Quick and Easy Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Feta Recipe (Shakshouka)


If you need a quick yet delicious meal in under 30 minutes, Shakshouka is a very traditional dish, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Just simply a few pouch eggs over tomato sauce and topped with cheese. It goes great with pita, tortilla chips or mini toast squares to scoop up every bit of Bertolli sauce.
Heat Bertolli sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat or 6 minutes in the microwave, stirring occasionally. I chose the Bertolli five cheese and the Bertolli tomato & basil sauces for my Shakshouka. (My kids were so enamored with the sauce!)
Pour the sauce into a baking dish or you can used a pan that goes from stovetop to oven.
Now crack the eggs onto the tomato sauce, then cover the pan with a lid of tinfoil tent and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Top with feta cheese, basil, paprika, black pepper and oregano to taste.

In a cooking world full of complexity, Bertolli savors simplicity with their Tuscan Way of cooking. I no longer have to stand over a hot stove for 3-4 hours perfecting a sauce, when it takes a few seconds to open up Bertolli’s bold taste made with a few key ingredients + layers of flavor.



“Thank you to Bertolli for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to celebrate. Viva Bertolli!”

Egg Shell & Flower Spring Centerpieces

I’ve been busy pruning back the trees and cleaning out the flowerbeds, I hated to have to toss
 all the pretty clippings into the compost pile so I came up with three really easy table 
centerpieces so we could enjoy all the beautiful flowers. 
The first one I made by punching 9 holes in the metal lid of a Del Monte fruit jar , the holes
 in 2 hole sizes to accommodate different stems.
Next was a french lemonade bottle, it’s really good lemonade we got ours at T.J. Maxx but
 the sell the same drink at World Market too.
Then finally I added some soil into our left over egg shells, I thought they were beautiful and had 
been saving the cleaned out shells on my kitchen window sill for some time now waiting to
turn them into something special and the ceramic egg cartons were my find of the week for $2.99 at T.J. Maxx!


One Bad Egg

That’s all it takes to leave you sick in bed for a week. I’ve read the packaging and heeded the warnings,
we don’t even eat raw cookie dough not ever! So when my photographer brain kicked in and I had to
 snap a few shots of the eggs that looked so pretty sitting on my kitchen counter waiting to become our next dinner
 I wouldn’t have thought it would turn into 5 days of recovering from salmonella.
 Yep, just like the egg cartons warn you about, playing with eggs is not recommended especially by this photographer.
But how many of us are ocd enough to sanitize our camera equipment, really? 
Lesson Learned.
Emotional post coming Wednesday bring tissues…. I’ll be needing some.