Shakshuka is a dish of poached eggs with tomatoes, peppers and cumin. I learned it while traveling through Southeast Asia, and it's been my favorite way to eat eggs since. —Ezra Weeks, Calgary, Alberta
Chocolate lovers in Laura Rader's household rush to breakfast when these fluffy pancakes are on the menu. "I use chocolate milk and miniature chocolate chips in the batter," writes Laura from Fergus Falls, Minnesota. "Topped with butter and fruit, they're our daughter's all-time favorite."
"I grew up on a farm where a big breakfast was an everyday occurrence," relates Kathy Scott of Hemingford, Nebraska. "Still, it was a special treat when Mom served this scrumptious syrup with our pancakes."
"My daughter is a vegetarian, so I eliminated the ham called for in the original recipe," informs Vicki Schrupp from Little Falls, Minnesota. "Wedges of this healthy quiche make a fast and flavorful brunch, lunch or supper."
I've tried for years to duplicate a delicious waffle I ate at a restaurant chain here in the South. This is the closest I've come, and they're crisp and nutty. Butter and maple syrup are my family's favorite toppings. Why not serve them for your holiday brunch?
-Susan Jansen, Smyrna, Georgia
Field editor Katie Sloan from Charlotte, North Carolina writes, "With strawberries, banana and a good buttermilk batter, this is my all-time favorite pancake recipe. I even serve these for dinner occasionally with some crispy bacon or a slice of country ham."
Our home economists created this flapjack recipe that uses buckwheat flour instead of the wheat-based variety. The light and tender pancakes offer a nutty flavor and hearty texture that are guaranteed to get your day of to a bright start.