TIP OF THE DAY: Ricotta For Breakfast

When you think of ricotta, you probably think of ravioli, stuffed shells, lasagna, cannelloni, manicotti, gnudi and white pizza. But ricotta is so versatile: It’s a topper, a binder, a stuffing (cannoli, crêpes, dumplings, pillow pasta) and an ingredient in cheesecake, pancakes, puddings and more. This is the first of three tips on ricotta: Enjoy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Different Egg Dishes

A frittata, made on the stove top and finished in the oven or under the broiler. Photo courtesy Applegate Natural & Organic Meats.   You can have your breakfast eggs baked in a nest, boiled, fried, poached or scrambled or stuffed. You can make breakfast burritos and pizzas, Eggs Benedict and a library of other…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: CedarLane Egg White Omelettes

It’s a new year and you’ve resolved to eat better. Get started by eating a good breakfast. We flipped for CedarLane’s Egg White Omelettes, which go from freezer to plate in 4-1/2 microwave minutes. Eat them directly from the paper baking dish—no dish washing required. You’ll benefit from 18-23 g of protein (depending on the…
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FOOD FUN: Bear In A Blanket

Who can resist this edible bear? Photo courtesy LittleInspiration.com.   We love this brown rice bear in an omelet blanket. What a fun dinner idea for this quiet week, along with a colorful side salad. Have the kids help make it! Bear in a Blanket was created by Angie Ramirez of LittleInspiration.com, who shares yummy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Omelets & Frittatas For Dinner

A classic Italian frittata (recipe below). Photo courtesy National Potato Board.   Omelets and frittatas seem like leisurely brunch or lunch fare. But don’t hesitate to serve them for dinner. An hearty egg dish with a large salad is a tasty and nutritious meal at any time of the day. Vegetable fillings (see the list…
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