Ham and Cheese Quiche

One of our resolutions at the Epps Realty office is to eat-in more and we kicked off that goal today by serving up homemade quiche made by yours truly!  This ham and cheese quiche is super easy to make and can be easily doubled to feed a larger group.

ham and cheese quiche

Here’s what you need:

4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 c diced ham
1 c shredded pepper jack cheese
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
1 deep dish frozen pie crust

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in ham and both cheeses.
  4. Pour pie filling into crust, set on a baking sheet and place in oven for 50-60 minutes or until set.
  5. Serve warm.

The great thing about quiche recipes is that they are so versatile.  You can substitute different cheeses, different meat or meatless, add veggies…the variations are endless!

Let me know if you try this recipe.

(((hugs))) ~lisa


Crock Pot Italian Chicken


‼️ALERT‼️ Easy crock pot dinner 🍽 recipe coming your way…

We call this dinner “Italian Chicken” 🇮🇹 🐓 and it is so super easy ✨ you will probably wonder why you’ve never tried this before.

You will need:
🔹 boneless, skinless chicken 🐔 breasts
🔹 1 large bottle of Italian dressing
🔹 cooked rice 🍚

🔺Now I use frozen chicken 🐓 and I put that in the crockpot first. I know they say you shouldn’t but that’s what I do. How many you are feeding will determine the amount of chicken you use.
🔺 I then add the large bottle of Italian dressing on top and then cook on low for 4-6 hours. I like to use a lot of dressing so if I’m making a big batch of this I will use more than 1 bottle.
🔺 I then serve it over rice and that’s it. Yes…..I know what you are thinking….that’s it?

Yes….that’s it. That’s all the steps.

And you are probably thinking BUT WAIT!! 😯 There has to be more steps!

There’s not. That’s it. I know….you are welcome. ☺️

I typically don’t serve this with any sides or anything and we use the extra juice (Italian dressing) and spoon that on top of the chicken and rice. So yummy.

Eating healthy…well, healthier…

We are trying to eat healthier around here and this is a pic of a really delicious salad we had not too long ago.  Romaine lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, a bit of pepper jack cheese and one of my favorites….broccoli slaw mixed together.  It was really yummy!  What do you like to add to your salad?


Do you like cottage cheese?


Because I am not sure that I do.  I had purchased no fat cottage cheese and despite adding cinnamon and blackberries, I still wasn’t into it.  So we bought regular fat cottage cheese and I added some blueberries this time.  Still not digging it.  I do like pimento cheese, which is a similar consistency so maybe it’s just the way I’m preparing it.  How do you eat cottage cheese?

I’ve also been really obsessed with nectarines. So much so that I hardly even remember to take a pic before I’ve eaten them all up.  And English muffins with peanut butter and bananas.  Really been loving that too.

What have you been eating lately?

Stay awesome!! ~lisa


A Visit To 1912 Pike Place

I’ve visited Seattle several times but this time I was making a point to visit 1912 Pike Place.


Without googling, do you know what this place is?  Can you guess?  I mean if you know me and know what I drink most mornings….was that a big enough hint?


Yes.  I made a trip to my hot chocolate motherland.  Now I know Starbucks didn’t invent my hot chocolate but it is oh so good there!!

There was a bit of a line to get in but it moved quickly enough.  I got up to the counter and was able to order my venti hot chocolate. 🙂


I don’t know the girl in the background but I am sure that she enjoyed the whole Starbucks experience too!  haha!!  Have you ever visited the original store?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

Mini Meatloaves

I found this recipe for Mini Meatloaves and knew I just had to share it.  I’ve made this recipe several times and each time it was delicious!  This is another Kraft recipe.  🙂

Using the muffin pan to make muffins instead of the traditional loaf style cuts the baking time in half.  Who doesn’t love saving time in the kitchen?

Here’s what you’ll need:

ingredients mini meatloaves

1 lb. ground beef

1 pkg. (6 oz.) Stove Top Stuffing

1 cup water

1 tsp. garlic powder

3/4 cup barbecue sauce

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Here’s what you do:

ingredients 2 mini meatloaves  

1.  Heat oven to 375*F.  Mix meat, stuffing mix, water and garlic powder.  Press into 12 muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray.

2.  Make an indentation in center of each meatloaf with spoon; fill with barbecue sauce.

ready to bake

3.  Bake 30 minutes or until cooked through.  Top with cheese; continue baking 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

mini meatloaves

There are variations on the Kraft website that give it just a little bit different flavor.  Let me know if you try it and if you like it! 

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

Super Easy Chicken Parmesean

Tonight for supper I made my “Super Easy Chicken Parmesean” and it turned out so yummy!!

super easy chicken parmesean

Now I don’t have any prep pics or anything but it is so simple it won’t matter.  Basically you just need:

  • Frozen chicken patties or chicken nuggets
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Spaghetti noodles, cooked
  • Mozzarella cheese

You cook the frozen chicken patties/nuggets according to the directions on the package and about 5 minutes before they are done cover the patties/nuggets with spaghetti sauce and sprinkle on some mozzarella cheese.  Serve over spaghetti noodles. 

It is so super easy you’ll be thanking me later for sharing this yummy recipe!! 

Stay awesome!  ~lisa