"As a nurse on the night shift, I get home at 7 a.m.," she relates. "So I depend on no-fuss recipes in planning breakfast for husband Joseph and me." Among her creative morning offerings is the menu presented here. Like all beat-the-clock meals featured on this page, it can start waking up family taste buds in half an hour.
"Our grown children are big fans of ham and cheese. My Ham 'n' Swiss Rolls are perfect for families on the go," Marjorie says.
Feel free to experiment with this versatile tart. Substitute ham or Canadian bacon for prosciutto, Swiss chard for spinach and your favorite kind of creamy cheese for Brie.Amy Tong, Anaheim, California
These elegant blintzes can be served as an attractive dessert or a brunch entree. The bright cherry sauce gives them a delightful flavor. I sometimes substitute other fruits, such as raspberries, blueberries or peaches.
-Jessica Vantrease, Anderson, Alaska
A savory update on baked French toast, this is an easy make-ahead dish that is excellent for brunch and showers. The combination of maple syrup, bacon and nuts makes it impressive and satisfying.John Whitehead, Greenville, South Carolina
This traditional oven-baked pancake is a sensational way to showcase fruit-and it makes an ideal holiday breakfast or brunch. If you prefer, sprinkle with powdered sugar or serve it with canned pie filling or other fruit.
This has become the brunch dish I'm known for here in Pearland. The recipe combines the favorite flavors of hearty, old-time country breakfasts with the ease of a modern, make-ahead dish. Try ityou'll enjoy it.
You can easily prepare this the night before for a luncheon or during the morning for a dinner. I serve it year-round, for large groups like my card club or garden club, at picnics and at other occasions. When I do, just about always someone requests the recipe!
My husband and I have been married 49 years (two sons and five grand daughters). I've enjoyed cooking since I was a girl. My mother was an excellent cook, and she passed along many of the Pennsylvania Dutch recipes that are popular in this part or our state.
Burritos for breakfast? Why not! These zesty little handfuls will wake up your taste buds and start your day with a smile. And you can make and freeze them ahead, then just pop them into the microwave for a quick meal.
Meet the Cook: This is a nice recipe to whip up when you come home from church. I adapted it from one I saw in an old cookbook. It's a little different way to use herbs.
We're the parents of two, both now grown, and the grandparents of three.
-Lois McCormick, Muncy, Pennsylvania
Corn's always been the basis of my favorite recipesin fact, these corn cakes were one of the first things I made for my husband.
For dinner, they're nice with fresh fruit salad and ham. They're also great with breakfast sausage and orange juice.
Tom works for the highway department on Mount Hood, and we live at its base. Our children are 19, 16 and 13.