Tea Time Egg Salad Sandwiches

February 20, 2012

Egg Salad Sandwiches


6 Large Eggs

¼ Cup Mayonnaise

2 Tablespoons Ground Coarse Mustard

½ Cup Chopped Kalamata Olives (Optional)

¼ Cup Crumbled Pancetta

1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Dill

1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Rosemary

½ Teaspoon Coarse Salt

½ Teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper

8 to 10 Slices Sourdough Bread – Crusts Removed

In a medium size saucepan, bring 8 cups of water to a boil over a high heat. Carefully add the eggs, one at a time. Cook the eggs for 10 minutes. Drain and cover with ice. Allow the eggs to cool for 20 minutes. Peel the eggs and finely chop and place in a medium size bowl. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, olives, pancetta, dill, rosemary, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Evenly spread the egg mixture over half of the bread slices. Cut into quarters. Serve immediately. Makes 1 ½ cups or 4 to 6 sandwiches.

Sausage Frittata

September 30, 2011

Sausage Frittata


8 Eggs

½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt

½ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

½ Pound Italian Sausage With The Casings Removed

¼ Pound Chopped Mushrooms

1 Bunch Chopped Swiss Chard

8 Ounces Diced White Cheddar

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, salt and pepper. Fold in the cheese and set aside. Warm 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet. You can use a frittata pan if you like, but don’t need to. Add the sausage to the skillet and cook for 9 minutes over a medium heat. Crumble the sausage with a wooden spoon until well browned. Drain off the fat and transfer the sausage to a separate bowl. Set aside. In the same skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the mushrooms and cook for 9 minutes over a medium heat. Stir occasionally until browned and tender. Season with the salt and pepper. Transfer to the bowl with the sausage. In the same skillet heat the final 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook the Swiss chard over a medium heat for 2 minutes until wilted. Transfer to the bowl with the sausage. Return the sausage, mushroom and Swiss chard mixture to the skillet. Cook over a medium heat for 1 minutes. Add the egg and cheese mixture. Cook for 5 minutes over a medium heat. Cook until the eggs are set and slide the frittata ontio a serving plate. Serves 6


April 20, 2011

Paska or Czech Easter Bread


2 Packages Active Dry Yeast (1/4 Ounce Each)

1 Teaspoon Plus 1/3 Cup Sugar – Divided

4 Cups Warm Water (110° to 115°) Divided

1 Cup Nonfat Dry Milk Powder

13 ½ to 14 ½ Cups Unbleached Flour – Divided

6 Beaten Eggs

½ Cup Melted Butter

1 Tablespoon Salt


1 Egg

2 Tablespoons Water

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1 cup warm water.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Add remaining water.  Beat in the milk powder and 5 cups flour until smooth.  Cover and let rise in a warm place until bubbly (for about 20 minutes).  Add eggs, salt, butter and remaining sugar.  Mix well.  Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.  Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth surface.  Knead for about 8 to 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl (I like to use olive oil), turning once to grease the top.  Cover and let rise in a warm place for about an hour or until doubled. 

Punch dough down and turn onto a lightly floured surface.  Divide in half and set one portion aside.  Divide remaining portion in half.  Press each portion into a well-greased 10 inch spring form pan.  Divide reserved dough into six balls.  Shape each ball into a 30 inch rope.  Make two braids of three ropes each.  Place a braid around the edge of each pan, forming a circle.  Trim the ends of the braids, reserving dough scraps.  Pinch ends of braids to seal.  Shape scraps into two long thin ropes.  Form into rosettes or crosses.  Place one decoration on the center of each loaf.  Cover and let rise for an hour or until doubled.  In a small bowl, beat the egg and water together.  Brush over the dough.  Bake at 350° for 50 to 60 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.  Makes 2 loaves and serves 24

Jalapeno & Tomato Frittata

January 15, 2011

Jalapeno & Tomato Frittata


10 Beaten Eggs

½ Cup Unbleached Flour

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

Salt & Pepper To Taste

1 Diced Jalapeno

1 Diced Tomato

½ Diced Red Onion

2 Cloves Grated Garlic

16 Ounces Low-Fat Cottage Cheese

1 Cup Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

¼ Cup Melted Butter

Preheat oven to 400° F & lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. 

In olive oil lightly sauté onion, garlic, jalapeno & tomato.  Set aside. 

In a large bowl, mix the eggs, flour, baking powder, salt & pepper.  Stir in onion, garlic, jalapeno, tomato, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese and melted butter.  Pour into the prepared baking dish.  Bake for about 15 minutes at 400° F.  Reduce heat to 325° F and bake for another 35 to 40 minutes.  Remove when done, cool slightly and cut into squares.  Serves 10


Deviled Eggs

December 21, 2010

Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs or eggs mimosa originated in ancient Rome.  They are still popular across Europe.  In France they are called oeuf mimosa; in Romania, oua umplute (stuffed eggs); in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, they are usually filled with caviar and served in a remoulade sauce and are known as “Russian Eggs.”  In the United States Deviled Eggs are so popular that there are special dishes and carrying trays designed specifically for them. 


For 12 Deviled Eggs

6 Large Hard Boiled Eggs

3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise

1 Teaspoon Djon Mustard

1 Teaspoon Malt Vinegar

Salt & Pepper to Taste


Boil eggs on high heat for about 15 minutes.  Promptly chill eggs so that the yolks stay bright yellow.  Chill for about an hour.  Remove eggs from their shells and halve lengthwise with a sharp knife.  CAREFULLY remove the yolks (like they are little babies) and place in a medium bowl.  Mash the yolks with a fork and add mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt & pepper.  Carefully spoon the yolk mixture back into the egg white halves and garnish with a light dusting of paprika.  Store in the refrigerator.  *Note…be careful when using the salt on the deviled eggs as it is easy to over salt.

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