“This light, flavorful and inexpensive risotto makes a surprising addition to a traditional brunch menu,” writes Jennifer Dines of Brighton, Massachusetts. “It's gotten lots of compliments from my friends,” she adds.
Maple syrup, sage, thyme and a little Liquid Smoke lend comforting flavor to these hearty pork patties. "I developed the recipe with help from my neighbors who were willing taste testers," says Margaret Eid of Huron, South Dakota.
With its creamy goodness and Southwestern flair, this savory specialty is a definite hit with Pam Pressly's family in Beachwood, Ohio. Our home economists lightened the recipe to replicate the mouthwatering taste with fewer calories. It's perfect for special brunches or lunches with fresh fruit on the side.—Pam Pressly, Beachwood, Ohio
This is my kid-friendly version of green eggs and ham. For my adult version, I use prosiuitto instead of ham and fontina cheese for the provolone. It's a fun sandwich for breakfast, lunch or dinner. —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado
“ ‘Frittata’ is Italian for ‘omelet,’ and this dinner entree is packed full of veggies. Egg substitute and low-fat cheese lighten it up, making for a healthy meal. It’s great for a quick late-night bite.” Kim Sosebee - Cleveland, Georgia
"My family loves sausage, but I wanted to reduce the fat and calories," confides Linda Murray of Allenstown, New Hampshire. "This version, which uses ground turkey, is nicely spiced with garlic, sage, allspice, thyme and cayenne pepper."
Dixie Terry's sunny specialty is a colorful crowd-pleaser. "My eight grandchildren often enjoy these egg-packed pitas for Saturday morning brunch...or with a light salad for supper," she informs from Goreville, Illinois.
In Providence, Utah, Leica Merriam greets the day in a luscious way--with homemade crepes served with berries and yogurt. "I found this low-fat recipe in a magazine and made it even quicker and lighter," she writes. "The crepe batter whips up so easily in the blender."
Sheets of easy-to-use phyllo dough create a crisp buttery crust for this comforting entree from Nancy Granaman. "This egg and vegetable pie always gets thumbs-up approval from my sons and husband," says the Burlington, Iowa cook.
Great for a last-minute breakfast, brunch or lunch, guests rave about the crab and Swiss combination in this frittata. I also like to use sausage and cheddar with asparagus or whatever's in season—and in the fridge. —Deborah Posey, Virginia Beach, Virginia