Monday, March 7, 2011

Pizza Frittata

Happy Monday everybody!  It was an exciting weekend for sure!

 I went to an open house for the Culinary School I applied to and learned so many cool facts about the school:

- The head of the Professional Catering department was actually one of the heads of the catering for the past 2 Olympic games.
- The school is actually one of the Top 5 best Culinary Schools in America (it's not a large school, but I actually like that)
- One of their recent graduates is the personal chef to Jimmy Kimmel.

So yeah, just some fun facts, but most of all, the open house really proved to me that this is what I really want to do with my life.  I understand the long hours and the fast paced work environment, and I want it.  There's no greater feeling than really believing in yourself!

 Anyway, today is a major day for the blog.  The first EVER video!  So enjoy me and my nerdy-ness (I'd love to hear some feedback on this!) and the recipe is below!


This is some seriously delicious stuff!

1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
8 oz. portobello mushrooms, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup Newman's Own Family Recipe Italian Dressing
6 eggs
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
about 10-15 pepperoni slices
1/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
Newman's Own Tomato & Basil sauce, optional

In a medium bowl, combine green bell pepper, mushrooms, and garlic.  Drizzle Newman's Own Family Recipe Italian Dressing over mixture and toss to coat.  Let sit for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in another medium bowl, combine cream cheese and eggs.  Beat on medium speed until combined, about 2-3 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.

Heat a large cast iron skillet (or other oven-proof skillet) under medium high heat and melt butter.  Add peppers and mushroom mixture.  Saute vegetables until softened, but still slightly crisp, about 5-7 minutes.  Add pepperoni and then pour in egg mixture.

Cover skillet with lid (or, in my case, if you don't have one - some foil) and cook for about 5 minutes, or until center is almost set.

Meanwhile, preheat your oven broiler on high.

Uncover foil from skillet and sprinkle Pecorino Romano cheese over top.  Carefully place skillet in oven under broiler for about 2-3 minutes, or until top is starting to brown.

Cut into slices and serve with Newman's Own Tomato & Basil sauce on the side.

Verdict?  This was "awesome" - just like Andy said.  And of course, if Andy likes it... it MUST be good!  (I know, shameless plug - go me!)  Hehe.   Hope you guys had fun, I know I sure it!  Maybe I won't be such a dork in my next video!

Happy Monday and be back tomorrow to announce the CSN giveaway winner!

Disclaimer: I was provided a Flip video camera & an assortment of Newman's Own products as part of Foodbuzz's Tastemakers Program.  The opinions and recipe in this video/blog post are my own.


  1. For no doubt , this one looks awesome!

  2. Pizza frittata sounds delicious, good luck with your culinary school . Love firtata always.

  3. This looks absolutely YUMMY!!! LOVE IT! Looking forward to following your blog!!

  4. Follow your dream! Good luck, that's wonderful that you know what you want.

  5. ahhhh so much fun! You have fantastic energy! =) Loved the vid and the recipe! =)

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  6. Cool video and awesome recipe! Pizza anything is always a winner in my book :)

  7. Great job with the video and the pizza frittata sounds excellent!

  8. Congrats on the job well done! The dish sounds great :)

  9. I love the video! Pizza frittata sounds amazing :)

  10. Great are born to be a chef! Thanks for sharing all this culinary goodness. I hope you sleep well tonight and wake up refreshed and ready to embrace the new day!

  11. The video is too good peggy...always read your posts but it was great to see you working in the kitchen...looking forward for many more nice videos.Have a great day.

  12. Hahhahahahah I looooove it!! So nice to hear your voice (and Andy's too!) :)

  13. you two are too cute! love love love the vid!

    Keep 'em coming!

  14. I love the video!! I'm looking forward to many more! Great job on your first one, and very well done on the pizza frittata =D

  15. Bet that tastes good Mmmmmmm. Diane

  16. What a great idea with the video!! It looks really good :-)

  17. Oh yay! I'm SO happy for you!

    The video is awesome! Makes me want to get in the kitchen and frittata up some eggs.

  18. Good luck, you will learn so many things! This frittata looks fabulous!

  19. Congrats! Sounds like a great school and very exciting time in your life.

    Also, your pizza frittata sounds delicious! :)



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