Country Breakfast Casseroles
When you've got hearty eaters over for breakfast or brunch, give them the energy to get through their day with a country breakfast casserole. It's easy to make and simple to serve. Offer a country breakfast casserole at your next brunch, and you'll find it's impossible to stop guests from eating.See Popular Country Breakfast Casseroles Recipes
Frozen waffles form the base of this simple egg and sausage casserole.
This classic casserole features all the breakfast favorites--hash browns, cheese, ham, and scrambled eggs.
How easy! All your breakfast favorites--hash brown potatoes, eggs, ham, and cheese--in one pan.
Asparagus, available year-round in many in grocery stores, is at its best during spring. When you find it fresh, and possibly locally grown, make the most of it in this main-dish quiche.
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.
Once you learn how to cook a honey-glazed ham in your own kitchen you'll find it's just as easy to make one at home as it is to make the trip to a specialty store for a pre-sliced ham with a packet of glaze. What's more, you'll find the homemade version is considerably less expensive.
A trip around the
First Lady Michelle Obama was everywhere this week promoting a new initiative -- based on the USDA's MyPlate program -- to make healthier, more nutritious recipes available to home cooks across the country. But what, exactly, is MyPlate? MyPlate is basically the USDA's overhaul of the old "Food Pyramid," which most of us of cooking age remember from elementary-school health class. MyPlate was unveiled a couple years ago to make the concept of what goes into a nutritious diet more accessible to more Americans (nutrition buffs will recall there was a short-lived "MyPyramid" that came between MyPlate and the old Food Pyramid).read more
Start a new family tradition this Easter morning by serving a healthy, make-ahead Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole! Holiday traditions that revolve around food are plentiful in my family. From sweet Cinnamon Rolls on Thanksgiving morning to hearty Pork & Sauerkraut on New Year's Day and Strawberry Shortcakes on the Fourth of July -- if there's a holiday or special event on the calendar, chances are there's at least one special dish everyone looks forward to.
Sure, breakfast for dinner has always been an IHOP staple, but at your favorite five-star bistro? Waffles for dinner may sound like it's just one step above pouring yourself a p.m. bowl of Cheerios, but as the Today show reports, gourmet chefs around the country are dishing up waffles topped with everything from soft shell crab to chicken liver (yes, chicken liver) and adding the likes of beer, squash and Old Bay seasoning to the batter.
Remember when hash browns were just for breakfast? Ha! Neither do we. Seems as long as we've ever known them, hash browns have been popping up in recipes all the live long day, and why not? They're budget-friendly, super easy to work with and prepare, and they fall just shy of chips for being the preferred potato delivery system (certainly when it comes to an easy way to serve potatoes hot and delicious, there are few equals). Often undersung, hash browns give an added heartiness to family casseroles and potluck potatoes, while also absorbing flavors in lighter dishes toread more
Turkey is so last month. It's time to think ham, for easy, versatile recipes that will let you sail through the rest of your holiday entertaining. Start with one of these classic recipes -- for this Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham (click here for the recipe pictured here) or a sweet and smoky Baked Country Ham (click here for the recipe) -- either of which feeds a ton of people and can be served hot or at room temperature as the stunning centerpiece of a festive breakfast, late-morning brunch, or dress-up holiday dinner. Just make sure to buy a big enoughread more
Kids are drawn to all kinds of animals; almost every child I know has a favorite. I've not taken a scientific poll or anything, but it seems that elephants are often at the top of the list. It's no surprise, what with those big floppy ears and that trunk that seems to have a personality of its own. They're one of the top draws at zoos all over the country (and how cute are baby elephants!) For all the elephant fans out there, here's a simple breakfast (or snack) you can whip up. What You'll Need: 1 pancake 1read more
Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it's officially -- officially -- holiday season, which means it's totally acceptable to drink hot chocolate for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. In between meals is fine, too. But why be boring about it? Food blog The Daily Meal found a slew of recipes from around the country at places serving the drink with everything from gourmet chocolates to chocolate bars to chiles and spices-- all to up the wow factor. (Click here for Christmas cookie recipes to go with your chocolate!) We're totally serving this at our cookie exchange: hot chocolateread more