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.

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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?

Smoky Blue Grits

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr 5 mins

Pan-Fried Cheese Grits

Taste of the South
Total: 2 hrs 31 mins

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.

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.

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.

Total: 50 mins

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

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.

A.M. Amazing: 7 Sensational Breakfast Casserole Recipes

Breakfast can set the tone for the whole day, but too often it's rushed, predictable or even skipped altogether. We know it's hard to get excited over a bowl of cold cereal, but how about a delicious breakfast casserole? Even the crankiest of non-morning people are sure to face the day with a smile after enjoying a one of these hearty, warm breakfast treats.

What's Your Favorite Brunch Food? - Readers Respond

We love brunch, and apparently so do a lot of our Recipe.com Facebook fans. Really, what's not to love? So often breakfast gets lost in the morning rush, lunch is on the go, and dinner -- well, it's the source of oh-so-many weary laments ("What to have for dinner?")

20 Easy Brunch Recipes to Linger Over

Enjoy better brunch recipes at home with these perfect-for-lingering morning meals.

Holiday Hosting: 10 Fantastic Christmas Brunch Recipes

Brunch is a great choice for entertaining around the holidays. Not only is it festive, but many of the dishes can be made in advance. Setting up a buffet-style meal keeps guests mobile and ready to socialize, and as an added bonus, with the feast laid out in front of them, they can pick and choose their favorites!

Make-Ahead Oats: Breakfast is Ready and Waiting

Soak-softened oats, commonly known as muesli, is a raw, healthy, nutrient-filled dish that will jumpstart your day and give you energy for hours!

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