The Ultimate Easter Brunch Checklist

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Scrambled Egg Hash Brown Cups

They may look like muffins, but these cuties pack my favorite breakfast all-stars like eggs, hash browns and bacon. Grab one and get munching. &emdash;Talon DiMare, Bullhead City, Arizona

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Buffet Scrambled Eggs

These are my favorite scrambled eggs. The white sauce, flavored with chicken bouillon, keeps the eggs creamy and moist. It’s a tasty twist on a morning mainstay.

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Veggie-Packed Strata

This is a wonderful, colorful casserole that everyone enjoys. I’m sure you’ll be hooked on it after one bite, too. —Jennifer Unsell, Vance, Alabama

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Fresh Fruit Bowl

The glorious colors used here make this a great summer fruit bowl. Slightly sweet and chilled, it makes a nice accompaniment to a grilled entree. —Marlon Kirst, Troy, Michigan

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Baked Blueberry Pancake

For a quick breakfast, Norna makes the pancake while fixing supper the night before, then cuts it into squares. The next morning, she tops them with butter and syrup before placing them in the microwave. This innovative way to make pancakes takes most of the fuss out of making breakfast. Norna Detig – Lindenwood, Illinois

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Mini Ham ‘n’ Cheese Frittatas

I found this recipe a few years ago and tried to make it with it with a few changes. I’m diabetic, and this fits into my low-carb and low-fat diet. Every time I serve a brunch, the frittatas are the first thing to disappear, and nobody knows they are low fat! —Susan Watt, Basking Ridge, New Jersey

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Brunch Egg Casserole

There aren’t many foods that do a better job of combining two meals – in this case, breakfast and lunch – than cheese and eggs. This dish satisfies a mouthful of taste buds and both hearty and light eaters. —Lelia Brown, Annandale, Virginia

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Slow-Cooker Ham & Eggs

This dish is a treat any time of the year, but I love serving it on holiday mornings. It’s basically a hands-off dish and a fun meal for family. —Andrea Schaak, Jordan, Minnesota

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Colorful Brunch Frittata

A friend called and asked me for a special recipe that could be served at his daughter’s wedding brunch. I created this recipe for the special day. —Kristin Arnett, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

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Baked Blueberry-Mascarpone French Toast

When I want something special to serve my guests for a Saturday or Sunday brunch, I turn to this recipe. It never fails. It’s wonderful during the spring and early summer because the blueberries are particularly good this time of year. —Patricia C. Quinn, Omaha, Nebraska

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Aunt Edith’s Baked Pancake

My aunt made a mighty breakfast that revolved around ‘The Big Pancake’. I always enjoyed watching as she poured the batter into her huge iron skillet, then created the perfect confection: baked pancakes. —Marion Kirst, Troy, Michigan

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Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

This is an old Southern biscuits and gravy recipe that I’ve adapted. Homemade sausage gravy is a classic, hearty breakfast that takes you on a trip to the South every time it’s served. —Sue Baker, Jonesboro, Arkansas

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BLT Waffle Sliders

Craving a BLT for breakfast? Try a deliciously different version that features crisp bacon and fresh tomatoes between two golden cornmeal waffles. Prepare the waffles ahead of time and reheat in the toaster for quick assembly. —Stacy Joura, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania.

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Fluffy Pancakes

This is the best fluffy pancakes recipe according to my family. They are quick and easy to prepare, but we still consider these homemade pancakes a special treat. —Eugene Presley, Council, Virginia

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Breakfast Loaf

I love to make this mile-high breakfast sandwich when we have company for the weekend. If you like, add sliced mushrooms and olives. —Amy McCuan, Oakley, California

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Beefy Huevos Rancheros

This recipe is quick and easy, and helps use the eggs from our chickens. It works for breakfast, lunch or dinner, especially served with some flour tortillas and fruit or salad. Guests can top them however they like. —Sandra Leonard, Peculiar, Missouri

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Rise and Shine Parfait

Start your day with a smile. This fruit, yogurt and granola parfait is so easy to make. You can also use whatever favorite fresh fruit is in season and looking best at the supermarket. —Diana Laskaris, Chicago, Illinois

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Overnight Asparagus Strata

I’ve made this tasty egg dish for breakfast, brunch, even dinner as a side dish. This is not your run-of-the-mill strata. —Lynn Licata, Sylvania, Ohio

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Yankee Rancheros

After my in-laws began affectionately referring to me as a “Yankee,” I decided I needed to learn to make a few Mexican dishes. These rancheros are super easy and make my Tex-Mex-loving family happy—even if they do come from a Northerner. —Darla Andrews, Schertz, Texas

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Eggs & Chorizo Wraps

My husband grew up in southern California and loves chorizo. We use the spicy sausage in these wraps that our children call “Daddy’s Eggs.”—April Nissen, Yankton, South Dakota

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Nutty French Toast

This sweet breakfast treat is a cross of caramel rolls and French toast. It’s easy to begin the night before. In the morning, just spread on the nutty topping and bake as you are getting ready for the day. —Mavis Diment, Marcus, Iowa

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Cream Cheese & Chive Omelet

The first bite of creamy filling lets you know this isn’t any old omelet. Make it once, and we suspect you’ll be fixing it often. —Anne Troise, Manalapan, New Jersey

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Mint-Cucumber Tomato Sandwiches

I jazzed up the quintessential tea-time cucumber sandwich to suit my family’s tastes. This was my absolute go-to sandwich last summer when I was pregnant and it hit all the right spots! —Namrata Telugu, Terre Haute, Indiana

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Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes

My family absolutely loves these oat pancakes. I make them every Saturday and Sunday. If I don’t, they don’t believe it’s the weekend! My son’s friends often spend the night, and I think it’s because they like these oatmeal pancakes so much. They are especially delicious served with molasses and syrup. —Sharon W. Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

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Yogurt & Honey Fruit Cups

This tasty combo of fresh fruit and creamy orange-kissed yogurt is guaranteed to disappear fast. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Easy Glazed Bacon

Brown sugar, mustard and wine make bacon a little more special in this recipe. It’s easy to prepare while working on the rest of the meal. —Judith Dobson, Burlington, Wisconsin

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Ham Muffinwiches

I concocted this fun recipe when looking for something to pack for lunch. I had leftover ham but no bread, so I got creative with cornbread mix. They freeze well and are handy for an on-the-go breakfast or lunch. —Jenny Wiebe, Villa Hills, Kentucky

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Homemade Sage Sausage Patties

Oregano, garlic and sage add savory flavor to these ground pork patties. I’ve had this Pennsylvania Dutch recipe for years, and it always brings compliments.

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Sausage & Sweet Potato Hash

Meat and potatoes make up traditional hash. Our version uses sausage, sweet potatoes and sometimes, a little salsa. Sometimes we have it for dinner, too. —Christy Scott Campbell, Blooming Grove, Texas

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Sweet Orange Croissant Pudding

Time-crunched cooks are sure to appreciate the make-ahead convenience of this delightful dish. Feel free to replace the orange marmalade with any jam or jelly that suits your taste.—Mary L. Gabriel, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Festive Scrambled Eggs

Every bit as quick as scrambled eggs are meant to be, this hearty dish— with red pimientos and green parsley or chives— is nice for hectic Christmas mornings.

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Zucchini Egg Skillet

My neighbor shared more zucchini from his garden than I knew what to do with. He loved this recipe—it’s great for brunch or a special breakfast. —Darcy Kennedy, Hendersonvlle, North Carolina

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Mocha Morning Drink

When I’m sipping this delicious coffee, I almost feel like I’m visiting my favorite coffeehouse. —Jill Rodriguez, Gonzales, Louisiana

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Maple Sausage Patties

Maple syrup, sage, thyme and a little liquid smoke lend comforting flavor to these hearty pork patties. I developed the recipe with help from neighbors who were willing taste testers. —Margaret Eid, Huron, South Dakota.

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Loaded Tater Tot Bake

I keep frozen Tater Tots on hand for meals like this yummy casserole. It’s a super brunch, breakfast or side dish for kids of all ages. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Reuben Brunch Bake

I created this when I wanted something different for a graduation brunch for two of our sons. When I realized I had most of the ingredients on hand for the Reuben dip I usually make, I decided to use them in a brunch casserole instead! Everyone asked for the recipe. —Janelle Reed, Merriam, Kansas

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Gouda Turkey Club

With this recipe, two can enjoy the taste of something new and elegant in minutes. All you need to add is the ambiance for a bistro meal at home. —Karen Harris, Littleton, Colorado

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Eggs a la Trish

By using English muffins instead of bread or rolls, this overnight breakfast dish becomes just a little bit heartier. I’ll often switch it up and use different cheeses or meats and it always comes out perfect. —Mark Bohlke, Rosemount, Minnesota

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Grandmother’s Toad in a Hole

I have fond memories of my grandmother’s Yorkshire pudding wrapped around sausages, a puffy dish my kids called “the boat.” Slather it with butter and maple syrup. —Susan Kieboam, Streetsboro, Ohio

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Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes

This buckwheat pancake recipe uses buckwheat flour instead of the wheat-based variety. The light and tender buckwheat pancakes offer a nutty flavor and hearty texture. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Creamy Caramel Mocha

Indulge in a coffeehouse-quality drink with this caramel mocha recipe. With whipped cream and a butterscotch drizzle, this treat will perk up even the sleepiest person at the table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Ham & Egg Wraps

This is a great kid-friendly recipe that takes only 20 minutes to prepare and cook.—Sharon Haswell, Cheshire, Massachusetts

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Corned Beef Hash and Eggs

Sunday breakfasts have always been special in our house. It’s fun to get in the kitchen and cook with the kids. No matter how many new recipes we try, they always rate this corned beef hash recipe No. 1! —Rick Skildum, Maple Grove, Minnesota

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Curried Egg Salad

A curry kick gives this egg salad big appeal. We love it when the weather gets warm. —Joyce McDowell, West Union, Ohio

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Coffee Milk

It’s the official state drink of Rhode Island, and once you taste it, you’ll understand why it has so many fans! —Karen Barros, Bristol, Rhode Island

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Bacon Breakfast Pizza

I used to make this bacon pizza for my morning drivers when I worked at a delivery place. And they just loved it. Breakfast pizza is a quick and easy eye-opener that appeals to all ages. —Cathy Shortall, Easton, Maryland

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Chicken Salad Croissants

This tempting chicken salad that gets its special taste from Swiss cheese and pickle relish. It’s a favorite of my brother, who insists I make it whenever he visits. —Laura Koziarski, Battle Creek, Michigan

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Camper’s Breakfast Hash

When we go camping with family and friends, I’m always asked to make this hearty breakfast. This camping breakfast is a favorite at home, too. —Linda Krivanek, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

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Chipotle BLT Wraps

BLT sandwiches are so good, but they can make a lot of messy crumbs from the toasted bread. Since we also love wraps, I decided to make BLT’s using tortillas instead. Warming the wraps a little makes them easy to work with. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

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Very Vanilla French Toast

These French toast slices have creamy vanilla flavor from convenient pudding mix, plus a hint of cinnamon. We like to top them with syrup or powdered sugar and fresh berries. —Linda Bernhagen, Plainfield, Illinois

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Overnight Ham and Egg Casserole

I love how easy it is to assemble this savory egg casserole. Putting it together the night before really frees up my time the next morning. —Jennifer Howell, Fort Collins, Colorado

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Vanilla Almond Hot Cocoa

Treat your family to this comforting, homemade cocoa as you decorate the tree or open holiday gifts. Vanilla and almond extracts make it taste even more special. —Vicki Holloway, Joelton, Tennessee

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Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Burritos for breakfast? Why not! These zesty little handfuls will wake up your taste buds and start your day with a smile. And you can make and freeze them ahead, then just pop them into the microwave for a quick meal. —Linda Wells, St. Mary’s, Georgia

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Marmalade French Toast Sandwiches

I change up these warm, filling sandwiches to be sweet or savory but always a treat. All it takes is a different jelly or jam. Try hot pepper jelly when you want a little sizzle. —Danielle Loring, Lewiston, Maine

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Maple French Toast Bake

This yummy French toast casserole is a breeze to whip up the night before a busy morning. My family loves the richness it gets from cream cheese and maple syrup. —Cindy Steffen, Cedarburg, Wisconsin

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Country Brunch Skillet

Using frozen hash browns and packaged shredded cheese shaves minutes off the prep time of this skillet egg dish, making it an appealing meal you can put together quickly. —Elvira Brunnquell, Port Washington, Wisconsin

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Savory Apple-Chicken Sausage

These easy, healthy sausages taste great, and they make an elegant brunch dish. The recipe is also very versatile. It can be doubled or tripled for a crowd, and the sausage freezes well either cooked or raw. —Angela Buchanan, Longmont, Colorado

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Overnight Pancakes

Our kids love waking up to these golden, fluffy pancakes. The buttermilk batter is refrigerated overnight, making them perfect busy mornings and special occasion breakfasts alike. —Lisa Sammons, Cut Bank, Montana

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The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

These gooey grilled cheese sandwiches taste great for lunch with sliced apples. And they’re really fast to whip up, too. Here’s how to make grilled cheese the right way. —Kathy Norris, Streator, Illinois

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Fluffy Hot Chocolate

This is our daughter’s favorite hot chocolate recipe. It may look like ordinary cocoa, but a touch of vanilla sets it apart from the rest. And the melted marshmallows give it a frothy body you won’t get from a cocoa packet. —Jo Ann Schimcek, Weimar, Texas

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Peach Champagne

I searched high and low for the perfect punch recipe and finally decided to create my own. This sipper is a big hit at parties, especially weddings. In summer I freeze fresh peaches and fresh strawberries; if you don’t have fresh fruit, store-bought frozen fruit works just as well. —Linda Hall, Evington, Virginia

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Calico Scrambled Eggs

When you’re short on time and scrambling to get a meal on the table, this recipe is “eggs-actly” what you need. There’s a short ingredient list, and cooking is kept to a minimum. Plus, with green pepper and tomato, it’s colorful. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Brunch Pizza

Whenever I entertain guests, this zippy pizza is a definite crowd-pleaser. It also makes a great late-night snack for any time of the year! —Janelle Lee, Appleton, Wisconsin

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Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

When our son, Chris, wants something other than cold cereal in the morning, he whips up these eggs. Cheese and evaporated milk make them especially good. They’re easy to make when you’re camping, too. —Chris Pfleghaar, Elk River, Minnesota

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Bacon ‘n’ Egg Sandwiches

I came across this unique grilled combo when I was digging in my mom’s recipe box. The crisp bacon, hard-cooked eggs and crunchy green onions make these cozy sandwiches look impressive when company drops by for lunch. Best of all, they’re a snap to assemble. —Ann Fuemmeler, Glasgow, Missouri

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Southwest Tortilla Scramble

Here’s my version of a deconstructed breakfast burrito that’s actually good for you. Go for hefty corn tortillas in this recipe. Flour ones can get lost in the scramble. —Christine Schenher, Exeter, California

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Quick Crunchy Apple Salad

Pair crunchy toppings with smooth vanilla in this apple salad with yogurt recipe. You’ll love this creative combination! —Kathy Armstrong, Post Falls, Idaho

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Cinnamon Blueberry French Toast

I like to prep this breakfast in the afternoon, chill it, and then put it into the slow cooker before I go to bed. When we wake up in the morning, it’s done just right and ready for us to dig in. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas

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Huevos Rancheros

I like to spice things up with tempting whole eggs poached in a zesty tomato sauce. This southwestern fare is perfect for brunch. —Olga Koetting, Terre Haute, Indiana

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Bacon Swiss Squares

Not only does this savory breakfast pizza come together easily, but it’s also a cinch to double the ingredients when I’m hosting a large event. Biscuit mix makes it convenient, and the combination of eggs, bacon and Swiss cheese keeps guests coming back for more. —Agarita Vaughan, Fairbury, Illinois

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Lemony Fruit Cooler

This punch looks so pretty with all the colorful fruit floating in the bowl. It has a refreshing taste and is easy to put together. —Dawn Shackelford, Fort Worth, Texas

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Lemon Chia Seed Parfaits

These bright and tangy parfaits start the day on a healthy note, but they’re also sweet enough to double as dessert. —Crystal Schlueter, Babbitt, Minnesota

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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

These pancakes have less sodium per serving than other pancakes made from mixes. Decrease sodium even further by stretching the mix with banana, oats and walnuts. In our house we just sprinkle these with a little confectioners’ sugar, because the fruit is so sweet you don’t need syrup. — Patricia Swart, Galloway , New Jersey

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Fiesta Breakfast Bake

I get a kick out of making breakfast for a crowd when I have weekend guests, and my family also loves breakfast for dinner. I created this dish by combining my family’s favorite southwest flavors in an all-in-one-pan recipe.—Whitney Gilbert, Smithville, Missouri

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Orange Spiced Ham Steak

I turn orange marmalade, mustard and just a hint of ginger into a glaze for ham that comes together super quick, but feels extra special. And that makes it perfect for when I’m entertaining brunch guests! —Connie Moore, Medway, Ohio

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Baked Egg & Stuffing Cups

Save your leftover stuffing to make shells for holding baked eggs. This is a hearty breakfast that keeps us going for the marathon shopping trips. —Karen Deaver, Babylon, New York

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Cheese and Fresh Herb Quiche

With herbs from the garden to use, I created a quiche with basil, parsley and dill along with feta, Swiss, Gruyere and mozzarella. Goat cheese is also yummy. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California

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Denver Scramble Tostada

My tostadas feature the ingredients of a classic Denver omelet: ham, cheddar and green pepper. I also make a zesty Mexican version with chorizo and pepper jack and a Reuben with corned beef and Swiss. —Joi Sinclair, Atchison, Kansas

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Breakfast Tacos

This is a really simple, tasty breakfast. It has been a mainstay for our mornings together as a family.—Jo Ferguson, Arnold, Missouri

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Cuban Breakfast Sandwiches

Grab hold of breakfast time by serving these warm, energy-boosting sandwiches. The hearty helping of protein will help keep hunger at bay, and they travel well for hectic mornings. —Lacie Griffin, Austin, Texas

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Breakfast Bruschetta

My family loves bruschetta, so why not have it for breakfast? This gives us a healthy start to the morning, and takes very little effort. You get all the traditional flavors, and with egg added, it makes a great meal. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California

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Fruity Waffle Parfaits

This recipe satisfied all of my cravings for breakfast when I was pregnant. I knew I was getting plenty of nutrition in each serving and it tasted great.—Penelope Wylie, San Francisco, California

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Viennese Coffee

This isn’t your regular cup of Joe! Dress it up with chocolate, whipped cream and more, making it a drink to savor! —Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Artichoke Egg Casserole

This is a great recipe for a brunch. I serve it with fresh stir-fried asparagus, a fruit salad and croissants. —Marilyn Moores, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Raspberry Peach Puff Pancake

Here’s a simple, satisfying treat that’s perfect when you have company for brunch. It’s elegant enough that you can even serve it for dessert at other meals.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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French Toast Sticks

Learn how to make french toast sticks with this quick and easy recipe. I like to have them handy in the freezer for a hearty breakfast in an instant. They’re great for buffets because they can be eaten on the go. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Zucchini Ham Frittata

This frittata is so quick to make–it cooks in the microwave in just minutes! Add a red pepper garnish for a colorful look. —Mildred Fox, Fostoria, Ohio

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Green Chili Egg Puff

Green chilies add a touch of Southwest flavor to this fluffy egg dish. The cottage cheese offers nice texture, and people always love the gooey Montery Jack cheese melted throughout. —Laurel Leslie, Sonora, California

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Blueberry Crunch Breakfast Bake

Blueberries in season make this a very special breakfast, but I find that frozen berries can work just as well. My grandmother used to make this with strawberries and I always loved to eat it at her house.—Marsha Ketaner, Henderson, Nevada

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