Waffles packed with turkey, ham, bacon and apricot preserves have so much sweet, smoky love going on. I use frozen waffles to save time, but have at it if you want to put your waffle iron to good use. —Kelly Reynolds, Urbana, Illinois
Prepared with flavorful ham and sour cream, this egg mixture bakes up to a fluffy finish. “The recipe was handed down to me from my grandmother, who got it from my great-grandmother,” shares Jennifer Holub of Clarendon Hills, Illinois. TIP: “After baking, slide the omelet onto a warm plate and serve it plain or with applesauce,” Jennifer recommends.
For a satisfying brunch, try these tender potato slices with lots of sausage and cheese. I never have to worry about leftovers with these tasty potatoes—everyone loves them and the pan is always empty. You can also serve these as a side dish at Sunday supper or for potlucks. —Linda Hill, Marseilles, Illinois
“My family loves fruity flavored oatmeals like this one,” explains Renee Endress from Galva, Illinois. “I came up with this recipe when I had lots of blueberries on hand, and it became an instant favorite. Not only is it nutritious and filling, but it smells so wonderful and homey.” TIP: For a change of pace, try different fruits or flavors of nondairy creamer.
For a meal sure to make little eyes shine bright, try this adorable breakfast. The cinnamon-flavored pancakes feature cherries and whipped cream, so they look just like the jolly ol' elf himself. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
"When I'm running late, these sandwiches make dinner easy and tasty for everyone," relates Denise Helms of Glenview, Illinois. "Both my son and daughter often request them. I like to serve fruit and chips alongside," she notes.
Toasted coconut and pecans add a nutty taste to these delicious waffles from our home economists. Give them a try the next time you're warming up the waffle iron.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
The warm aroma of cinnamon and brown sugar helps Terri McKitrick wake her family in Delafield, Wisconsin. Convenient toast sticks topped with granola, banana and whipped cream carry them through busy autumn days.