Delicate crepes, filled with creamy Mascarpone cheese and laced with vanilla and a hint of coffee liqueur, make for a mouthwatering morning treat. It’s special in every way. —Karen S. Shelton, Collierville, Tennessee
Here's a fun breakfast idea from Joanne St. Angelo of East Providence, Rhode Island. “Share one pizza for breakfast or have one each for a hearty dinner entree,” Joanne suggests.
TIP: To ensure creamy eggs, don't overcook them!
These bite-size quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese, plus their crescent roll base makes preparation a breeze. Serve the cute "muffinettes" at any brunch or potluck gathering. —Jan Mead, Milford, Connecticut
Her garden-fresh frittata has all-day appeal, says Loretta Kelcinski, Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. “I serve it for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner with crispy Italian bread. It's made in a skillet, so there's no need to heat up the oven.”
"I always cook up a storm during the holidays," says Barbara Nowakowski of North Tonawanda, New York. Spinach and red peppers give festive Christmas color to her satisfying bake that boasts Italian sausage, lots of cheese and a short prep time.
“This quiche would be a delightful addition to brunch, especially during the holiday season,” writes Patricia Harmon from Baden, Pennsylvania. “It’s savory from the sausage yet sweet from the sliced pear.”
A professional cook, I appreciate make-ahead dishes like this one. Pop it into the oven before guests arrive...add fresh fruit and muffins...and you have an instant brunch. You can serve it as a hearty supper, too, drizzled with a little salsa.
My family calls these “one more gift to open” because it’s the last present they unwrap on Christmas morning. Everyone's mouth waters when they open these delicious bundles.—Helen Meadows, Trout Creek, Montana
Because my family is busy, we often gather for Sunday brunch to discuss plans for the upcoming week over servings of this hearty egg dish. It's colorful and special enough to prepare for holiday get-togethers, too.