Walking on egg shells first thing in the morning is so, well, not a good start to the day. That's why making breakfast the night before (and cleaning it up) is a brilliant plan. Breakfast Strata changes easily when you switch to brown-and-serve sausage links, diced cooked ham or diced cooked bacon. Use Swiss or Monterey Jack if you're not a cheddar fan, and bread variations from herbed breads to sourdough. —Debbie Johnson, Centertown, Missouri
For breakfast or brunch, you can’t top this impressive dish from Janis Scharnott of Fontana, Wisconsin. Warm, sweet apples and a hint of cinnamon make this French toast extra special.—Janis Scharnott, Fontana, Wisconsin
You won't be able to eat just one of these cute mini quiches. Filled with savory sausage, Swiss cheese and a dash of cayenne, the mouthwatering morsels will disappear fast from the breakfast or buffet table.—Dawn Stitt, Hesperia, Michigan
In our family, this special recipe is often served for our Christmas Day brunch. I was always looking for something unique to serve, and this rich, colorful dish certainly fills the bill. It tastes so good!
“I used to make this with turkey or chicken sausage, but adapted it for a vegetarian friend, and it was a huge hit. I serve it with fresh breads or bagels and a big mixed salad featuring arugula, apples and walnuts for brunch. It also works well for lunch, served with tomato bisque.” —Danna Rogers, Westport, Connecticut
Start the day off right with this dreamy, creamy breakfast treat from Lesa Michelle Hefner of Elk City, Oklahoma. “My husband and I first tasted this delicious dish at a bed and breakfast where we celebrated our anniversary,“ she shares. “It’s really easy to prepare but tastes like you fussed.“
I've been eating - and making - these delectable breakfast treats for as long as I can remember. They look impressive but are quick and easy to prepare. Heating the filled crepes a second time turns them golden brown and adds a wonderful crispness.
What do you do with the leftover sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving dinner? Turn them into breakfast the next morning in these slightly savory, slightly sweet muffins. The sausage adds interest and the mashed sweet potato lends delightful texture to every bite. —Diane Roark, Conway, Arkansas
No need to bundle up to build this snowman—you construct it in the kitchen out of doughnut and candy! The Crafting Traditions cooking staff suggests making these snowmen would be fun at a get-together, especially if you set out the "supplies" so guests can create their own, and also a wonderful wintertime project for the whole family.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen