I’m Back {CtBF} #everydayDorie

Oh my!  Happy Friday! As I sit down to write this post, I see that my blog has been dormant for almost six months.  In a period where I have no shortage of time to do things, clearly I haven’t given blogging priority.  I’ve mostly cooked along with Cook the Book Fridays though I haven’t shared my thoughts on the recipes.

This week’s recipe for Western Frittata is a twist on the diner favorite, the Western Omelet.  Frittatas are a favorite at my house.  Like Dorie, I seldom use a recipe, varying the filling based on the season and the contents of the refrigerator.  This recipe’s filling of sautéed scallions, red pepper and jalapeño is worth repeating.  The pinch of chile powder and dose of hot sauce added some zing but not unbearable heat.  Sliced tomato and thyme sprigs on top made for a pretty dish. 

I did have some issues unmolding it.  It was slightly undercooked in the center and when I flipped the frittata onto the cutting board, the center stayed in the pan.  I channeled my inner Julia Child, patched it together and flipped it back onto the serving plate. 

I served the frittata for dinner with a salad and home baked bread.  It was delicious.

Here’s a gallery of the other recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Everyday Dorie that I made since my last post for Cook the Book Fridays.  I did skip December 2020 and March 2021.

Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges
Triple-Layer Parsnip and Cranberry Cake (mini and only double layered)
Butter-glazed turnips
Meatballs and spaghetti – I liked the surprise of the walnuts in the meatballs
Dark chocolate pudding
Moroccan spiced chickpea and noodle soup – might be my favorite recipe so far in this book

Oh my! I’m feeling out of practice with blogging. Hopefully I’ll stay on the bandwagon moving forward. I’m looking forward to catching up with my Cook the Book Fridays friends at their blogs later today.


Posted on 9 April 2021, in Cook The Book Fridays, Eggs, Everyday Dorie and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Betsey, happy Friday and glad to see you back in this space with a collection of Dorie’s recipes worthy of revisits from time to time. This frittata prompts me to do more of it with almost anything from the “contents of the refrigerator.”

  2. Helvyn Benjamin

    Everything looks yummy. Glad you are back.

    Sent from my iPad


  3. WELCOME BACK! We have missed you ! Everything looks great!

  4. Welcome back!! So glad to see you are well and have been cooking away!

  5. hey there– this all looks delish! for me as well, it’s pretty easy to get the cooking done, but the blogging seems to get harder all the time…it’s great to see you again!

  6. Welcome back. I often cook on time and forget to post. Cute minified cake. Look forward to seeing you again next time.

  7. I know you have been cooking – how many days and meals has this gone on? I wish I had one of your baguettes I saw on Facebook today. It snowed here in Boulder last night – lotsa snow – so I felt I deserved your freshly baked bread as well. Miss you guys. XOXOX

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