Mother’s Day: Kale Frittata

Mother’s Day was a big deal in my family when I was growing up. In retrospect, it's interesting that we attempted to “gift” my mother through a homemade meal. We would make breakfast and surprise her with breakfast in bed.  Obviously, after the first year it wasn’t a surprise anymore. However, just the idea of forcing Mom to sit back, to take a deep breath, and to enjoy the tables turned as her own children made her some nourishing food was beyond fulfilling. The tradition exists in my own family as well. Whenever I have a special day … [Read more...]

Crater Pancakes

Perhaps the BEST (and easiest) pancake recipe ever. Why? While it only contains 3 ingredients, it looks and tastes like it's a gourmet recipe. We enjoyed this pancake recipe for dinner tonight and will eat left overs tomorrow morning. Bake it, add a little lemon juice and confectioner's sugar, and some raspberry jam, and you've got a hit on your hands. You must try this. End of story (and post). … [Read more...]

Spanish Tortilla with Spinach and Manchego Cheese

One way to make mealtime easier for everyone involved is to theme out some of your dishes. This might seem too cutesy and organized but, believe me, it works. For example, we’ve renamed Wednesday nights as Breakfast-for-Dinner nights. I started this tradition around the same time I started cooking for this blog--over 3 years ago. I’m not sure why but, my kids claim that breakfast actually tastes better when it’s being served for dinner. I think they feel like they’re breaking the rules by eating pancakes at 6pm. My theory: whatever it takes … [Read more...]

Zucchini and Cheese Frittata

Summer is around the corner.  It’s getting warm outside.  With the sticky weather, I’ve been searching for light, refreshing dishes to make for my family.   Whether I’m blending smoothies, mixing salads, or whipping puddings, the operative word is “light.”  So, even though the crock pot was my soulmate this past fall-spring, I’m stowing it away and focusing on planting my garden in two weeks, honing my grilling  skills and enjoying my Ninja blender. Our Wednesday night breakfast-for-dinner theme nights needed some adjustment too. Challah French … [Read more...]