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Ricotta Omelet with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

Ricotta Omelet with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

  Frittata is the Italian word for omelette. I often use the words frittata and omelette interchangeably but, technically they are different. A frittata is flat with the ingredients (usually)…
Potato & Onion Frittata

Potato & Onion Frittata

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  Growing up, I remember my mother making a frittata of potatoes and onions. It was never served for breakfast or a fancy brunch, rather it was our evening meal.…

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

  This is a simple pasta dish that can be ready in the time it takes for the spaghetti to cook. The original Roman version uses guanciale (cured pork jowl),…

Eggs in Purgatory

  Because the eggs are cooked in a hot and spicy tomato sauce, this Italian dish is known as Uova in Purgatorio. The intensity level can range from mildly spicy…

Baked Broccoli Frittata

  This is an easy frittata to put together and can be prepared in advance. For a simple breakfast or brunch, I cut them into squares and set them out…

Avocado Toast

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  When I lived in California, we had an amazing avocado tree that produced an abundance of ridiculously large fruit. Although, I am blessed to have several citrus trees in…

Pasta & Peas Stracciatella

  Stracciatella is an Italian egg drop soup. Traditionally, it is a light soup made with chicken broth, eggs, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Italian parsley. I have added farfalle pasta (butterfly)…

Caramelized Leek Fritatta

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  Frittata is the Italian word for omelet. I often use the words frittata and omelet interchangeably but, technically they are different. A frittata is flat with the ingredients mixed…

Frittata con Zucchini

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  A ridiculously quick and easy way to get a perfect frittata (Italian omelet) for one. It seems I always have leftover roasted or grilled veggies of some kind in…

Bell Peppers and Eggs

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  My mother was not a huge fan of fish, so our meals during Lent consisted of vegetables, beans and legumes and of course pasta. The meal that I associate…

Eggs Nola (New Orleans La.)

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  Brunch is just about my favorite way to entertain. It’s both casual and elegant and when the weather is nice, it’s perfect for eating outdoors. Once, for a special…
Broccoli & Ricotta Salata (plated)

Broccoli & Ricotta Salata in Crosta

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  Because Sicily has an abundance of sheep grazing her hillsides, the Island is quite famous for its sheep milk cheeses. Ricotta Salata is one of them. Ricotta means “recooked”…
Carmelized Onion & Gruyere Quiche

Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Quiche

  In the mid 1980’s I taught cooking classes for the Adult Education Department at our community college. One of the favorites was Brunch, The Perfect Way to Entertain. One…
Baked Artichoke Frittata

Baked Artichoke Frittata

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  Fritatte are a staple in my home, usually made on top of the stove in a skillet and finished off under the broiler or in the oven. Or they…

Mascarpone Souffle

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  An indescribably delicious, light and slightly sweet souffle. I love making this dish when I have overnight guests because everything can be prepared the night before. You can use…

Joe’s Special

  Some say this famous San Francisco specialty was devised by a San Francisco chef as a variation on the Italian frittata. Others insist it was created as an after-hours…
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