Monday, May 2, 2011


Greetings from Carmela's Cucina,

It's time to celebrate Mom and all she does for us. I have created an easy and delicious recipe for a Frittata that Mom is sure to love. Serve it with a muffin and some fresh fruit to start your Mother's special day. And don't forget to clean up!

Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Buon appetito,

Carmela Tursi Hobbins


3 tablespoons of butter
3 medium leeks, cleaned and sliced
1 9 ounce carton of mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup chopped marinated sun dried tomatoes
12 eggs
2 cups of half and half
1 8 ounce package of Italian cheese blend
1 small package of fresh Italian basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
finely chopped flat leaf parsley

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Add leeks and saute them until they are tender about 5 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and cook them about 3 minutes. Stir in sun dried tomatoes. Spread the vegetable mixture in the bottom of a buttered 9x13 baking pan. In a large bowl whisk the eggs, half and half and 1-1/2 cup cheese and chopped basil. pour over the vegetables. Bake in a pre- heated 350 degree oven until top is browned and center is set about 40 to 45 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and chopped parsley. Let stand for 5 minutes and cut into squares.