Easy Herb Frittata

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Recipe courtesy of Food & Family Magazine, Winter 2005, Kraft Foods©

A Frittata is an Italian omelet.  All the ingredients are mixed in with the eggs and then the dish is baked.  It could not be easier, hence the name.  I have included the original recipe and some suggestions for additional ingredients.  This recipe is different every time I make it because I just use whatever is in the house at the time.  Mark and Danielle love eggs for breakfast, brunch or dinner, and this is one of my go-to recipes simply because it is easy and so adaptable.  Enjoy!

 

 Ingredients

8 eggs
2 Tablespoons water
4 ounces chopped ham (bacon, bacon bits, sausage, turkey, pancetta)
1 cup mozzarella cheese (almost any grated cheese will work, use what you like and use more than 1 cup)
3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped (Italian parsley,Italian seasoning,)
(I like to add veggies to the Frittata: asparagus, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, zucchini, etc.  I saute the veggies until they are very soft, but not browned, about 15-20 minutes)

 

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Directions

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1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Saute veggies in butter until soft, but not browned, about 15-20 minutes.

 

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2.   Beat eggs and water with a wire whisk in a medium bowl.  Stir in meat of choice, softened veggies, half of the cheese, and half of the herbs.

 

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3. Pour egg mixture into a greased 9 inch pie plate, Quiche pan, or baking dish.

 

 

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4. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.

 

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5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until puffy and golden brown.  Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro, or chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley.  It will deflate somewhat as it cools.

Orange Streusel Coffeecake

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Recipe courtesy of Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude!

by Gooseberry Patch

Ingredients

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1 cup sugar, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon orange zest (I used orange oil)
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup oil
2 Tablespoons butter

Directions

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1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix well.  Stir in orange zest (I didn’t have an orange, so I used orange oil).  Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and set aside.

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2. In a separate bowl, blend together egg, milk, orange juice, and oil.  Add egg mixture to well in flour mixture. Stir until moistened; batter will be lumpy.

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3. Pour batter into a greased 9 inch round cake pan.  In another bowl, mix together butter, remaining flour and remaining sugar with a fork until crumbly; sprinkle evenly over batter.

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4. Bake at 375°F. for 30-35 minutes, or until center tests clean with a toothpick.  Cut into wedges.  Serves 8…unless Garfield is eating it.  Enjoy!