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
Instead of the usual ham and cheese, try dressing up eggs with strawberries and cream cheese. "I first tasted this dish while vacationing at the beach," recalls Selina Smith of Frostburg, Maryland. "We like it now as a change of pace for dinner."
We enjoy this dish for brunch and as an after-school snack. For get-togethers, let guests spoon their melon from a large serving bowl and put on their own toppings.—Patricia Richardson, Verona, Ontario
Try this tart and tasty salad for a refreshing midwinter lift. "I love to prepare pretty dishes, and this salad is fancy, fast and almost sweet enough to be a dessert," says Mary Ann Marino of West Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.