“You really can’t have brunch without some sort of an egg dish. And this one makes for a great presentation,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. Check out the official recipe, which serves 12-14, below.
Mushroom & Leek Strata
1 Tbs. olive oil
2 leeks, sliced
12 oz. mixed mushrooms
1/2 loaf challah (or other soft bread) cubed
1 C. gruyere cheese, shredded
2 C. milk (regular or non-dairy)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
butter or olive oil spray
“I don’t know why, but I’ve been seriously into brunch lately,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. “I just think it’s such a fun and easy meal to celebrate with.” Add this delicious recipe, which makes five-six bundles, to your brunch menu.
1 group asparagus
4 oz. (6-8 slices) prosciutto
1 clove of garlic
parmesan cheese – shaved
Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!
If you make this at home, be sure to post it on Instagram along with the hashtag, #CarasCucina.
Cara Di Falco of Cara’s Cucina joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to talk all things Spring food!
Di Falco states that brunch becomes very popular this time of year. “With the weather getting nicer, people want to have that kind of social gathering,” she says. So, she gives us some delicious recipes for you to make at your next brunch party.
The first recipe is for Irish Soda Bread. “I have been told by viewers of Cara’s Cucina that this is the best Irish Soda Bread recipe they have ever had.” Check out the recipe here.
“The next thing that I always recommend for brunch is a Frittata.” Complete with arugula, fresh tomatoes and onion, this dish is super healthy and super delicious. Check out the recipe here.
The final recipe Di Falco brought along is a Shrimp Salad. This recipe incorporates delicious Italian flavors without the breading and pasta, keeping it fresh and light. Check out the recipe here.
BONUS RECIPE BELOW!
Since Easter is right round the corner, Cara Di Falco is here to provide us with a recipe for Grammy’s Pizza Gain. Check out the video and recipe below and get ready to impress your family and friends!
Grammy’s Pizza Gain Makes 2 pies
4 pie crusts
1 1/2 lbs prosciuttini (peppered ham, ask the deli to slice it 1/4 inch thick)
pepperoni (ask the deli to slice it 1/4 inch thick)
3/4 sweet Italian sausage meat
2 basket cheese
1 c. ricotta
3/4 c. parmigiano cheese
pinch of baking powder