Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Easy And Fast Recipe For Breakfast - Simple Ham Frittata Recipe

Coming up with ideas for breakfast is not always that easy. Time is limited, yet you want to send the family off with a substantial breakfast that will keep them going until lunch time!

This frittata is easy to make, I find using a one plate cooker that is fast and easy to control, such as the Viking Portable Induction Cooker, very handy. You have instant reaction to your heat settings and infinite settings to make sure you get just the right temperature for your frittata. This frittata is made in the oven, though, but I have made it successfully on a Viking Portable Induction Cooker many times.

Well, here is the recipe for Ham Frittata for you to try:

Simple Ham Frittata Recipe

What You Need:

  • 8 eggs
  • 8 T of Parmesan cheese, grated and divided
  • 2 T of olive oil
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 C of onion, chopped
  • 1/2 C of red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 oz. Serrano ham, chopped
  • 1/8 t marjoram
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper

How to Make It:

  1. Turn on the broiler and allow it to preheat. (For this a Cuisinart TOB 195 Exact Heat Toaster Oven Broiler Stainless is ideal!)
  2. Carefully break the eggs into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the eggs with 4 T of the cheese and whisk until well combined.
  4. Pour the oil into a large oven proof skillet positioned over medium high heat.
  5. Add the potatoes to the skillet and cook, stirring often for 5 minutes or until browned.
  6. Stir the onion, bell pepper and garlic into the potatoes.
  7. Cook 2 minutes or until the onion and peppers are just beginning to tender.
  8. Add the ham, marjoram, salt and pepper and stir to blend.
  9. Spread out the mixture evenly in the skillet.
  10. Pour the egg mixture over the top of the potato mixture, tilting the skillet so the eggs spread to the edges of the skillet.
  11. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover the skillet and cook 5 minutes or until the top is set around the edges but the center is still lightly runny.
  12. Remove the skillet from the stove and sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly over the top of the eggs.
  13. Place the skillet in the oven and broil for 30 seconds or until the center of the frittata is set.
Makes 4 servings

Serrano ham is the Spanish version of Italian prosciutto. Serrano ham is salt cured, air dried then aged. Serrano ham is not smoked so you get a more pure and intense ham taste. If you can't find Serrano ham smoked ham will work just as well in this recipe.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

All Clad Dutch Oven For One Pot Meals

Dutch ovens are ideal for one pot meals and the All Clad Dutch Oven is no exception. It is also a Dutch oven that is easy to clean and very versatile as you can use it on top of the stove, in the oven (ideal for one pot meals) or when you go camping on a gas burner or even an open fire.

To give you an idea of how easy it is to make a one pot meal in your All Clad Dutch Oven here is a tasty recipe for you to try.

One Pot Turkey Supper

What You Need:

  • 1 lb. boneless turkey breast
  • 1/4 t of salt
  • 2/3 C of frozen cranberries
  • 2/3 C of orange marmalade
  • 1 t of lemon juice
  • 1/8 t of pepper
  • 1/2 C of walnuts
  • 1/2 C of turkey broth
  • 2 C of pearl onions
  • 1 large sweet potato cut in 1/4 inch slices
  • 3 C of frozen cut green beans
  • 1 t of dried sage

How to Make It:

  1. Preset the oven temperature to 450 degrees and allow the oven to preheat.
  2. Spray the bottom, sides and lid of your All Clad Dutch Oven with a non stick cooking spray.
  3. Place the turkey breast into the bottom of the pan and sprinkle the top evenly with the salt.
  4. Place the cranberries into the blender and blend until small chunks.
  5. Add in the marmalade, lemon juice and pepper and pulse a couple of time to mix.
  6. Add the walnuts and broth and pulse until the walnuts are chopped into bite size pieces.
  7. Pour half of the mixture over the top of the turkey.
  8. Add the onions and sweet potato slices.
  9. Pour the remaining cranberry sauce over the top of the onions and potatoes.
  10. Spread the green beans over the top and sprinkle with the sage.
  11. Cover and bake 35 minutes or until the turkey is cooked through.
  12. Spread the sauce over each serving.

Makes 4 servings

This is a Thanksgiving meal all in one pot and is a great way of inducing a special meal into our everyday life without spending hours in the kitchen. The turkey, cranberries and green beans may be fresh or frozen. If using frozen ingredients there is no need to thaw, it won’t change the amount of cooking time. You may also use dried cranberries and if you’re in a pinch use orange juice with pulp instead of the marmalade.

Of course, there are many other variations on this recipe and once you get the idea and know your All Clad Dutch Oven a little better you will definitely come up with some tasty ideas of your own.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Tasty Coffee Cupcakes Recipe

If you have a coffeemaker such as the Cuisinart DCC 1200 12 Cup Brew Central Coffeemaker you will have no problem with this recipe. A machine such as the Kitchenaid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixers will make the mixing even easier!

Coffee Cupcakes Recipe


  1. 2 Cups of cake flour
  2. 4 Teaspoons of baking powder
  3. ½ Teaspoon salt
  4. 2 Tablespoons of sugar
  5. 1 Egg
  6. 1 cup very strong coffee (made with your Cuisinart DCC 1200 12 Cup Brew Central Coffeemaker!)
  7. 4 Tablespoons butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Sift the flour with the salt and baking powder
  3. Beat the butter and the sugar until well creamed (With one of the Kitchenaid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixers!)
  4. Add the egg and beat again
  5. Stir in the coffee
  6. Add the flour mixture and stir lightly only until mixed, do not beat the mixture
  7. Fill your cupcakes 2/3 full and bake for 20-25 minutes until done
  8. Decorate as desired

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Easy Cooking With A Viking Portable Induction Cooker

If you only need one cooker to cook a dish and you need very good control over your heat settings thinking about a Viking Portable Induction Cooker is a very good idea. The Viking Portable Induction Cooker can be set at infinite heat settings and responds immediately.

Another benefit of Viking Portable Induction Cooker, of course, is the ease of cleaning.

Here is the kind of recipe you will be able to make on a Viking Portable Induction Cooker:

Smoked Sausage and Apple Skillet Supreme Recipe

What You Need:

  • 3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and 2 grated and 1 quartered
  • 2 TBSP butter or margarine
  • 6 C shredded green cabbage
  • 1/2 C thinly sliced onion
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 1 TBSP cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage, cooked and pierced with a fork
  • 2 TBSP minced fresh parsley

How to Make It:

  1. Place a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add the butter and allow to melt completely.
  3. Place the 2 grated apples into the melted butter.
  4. Add the cabbage and onion.
  5. Reduce the temperature to medium.
  6. Cook the mixture for 4 minutes.
  7. Carefully pour in the water and vinegar stirring to combine.
  8. Sprinkle in the salt and pepper.
  9. Place the sausages on top of the mixture.
  10. Reduce the temperature to low.
  11. Cover the skillet with a tight lid.
  12. Allow mixture to cook for 15 minutes.
  13. Cabbage should be just starting to tender and the sausages heated through.
  14. Place the quartered apple on top of the mixture.
  15. Sprinkle the parsley over the top.
  16. Recover and cook an additional 3 minutes.
  17. Serve immediately.
Serves 4

This can be served with a small amount of honey mustard added to the top of each serving.