For a delightful breakfast or brunch surprise, serve crisp golden waffles that feature portobello mushrooms and bacon in the batter. They're topped with tangy goat cheese butter and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. (This creative recipe took first place in the Mushrooms Every Day, Every Way contest "Fun Fungi" category).—David Bridges, Shreveport, Louisiana
If you like waffles and chocolate, this recipe is for you. These tender but crunchy waffles are great for breakfast, brunch or an after-dinner dessert. Instead of chocolate topping, top with berries and whipped cream or simply sprinkle with powdered sugar. —Agnes Golian, Garfield Heights, Ohio
“Scones are comfort food to me, and I wanted to make
a savory version with roasted garlic butter. The addition
of bacon seemed natural. Their cocktail size makes them fun; they also work for a brunch buffet."—Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
My whole family arrives early on Christmas morning-all of them looking for this delicious French toast with its cinnamon and nutmeg butter. It's easy to make and serve-and always a hit! Children enjoy it as much as my adult guests.
I came up with this rich, nutty spread as a way to jazz up toast. But my big family also looks for it on my holiday brunch buffet. It's a festive topper for muffins, biscuits, rolls and even slices of pound cake.