I grew up near Idaho where they're famous for "spudnuts," a donut made from mashed potatoes. I reworked a recipe to make it a real stand-out by using sweet potatoes flecked with cranberries. They make a tasty dessert, too! —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California
When Laura Fall-Sutton of North Chicago, Illinois wants something special and substantial for brunch or breakfast, she relies on this full-flavored favorite for family and friends.
LAURA’S TIP: “Canned, chopped tomatoes can be added for color or a cup of them substituted for the spinach. Or add a green salad to this meat- and wheat-free entree and serve up breakfast for dinner!”
“I experimented with so many spices to finally attain what I think is the next-best-thing to pork sausage,” writes Marla Swoffer from Novato, California. “These are especially good drizzed with maple syrup…or crumbled in a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, cheese and taco sauce.”
Bake an extra batch of these tender, golden waffles on the weekend. Eat one, then freeze the other in packages of two, to pop in the toaster and reheat on hurried mornings. Nutmeg adds to their warm, feel-good flavor!
James Christensen - St. Anthony, Idaho
From Granbury, Texas, Jessica Walston promises that these pretty little breakfast sandwiches are “quick, easy and taste like they came straight from a French kitchen.”
TIP: THIS RECIPE IS A GREAT WAY TO USE UP LEFTOVER FRENCH BREAD AND IS EASILY DOUBLED FOR GUESTS.
Susan Lajeunesse's family of Colchester, Vermont likes this granola in so many ways. She writes, “We sprinkle it over yogurt and ice cream, we eat it with milk like cereal, and we love to just eat it right from the container!”
My family likes this granola in so many ways. We sprinkle it over yogurt and ice cream, we eat it with milk like cereal, and we love to just eat it right from the container! —Susan Lajeunesse, Colchester, Vermont
Great flavor and subtle spice surround each bite of Mary Relyea’s home-style frittata. The Canastota, New York cook blends ground turkey and fresh vegetables with eggs for an eye-opening dish you won’t want to miss!
I created these light pumpkin-flavored pancakes with two kinds of flour and a blend of spices for a delightful taste. Serve them for brunch as a hearty eye-opener or for a fun meat-free dinner. –Vicki Floden of Story City, Iowa
These mini frittatas are a cinch to make and just delicious. They're a "must" to try if you're tired of the same old party fare. I am always asked for the recipe! It doubles easily for a crowd and even freezes well. —Nancy Statkevicus, Tucson, Arizona