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Eggs in Purgatory (Tomato Sauce)

Eggs in Purgatory (Tomato Sauce)

Eggs in Purgatory or Eggs in Tomato Sauce is an easy dish to make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  This is a rustic dish in which eggs are poached in a simple tomato (marinara) sauce seasoned with onions, garlic, and basil.  For some reason unbeknownst to me, marinara sauce tastes better when made in a […]

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Potato Frittata

Potato Frittata

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is one of my favorite movies.  It has me laughing no matter how many times I’ve watched it.  There are many similarities between the Greek and Italian cultures.  I really relate to the school cafeteria scene where the girl is eating moussaka for lunch and the kids are making fun […]

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Frittata Primavera

Primavera means the spring season in Italian.  I call this dish frittata primavera because it contains the first vegetables that come to market in Italy in the spring-time – thin asparagus, peas, and baby artichokes.  If you’ve never had a frittata, it is basically a large egg omelet with lots of great stuff thrown in.  The […]

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Poached Eggs with Tomato Sauce and Italian Sausage

This simple and hearty egg dish is so versatile you can serve it for breakfast, lunch, a light supper, or brunch.  Poached eggs are typically cooked in water, but these eggs are poached in a flavorful tomato sauce with Italian sausage.  If you like a little heat, use the hot Italian sausage and add in the red […]

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Poached Eggs with Asparagus and Potatoes

Poached Eggs with Asparagus and Potatoes

The Sicilian word affucato, or affogato in Italian, means to drown.  Which is what these eggs are – drowned in a savory broth enriched with asparagus and potatoes. My mother Maria can do wonderful things with eggs.  This is my favorite of all of her egg dishes.  It’s a really unique recipe – unusual as far […]

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