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Mini Frittata Cups with Mascarpone and Prosciutto

Mini Frittata Cups with Mascarpone and Prosciutto // wishfulchef.com
Muffin tins are great for cooking food other than muffins. To most folks, muffin tins may not seem like the most obvious kitchen tool to invest in, but there’s a whole world of possibilities! They’re great for freezing and saving for later, portion control or if you want to make mini versions of your food. My mini frittata cups was one of Wishful Chef’s most popular recipes of 2012 and the perfect breakfast or brunch dish to make the night before. You could even freeze and warm them up for breakfast in the morning. See the original recipe with updated images below.

If I had to name the perfect breakfast dish, I’d probably say frittatas. If you’ve never had a frittata before, it’s a simple Italian egg dish much like an omelet. I love making it because it’s so simple and you can use whatever ingredients you want. For this recipe I added a little twist and put each frittata into its own cup using a muffin tin. And continuing my recent mascarpone binge (pasta & tiramisu), I’ve also added a few dollops of mascarpone cheese and prosciutto to keep with the Italian theme. The result is a fluffy, delicious and satisfying meal.
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How to Make Bacon Salt

How to Make Bacon Salt // wishfulchef.comAhh I love bacon…OK, only on occasion and primarily to add flavor to dishes like pancake syrup (yes, seriously!) and homemade gelato (yes, seriously!!). My bacon salt recipe is one of Wishful Chef’s most popular posts, and I think for good reason. It’s easy to make and allows you to have a little taste of bacon on things like chips, popcorn, tater tots or even cookies! Just in time for Superbowl Sunday!

If you love the taste of bacon and wish everything tasted like it, then this recipe is for you! Bacon salt is a simple seasoning that can bring so much flavor to a dish. And sorry to mislead you with the title but I actually used prosciutto to make the ‘bacon’ salt. I prefer using prosciutto slices because of their delicate and intense flavor. They’re paper thin, not as fatty and get extremely crisp and flaky after they’re baked. But if you don’t have prosciutto, bacon works just as well.
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Simple No-Cook Steel-Cut Oats

Simple No Cook Steel Cut Oats // wishfulchef.comSteel-cut oatmeal is one of our staple breakfasts. I’m so used to the chewy and hearty texture that I have a hard time eating classic rolled oats these days. And steel-cut oats are even more nutrient-packed than regular oats. The big problem, however, is that cooking steel-cut oats is too time consuming for many people. So a great no fuss alternative is to soak the oats overnight, no cooking involved. This method is so simple, you can have different variations of steel-cut oats every week!
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10-Minute Spicy Tomato Sauce

10 Minute Spicy Tomato Sauce // wishfulchef.comQuick and easy pasta dishes are usually what I make when I want something simple or don’t feel like going out to eat. I typically simmer my pasta sauces for hours, but this particular recipe is my go-to if I need a quick tomato sauce. It only takes about 10 minutes to make, not bad for a delicious pasta sauce!
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How to Make Spaetzle – A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Make Spaetzle   A Step by Step Guide // wishfulchef.comSpaetzle (spelled Spätzle in German) is a traditional side dish eaten throughout Germany. I didn’t know what it was until my first trip there and instantly loved it. Peasant food that dates back hundreds of years, spaetzle is an egg noodle, similar to dumplings, made of basic ingredients: flour, salt and eggs. There are many different ways to enjoy spaetzle. You can eat it freshly cooked with a thick saucy stew or lentils. I also like to saute my spaetzle with sliced onions and fresh herbs (see the main image).
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Sardines – Why You Should Include Them in Your Diet

Sardines   Why You Should Include Them in Your Diet // wishfulchef.comToday I’m trying out a new post format. My recipes usually focus on simple, high quality ingredients. So I thought it would be nice to provide a little more in-depth information on specific ingredients.

I’m planning on sharing some of my favorite foods, but also seasonal and/or exotic vegetables and fruits I may have picked up at the market. My first article covers one of my favorite ingredients, sardines. I love cooking with them – fresh or canned. A staple of the Mediterranean diet, it has also become a staple in my kitchen.
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How to Make Almond Milk – A Step-by-Step Guide with Photos

How to Make Almond Milk   A Step by Step Guide with Photos // wishfulchef.comIn my mind, almond milk is the best dairy alternative there is. When prepared the right way it is creamy and sweet with a slight nutty flavor that’s not overpowering. I love drinking it on its own or added to almost anything instead of cow’s milk including cereal, muesli, tea, and shakes. And the leftover almond pulp can be used for delicious, gluten-free baking: check out my Vegan & Gluten-Free Almond Cookies.

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