Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mother's Day Recipes

Capresse Frittata

  1. 8 eggs
  2. 1 bunch basil chiffonade*
  3. ½ cherry tomatoes
  4. 4-5 slices of buffalo mozzarella
  5. 1 tbsp olive oil
  6. salt and pepper to taste


Preheat your oven to 325. Crack and beat eight eggs, add a touch of salt and a bit of pepper. It is helpful to let the beaten egg mixture run through a strainer (this will help to mix the white and the yellow parts of the egg together). In a non stick oven safe pan heat with olive oil on medium high heat. Add cherry tomatoes whole, cook for a few minutes. Then add your eggs, turn it down to a medium low heat and add in the rest of the ingredients. You can let your kids put the basil and cheese into the pan .

Put this into the oven for 12-15 minutes. It should be solid if you move it around, and slightly golden brown on top. Take it out, let it cool. Place a plate over top and turn the pan over flipping the egg onto the plate. It is a very easy dish for you and your kids to make and you can make it ahead of time and let it rest. It tastes great even at room temperature.

*Chiffonade: Roll the leaves of basil and then make very thin slices with a very sharp knife.

Painted Pancakes

  1. 1 cup AP flour
  2. 1 tbsp sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. ¼ tsp salt
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 cup milk or water
  7. ½ cup canola oil
  8. a few different food colors, and paintbrushes


This very fun and interactive. A great way to let kids feel involved. The adult will make the pancakes and the kids will paint on the pancake for mom. It’s edible art.

In a large bowl mix together all of your dry ingredients, and then add in the egg, milk and only 2 tbsp of the canola oil (the rest we will use to grease the pan), mix together. On a nonstick pan or griddle add some of the cooking oil to a towel and grease down your pan. (You should do this before you each pour).  Cook 1-2 minutes per side on a medium low fire (once you see bubbles coming up in the middle you know it is time to flip). 

After you make your pancakes, the kids get to decorate. On a plate, put a few drops of different colors and let your kids paint with paintbrushes on the pancakes. It is better if you use thicker food coloring found in the jars. Mom will love it.

Happy Cooking!