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.

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Swiss + Leek Quiche recipe / heirloomed

Swiss and Leek Quiche

Yield: 6
This quiche is a unique take on a classic. We guarantee it will be a hit at your breakfast table.


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


How to cook Swiss and Leek Quiche

For the Crust
  1. 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 )
For the Filling
  1. 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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Festive Cranberry Hand Pies

Finding comfort in the traditions of the holidays is truly where I find some of my greatest joy.

With Thanksgiving just a few days away and my trip to Publix still not completed, I find time to sit and think about the dishes I'll prepare and the ones that are most special to me. I can't imagine a Thanksgiving meal without the French sage stuffing I grew up on, the best cranberries around and some good old traditional pie, because my Nana's pie crust is truly the best. Oh, and the pie crust cinnamon rolls my mom makes with the leftover dough, which inspired our most popular Rollings of Cinnamon apron.

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festive holiday hand pies

Mixing old traditions with new keeps things ever-interesting, so when my friend Erica at Yes Ma'am Paper Goods said she was making Cranberry Hand Pies for our photoshoot with Heidi I had already decided these little guys were going to be at the top of my menu this holiday.

A little behind-the-scenes, we set up this shoot to capture the essence of our collaboration project this year, our Family Recipe Card + Cloth. I think this may be my favorite product of all-time because my own family recipes are so special to me and these are just the most meaningful gift I can imagine. The stories we've heard from the folks who have purchased the gift set already are truly remarkable {and I can't wait to share after the holidays so as not to spoil any gifts!}

We wanted to shoot something visually beautiful and the burst of red cranberry for holiday captured this essence. We also wanted something a little traditional but a little on-trend and most importantly, something the kiddos + adults would love equally. Success my friends. You MUST make these - they're the perfect blend of savory and sweet in an oh-so-fun grab and go size.

Today, the recipe and some images from the shoot were featured over on SMP Living, along with some fabulous hand-lettered Thanksgiving tags from Erica that you can download. Pop over and get the recipe and take a peek below at a few more images from the shoot!

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Photography: Heidi Geldhauser | Custom Family Recipe Card + Cloth: Collaboration By Yes Ma’am Paper Goods + Heirloomed | Hand Lettering: Yes Ma'am Paper + Goods | Original Recipe: Bon Appetit | Table Linens + Aprons: Heirloomed | Wooden Feast Board: WoodKith