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Friendly Friday Frittata

My wife runs a cooking school, Cooking by the Book, and does so with passion. So much passion, that by the end of the week, Friday night, she can be “over the edge.” It’s 7PM, she’s hungry, and she’s low, low on energy. We could walk and in less than five minutes be in one…

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Roasted Mushrooms with Bacon and Eggs from Downtown Italian by Joe Campanele, Gabriel Thompson, and Katherine Thompson

In Downtown Italian: Recipes Inspired by Italy, Created in New York’s West Village, authors Joe Campanale, Gabriel Thompson, and Katherine Thompson offer you some of the spectacular recipes from their lower Manhattan restaurant empire. In this special recipe three simple ingredients — mushrooms, eggs, and pickled peppers — combine energetically and enthusiastically. Here 1 and…

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Asparagus and Fried Egg for Breakfast from Breakfast Comforts by Rick Rodgers

We have two weeks of spring left and perhaps a few more of “spring” asparagus. In Breakfast Comforts Rick Rodgers encourages us all to spend more time in our kitchens crafting a healthy breakfast. In a busy world, that’s a big request. But that challenge is specifically why Rick has filled his lively book with…

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Bacon and Red Pepper Strata from Bacon 24/Seven by Theresa Gilliam

I hear the word “strata” and I think Italy and cheese. I think of centuries of Italian home cooks testing, refining, personalizing this wonderful breakfast casserole dish. Oh, dear. It’s American. And the first recipe only appeared a century ago in 1902 with bread and cheese but no eggs. When did stratas become popular and…

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