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Frittata with Potato and Prosciutto

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Why don’t I make frittatas every weekend?


Giada has this recipe in the antipasti section of Everyday Italian.  In my book — that I will never write — frittata belongs in the brunch aisle.


Brown some potatoes with onion and add the rest:  basil, Parmesan, prosciutto, and eggs whisked with whipping cream to make them light and fluffy.


This version of the recipe turns it into a sandwich.  What a great idea.

Eat Well and Savor.



White Bean Dip with Pita Chips

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I really didn’t need anything else hummus-like in my fridge.  Last week I picked up a two-pounder at Costco.  Still, I’m glad I made this.

This was smooth and creamy and includes just the basics:  cannellini beans, oil, garlic, parsley, lemon juice.

The chips were a piece of cake too.   Totally worth a repeat.   Just sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregano, brush with olive oil and toast.

I’m beginning to realize that Giada named this book Everyday Italian because everyday equals simple.  By the way, I had this for dinner.

Eat Well and Savor.





White Bean and Tuna Salad

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That may not sound exciting and trust me when I tell you that it looks even less exciting, but this was very tasty and filling.   This is my first recipe from Giada De Laurentiis and her book Everyday Italian.  I have a love/hate relationship with Giada.  On the one hand, I love Italian food and her California style.  On the other hand, I can’t stand those teeth, the cleavage, how she talks with her mouth full, or the way she exploits her kid on her show.  I am willing to overlook all of that for some more tasty meals.

I’m really sorry that I didn’t put this on a bed of arugula to spruce it up a bit for the picture.  

Eat Well and Savor.