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    Muffin-Tin Scrambled Eggs

    1 review

    I made these one year at Christmas as a way to save time, and they were a big hit. I have to make a large batch because my husband and boys can polish them off in a short amount of time. These also freeze very well, if there are any left! —Jill Darin, Geneseo, Illinois

    Cheesy Bacon and Grits Casserole

    I was craving grits for breakfast, so I created this masterpiece with fresh corn and leftover bacon. Serve with avocado...


    Bacon Corn Pancakes

    1 review

    Pancakes are always tops in my book. But stir in bacon and corn, and they become the best breakfast-for-dinner option....


    Lavender and Lemon Biscochitos

    1 review

    Biscochitos are the state cookie for our home state of New Mexico. They are traditionally made with anise seeds, but...


    Gruyere and Crab Palmiers

    I keep these little bursts of flavor in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the...

    Make-Ahead Eggs Benedict Toast Cups

    2 reviews

    When I was growing up, we had a family tradition of having eggs Benedict with champagne and orange juice for...


    Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits

    6 reviews

    In the South, everyone loves three things: bacon, cheese and grits! After playing around with this recipe, I took it...

    Three-Cheese Souffles

    5 reviews

    No matter when I've made these soufflés, they have always been a success. Although I've never seen the centers start...


    Breakfast Sausage Bread

    7 reviews

    Any time we take this savory, satisfying bread to a potluck, it goes over very well. We never bring any...


    Creamy Chocolate Fudge

    Is there anything more decadent than chocolate fudge? You can make this treat and keep it in your freezer until...


    Jeweled Thumbprints

    3 reviews

    When I moved here from Malta more than 20 years ago, a kind neighbor lady took me under her wing...

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    Apple Coffee Cake

    22 reviews

    Tart sour cream flavors this moist apple cinnamon coffee cake covered with brown sugar and crunchy nuts. The yield is...


    Gingerbread Caramels

    I created this recipe for two simple reasons: I love caramel, and I love molasses! Combining those ingredients resulted in...


    Crustless Quiche Bake

    3 reviews

    Chock-full of veggies, cheese, bacon, eggs and a touch of sherry, this yummy recipe would be great served with fresh...


    Mashed Potatoes with a Kick

    3 reviews

    A handful of ingredients, a pot and a bowl are all you need to quickly make a great side that...


    Brie and Prosciutto Tart

    1 review

    Feel free to experiment with this versatile tart. Substitute ham or Canadian bacon for prosciutto, Swiss chard for spinach and...

    Crumb-Topped Blueberry Coffee Cake

    20 reviews

    This sweet crumb-topped cake gets it's moistness from blueberries and cream cheese. "I like to make it ahead and freeze...


    Scalloped Sweet Corn Casserole

    7 reviews

    This is my Grandma Ostendorf's corn recipe I grew up enjoying. Now a grandmother myself, I still serve this comfy,...


    Hash Brown Quiche Cups

    3 reviews

    Quiche cups are my showstopper potluck dish. Hash browns and Asiago cheese make up the crusts. Eggs, spinach and bacon...


    Italian Spiral Meat Loaf

    33 reviews

    Take a classic comfort food to delicious new heights with this impressive recipe. Sausage, pizza sauce and mozzarella give Italian...


    Glazed Lemon Blueberry Muffins

    76 reviews

    Bursting with berries and drizzled with a light lemony glaze, these muffins are moist, tender and truly something special. This...


    Old-Time Cake Doughnuts

    15 reviews

    This tender cake doughnut is a little piece of heaven at breakfast. For a variation, add 1 tablespoon dark rum...


    Italian Sausage Quiche

    12 reviews

    This popular quiche recipe is made with mild Italian sausage, made especially for us by our local butcher. For the...


    Easy Breakfast Strata

    10 reviews

    We start this breakfast casserole the night before so it's ready for the oven the next day. That way, we...

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    Easy Batter Rolls

    13 reviews

    The first thing my guests ask when they come for dinner is if I'm serving these dinner rolls. The buns...


    Rainbow Quiche

    38 reviews

    With plenty of veggies and a creamy egg-cheese filling, this tasty quiche gets rave reviews every time I make it!...


    Peanut Butter and Banana Waffles

    3 reviews

    I love bananas and I love to make breakfast, too. These are a refreshing change from your everyday waffles. I...


    Makeover Multigrain Waffles

    3 reviews

    These waffles are crispy, airy, and lower in fat, calories and cholesterol than the original recipe...but just as tasty! —Betty...


    Pancakes with Mini Chocolate Chips

    2 reviews

    This recipe is a favorite of mine to make for special occasions like birthday or holidays. If you want to...


    Colorful Bacon & Egg Bake

    1 review

    Whip this tasty breakfast casserole up the night before to make the morning meal a snap. Our Test Kitchen uses...