"After a long day of blackberry picking, I whipped up a sauce to dress up some crepes I had on hand," recalls Jennifer Weisbrodt in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. "This speedy dish really hit the spot and tied everything together beautifully! The crepes make an elegant addition to any brunch, and the sauce is delectable over warm waffles."
More like a scrumptious dessert than a main dish, this rich French toast is topped with a tangy raspberry sauce and a vanilla sauce that includes ice cream. I cut the croissants into shapes with a cookie cutter for my 4-year-old grandson, Patrick. He even asks for the "ice cream sauce" on pancakes!
Philippi, West Virginia
"Topped with favorite breakfast ingredients including eggs, sausage and hash browns, this colorful pizza makes a hearty centerpiece for a special breakfast or Sunday brunch," says Loretta Kenna of St. Elizabeth, Missouri.
I've made this brunch bake for holidays, as well as for a weekend at a friend's cabin, and I always get requests for the recipe. It's make-ahead convenient, reheats well and even tastes great the next day. —Becky Hicks, Forest Lake, Minnesota
My family often has company over for breakfast or brunch, and these light fruit-topped crepes are our favorite. The sweet sensations are as fast to make as they are fabulous. You can cook the crepes the night before, refrigerate them with waxed paper in between, then fill and top them in the morning.
Las Vegas, Nevada
There aren't many foods that do a better job of combining two meals - in this case, breakfast and lunch - than cheese and eggs. This dish satisfies a mouthful of taste buds and both hearty and light eaters.
These elegant blintzes can be served as an attractive dessert or a brunch entree. The bright cherry sauce gives them a delightful flavor. I sometimes substitute other fruits, such as raspberries, blueberries or peaches.
-Jessica Vantrease, Anderson, Alaska
Perfect for a special-occasion breakfast or holiday brunch, this easy egg scramble is warm and hearty, with potatoes, ham, cheese and sweet red and green peppers. You can serve it for a casual supper, too. —Vicki Holloway, Joelton, Tennessee
“This sweet and colorful fruit compote is perfect with an egg casserole at a holiday brunch. It can bake right alongside the eggs, so everything is conveniently done at the same time,” notes Joyce Moynihan in Lakeville, Minnesota.