OK, I 'fess: I usually cheat on the pie shell.  I use Pillsbury from the refrigerator section or I recently found out they have them in Trader Joe's in the frozen aisle.  I roll them out in a 9 inch pie pan.  Bake the shell at 450F for 8 mins until it crisps a little.  

For the filling:
4 eggs 
1 cup of heavy cream
1t of salt and a couple of turns of pepper
Veges, meat of your choice

I use the kitchen aid to whip it up. When the pie shell is ready, I toss in the cheese, I prefer gruyere. Then pack in the veggies, in this case mushrooms and scallions.  ALways lots of scallions!  I've done broccoli and cheddar, asparagus and swiss, etc.  My girlfriend says she threw in chicken and tomatoes.  It's whatever you've got lying around. After the fixin's are in, pour the egg mix in and top it again with cheese.  
Bake at 325 for 40-45mins to be on the crispy side.  I always make 3-4 quiches at a time and always give one to Jim and Dinny my older neighbors.  Bon appetit.

Kari Artzi, lives in Maplewood with her husband, two kids, & adorable pup(featured), Wally.  She is an amazing interior designer and dear friend of The Communal Pantry.



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