June 23, 2018

RECIPE CORNER: Breakfast dishes

October 10, 2013

By Ginger Isham

Every now and then I make some kind of egg dish for breakfast other than the usual cold cereal in summer and oatmeal with fruit in winter. During the colder months, we used to have a Sunday night family pancake supper with one or more kinds of fresh fruit and cheeses. The following recipe is very much like an omelet, but easier and more attractive and can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Scrambled egg muffins

1/2 pound bulk pork sausage (use regular or turkey bacon or chopped ham)

12 eggs

1/4 cup chopped green pepper

1/2 cup chopped onion

pinch of salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cook sausage in skillet until browned and drain. In a large bowl, beat eggs and add green pepper, onion, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Stir in sausage and cheese. Spoon about 1/3 cup into greased cupcake pans. Bake at 350-degrees for 20-25 minutes. Serve with toast spread with butter, jam or peanut butter.


Southwest frittata

4 eggs

1 tablespoon fat-free milk

pinch of salt and pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground mustard

1/8 teaspoon or less cayenne pepper

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 large tomato, chopped

2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives, drained

1/2 cup shredded part-skimmed mozzarella cheese

Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, mustard and cayenne pepper. In a large skillet, cook onion, green pepper and garlic in oil until tender. Add tomatoes and olives and heat through. Pour egg mix over the veggies. As eggs set, lift edges so the uncooked mixture flows underneath. When done, sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand a minute or two for cheese to melt.  Serve in wedges with favorite toast and orange slices.


Food Hint: When making homemade applesauce, add a few small red-hot cinnamon candies or maraschino cherry juice for color and flavor or serve plain with blueberries or raspberries sprinkled on top.

Ginger Isham lives with her husband on a fifth generation family farm on Oak Hill Road.


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