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    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 and hot sauce. —Rebecca Yankovich, Springfield, Virginia

    Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

    This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...


    Open-Faced Prosciutto and Egg Sandwich

    2 reviews

    We love breakfast at any time of the day in my house. I came up with this healthy egg sandwich...


    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....


    Pressure-Cooker Gruyere and Prosciutto Strata

    Prosciutto, sweet onions and Gruyere combine for a perfect brunch dish that's extra flavorful for a lighter dish, and the...

    Coastal Carolina Muffin-Tin Frittatas

    1 review

    Incorporating the flavors of a low country South Carolina crab boil, these tasty frittatas are easy to make and fun...


    Rosemary Pork with Cherry-Pistachio Topping

    Thirty years ago, my new mother-in-law asked me to do something with a large frozen pork loin being served for...

    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...


    Green Chile Brunch Bake

    3 reviews

    It's easy to make this ahead in a 13x9 inch pan. It's filling, perfect for a crowd, and helps busy...


    Green Beans with Smoked Turkey Bacon

    I really like cooking with curry, and this is a wonderful slow cooker favorite of mine. Made with fresh green...


    Apple-Topped Ham Steak

    6 reviews

    Sweet apples combine nicely with tangy mustard in this dish to create a luscious topping for skillet-fried ham steak. I...

    Colorful Ham Strata

    3 reviews

    Marilou's make-ahead breakfast bake is a cinch, particularly when leftover ham is used. Chock-full of peppers, onions and cheese, the...


    Monte Cristo Casserole with Raspberry Sauce

    5 reviews

    My husband likes the ham and cheese sandwich known as the Monte Cristo. I based this casserole on the sandwich,...


    Shepherd’s Inn Breakfast Pie

    6 reviews

    Running a bed-and-breakfast keeps us busy. Once in a while I get creative and try to improve on an already...


    Southwestern Eggs Benedict with Avocado Sauce

    I frequently make this spicy spinoff of classic eggs Benedict for my husband, who loves breakfast. I like the heat...


    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...

    Ham and Mushroom Toast

    Here's a fast, fun way to use up leftover Christmas ham. The creamy mushroom sauce takes only minutes to put...


    Baked Potato Casserole

    13 reviews

    I created this baked potato casserole with input from friends and neighbors. It makes a great side dish for special...


    Ham with Sweet Pineapple Sauce

    10 reviews

    My mom always finds ways to make good foods taste even more special. A great example is this ham served...


    Sweet Ham Steak

    12 reviews

    I need just three ingredients to fix this sweetly seasoned hamsteak. It's a quick-and-easy main dish for brunch or any...


    Fruit-Pecan Pork Roast

    3 reviews

    This spectacular roast was a huge hit with members of the cooking club I belong to. The sweet, tangy fruit...


    Maple Bacon French Toast Casserole

    3 reviews

    This is my go-to Sunday breakfast. It's easy to put together and put in the fridge Saturday night then bake...


    Holiday Ham Slices

    1 review

    "My family loves this dressy treatment for ham, so I keep extra cranberry sauce on hand at holiday time," reports...


    Mini Sausage Quiches

    29 reviews

    These bite-sized quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese—and all nestled into easy crescent roll dough. Serve the cute muffinettes...

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    Ham N Cheese Quiches

    2 reviews

    When I need a festive finger food, this quiche recipe is the one I reach for. With cheese in both...


    Brunch Egg Bake

    4 reviews

    Here's an easy, tasty dish to make for company that still allows you to spend plenty of time with your...


    Orange-Glazed Pork Loin

    15 reviews

    This is one of the best pork recipes I've ever tried. My family looks forward to this roast for dinner,...


    Ham Omelet Brunch Roll

    1 review

    For over 30 years we have hosted a New Years Breakfast for family and friends. The main attraction for years...


    Makeover Real-Man Quiche

    5 reviews

    This quiche is one of my husband's favorites, probably because it has bacon. Sometimes I add sliced fresh white or...


    Tangy Bacon Green Beans

    4 reviews

    My grandmother’s Pennsylvania Dutch-style recipe turns plain old green beans into a tangy cross between three-bean and German potato salads....