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

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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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Chicken Enchilada Huevos Rancheros with Garlicky Crispy Kale

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My favorite weekend sports include farmer's markets, thrifting, and BRUNCH. Benedicts, Bloody Marys, pancakes, burgers, salads, and champagne all living in one place?! It's just everything I want to welcome all the weekend feelings. My parents, too, are big on brunch, and really, it's one of the more important lessons that's been instilled in my life. Ease into your day, have that coffee, watch that tacky morning show for a few, and then when you feel like it, get moving in the kitchen. There are SO many things I love about this dish. First of all, the components are partially make ahead, and what isn't make ahead, is thrown together so fast. Secondly, when I wake up on a weekend morning, possibly after a couple cocktails the night before, all I want is a big 'ol breakfast burrito.

This riff on huevos is inspired by my parents, but with my addition of the chicken and crispy kale. When I told my mom I was making this, her exact reaction was: "Oh my god that sounds so good... Wait, doesn't it weird you out eating the parent and the child together?" Well, when you put it like that...still no. It's delicious, and it all starts with our foundation: the beans. 

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