52 Breakfast Recipes

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It's the most important meal of the day.  From fancy to simple, there are always ways to dress up a breakfast dish.  These are the meals that make Bed and Breakfast Inns legendary (and usually easier than you think).

Here's your chance to make your guests Ooh and Aah!

Breakfast Pastry and baked Goods

Mini Peach-Mango Strudel

Aren't these cute... Loaded up with fruit and deliciousness (I used Mango and Peaches... you can add what you like)... Really easy and really delicious

This recipe works with any Jam... Store bought or home made.  The cake is moist and tender and DELICIOUS!  Use your imagination and make the coffee cake of your dreams with this recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread

This is Sooooooo Soooooooo EASY! Really, easy and dramatic presentation, delicious cinnamon toast/bread baked fresh. Your kitchen will smell like heaven and your guests will talk about this all day.

Butter moist and loaded with walnuts, this is my favorite banana bread recipe (make muffins, especially if you own a heart shaped pan)

Mini Muffins... Make Ahead Delights!

They have a wonderful presentation look.  Not only the speckles of poppy Seed but also the mild lemon yellow color.  Lemon sugar is the key to these muffins, turning a simple muffin into a star of Pow Zap Zing extra flavor.

Zucchini Mini Muffins with Peach Jam and Cherries

These are uniquely almost healthy.  LOADED with fresh grated zucchini.  Of course zucchini is one of those veggies that always seem to be fresh and available year round. 

Chocolate Chip Loaded Mini Muffins

These are beautiful LOADED muffins with tiny Chocolate Chips (to match the size of the tiny muffins) spread through out the sweet creamy muffin...  Like the best parts of a soft chewy chocolate chip cookie!

Loaded Cheddar Cheese Mini Muffins

A Lot Cheesy, a little bit Spicy, A surprising hit of extra Garlic and Earthy Sesame.  Salt adds the seasoning and indeed you have a truly LOADED Mini Muffin!

Raspberry Peach Mini Muffins with  Peach Schnapps!

These have an incredible presentation of a bursting raspberry in the center of a peach loaded muffin.  With just a faint hint of peach booze to make this an amazing adult muffin destined to be legend around your Cul-de-Sac!

Cornbread Mini-Muffins Tomato, Onion & Goat Cheese - Jiffy Mix Easy Upgrade

Moist and tender.  accented with flavors of sweet fresh tomatoes and Earthy green onions.  Then top everything with the creamy goodness of Goat Cheese and you have a memorable flavor combination.  

Frangelico Cranberry Mini-Muffins

These muffins are perfect for a special occasion (Christmas and Cranberries just seem to go together).  They sit around the counter to munch on throughout the day and they add a whimsy factor to your conversation! A GREAT POTLUCK DISH!

Breakfast Meals in a Dish

Heavenly Eggs in Hell -
Baked Eggs in Chipotle Sweet Potato Grits

Grits flavored with SWEET POTATOES, made spicy with some pepper ADOBE Sauce  and eggs... You will LOVE this!

Quiche Cake with a Hash brown Crust and Link Sausage

Quiche Cake with a Hash Brown Crust... Real Men will eat this Tall CAKE!  Made in a Springform cake pan, EXTRA TALL makes a great presentation.  Sausage, Eggs, Hash Browns and seasonings... A dramatic presentation for a single pan BREAKFAST (anytime) MEAL!

Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict

(And a Great Lent "No Meat on Friday" Idea)... LOVE THIS TAKE on the Classic... Add a Johnny Cake Pancake, a Lump Crap Old BAY Seasoned Crab Cake and the perfect OOZY Poached Egg (DIY for those in the post as well) and you have a GREAT BRUNCH STANDOUT!

I Love Potato Pancakes


I discovered them on a visit to NYC 30 years ago and they still make me feel... exotic!  But they are so easy to make.  Topped with apple sauce or sour cream.

Let's start with something simple (only a few ingredients) but is essential to many of the diner breakfasts you see when eating out....

First up a great platter for company...

Do Ahead Breakfast -
Quiche Lorraine - Chocolate Chip Scones - Fruit

This morning I was asked to serve up a breakfast platter for 6-10 people. While I was making up the platter last night it occurred to me that this would make a pretty useful blog post. Not only for any caterers out there but also for anyone hosting extra family or friends (Thanksgiving and Christmas are sneaking up quick).  DO THE RECIPES THE DAY BEFORE AND ALL DONE!  All the recipes are in the Post...

The Basic... Building Blocks for a Hearty Breakfast...

Really Good Cowboy Breakfast Taters - Rosemary Potatoes

Really good as is with some scrambled eggs or Really Good as a base for a scramble skillet breakfast diner specialty meal, these are good... really really good! And simple to make, only 4 ingredients, takes only a few minutes (mostly hands off cooking so you can multi-task). Herbal salty DELICIOUSNESS!

My Christmas Tradition... Potato Pancakes, LATKES

Latkas... Potato Pancakes... Latkes are all Europe (and Kansas). Often by a different name, from Ireland to Russia... Sweden all the way south to Africa, all claim this dish as their own. Me, I discovered them in a New York Deli back in the 80's and have loved them ever since... So simple and nostalgic for me. Here's an easy to follow recipe, complete with LOTS of photo instructions.

Latkes (or sometimes (wrongly spelled) Latkas)

My Holiday Tradition - 52 Breakfast Recipes. Latkes are all around... Europe (and Kansas). Often by a different name, from Ireland to Russia... Sweden all the way south to Africa, all claim this dish as their own. Me, I discovered them in a New York Deli back in the 80's and have loved them ever since... So simple and nostalgic for me. Just a simple DIY DELICIOUS Potato Pancake with lots of history

Potato Pancake Slider Size Latkes Appetizer Bar

Latkes, Potato Pancakes can be simple or dressed up.  I make 'em every year for Christmas Breakfast and even added an appetizer course for my BIG Christmas dinner.  So consider the SIMPLE Hash Brown Potato easily made into Latkas, Add a few Toppings like Sour Cream, Apple Sauce, Pickled Red Onions and Sugar Cured Salmon and you have a fun idea for a SUPER PARTY TREAT!
Easy DIY Scratch Buttermilk Pepper Biscuits

Biscuits and Breakfast just seem to go together.  Scratch made biscuits are so very easy and worth what little effort there is.  Just add a little honey and you have a wonderful quick breakfast snack to go or use as a base for so many things... Sandwiches, fancy gravies and Skillet Meals.  The pepper adds an extra layer of deliciousness!!!  and did I say EASY!

Red Lobster Copycat Garlic Cheesy Biscuits

Red Lobster Copy Cat Garlic Cheesy Biscuits... For many, the best part of a trip to Red Lobster restaurants starts at the basket of rolls... Sweet, creamy, tender and flaky Buttery soft, Cheesy salty and delicious! Here's the copy cat recipe that you can now make at home... EASY ANYONE CAN DO IT!

It is FANTASTIC! The recipe is very easy to duplicate and has never failed me. Deliciously soft and flaky biscuits, tangy and flavorful gravy, just the right consistency and all OLD SCHOOL TASTINESS! Gravy and biscuit recipe in this pin! EASY, FAST and DELICIOUS!!!

Pepper Bacon (but works same without the pepper if you like "Normal" Bacon).  This is SOOOOO EASY. This is how most restaurants make bacon. Fast, no extra effort, comes out flat and pretty every time. Crispy crunchy or soft and chewy if you like! Great for sandwiches

Baked Maple Dijon Glazed Bacon - THE BEST BACON!!!

OH BOY, I LOVE BACON... And this is the absolute best.  The Bacon is baked in the oven for an easy fast clean-up.  You also get those perfect flat pieces... This is how about every restaurant in the world makes their bacon.  BUT... Add Sweet (the Maple) and the Savory (The Dijon Mustard) to the Salty Bacon and you have the BEST BACON YOU WILL EVERY EAT... And Sooooo EASY!

Honey Chipotle Glazed Baked Bacon... EASY EASY EASY

Honey Chipotle Glazed Baked Bacon... EASY EASY EASY... Baking Bacon is Soooo Easy and comes out PERFECT everytime. But even better is adding a glaze of sweet honey and then spice the sweet with the heat of Chipotle Pepper Spice. So, Sweet Heat and Salty Bacon!!!
BACON - Bourbon Maple Pepper BACON BACON BACON!!!

BACON - Bourbon Maple Pepper BACON BACON BACON !!! This is SO EASY... Clean up is Fast and Easy PERFECT flat look every time Crisp and perfect texture Every Time... BUT THE BOURBON/Sweet SYRUP and Freshly CRACKED PEPPER turns this bacon into something MEMORABLE... Why Don't I make this every day... FAST EASY AND DELICIOUS!!!

Mango Glazed Bacon ala Bobby Flay

Mango Glazed Bacon ala Bobby Flay... BACON, the perfect food gets a Bobby Flay make over.. Sweetened glaze with the flavors of the tropics... And makes a great mango bacon wrapped sea scallop!


Whipped Basil Butter

It sounds so simple (and It Is). Only 3 ingredients, takes about a minute to WHIP Together but this simple easy dish will take a batch of store bought dinner rolls to the NEXT LEVEL!

And once you master this easy combination you can figure out your favorite way to flavor butter!

Pineapple Jam... 

EASY Tropically Exotic - Small Batch Canning This really is VERY VERY EASY to make. The canning process is simple, Pineapple and limes provide plenty of acid to keep the finished jam from spoiling for months. It is also the basic recipe you can use to make almost any fruit jam you could think of... Strawberry, Grape, Blue, Black or whatever works just as well as the Pineapple. And it is deliciously sweet, and a little Tropically exotic!

Pineapple Basil Jam

52 Small Batch Canning BREAKFAST Ideas... No one sells this, don't know why, Pineapple Jam is refreshing, cooling, reminds you of summer and tropics and EASY TO MAKE! Pour over cream cheese for an appetizer or add to toast to transport you back to summer... EASIEST SMALL BATCH CANNING RECIPE EVER

Breads, Pancakes and Waffles and Breakfast Sandwiches...


Like a Vanilla or Chocolate Milk Shake for BREAKFAST!  Ever wonder why diner Pancakes taste so much better than yours... Scratch made recipe with that Diner Secret - MALTED MILK POWDER in place of Sugar!  Tips and tricks to make the BEST PANCAKES EVER!

Blueberry Malted
Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup and Whipped Cream

Yeap, MALTED, like the olde malt shoppe gang drank in their milk shakes. But mix that same malt powder into a scratch made (but easy) waffle batter and you have a wonderful extra sweet waffle. Mix in a colorful handful of blueberries and yo have the BEST waffles around.
a good waffle deserves the full Bed and Breakfast treatment with Maple Syrup, and for an extra treat, have a dollop of whipped cream handy.

Scratch recipe, but it comes together almost as fast as the prepackaged.  PLUS, a secret easy ingredient makes this just as delicious as any of those fancy restaurants serve in no time at all (well, maybe 3-4 minutes... but I digress).  Crunchy on the outside, sweet and creamy on the inside and all infused with cinnamon and apples... inside and out!  AND AMAZINGLY EASY!

Pickle-Brined Chicken Thighs

It's a fresh take on FRIED CHICKEN. Never again will I throw out the pickle brine from Dill Pickles. Very distinctive flavor but also about the most tender and juicy fried chicken you can imagine. Makes great Chicken and Waffles, top with a little honey and what a treat!

Rotisserie Chicken and Waffles

Rotisserie Chicken and Waffles This may be the easiest recipe ever, but honestly is one of the tastiest. Salty and sweet, Savory and filled with flavor. Adds a simple cost effective addition to your breakfast menu. Dollar menu fast food at home! Made simple with just a single thigh from a Rotisserie Chicken.
BLT SCONES Bacon Lettuce (Basil) and Sun Dried Tomatoes

WOW oh WOW, a new FAVORITE Breakfast "Sandwich"!  A little Sweet, A LOT Savory and BACON BACON BACON!  Make extras cause these disappear fast.  These would indeed stand out at any Church Social (Breakfast or Lunch), as well as an excellent Catering Idea (I always want something special that stands out as a memorable option - and these are MEMORABLY DELICIOUS)!

SUPER MOIST Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Scones

This is a STAND OUT dish of sweet pastries.  Amazingly moist, tender and fluffy, not too dense but simply amazingly delicious.  The sour cream makes em extra moist while there is a secret little extra ingredient that adds a hidden layer of nutty flavor.  PERFECT for a pass a plate breakfast or a stand out for a PotLuck!

Garlic Cheddar Savory Scones


And these are wonderful savory scones, a little bit sweet... A little bit nutty (there is a secret ingredient)... And a lot tender and moist (Yet a second secret ingredient that makes these extra moist). Add in the Earthy cheesy goodness of the Cheddar and the Savory Spicy Garlic and Bingo Bango Bongo you have a Tasty treat for breakfast, a side for dinner or a treat for an afternoon Tea!
Blueberry Scones - Super Moist Sour Cream Scones

The sweetened muffins have a couple of secret ingredients, but the moistness will come from the extra fat in the sour cream. Adds a delicious tang and helps prevent the crumbly problem.

My second secret ingredient adds a slight nutty extra making these about as delicious as possible. I also like to use mini chocolate chips that give that LOADED TO THE MAX look with Blueberries in every bite!

Quick Cheesy Chicken Sweet Corn Muffins Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks... These are fantastic! Sharp Cheddar Cheese, onions, peppers, even a secret ingredient that makes normally dry muffins amazingly sweet, moist and tender. Sweet and savory, LOADED with veggies and chicken and delicious... LOVE These!

Vegetable LOADED CornBread Waffles

The hearty base for my favorite breakfast, Fried Chicken and Waffles!  But these waffles are CornBread mixed with over 2 cups of herbs, vegetables and spicy flavors.  Crispy crunchy outside, sweet and tender inside and packed with flavors.  you can certainly use the same recipe for THE BEST Muffins or CornBread around!

Apple Pie Mini Muffins

APPLE PIE MINI-MUFFINS  The Magical Allure of the Mini-Muffin!!!  Perfect size for snacking, wonderful size as an add on to a breakfast... Easy and Fast to make a BUNCH, making them perfect to offer as a Catering or any "Pass a Plate" PotLuck option.  And best of all... THESE ARE AMAZING!  Loaded with Apples for a natural sweetness, spices to remind you of an apple pie.  LOVE THESE!

Mini Blueberry Muffins Kissed with Lemon

There are a couple of extras in this recipe that will make your mini treats stand out.  Not the least is the extra pop of lemon juice that makes the blueberries POP with extra juiciness... The BEST!

Mini Banana Muffins -
Sour Cream Moist and Extra WAL-Nutty

Tiny enough you can just grab and pop in your mouth on the go or relax with a cup of coffee and visit. Add a little fruit garnish and you have a treat platter worthy of any PotLuck occasion or pass a plate event.  The Sour Cream adds EXTRA Moistness on top of the EXTRA Nutty Walnuts makes this EXTRA special.

Mini BLT Muffins Bacon Lettuce (Basil) and Tomatoes.

OH BOY Mini Muffins!  And these are extra special.  All the savory flavors of a BLT Sandwich Bacon - Basil (For the Lettuce) and Tomatoes in a bite size savory breakfast snack.  Perfect for any PotLuck pass a plate event... BACON!!!

INCREDIBLE Apple Pie Bread

This may be the very BEST thing I have ever made... Certainly the best breakfast item I have ever made.  Incredibly moist bread.  LOADED with Walnuts.  And the sweet tenderness of baked apples with a coating of cinnamon sugar!  I could go on and on, but trust me, if you need a little special snack, if you have overnight house guests that you want to impress or need to take a brunch item to a pass a plate PotLuck...

Swirly Cinnamon Banana Bread

New twist to an old stand by recipe. Those last 2 bananas, the over ripe, turning black and mushy ones are turned into a wonderful breakfast snack bread. Like a marriage of Cinnamon toast and Banana Muffins! And EASY!

Banana Crumb Muffins
with Optional Walnuts and/or Chocolate Chips

This is a recipe PERFECT for those over ripe browning bananas!  It also uses an extra bit of sour cream added for an extra creamy tasting muffin.  Light and airy, loaded with flavors and textures.  I love the crunch of the walnuts, kids LOVE Chocolate Chips in about anything.  Let's do some baking today!!!

Tropically Sweet Banana Muffins with Mango

Tropically Sweet Banana Muffins with MANGO! Everyone's favorite use of over ripe bananas gets a sweet tropical makeover with MANGO! Easy to follow recipe that guarantees about the most moist muffin you have ever made. You will HEART these!

Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

INCREDIBLY Moist fluffy and creamy.  A wonderful tip for extracting the most juicy flavor from the blueberries and just a great recipe for beautiful golden brown delicious fluffy tender muffins!  Try them "Mini" Muffin size and watch them disappear!  A real Crowd Pleaser!

Elvis's Banana Halloween Muffins

Elvis's Halloween Banana Muffins... BTW, this works just fine with Snicker, a handful of M&M's (plain or peanut), Twix... Almost anything chocolate... But Elvis would prefer the peanut Butter Banana combo Your kids didn't need all that candy anyway. This way they are almost getting a healthy morning after breakfast... EASY and FUN!!!

Raisin Bread made EASY in a Bread Machine

Thru a quirk of fate my 2 year old Nephew lives with me... I make this bread for him... Raisin bread has become his favorite, so I love to make this with him. And like I said... Bread machine easy and delicious. Much better than the store bought... And yes, in my house, this loaf does have a little extra love mixed in! Raisin Bread... Remy Approved!!!

French Toast with Peaches and a Pecan Praline Sauce

Peaches and Pecan Praline Sauce over AUTHENTIC FRENCH TOAST...Oh My GOD... So decadent, but SOOOO GOOD... Amazing thick custard like bread (think Bread Pudding) topped with Peaches and a rich delicious New Orleans classic Pecan Praline Sauce... DELICIOUS!!!

MAPLE PECAN FRENCH TOAST! DELICIOUS Specialty Breakfast in Bed worthy. With just a few tips and hints that make this better than average, Upscale restaurant quality tips to get the best at home... And those warm maple soaked softened pecans are the best!!!

Mozzarella in a Coach (Italian Grilled Cheese)
(Mozzarella in Corrozza)

This is such a surprise... Seemingly a simple grilled cheese, but so much more. Seemingly a grilled cheese made with French toast, making this a WONDERFUL BREAKFAST IDEA... but so much more. More like a Bread pudding with a crispy crunchy outside, but the center is creamy almost custard like. BEST EVER GRILLED CHEESE!!!

Croque-Monsieur or Croque Madame or Croque Provencal or a really fancy Ham and Cheese....I have a secret. I love very easy recipes that have the illusion of being complicated, and look spectacular (dare I say Restaurant Quality Presentation). You can make a simple version of this sandwich in 5 minutes ...You can make a ham and cheese and egg sandwich with just a tiny bit of effort, maybe an extra 5 minutes. But this spectacular presentation takes less than 15 minutes
Savory Bread Pudding
with Red lobster CopyCat Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

Savory Bread Pudding-Red Lobster Copy Cat Garlic Biscuits... BREAD PUDDING - but so much more... SAVORY made with RED LOBSTER GARLIC CHEESY Copy cat BISCUITS! add some caramelized onions, more cheese and meat from a leg of a ROTISSERIE CHICKEN and you have the most amazing lunch!!! One of my favorite dishes, Almost all left overs makes this cost... nothing!
Ginger Peach Doughnut (Beignet)

OH BOY do I love these.  Sweet candy ginger and the savory aspects of ginger powder combine with the fruity flavors of peaches for a more perfect union ... New Orleans memories for a better Beignet EASY DIY !!!

Peach Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

OH YUMMY... I made a SPICY Coffee Cake with a peachHABANERO Jam. But this recipe works with any Jam... Store bought or home made. The cake is moist and tender and DELICIOUS! Use your imagination and make the coffee cake of your dreams with this recipe

Eggs and Omelettes...

Deviled Eggs - PERFECT Mom's "Old School" Recipe

It's just hard to imagine any big gathering, PotLuck or pace a plate meal without these "Old School" recipe Just Like MOM used to make (or maybe Grandma).  Rich and creamy egg yolks fill the center and yes, there is an old school secret that makes these extra sweet. These are the eggs June Cleaver took for a Church Potlucks and still the best!  I even cracked the secret to getting eggs peeled easy and perfect... read on!

BACON BBQ Ranch Deviled Eggs

... It's Deviled Egg time again! Just about any time my Church has a PotLuck meal I always like to make a plate of deviled eggs. The list of possible ingredients is just about endless but I always like to add a little of my own specialty ingredients... Or a fan favorite like BACON BACON BACON and even a second favorite... Ranch Dressing. There's even a recipe for Seasonal CRANBERRY BBQ Sauce... Now that's a PARTY!!

The Italian version of an Omelette... Served Open faced, and made with eggs. Other than that, not many rules. Mostly the dish is used to make leftovers shine. A filling breakfast, lunch or a wonderful starter, easily serves 8 as an Antipasto. This is my delicious sausage and red onion Frittata that I occasionally make as a weeknight no company dinner for two.

Pre-Leftover Fluffy Omelette

Pre-Leftover Chicken Chili Fluffy Omelette. This was divine intervention. I was making a chicken crock pot chili in the morning, AND starting a fried egg... Pre-Leftovers turned into an omelette. read all about it...
(Uova e Pancetta Pizza)

Breakfast Pizza, fast and VERY EASY and maybe the prettiest presentation for a pizza ever!  Salty bacon and eggs cook on a classic cheese and tomato sauce pizza.  Makes a unique breakfast and also works as an antipasto  appetizer.

Eggs Benedict - 2 Ways... well, 7 actually with an idea for 14 ways... It was a COLD RAINY Day... SO I made Chicken, Shrimp, Steak, Bacon, Canadian Bacon, Vegetarian and Salmon Versions of the classic... I included PHOTO HOW TO instructions for Hollandaise Sauce (easy) and how to Poach an Egg (EASY)... So now you can get the vacation treat at HOME!

Rotisserie Chicken Eggs Benedict
With EASY Blender Hollandaise Sauce

rotisserie chicken eggs Benedict inspired open faced sandwich with a quicky easy blender Hollandaise sauce recipe".  A long title, and I could have just said, "Rotisserie  Chicken Eggs Benedict", but with the easy fast never fail  Hollandaise Sauce recipe and using garlic toast in place of an English Muffin, I just thought the idea of "whatever I have in the fridge" Eggs Benedict made more sense for a title.

Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict

... LOVE THIS TAKE on the Classic... Add a Johnny Cake Pancake, a Lump Crap Old BAY Seasoned Crab Cake and the perfect OOZY Poached Egg (DIY for those in the post as well) and you have a GREAT BRUNCH STANDOUT!

Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs in Purgatory Uova al purgatorio This is soooooo easy, and cheap. Especially if you make your own Herbed Tomato Sauce for Pasta, Pizza or Cooking! You are simply poaching the eggs in a tomato sauce, adding great flavor to the simple egg!

Scalloped Sweet Potato Gratin Breakfast... Hey, what's for dinner??? How about Breakfast? Or how about a Vegetarian Dinner? Either way, this is simply fabulous. Rich and creamy cheesy scalloped sweet potatoes and a few eggs poached in the creamy cheesy goodness makes this a FANTASTIC meal anytime

Spaghetti Squash Mushroom Egg Casserole

Anything eggs works for breakfast, but this made for a wonderful vegetarian dish. Can easily be served as a side dish or with all the protein rich eggs, certainly works as a vegetarian main dish. The dish is a slightly goosed up version of a quiche. Instead of a pastry crust, a bed of Spaghetti Squash becomes the tangled webbing to absorb the eggs and create this mix. The eggs are flavored with lots of Garlic!!!, Goat cheese!!!

Breakfast on the GO!!!

Quick Cheesy Chicken Sweet Corn Muffins Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks... These are fantastic! Sharp Cheddar Cheese, onions, peppers, even a secret ingredient that makes normally dry muffins amazingly sweet, moist and tender. Sweet and savory, LOADED with veggies and chicken and delicious... LOVE These!

Seriously Good Cheesy Sausage Biscuits

Seriously GOOD Cheesy Sausage Biscuits... I am showing a full breakfast, but what I really do with these is make em and save to eat on the run. It's a deconstructed McD's breakfast sandwich all in one biscuit and it is delicious! Perfect driving food when I don't have time for breakfast

Tiny Chicken and Blue Cheese Popovers... These little gems are absolutely delicious... A soft popover dough recipe that puffs up as the cook around little bits of blue cheese and bits of chicken.  Could be THE perfect appetizer,... And a delicious ON THE GO Breakfast snack!

These are the BOMB of Holiday Leftovers. A little Cranberry Chutney (recipe included), A little Holiday Pistachio Ham (Recipe included) all on a WONDERFUL Best I ever had Cornbread Rosemary Muffin (Recipe included)... This is the stuff of miracles by the light of a refrigerator bulb... ENJOY!

Ginger Peach Doughnut (Beignet)

OH BOY do I love these. Sweet candy ginger and the savory aspects of ginger powder combine with the fruity flavors of peaches for a more perfect union ... New Orleans memories for a better Beignet EASY DIY !!!

Breakfast Casseroles...

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

This one has it all... Meat (pound of sausage), vegetables (onions and peppers), Potatoes (Kids love anything with Tater Tots), Eggs (dozen servings, a dozen eggs) and plenty of cheese to get that delicious crust of cheese on the top. A crowd pleaser for any crowd!

Sage Stratta -
Savory Layered Bread Pudding Breakfast Casserole

A STRATA Dish calls for separate layers of a little bit of bread pudding (the bottom), a middle layer of a little bit of Filling (in this case a mic of Sage Sausage and a few vegetables (Onions, Celery, Bell Peppers) and all topped with a baked cheese omelette (A FRITTATA if you want another Italian word).
Red Onion, Spinach Cheesy STRATA
with Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes

Hands down, One of my favorite breakfast.  This is a leftover meal.  Uses day old bread, whatever extras you have in the fridge (I used spinach and onions but almost any combination of vegetables work... Or add sausage, chicken or BACON).  And don't skip that simple sauteed tomato topping for added DELICIOUSNESS!

Savory Bread Pudding... Pizza Strata

Savory Bread Pudding (Budino di pane salato)... Pizza Strata Breakfast food, or a delicious main course at night. Layered with pizza toppings (sausage tomato sauce and mozzarella), the layered custard bottom and the crispy French toast top makes this a more complex version of a southern bread pudding... and DELICIOUS!
Cheesy Savory Chicken Monkey Biscuit Breakfast Bake

Cheesy Savory Chicken Monkey Bread for 2 People... SO EASY and I added LOTS and LOTS of tips and photo how to's that will GUARANTEE a success. DELICIOUS RECIPE, Cheese Chicken Onions and eggy custard added to refrigerator biscuits FANTASTIC Breakfast Casserole!
Quick and Easy Root Beer
PULLED PORK Savory Monkey Bread Biscuits

This is a WONDERFUL leftover recipe.  Uses leftover pulled pork (recipe for that is included in post).  BUT also a tube of Refrigerator Grand Biscuits makes this a 5 minute hands on recipe with a BIG payoff for breakfast.  Kind of a fast easy breakfast sandwich that tastes great and uses up leftovers in a new and imaginative way!

Chicken Cheesy Savory Monkey Bread

EASY Chicken Cheese Savory MONKEY BREAD... I made this and served it as the sandwich half of a Soup and Sandwich to brighten up a bowl of leftover soup. BUT, what an amazing breakfast this would make! Made especially easy with a tube of refrigerator biscuits, but it is the taste that will make you want to make again and again. May be the PERFECT use for a rotisserie Chicken!

52 Soup Recipes (It's a Stew with Biscuits). Here's one of my favorite things in the world to eat. And it's all made from leftovers! If you like biscuits and gravy, you will LOVE this! But every year it's a little different. Add your leftover pea salad or green bean casserole... even use cranberry sauce as a topping... this STEW WITH BISCUITS is one of the most wonderful times of the year!


It's a classic Quiche Lorraine made in a 9X13 Casserole Pan, 20 Servings makes this perfect for Leftovers (midnight snacking at it's best) or for the Holiday Crowds of visitors or any PotLuck Brunch.  LOADED with Bacon and Cheese and DELICIOUS!  EASY FAST and even EASIER when you do most of the work ahead of time!

Almost a Classic Quiche Lorraine With a Hash Brown Crust

Almost a Classic Quiche Lorraine with a Hash Brown Crust... In My Opinion... Just a little better with a crispy hash brown crust lining a pie crust and filled with the classic ingredients for a Quiche Lorraine... Gruyere Cheese, whipped eggs and Half and Half and seasoned with a little nutmeg... And with the potato crust, real men will LOVE this!

Real Men Eat Chicken, Onion and Herb Quiche!

Real Men Eat Chicken, Onion and Herb Quiche... PLUS there are instructions for making this in a HASH BROWN CRUST... Now that's a MAN QUICHE!!!

Spicy Salami, Tomatoes and Sweet banana Peppers

Let Them Eat Quiche - Spicy Salami, Tomatoes and Sweet banana Peppers... I do love a quiche... And this is MAN flavored, spicy, meaty and a delicious recipe! Real men will LOVE THIS Loaded up Egg Pie!

Pantry and Leftover MONEY SAVING Breakfast Casserole

This time of year I get a shelf full of half used ingredients. From potatoes to onions to that half a bell pepper that always appears. This is more of a formula for turning leftovers into a breakfast casserole. A few eggs and your pantry and fridge tupperware and you have a treat that your family will ask for again and again.(It'll just taste different each time) ENJOY!

Appetizers and Holiday Leftovers Ideas... I LOVE THESE LITTLE GEMS! Think Cinnamon Rolls but add a savory ham and cheese. And like a cinnamon roll, the secret treat is the sauce. A Worcestershire and mustard drizzle that makes these memorable and AMAZING!

Skillet Breakfast Meals and More...

Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy -
One Skillet 30 Minute Meal

All in one heavy Cast Iron Oven Proof Skillet... Brown the sausage, Make the gravy and finally BAKE the whole thing with biscuits dropped on the sausage gravy.  You end up with crunchy crispy topped biscuits, fluffy moist and tender, light and flaky center and a dumpling like consistency on the bottom.  Combined with a rich thick flavorful sage gravy and Sausage and this one skillet meal is THE BEST BREAKFAST EVER (to me)!!!

Sausage - Milk Gravy and Parmesan Biscuits

One Skillet Meal - 52 Breakfast Recipes... Incredibly EASY, uses ONLY PANTRY INGREDIENTS you probably already have in your fridge/freezer/pantry, FAST (30 minutes from measuring cup to table and DELICIOUS ... FAST - EASY - CHEAP - ONLY USES PANTRY INGREDIENTS YOU ALREADY HAVE And DELICIOUS! Enjoy

Tex-Mex Migas Breakfast Scramble

Yee Haa Cow Puncher, now this is a BREAKFAST!  Spicy Chorizo Sausage is combined with Tortilla strips (Soaked in liquid flavored spices), Onions and Peppers and cheeses and green chilies.  Cooled with cheese and sour cream and served with Cowboy 'Taters and Scrambled Eggs.  Classic Spanish Cuisine gets a South West Makeover... WOW and YEE HAA!

Biscuits and Gravy and Potatoes and Rosemary

Biscuits and Gravy and Potatoes and Rosemary... Left over biscuits, a little Rotisserie Chicken and some fresh made chicken/milk gravy,... the classic and for good reasons!

Vidalia Onions and Peppers and Sausages

 - Grilling Time Main Dish AND A great easy Breakfast!... So easy and so fast, but one of my favorite meals ever. Makes the ingredients shine on their own. Ready in minutes and tastes GREAT!

Poached Eggs on a Potato, Onion and Cheddar Cheese Hash with a Bacon/Sour Cream Sauce on Spinach

It's a really good breakfast... Kind of a deconstruction of a cowboy potato hash with fancy poached eggs (and sure, a big platter of the hash topped with some fried eggs or even scrambled eggs would work just fine). Add some spinach for color, healthy living...  BUT THERE IS A TREAT, a SURPRISE BACON - SOUR CREAM Sauce that sends the whole thing beyond a cowboy hash scramble.  The whole thing takes less than 30 minutes and makes a beautiful tasty dish for breakfast, brunch and even dinner!
Hangover Hash from Leftovers

You don't have to be hungover to make this...But if you are, this does help. Substantial, stick to your ribs... and just a little greasy food that will fill your stomach with something other than that leftover bile.

This recipe is more of a simple, traditional hash with basic ingredients you’d find in any pantry.  Fast easy and VERY VERY GOOD!

Sweet Potato Chicken and Apple Hash

Sweet Potato Chicken and Apple HASH... Do you get in an "I WANT TO EAT HEALTHY TONIGHT" mood, then this is the dish for you... Lots of always in season root vegetables, easy to get meat from a store bought rotisserie chicken all made sweet with a sauteed APPLE!  Healthy and delicious... Add an egg and healthy and delicious and pretty!

Sausage Hangover Hash from Leftovers

52 Breakfast Ideas - You don't have to be hungover but if you are, this is a lifesaver! Potatoes and Onion Hash with Sausage (Thank you pantry TUBE SAUSAGE), more veggies, cheese and runny eggs. A DELICIOUS Bile in your stomach soaker
Rosemary Potato HOT DOG Hash (really, HOT DOGS)

Rosemary Potato Hot Dog Hash... WOW Was this good... REALLY REALLY GOOD. First, the rosemary crispy fried potatoes. But the rest of the hash (onions and peppers) are sauteed and seasoned in the renderings from the hot dogs which also fry up crispy. All topped with eggs and garnished with drizzles of BBQ Sauce! AND THE KIDS LOVE HOT DOGS FOR BREAKFAST!

Breakfast Biscuit PIZZA Fast and Easy Quattro Stagioni, Italian 4 Seasons Pizza

Breakfast Biscuit PIZZA Fast and Easy Quattro Stagioni, Italian 4 Seasons Pizza - 52 Pizza Party Pizzas... A CAN OF REFRIGERATOR BISCUITS becomes a fast and easy appetizer platter (or Breakfast) of 16 mini pizzas. I made 4 different toppings (symbolic of the 4 seasons), but adaptable for ANY TOPPING (Taco, Mushroom... how about a meatball for a bouquet of Daisies look). FAST EASY AND SPECTACULAR FUN BREAKFAST!

French Toast Croque-Monsieur
or Croque Madame or Croque Provencal
or a really fancy Ham and Cheese Breakfast

I have a secret. I love very easy recipes that have the illusion of being complicated, and look spectacular (dare I say Restaurant Quality Presentation). You can make a simple version of this sandwich in 5 minutes ...You can make a ham and cheese and egg sandwich with just a tiny bit of effort, maybe an extra 5 minutes. But this spectacular presentation takes less than 15 minutes.

Kentucky Hot Brown (Well, the Kansas Version)

Kentucky HOT BROWN... Well, the Kansas Version... Made with chicken, inspired by a dish from the roaring 20's, converted to a heart warming breakfast dish... An AMAZING open faced sandwich and a perfect one of my "52 Uses for a Rotisserie Chicken"!!!
Buttermilk Fried Chicken and CornBread Waffles

It just does not getter better than this... A delicious Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Crunchy Crispy crust around the moist tender savory meat of the chicken, served up on a waffle... Waffles made from a LOADED CornBread shaped by a waffle iron!  Drizzle some honey, add a shake or two of tabasco and you have one of my favorites... A GREAT Fried Chicken, a Surprising Waffle, sweet savory, salty and DELICIOUS

Grilled Curry Chicken Frittata

I love leftovers. I especially love to make an all new dish with just hints of the original and NOTHING is better than these Italian version of an omelette! It only takes a few bites of the original dish to make a breakfast for 2! EASY AND FAST!!!

Potatoes, Onion and Blue Cheese Sauce Frittata 

Yet another BEST USE OF LEFTOVERS EVER RECIPE... Those BIG chunky French Fried potatoes, some grilled onions and a delicious Blue Cheese sauce combine to make an Italian Omelette. Now becoming a weekly habit of Breakfast in bed, Sunday paper and a FRITATTA! Easiest Omelette EVER! And just about anything you had for dinner last night makes a fantastic Fritatta!

Meatloaf Frittata

An Italian Omelette is the BEST way to use up leftovers! This week I made an Italian Meatloaf. Loaded with meat of course but also Carrots, Celery and Onions. Sounds like great ingredients for a delicious FRITATTA Breakfast!

Steak and Eggs Breakfast Frittata

Last night I ate STEAK... Next morning I am chowing down on the ULTIMATE USE FOR LEFTOVERS, the Italian Omelette known as a FRITATTA! It feel so indulgent to eat steak for breakfast. this way you can use small amounts of leftovers to make a Fritatta for TWO!

Beer Pineapple Jambalaya Egg Foo Young Frittata

The Italian Omelette, SO EASY and the perfect canvas to use up last night's Leftovers. This has all the ingredients of a classic CAJUN New Orleans Jambalaya all flavored with Beer ... The next morning, add the eggs and you have a Cajun version of Egg Foo Young... with hints of the hair of the dog that bit you (BEER)!

Sesame Chicken Chinese Take Out Frittata

I love this series. Last Night I had a rare delivery of Chinese Take out. The sticky sweet spicy Chinese dish of Sesame Chicken became my breakfast of an Italian Omelette. So easy and SO TASTY!!!

Pork Loin, Snow Peas and Cherry Tomato Frittata

A FANTASTIC USE FOR ALMOST ANY LEFTOVER is to make an Italian Omelette called a Fritatta. Delicious and about the easiest dish to make, this week I used a Smoked pork loin (leftovers) some grilled vegetables (leftovers) and made a spectacular NEW dish for company


It's almost a Quiche Lorraine Fritatta, but I added some Tomatoes and Spinach for color AND some AMAZING Glazed BACON... BOURBON - MAPLE SYRUP - FRESH CRACKED PEPPER BACON BACON BACON best omelette EVER!

Citrus Honey and Garlic Smoked RIBS Frittata

I Smoked some baby back ribs last night and they were glazed and seasoned enough that all I had to do was add the eggs to make a DELICIOUS EASY BREAKFAST MEAL from the last couple of bones worth of meat... The PERFECT USE FOR LEFTOVERS!

Pineapple ABT (Jalapeno, Cream Cheese, Pineapple and BACON) Fritatta SANDWICH

Makes a GREAT Sandwich/Lunch, the ultimate Italian Omelette

BBQ Pulled Pork Frittata

Pulled Pork is a wonderful thing. And a logical way to turn BBQ into an ITALIAN Breakfast,,, Creamy whisked eggs, BBQ, Peppers and Onions and garnished with a drizzle of BBQ Sauce... All the how tos and tricks for authenticity and the ingredients for deliciousness!

Tater Tot Frittata!

... Slapped in the face with Nostalgia, t's been years since I had a Tater Tot and gods forgive me, I LOVED EM... Hash Browns and Eggs... Sounds like a Fritatta (Italian Omelette) Idea to me and I LOVED THIS!!!

Sausage, Onion and Spinach Frittata

Taking advantage of sale prices makes this one of my most affordable (OK CHEAP) meals. And filled with ingredients that makes for a great breakfast. Italian Omelette at it;s best! CHEAP, FAST FOOD AND EASY!

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