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Cast Iron Frittata with Potatoes, Bacon, Kale, Tomatoes, & Feta- Plus, the Easiest Hollandaise

BreakfastsDani ColombattoComment
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Having people over for breakfast is one of those things that, to me, sounds great, but cut to asking like 7 people how they like their eggs, and I'm already mentally checked out and having some V deep regrets by egg order number 3. My parents always seem to pull this off with ease, and until I fully learn their octopus-arm ways, allow me to point you in the direction of this frittata.

First of all, this whole shebang starts with a base layer of rosemary roasted potatoes, so you know good things are happening. Then kale and mushrooms sauteed with butter and garlic get piled on, along with bacon, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, and lots of scallions. Then the fluffy egg situation gets poured in, and then topped with more feta and scallions. Additionally, I realized after I made this, that it's totally gluten free. Happy accident! This couldn't be easier to throw together, and is totally impressive enough to make for the aforementioned breakfast get together, where you're trying to avoid cooking eggs 9 ways.  

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Herb-Roasted Chicken with Croutons, Cherry Tomatoes, Lemon & Leeks

DinnersDani ColombattoComment
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What is more Friday dinner than roasted chicken? If you're asking Ina Garten, the answer would emphatically be, "Nothing!!!" (Also probably insert something about Jeffrey/also, "how easy is that?", etc). This recipe idea arrived while watching Barefoot Contessa during a little bout of cat insomnia. AKA my cat is apparently a Beverly Hills Real Housewife who will only eat 12 small meals a day, and he will LET YOU KNOW when it needs to happen. *snaps cat fingers* "Excuse me...Hun? When you get a minute..." That's what I imagine his inner dialogue is. So condescending... I would be more annoyed, but he is the cutest dang alarm clock. Like a fluffy little baby carrot...He's orange. I digress. Less cat more chicken!

Like I was saying, Ina inspired this recipe. I believe if you google the OG recipe it's called "Million Dollar Chicken", and it was conceptualized by a chef in NY. Since I'm not in a mood for butchery, and I don't own a blazing prehistoric oven, I adapted this little number to be SO easy, but it still feels Friday fancy, and dare I say, V-day approved.

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If you're a fan of all things caramelized, or have been known to be a sheet-pan-picker (I see you), this is ONE HUNDO made for your soul. Let's get into it. 

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