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Feb 17, 2017

How to Cook a Delicious & Easy Brunch

If there’s one thing we’ve expressed over and over again, it is our love of brunch! Wether we’re dining out or cooking at home, it’s our favorite meal – by a long shot. Plus, brunch foods are the best! So we partnered with our friends at Macy’s and ShopStyle to show you how to cook this delicious and easy brunch! The menu we’re sharing today has a little bit of everything – something sweet, something savory, and something small. Plus, the variety is also healthy.

The first step in making cooking (and clean up) easy is quality cookware. For this meal, we used the Lagostina Nera Hard Anodized collection from Macy’s. Not only is this cookware beautiful, but it’s also built for a lifetime of use. AKA no replacements a few years down the line. What, you don’t believe us? Well, the cookware also comes with a lifetime warranty, so there’s that :). We love these pots and pans for their durability and beauty, yes, but also because they are non-stick. And we can’t cook or clean with anything that isn’t!

For two of the below dishes, you will need 2 skillets that are oven-safe – which the Lagostina pieces are. You will use a 10″ skillet, a small 1 Qt. saucepan, and a larger 12″ deep everyday pan and the matching lids. Did we mention we love these beautiful hammered stainless steel lids?


Veggie Frittata

Ingredients:

4 eggs
1/4 milk
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 large handful finely chopped kale
2 ounces goat cheese
1 teaspoon of oil

Directions:

1. Preheat your broiler.

2. Add 1 teaspoon of oil to the Lagostina 10″ skillet, over medium heat. Add chopped red pepper and kale and sauté for 5 minutes until vegetables are soft. Season with salt and pepper.

3. In a bowl, whisk together eggs and milk and add the mixture to the skillet. Let set for a minute. Using a spatula carefully begin to separate the egg mixture from side of the pan, tilting it while doing this so that egg mixture fills the space. Do this all around skillet so that frittata cooks up evenly. Continue to do this until most of egg mixture is spread and only a small layer is left on top.

4. Add crumbled goat cheese evenly to top of the frittata. Place in the oven under broiler and let cook for about 3-4 minutes, watching carefully. Let top of frittata cook completely and brown slightly.

*While the frittata is in the oven whip up some steal cut oats using the small saucepan*

5. Carefully (using a mitt!) take the skillet out from oven. Let cool for a couple of minutes and serve.


Frittata recipe adapted from Aggie’s Kitchen

A brunch menu isn’t complete without serving up something sweet – right? This ‘Dutch Pancake’ is the perfect option to balance your palate without being overly sweet or heavy. Plus, it’s SO yummy and super easy. It does take a little longer to make so we recommend popping it in the oven before starting on the frittata.

Dutch Pancake

Ingredients:

3 eggs
½ cup flour
½ cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
Pinch of nutmeg
4 tablespoons butter
Powdered Sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Combine eggs, flour, milk, sugar and nutmeg in a blender or mixing bowl and blend or mix by hand until smooth.

3. Place butter in the 12″ deep everyday pan (part of the Lagostina set) and place in the oven. As soon as the butter has melted (watch it so it does not burn) add the batter to the pan. Return pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the pancake is puffed and golden. Lower oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake five minutes longer.

4. Remove the pancake from oven and top with powdered sugar.


Dutch Pancake recipe adapted from New York Times Cooking

Talk about a brunch spread! We love this menu for an easy morning with family or friends – the diverse options will make sure everyone is happy and well fed!

When all is eaten (which it will be) pop the pans in the dishwasher and let yourself fall into a relaxing food coma. However, you will probably feel great and energized after this protein packed, fibrous meal! In that case, let it propel you on to the rest of your day!

Finally, if you try these recipes, please let us know how you like them!

This post was sponsored by Macy’s and ShopStyle. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Inspired by This!

  • Shelby

    Nothing beats brunch!!

  • jen

    yumm!!!

  • Katie

    this looks soooo delish!

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