Friday Faves and a Pepperoni Italian Egg Skillet

by heidi on November 16, 2012

Pepperoni Italian Egg Skillet from

It’s the last weekend before the final gorge, aka Thanksgiving.

But before you sweat it out over the pumpkin pie with distant cousin Miranda who doesn’t hesitant to tell you allllll about her kids amazing experience at the gifted children’s private school where they’re getting straight A’s or listen to Uncle Barry’s wife #4 who he met on his most recent trip to Baja, we must eat breakfast. Something that’s hearty enough to nourish us early in the a.m. and carry us past noon or until the big bird sings and more “interesting” relatives show up.

For breakfast I like to go with the antithesis of what I’ll be eating later in the day, which means I want something other than an American breakfast.

I present to you my Pepperoni Italian Egg Skillet.

Breakfast before turkey. Or maybe just pie. Lots of pie.

There are more and more items on the agenda like the new Holiday issue of FoodieCrush. Coming oh so soon and featuring food blogger’s holiday…

deliciousness above… and below…

And a big announcement to cure your sweet tooth is coming next week. You’re not going to want to miss this major Cyber Monday deal of the year.

So until turkey day, a few of my Friday Faves:

1. I don’t really need any competition for tickets but it’s my duty to share with you that this potluck will be better than any you might ever attend . Just don’t take my spot or retribution will be required.

2. I showed this cookbook to my husband and he is pre-ordering it now. It might be the most entertaining cookbook for the kitchen, and well, far, far, beyond, ever.

3. My friend shared this app with me, a sort of Instagram/Twitter lovechild that only lasts 5 seconds and POOF, it’s gone! The quickest voyeuristic glimpse yet.

4. 20 bloggers contribute their baking and cooking substitution secrets to Russell’s latest downloadable kitchen helper.

5. Check out this buffet of foodie gifts you can make in your kitchen thanks to Rachel and her bevy of holiday friends.

6. And while I can’t be down with NOT stuffing the turkey, Aimee has some good tips on how to create a great roasted bird .

7. Pin the turkey on the dinner: Inspiring seasonal Thanksgiving dinner food ideas and how to impress your mother in law with stylish Thanksgiving tabletop decor.

8. An entertaining read on Thanksgiving dinners at the White House. (via @goudalife)

9. Put away the leftover cottage cheese containers. These Thanksgiving take home carriers are so great you’ll never forget them on the table or be ashamed of toting home.

10. This week’s Twitter fave: “Listening to a news story on Nordstrom saying they won’t open on Thanksgiving day like other stores. In related news, I LOVE Nordstrom.” via @bakeat350tweets . AMEN!

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Posted in: breakfast and brunch,recipes,vegetables and fruits

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

fruitandcake November 16, 2012 at 1:31 am

It looks great. Love your photos. Thanks.


Kathryn November 16, 2012 at 2:58 am

Oh Heidi, you’re such a tease with all these sneak peeks at the next issue of Foodie Crush!

Love your friday faves too, you always find such interesting links!


Mandie @ Oh So Decadent November 16, 2012 at 8:08 am

That’s such a great idea to go with something not so American for your Thanksgiving breakfast. Such a great way to spice up the morning before!


Emily November 16, 2012 at 8:32 am

I refuse to shop before midnight Thanksgiving Day. It’s ridiculous! And I love the idea of something non-American for the other meals of the day. Mmm…


Robyn November 16, 2012 at 8:48 am

Those deviled eggs look fantabulous…how do i make them! Well, everything looks that way – thanks so much!


heidi November 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

The recipe will be in the next issue of FoodieCrush magazine which will be live the first week of December. They are divine!


Robyn November 16, 2012 at 10:20 am

Thanks! So we will have them Christmas and not Thanksgiving. That’s okay as long as we get to try them.


Barbara | Creative Culinary November 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

Not only does Nordstrom no open on Thanksgiving but NONE of their Christmas displays are in the store until the day after Thanksgiving. I love that about them.

In other news? It used to mean that my daughter Lauren, who is one of their visual merchandisers, never would be here for Thanksgiving as her team worked all day getting out the decor they spent months working on behind the scenes. Last year the Denver store decided to work all night Wednesday so they could actually be with their families on the holiday. Asleep maybe but at least with them…that is better. :)

Last news? This looks fabulous. I may not have pepperoni but think I will soon have some eggs with tomatoes and spinach. Starving and this should do it.


heidi November 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

I’m with you. I LOVE the holidays but things are just going way too fast so I appreciate a little slow down on the marketing side too.


carrian November 16, 2012 at 9:33 am

wanting those deviled eggs.


Mackenzie {SusieFreakingHomemaker} November 16, 2012 at 10:23 am

Holy cow – this egg skillet looks phenomenal!


Cassie | Bake Your Day November 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Yay for a holiday issue. Can’t wait to see it!


Krista November 16, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Snapchat = teenage heaven!


Kristy November 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Ooh those eggs look amazing!!


Cathy @ Noble Pig November 17, 2012 at 7:57 am

Whoa, I could eat that whole pan…yikes!


Cookie and Kate November 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm

That skillet looks marveloussss. And way to go, Nordstrom!


Susan August 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm

The pepperoni egg skillet is one of my favorite new meals of 2013. My husband and I love it. Whenever I make it, the kids wish I would make more of it so they could have some too.


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