My husband is big on eggs and bacon, so I wanted to merge his breakfast favorites with a grilled burger for an over-the-top treat. Topping it with my homemade blackberry jam sealed the deal. —Tina Janssen, Walworth, Wisconsin
I've loved my aunt's crispy coated bacon ever since I was a child. Now I've shared the super-simple recipe with my own children. We still enjoy a big panful every Christmas morning—and on many other days throughout the year! —Brenda Severson, Norman, Oklahoma
"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."
As a palate-pleasing alternative to traditional pork sausage, my husband and I created this lower-fat version. It's moist, flavorful and delicious. We especially enjoy it for breakfast or brunch.
—Carol Heuschkel, Winsted, Connecticut
These patties provide a taste-bud wake-up call with a variety of herbs and spices and are quick to put together. To save some time, combine all the spices and herbs the night before, then stir in the ground pork just before frying in the morning.—Lois Fetting, Nelson, Wisconsin
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. —Margaret Eid, Huron, South Dakota.