One of the cookbooks was Rachael Ray’s Book of 10 and so far I like this cookbook. It has some pretty easy and basic recipes in it. Some of the ingredients are not what I would call everyday pantry staples, but most of them do contain pretty basic ingredients.
If you have this book or other Rachael Ray books I would love to hear your thoughts on them.
The recipe I choose to try out of this cookbook was a frittata recipe. Frittatas are one of the easiest yet most versatile meals that you can make. I love them because it is so easy to vary them by what kind of meat, cheese, or vegetables that you put into them.
And this recipe is fun because it is a mini fritatta which is fun for the kids and also freezes really well.
Ham and Cheese Mini Frittatas
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 ounces swiss cheese or other cheese finely chopped (Ok I will admit I used more like 6 ounces here. 🙂 )
- 1/4 lb ham or Canadian Bacon, chopped
- A splash of milk ( That is what the recipe says, I used about 2 tablespoons.)
- 3 tablespoons chives, chopped
- salt and pepper ( about 1/4 teaspoon or so each)
- 1 few drops of hot sauce
- 8 eggs, beaten
- Spread melted butter a 12 cup muffin tin and set aside.
- Divide the cheese and ham evenly between the greased muffin cups.
- In a bowl combine remaining ingredients and pour into muffin cups, dividing evenly.
- Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until puffy and set. Remove from pan and serve.