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mini frittatas


Mini Frittatas with Basil and Ricotta

6 large eggs

½ cup whole milk

½ cup fresh ricotta cheese

¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

¼ cup chopped fresh basil

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Garnish:  fresh basil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Whisk together eggs, milk, ricotta, Parmesan, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.  Stir in cooked pasta and chopped basil.  Spray mini muffin tins with non-stick spray or grease with butter.  Pour egg mixture into mini muffin tins and bake until eggs are completely set, 10 to 12 minutes.  Garnish with basil.

(By the way, we omitted the 3 cups cooked and drained penne rigate pasta which were originally in the recipe.  However, one day we plan to make the frittatas with the pasta.)

Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart Living via Sunday Suppers

You can eat the mini frittatas by themselves, with a salad or in a hot-pressed sandwich with cheese and/or ham.  We had them with fresh mozzarella on sourdough (on the panini grill, of course).

Avery wasn’t too keen on the frittatas, which meant more for us.  Hopefully she'll try them again one day!


paper city

Paper city and people free to download and print on artist Joel Henriques' blog.  Thanks, Joel!

Image: Made by Joel via Mamaista


giver's log

Kendra's shower and the hot chocolate on a stick favors were featured on Giver's Log yesterday!  Happy day! Be sure to visit Amber at Giver's Log; many a thoughtful gift idea abound there!


swedish style

Polarn O. Pyret is one of our favorite children’s clothing retailers.  PO.P and their iconic stripes are based in Sweden and are known for their timeless design, brilliant colors, smart prints, superior quality and durability!  Because their threads are crafted with such quality, PO.P lets your kids be kids, get dirty and have a fabulous time doing it! 

This is Avery in their charming hoodie.  It’s been perfect for cool spring and summer nights.  Don’t miss their huge summer sale going on right now!  Btw, I am now a member of their PO.Pular Parents program.  If you mention "I heard about PO.P from Michelle Sterling" in the comments section at checkout, you'll get an extra 15% off this week on sale items!  Don't pass this up!

Oh, and Augustine makes an appearance (his first on the blog so far)!


Campfire Desserts

If you're looking for a few alternatives to s'mores for your summer shindigs, wander on over to Ohdeedoh for their post on around-the-campfire desserts (or around the grill if you're in your backyard)!  The Orange Chocolate Cake sounds promising!