Basic kitchen survival skills for kids

Boneless Breast of Chicken
Serves 3-4


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast filets
  • 1-2 eggs, beaten
  • bread crumbs
  • garlic powder
  • butter
  • 4 green onions
  • grated cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼-½ tsp. ginger
  • ½ can chicken broth, undiluted
  • white wine (optional)
  • sage (optional)
  1. Wash and dry the chicken. Dip in mixture of egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and sage (if you decide to use it). Then dip the coated chicken in a mixture of bread-crumbs and grated cheese.

  2. Put cooking oil in frying pan and brown chicken on both sides. Remove chicken and place on a dish.

  3. In a large frying pan with a lid, melt butter and add 4 green onions cut up. Sauté onions until limp. Add ½ can chicken broth. Sprinkle in ginger and add 1 heap ing teaspoon of honey. You can also add a little white wine if you like. When sauce bubbles, add chicken and let simmer 15-20 minutes.

  4. Check for readiness by sticking fork in center. If liquid comes out clear, chicken is done. If it comes out pink, chicken needs a few more minutes.


  • 6 zucchini
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 8-9 eggs
  • milk (about ½ cup)
  • bread crumbs (about 3 tbs.)
  • ¼ cup grated cheese
  • salt and pepper
  1. Sauté zucchini in frying pan with onion. When cooked, remove from heat. Put eggs in bowl and add the rest of all ingredients. Beat well with egg beater.

  2. Put just a little oil in an oblong Pyrex dish or any bak ing pan. Rub oil on bottom with hand and on all the sides of pan. Then, with a ladle, put half of egg mix ture on bottom of pan. With a slotted spoon, place vegetable evenly on egg mixture. Then put remaining egg mixture on top of vegetables. Put pan in preheated oven at 350 degrees and cook for about 30 minutes until a golden color. Insert knife blade in center and if knife comes out clean, frittata is done. About 15-20 minutes after you take out of oven, cover it with foil or plastic wrap.

  3. This recipe is a basic recipe and you can substitute any other vegetable, or you can mix, for example, zucchini and bell pepper if you don't have enough zucchini. Artichokes are great too.
About Lucille Campilongo:
Lucille Campilongo was born Lucia Burrafato on March 30, 1930 in San Francisco, California. She grew up in the North Beach district of San Francisco which, at the time, was dominated by Italian Americans and Italian immigrants. Central to their culture was, and still is, the importance of food. Not only necessary for mere sustenance, its preparation, and the dining experience that followed, seemed to give the rhythm and the life force that characterized the neighborhood. Even today, it is difficult to think of North Beach without thinking of food.

Lucille learned the arts of cooking and homemaking from her mother. In addition, Italian neighbors often shared their recipes amongst each other. Never afraid of experimentation, Lucille's dishes have elements of almost every region in Italy and some American influences as well.

Lucille currently resides in San Rafael, California with her husband, Victor.

About the book:
The entire premise of the book is a survival guide that gives the keys to success to a new or rising homemaker --- or a refresher for the more seasoned. College students, new or working homemakers may not have the time or desire to test the waters with a complex gourmet recipe. Lucia's approach is to offer wonderfully tasting foundational recipes. As stated above, she will talk about ways that the featured recipe might be enhanced or modified to accommodate individual preferences.

Whether you're a young Adult leaving home for the first time or an anxious parent nudging your precious offspring out of the nest, Lucia's Survival Guide and Cookbook is a fun and easy manual for anyone faced with the daunting task of creating their first home. Filled with helpful tips on everything from the first trip to the grocery store to removing the worst laundry stains, this guidebook is a no-nonsense primer for all the basic tasks involved with homemaking. Easily adaptable to any new living situation, the guide comes complete with everything you need to know for keeping a clean, comfortable home. It also includes an Italian cookbook with recipes even the first-time cook can quickly master.

From tips for choosing a new apartment to a list of essential items one must always have on hand, it uses a pragmatic and comprehensive set of instructions to show anyone how to easily and properly set up their new home. Written in the loving style of a mother sending her child off into the big, wide world, Lucia's Survival Guide and Cookbook will turn any rookie into an accomplished and confident homemaker.

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