Brown Butter Ginger Bread Men

I made you something.

It has a head.

And two arms.

And it’s delicious.

Are you worried? -Don’t be.


I made you a gingerbread man. Actually I made you 12 Ginger Bread Men. The more men the better, what can I say.

He’s tall – dark – rich and molassesy, and 2 more golden words Brown Butter. What more can you ask for in a man ;)


Now that’s the kind of man that I could do with over the holiday season, the only thing I need now is to find one that will do my dishes!!

Brown Butter Ginger Bread Men

1 2/3 Cup Flour

1 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda

1 Tbsp Ground Ginger powder

1 Tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Tsp Nutmeg

1/2 Tsp Ground Clove

1 Tsp Sea Salt

1/2 Cup Sugar

1 Large Egg

1/2 Cup Molasses

1/2 Cup Butter

1/2 Cup Boiling Water

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract



Preheat oven to 350 oc and prepare your gingerbread mold.

Over medium heat, add your butter to a sauce pan. Allow to brown until the butter stops sizzeling ( approximately 7 minutes). You should hear a little sizzle and pop – don’t worry, this is normal. The water is escaping from the butter. Remove from heat, and allow to cool.


In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground clove and sea salt.

Add egg, molasses and vanilla.

Last, add the boiling water and your brown butter.


Mix and pour into your prepared pan.

Bake for 30 minutes.


Stay sweet good looking people of blog land, I hope you’re all well on your way to a very merry and brown buttery Christmas


Cheesy, Jam-Packed Vegetable Quiche

I have the weirdest Quiche association.

One year for my dad’s birthday – he received a card. On the front of the card was a comic strip…. picture this:

A customer in a fancy-pants restaurant looking over the menu – the waiter approaches and says “can I take your order please”

The Customer then says “why yes, I’ll have a quickie please”

The waiter then proceeds to go ninja on him and then says “it’s Quiche – you fool!”

… and now, anytime I make Quiche I remember quickie :D lol. It’s bad. I know. – trust me when I say it’s the little things that brighten my day

… just the little things oh and anything sparkly :)

Let’s move along before things get awkward (I’ve probably already done that ).

This Quiche is SO filled with vegetables that I was tempted to instead refer to it as a vegetable pie!!

For those of you who are veggie-intolerant, it’s also extra cheesy – – and there’s bacon in it. Turkey bacon, mind you – – but you can use the real McCoy if you’re little heart so chooses to.

That’s what I love about Quiche; breakfast – lunch or dinner …. you can pretty much use whatever you have on hand – add some eggs, pop it in a pre-made pie crust (god-sent!!)– top that loveliness with cheese and bake until the cheese gets all melted and bubbly.

It’s a love fest I tell you!!

Cheesy Jam-packed Vegetable Quiché

Yield: 2 Large Quiché

2 Ready Made Pie Shells

8 Large Eggs

1 Small Red Onion diced ~ 1/2 cup

1/2 Head of Broccoli diced ~ 1/2 cup

1 Small Bell Pepper diced ~ 1/4 cup

1 Small Carrot grated ~ 1 1/2 cups

5 medium mushrooms diced ~ 1 cups

2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro

1 1/2 Cups Frozen Spinach

10 Slices of bacon, cooked and chopped (I used turkey – – use the real deal, it’s all good ;))

1 Tbsp Black Pepper

1 Tbsp Salt

1 Tbsp Garlic Powder

1/2 Tbsp dried Basil

1 Tbsp Flour

2 Tbsp Mayonnaise

1/3 Cups Butter Milk

1 1/2 Cup sharp cheddar cheese – divided 1 cup by 1/2 cup.


Preheat oven to 350 oc.

Using a fork pierce scattered air pockets, around both pre-made pie crusts.

bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Over medium heat, cook frozen spinach – allowing all the water to evaporate.

In a frying pan, cook your bacon until nice and crisp. Remove from heat and crumble.

In a large bowl, add your eggs. Next, add butter milk. And then  add all of your spices – black pepper, salt, garlic powder, basil.

Now, vegetable-ize this little puppy.

Add those little Bacon munchers in there too.

Let’s get cheesy …  add 1 cup of cheese. And then – whisk that happiness, to spread the love.

Add your flour. Mix until well combined.

Now, fill your two pie shells

Top with the rest of cheese.

Bake for 45 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Slice and well… do you thing :D

Have yourself a lovely day – – and enjoy your Quiche – or quickie, whatever frosts your cupcake …. Okay, I’ll stop – we’re back to that awkward moment.

Be Sweet