Breakfast and Brunch

Most of us hold a special place in our hearts for breakfast recipes- yes, dinner is nice, but starting the day with a plate piled high with salty bacon, tender scrambled eggs and buttermilk pancakes dripping with sweet maple syrup is somehow decadent. And brunch (if you can wait that long) is even better. (Breakfast plus lunch? Score.) But as much as we love the old standbys, there's something to be said for innovation: Try filling your French toast with raspberry jam, or a whip up a sausage and egg breakfast casserole instead of defaulting to poached. Whether it's a simple, healthy breakfast of granola with yogurt or a meat-lovers platter, be sure to include a cup of joe - you want to be awake to appreciate the bounty.

See Popular Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Fast, Fun Christmas Recipes for Breakfast & Brunch

The perfect Christmas breakfast and brunch recipes weigh heavily on my holiday shoulders. "They have to be something anyone can put together the night before," I tell myself. But what if you're heading off to midnight mass?

Pan-Fried Cheese Grits

Taste of the South
Total: 2 hrs 31 mins

Smoky Blue Grits

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr 5 mins

Quick and Easy Brunch: Herb Quitatta

Simple, quick and much lighter that a traditional slice of quiche, this crustless fritatta brunch recipe has endless customization possibilities.

Easter Ham for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner

Easter wouldn't be the same without Deviled Eggs, Hot Cross Buns and plenty of jelly beans but no food says Easter quite like ham.

Mother's Day Brunch: Skip the Crowds and Savor the Morning

We love Mom; we love brunch--so you'd think we'd absolutely flip for Mother's Day brunch. But alas, no. You see, come Mother's Day everybody and their mother (literally) is scrambling to make reservations for brunch.

Lemon-Ricotta Souffles

Food & Wine

To make these individual souffles sturdy, Maria Helm Sinskey uses choux pastry (the dough for gougeres and profiteroles) mixed with airy meringue and ricotta. While the inside is nicely custardy, the edges and sides are deliciously crisp. The souffles, which have a lovely, not-too-sweet lemon flavor, can be served hot, warm, or cool, when they become like mini citrus cakes.

Total: 2 hrs
Total: 50 mins

Ham, Asparagus, and Cheese Breakfast Strata

this spring-inspired egg strata with ham, asparagus, and cheese is perfect for Easter or Mother's Day breakfast or brunch.

Basic Grits

Taste of the South
Total: 35 mins

Sponsored: Bacon and Potato Breakfast Strata

See how to make a cheesy breakfast strata with bacon and potatoes.

Make-Ahead Breakfast: Swiss Chard, Pepper, and Tomato Quiche

Make this quiche on Sunday night and you can have a protein-packed breakfast ready and waiting all week long. It works well for brunch too!

Weekend Brunch: 10 Top Recipes for Our Favorite Hybrid Meal

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day -- but brunch is definitely the most enjoyable. A perfect fusion of the best parts of breakfast and lunch (and, if you like, happy hour), brunch is nearly impossible not to love. Brunch can be savory or sweet, hearty or light -- or all of the above -- depending on your mood.

A Decadent Breakfast: Cinnamon Polenta Pancakes with Berry Compote

Satisfy your sweet tooth at breakfast or wow your crowd at brunch with a stack of warm and fluffy Cinnamon Polenta Pancakes with Berry Compote.

Oven-Puffed Pancake with Berries

In under 30 minutes, you can have this stunning custard-like pancake on the table and ready to enjoy for breakfast, brunch or even dessert.

Spice Up Your Weekend Breakfast with Huevos Rancheros

This just-spicy-enough 30-minute Mexican breakfast combines hearty beans, eggs, tortillas and salsa. Try it for your next brunch party!

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