Spanish Tortilla and Romesco Sauce

Appetizer Brunch Flexible Vegetables Vegetarian

It had been on my mind for years to make a Spanish tortilla, which is nothing like the tortillas familiar to most Americans. It’s basically a frittata that features potatoes. Read more

Savory Baked Ricotta with Fig, Pine Nut and Greens Toss

Brunch Dairy Easy Fruit nuts Recipes Salads Vegetarian

I bought a 2-lb. container of fresh figs from Trader Joe’s because I couldn’t resist the great price. I knew I had fig recipes tucked away somewhere. A quick search of my collection from magazines and library books turned up this recipe from the cookbook Piatto Unico by Toni Lydecker. “This elegant dish makes a lovely lunch or light dinner. Read more

Mahnomin Porridge from Hell’s Kitchen

Breakfast Brunch Cereal Dairy Easy Flexible Grains nuts Recipes Vegetarian

At first, wild rice sounded a bit odd to me in a breakfast dish, but I decided  to try it (as I am a bit odd myself). If you want to start your day with a different grain, this is a great choice. Read more

Chicken Sausage, Mushroom and Cheese Frittata

Breakfast Brunch Poultry Recipes Vegetables

I usually have at least a few cookbooks out from the library. They inspire me, entertain me and provide me with a stockpile of recipes to try. Checking out new cookbooks is also a good way to keep up with food trends. You’d think I’d have enough recipes by now, but I can’t seem to stop. . . Read more