"Isn't it about time for you to make your 'egg pie?'" my husband and sons inquire, using the nickname they've given this hearty casserole. It's nice enough for a special brunch and versatile enough for a satisfying family supper. —Patricia Throlson, Willmar, Minnesota
Here's an easy, tasty dish to make for company that still allows you to spend plenty of time with your guests. I grew up in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and food was always the center of attention at our family get-togethers. We think brunch is the best meal of the day to gather and enjoy. —Gloria Rohlfing, York, Pennsylvania
My son-in-law loves to cook, and he experimented with my old standby recipe for eggs by adding cottage cheese and crushed pineapple. It turned out to be so delicious we make eggs like this all the time! —Jane Zielinski, Rotterdam Junction, New York
My father was a chef, and this was one of his favorite recipes. He served it in the hotels where he worked as well as at home. Whenever it's served today in my home, it never fails to bring back fond memories of a table laden with food and encircled with family and friends enjoying the aromas, tastes and laughter.
I found this recipe on a trip to Southern California. Since then, this versatile dish has become one of my family's favorites. I serve it as a special breakfast, for brunch or even Sunday night supper. Sausage or ham goes well with this snappy dish...and don't forget some corn muffins!
Our daughter wouldn't mind if I made this Ham 'n' Cheese Strata every weekend! I do prepare it for each holiday, serving it alongside fresh cinnamon buns and a fruit salad. —Marilyn Kroeker, Steinbach, Manitoba
"ALTHOUGH AUNT EDITH served a huge pancake with generous helpings of bacon or sausage, she wasn't always quite sure it would be enough for our farm appetites.
"To be extra-sure she wouldn't get caught short, she made this casserole as a backup the evening before. It could have been a meal in itself!
"This bread, egg and cheese combination came out of her oven light and puffy, and your fork fairly glided through it. Even still, there was body and substance in each delicious mouthful."
Make sure to include this easy dish on your menu—it features hard-cooked eggs, which you're likely to have in abundance at Easter. My casserole's perfect for fixing up the night before, if you leave off the potato chips. Right before you put it in the oven, you can sprinkle the chips on top. —Mavis McBride, Mena, Arizona
Once those first fresh asparagus spears sprout up, invite some special friends for a brunch and pull out this recipe. This lovely pie has a hint of Swiss cheese and beautiful green asparagus peeking out of every slice.
— Ann Eastman, Greenville, California
Just in time for the first delicious crop of asparagus comes a recipe from Dorothy Hussey of Bishop, California that features those savory stalks. "It might look difficult," she divulges, "but it's actually simple to make."—Dorothy Hussey, Bishop, California
Between family and friends, we average 375 visitors a year! This casserole is handy—you can put it together the night before, let the flavors blend, then bake it in the morning. —Nancy Schmidt, Center, Colorado