC EASTER BOOKS ROUND UP


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Introducing ... heirloomed Magazine.

I'm so excited to share this project that has been brewing over here for quite some time. The launch of heirloomed Magazine was a long time coming as I've continued to search for better ways to storytell. 

You know our mission is rooted in "keeping heirlooms around for another generation" and that's just what we aim to do through these theme based issues. Given the time of year, and of course all the traditions and recipes that are part of the holiday, we started with an Easter issue.

heirloomed Magazine easter issue

I hope you'll find value in the stories and I know you'll continue to the love the amazing photography of our dear Heidi Geldhauser. We've added some ways to interact with the magazine, too. Click to watch a video or shop a product, or to read further about a story. It's all e-magazine for now but one day I'd love to have these stories printed and captured. Oh, and of course it's free to download, just complete the form below and you'll be directed to download.

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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com