Today I… had a little pot of comfort

Thank you all for your amazing out pouring of kind words and prayers for my family and me. I am truly touched by your warmth.

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I am also comforting myself with other warmth, like this little pot of baked eggs with smokey paprika. Just toast up some little squares of stale bread tossed in a little salt and olive oil until they are slightly crunchy. Then, top with an egg (or two if you like), and tiny pour of cream and a healthy dash of smoky paprika (hot or sweet, whichever you prefer), and bake at 350F until the whites are set.

Getting into the kitchen always brings me joy. It’s a celebration of life and love that I suppose is what Valentines day is supposed to be about. I don’t usually do anything to celebrate it, but my mom always did send a card. I think she would have liked this little pot of deliciousness.

  • That’s a delicious looking pot. Take care Lara, thanks for sharing this even at this difficult times.

  • This looks so comforting and delicious! Yum!

  • I hope you are finding warmth, quiet and peace both on the table and in your heart. There are many friendly strangers thinking of you right now, and wishing you deep, good wishes.

  • It looks fantastic. I always lean toward baked eggs with tomato sauce but maybe this weekend I’ll switch it up a bit. I’ve been inspired! 🙂

  • Pretty to look at, deliciously comforting in taste and thought. I bet the connection was felt all the way to heaven.

  • Jason @ Shutter&Saute

    Breakfast food is my absolute favorite… Can’t wait to try this!

  • Small but pretty indeed!

  • delicious!… I hope you start feeling better along days!!… I´ll send you all my love!…and this pots!!!…make me crazy!

  • Kim

    I’ve appreciated looking through your site tonight–wonderful pictures. Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best!

  • Hi Lara,
    I recently made baked eggs on a bed of wilted spinach, with a dash of cream, and parmesan, (I kept it tradional) and apart from the fact it was cold by the time I ate mine (I spent half an hour photographing it!) it was definately full of comfort. I am always amazed by the powers of eggs , Ingrid x

  • These look so lovely. Baked eggs are one of my favorite dishes, and I adore the little crocks you’ve prepared them in. A pot of comfort is the perfect way to describe these- just perfect.

  • O man that looks great… although I would ruin it with a ton of chaluah….

  • I’m dying for a couple of little cast iron dishes just like yours! Where did you get them?

  • Nicki

    Your blog is the first and only I have followed. Your stories and images are inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  • Hi Lara. I’ve always love eggs any meal and this pot of baked eggs truly comes fantastic and making me hungry. Maybe even without the smokey paprika, your recipe and presentation is truly a masterpiece. I love everything. Thanks for sharing.-Maria