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Spanish Tortilla

This recipe was one of the few recipes from the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cooking for Two that I am writing about this month. This breakfast yumminess was the second of the two recipes from this book that I made in January while all of my family was out of town. I had made a frittata from this book before and it seemed identical, just different ingredients. More vegetables and no potatoes by the sound of it.

Spanish Tortilla


  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 large potato, diced in 1/2 chunks
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 an onion or whole small, diced
  • 1 cup ham or prosciutto, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 large eggs with S&P
  • 4 TBSP Parmesan cheese
  • 4 TBSP mozzarella cheese
  • 2 TBSP unsalted butter

Directions: (45 minutes total)

  • Dice all vegetables and meat. Heat olive oil in 10″ skillet over med-high heat. Add potatoes and stir occasionally for 5 minutes. Add pepper, onion, ham, garlic, and thyme. Stir constantly for 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 15 minutes, covered.
  • Preheat oven to 425°. Whisk eggs well and stir in the two cheeses with S&P. *After 15 minutes of cooking, let veggie mix cool for 10 minutes.* Then add veggies to the eggs and cheese.
  • Heat the butter in the 10″ skillet over med-high heat. Pour egg mix into the skillet and cook for 4 minutes over medium heat.
  • Transfer skillet to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Immediately remove from pan with spatula.

My Thoughts

This was pretty similar to the frittata, but I have to say the peppers made a great addition. I accidentally put a whole tsp of thyme in……and that wasn’t the greatest, but honestly, wayyy better than I expected. So all in all, with my thyme error, it was pretty good! Takes a bit of time, so I’d suggest for the weekend, but worth it.

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Mushrooms on Pinterest

During Blogmas The Ray of Sunshine Blog posted a “finds of Pinterest” post! She created one of these under a blogmas theme and I thought it was super cool. I was inspired by this and decided to try one of my own! It’s not going to have any pictures, so as to save on media space, but it will have many links. So click away and see what goodness you can find.

Creamy Pasta with Pancetta and Mushrooms – I absolutely love mushrooms. And the only thing better than mushrooms…mushrooms in a creamy sauce. So this recipe here has to be divine. I have never tried it, but I am dying to!

Easy Creamy Mushrooms – this one here….I have tried this. and. it was phenomenal! I was the only one home this night, so I got to eat it all myself. well, not all of it….but there wasn’t much left.

Garlic Mushroom Pasta – I love the noodles in this one!! Fusilli. garlic, cream, and mushrooms. how could one go wrong?

Elegant Mushroom Casserole – okay, so at this point, this is pretty much the same as the others above, but…it’s entitled elegant. so it’s basically begging to be included! this one is saved onto Pinterest, but it’s actually just a pic of a recipe card from family friends.

Go enjoy a mushroom today!

*photo credits to threecatsandagirl