Breakfast Recipes & Ideas
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Recipe: Cheezy Tofu Breakfast Scramble
There’s certainly a time and place for brunch as we love to think of it: those big, decadent carb fests where you can wear loungewear in public. We’re probably better off keeping those for special-occasion weekends, though. For a more typical brunch — one that looks more like breakfast and less like dessert — we love to stay in and keep it savory. (But still wear loungewear, obviously.
May 1, 2019
This Is the Most Popular Casserole Dish on Everyone’s Wedding Registry
You can learn a lot about a couple by stalking, I mean looking at, their wedding registry. How else are you going to find out if they prefer drip coffee to espresso, what color their fluffy bathroom hand towels will be, and if they ever plan to host a holiday? It’s an absolute gold mine of information. Recently while mining for even more information, we asked our friends at Zola, an online wedding registry platform, for some insider intel on the latest registry trends.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Finnish Fruit Soup
It might seem a little crazy to use dried fruit to make this recipe, especially when we have such easy access to fresh fruit and berries almost year round. Yet dried fruit really does make the best base for this unique “soup.” You can serve it cold on its own, but we prefer it warmed up atop a bowl of rice pudding. Briana and Andrew Volk are the owners of Portland Hunt + Alpine Club and Little Giant in Portland, Maine. They live in Maine with their two children.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: No-Knead Breakfast Focaccia
It's the best (and tastiest) way to serve brunch to a crowd.
May 1, 2019
The Whole30 Recipe That I Still Make Every Single Sunday
One of the things I took away from trying the Whole30 diet a few years ago was the importance of breakfast — specifically eggs. I was constantly searching for easy, make-ahead egg recipes for the busy mornings when there just wasn’t enough time to make breakfast from scratch. Although I’m not on Whole30 anymore, there are a few recipes that I still make from that time on a regular basis.
May 1, 2019
How To Make the Easiest Eggs Benedict
I have friends that will triple-check brunch menus before we head out to make sure they serve eggs Benedict. It’s not that they’re that obsessed with eggs Benedict that they won’t eat anything else (at least, I’m guessing), but more that they’re sure they’re never going to make the dish at home — and so going out to eat is the only way to enjoy it.
May 1, 2019
The Quick Oatmeal Upgrade I Use Every Single Morning
I've been eating oatmeal most mornings for more than 10 years — but until recently, I'd always made it the same way.
May 1, 2019
The 8 Essential Methods for Cooking Eggs (All in One Place)
Mastering the essential ways to cook an egg will serve you well time and time again. On mornings (or evenings) when you don’t feel like digging up a recipe, knowing how to poach, scramble, soft-boil, and more means you can whip up a meal in next to no time at all. Spend a few weeks trying them all — you might just discover you have a new favorite way to prepare your eggs. Comforting and kid-friendly, a soft scramble is there for you when you need a warm and familiar meal.
May 1, 2019
5 Nutritionist-Approved Breakfast Foods to Buy at Costco
If you’ve been reading my stories on Kitchn, you are probably well aware that I have mad love for all things Costco. I’ve figured out where to look for the healthy, organic finds. And don’t even get me started on their home and kitchen bargains! Recently, as I was strolling through the store, I spotted several fabulous new finds in the frozen and refrigerated sections that make perfect breakfast options.
Apr 30, 2019
The Only Thing You Have to Remember for the Best-Ever Frittata
Frittatas are meant to be scrappy — filled with odds and ends from your produce and cheese drawers. They’re a great way to practice cooking with your gut and all five senses, using your eyes and ears and nose and touch and taste to determine when the veggies are cooked, the eggs are set, and so forth. So the next time you make one, I encourage you to ditch the recipe (or, use it solely as a point of inspiration), and just remember this one simple rule instead.
Apr 30, 2019
Recipe: Hawaiian Roll Egg-in-a-Hole
Meet my new favorite brunch dish: Hawaiian Roll Egg-in-a Hole. You might be familiar with egg-in-a-hole as a beloved childhood breakfast dish, but this version is easier to cook for a crowd, and delivers big on flavor. Serve this egg bake for family brunch, or whip it up when you’re feeding a hungry crowd. Here are my tricks for nailing it every time. At first glance, this recipe is pretty straightforward: Make a well in each roll, crack in an egg, and bake!
Apr 30, 2019
Recipe: Spinach Artichoke Frittata
Frittatas have long been my go-to solution anytime I need to use up the sad-looking produce, wilting herbs, and little nubs of cheese in my fridge. It’s not often I make them with a plan — until now. Inspired by my favorite cheesy dip and the warm spring weather, I came up with a frittata loaded with garlicky marinated artichoke hearts, earthy baby spinach, salty Parm, and rich sour cream. I knew it would be good, but it went above and beyond all of my expectations.
Apr 30, 2019
Recipe: Blueberry Walnut Overnight Oats
A simple, satisfying way to start you day.
Apr 30, 2019
Recipe: Overnight Crock-Pot Breakfast Casserole
Overnight Crock-Pot Breakfast Casserole
This breakfast casserole is loaded with veggies, ham, and cheese.
Apr 29, 2019
A Cozy, Mellow New Year’s Day Brunch at Home
Every year we tell you to skip the fancy prix-fixe menus and crowded restaurants in favor of a home-cooked meal on New Year’s Eve. But the same advice rings true for New Year’s Day brunch. Instead of waiting two hours to spend $20 on a plate of French toast, you can host a cozy, festive gathering from the comfort of your own home (in your pajamas, if that’s your thing).
Dec 28, 2018
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Make Weekend Mornings Delicious with Orange-Ginger Pancakes
If you’re like me, you have dreams of delicious holiday breakfasts, leisurely eaten while wearing cozy sheep’s wool slippers and gazing out the window at the snow gently falling outside. I want that, but I also want easy — and I need gluten-free. I celebrate the holidays with my family, and some folks in our gang cannot have gluten.
Nov 5, 2018
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Is the Best Thing to Eat for Breakfast
Kitchn’s Delicious Links column highlights recipes we’re excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites. Never let anybody insult pumpkin spice. Calling that spicy autumn combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves “basic” is like calling vanilla “plain.” Few things in the world are as appetizing as the scent of fall pie spices.
Nov 5, 2018
Recipe: Ottolenghi’s Braised Eggs with Leek and Za’atar
If you love poached or gently baked eggs as much as I do, this all-day egg skillet will be right up your alley. The yolky eggs and chunks of soft, briny feta make it a touch indulgent, but there’s just enough wilted spinach to keep it feeling light. But what makes this recipe stand out (and the a-ha moment I will most definitely borrow for many other meals) is the oil-kissed za’atar spice that’s brushed over the eggs right before serving.
Oct 8, 2018
Chicken Sausage, Egg & Cheese Muffins Are Meal Prep Marvels
The appeal of muffins is undeniable. A delicious treat that can be eaten with one hand on the go — what more could you want? Well, sometimes you want something a little more substantial than a traditional muffin. Maybe you’re trying to eat fewer carbs in the morning, or cut back on sugar? These savory egg and cheese muffins are just the ticket.
Mar 30, 2018
This Trader Joe’s Breakfast Hack Is Absolutely Brilliant
If you frequently have overnight houseguests or love to host brunch, you probably have a few breakfast tricks up your sleeve. But I think this one really tops the charts. Made with ingredients you can pick up at Trader Joe’s, this easy breakfast hack is sure to impress everyone — and you won’t have to break a sweat! This brilliant idea comes from Erin Jang via Cup of Jo.
Mar 12, 2018
This Is the Cleverest Way to Eat a Leftover Frittata
The merits of a simple frittata are many, including the fact that it makes ideal leftovers! Not only can this baked egg skillet be cooked up with whatever veggies, cheese, or meat you have handy, but you can also count on it to hold up quite well in the fridge for days. You could eat the leftovers as is, but I have a much, much better idea for you! Even if you have just a small slice, this is the most ingenious way to eat a leftover frittata.
Mar 9, 2018
Make This Everything Bagel-Spiced Breakfast Bowl ASAP
If you’re looking for something hearty and flavorful for breakfast, then this unique morning meal is for you. Who knew a jammy egg would taste so good on top of Greek yogurt? Or that everything bagel seasoning belongs on an avocado? This recipe just became your new savory breakfast staple you didn’t know you needed! The base of this breakfast bowl is farro, but you can also use brown rice or quinoa instead.
Feb 5, 2018
10 Surprising Ways to Eat Crescent Rolls for Breakfast
Crescent roll dough is the store-bought shortcut I lean on for easy breakfasts. The buttery, flaky dough is so versatile that I can use it in sweet and savory ways. Sure, the rolls make a great sidekick to dinner, but just wait until you see what the dough can bring to the breakfast table. Crescent roll dough is a blank canvas just waiting to get shaped, cut, rolled, and stuffed with all of your favorite savory and sweet ingredients. And best of all it doesn’t take a lot to make it a meal.
Jan 19, 2018
The One Thing I Always Do When Hosting Overnight Guests
For whatever reason, my husband and I host a lot of weekend guests at our house. I’d like to think it’s because our friends enjoy our company, but realistically it’s probably because our house — just two hours away from New York City — gives city folk a nice taste of the country life. (Or maybe it’s a mix of both? That’s what I’m going to tell myself!
Jan 19, 2018
This Easy Breakfast Casserole Is Full of Vegetables
After spending the last few days (or weeks, possibly a month) eating holiday food loaded with calories and all the extra-decadent things that make that time of year so special, it’s always nice to find a dish that is still full of color and helps cut down on the hours spent on the treadmill. This breakfast casserole is exactly that — it’s full of freshness with a flaky crust and fit to feed a family!
Jan 8, 2018
7 Things I Never Do When Making Pancakes
Pancakes are a weekly ritual at my house, so I have very strong opinions about how pancakes are made. These opinions often get directed toward my kids or husband when they try to help mix, fry, or flip a batch of pancakes. This pancake practice has given me a sense of authority on the virtues and pitfalls of hot-cake commandments, so here are the seven things I never, ever do to my pancakes. You’ve got to start pancakes with serving in mind, because cold pancakes won’t do.
Dec 8, 2017
These Potato Skin Egg Boats Will Make You a Breakfast Hero
Want to be a breakfast hero this weekend? Make these egg boats. This recipe has all your favorites — bacon, egg, and cheese — served in a convenient edible potato boat. Serve them with mimosas and Bloody Marys and you’ll definitely win brunch. The best part about this recipe is that you can actually get a head start on prep if you need to.
Dec 1, 2017
This Spaghetti Squash Shakshuka Is Brunch Goals
Shakshuka is already a brunch superstar. I mean, does it get any better than perfectly poached eggs in a spiced tomato sauce, topped with plenty of herbs and feta cheese? Yes, it does — if you add spaghetti squash to the mix, that is. Winter squash is back at the market, which means it’s time to sneak it into every dish imaginable — starting with this shakshuka.
Oct 12, 2017
Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs: Mango-Orange Smoothie
If you are as excited about the imminent return of citrus season as I am, you’re going to want to stock up and keep these bright smoothie packs on repeat for as long as possible. Sweet orange segments are paired with tropical mango for a big punch of vitamin C, plus banana for a cool, creamy finish. This kit comes together with a trio of fruit, a hit of greens, plus a liquid of your choice when it’s time to blend. Here’s what you’ll need.
Sep 27, 2017
This 5-Ingredient, 5-Minute Skillet Granola Is a Breakfast Win
Homemade granola is one of life’s simple pleasures. Sure, you could buy the store-bought stuff, but nothing really compares to a batch you make yourself. Usually making granola requires a bit of forethought and time, though — unless you’re making this stovetop version. With only five ingredients you can have crisp, sweet granola in five minutes. While I love making a big batch of granola in the oven on a leisurely Sunday afternoon, I don’t always have that luxury.
Sep 11, 2017
10 Easy Chicken Casseroles for Busy Weeknights
As summer draws to a close, you’ll want to pull out your casserole dishes that have been stashed away in the back of a cupboard all season. There’s nothing like a creamy, cheesy casserole to warm you up on a chilly evening. And because everything — protein, starch, and veggies — cooks in one pan, a casserole is the perfect meal for busy weeknights. Here are 10 favorite chicken casseroles to make for dinner this fall.
Sep 10, 2017
These Mini Frittatas Will Make Your Morning 10 Times Better
If you’re not a morning person, it can be tempting to press snooze and sleep until the very last possible minute. But then you miss breakfast! And breakfast is the most important meal of the day. With these make-ahead mini frittatas, though, you can have your cake (egg cake, if you will) and eat it too. You can go ahead and catch some extra shut-eye — a healthy breakfast will be waiting for you when you wake up.
Sep 5, 2017
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Recipe: One-Bowl Brown Sugar Waffles
Clever you, committing to the yearly transition from carefree summer days to the hectic back-to-school schedules — and making it look seamless. But isn’t a little voice in your head still calling for those relaxed, lazy mornings? Answer that call on the weekends; that’s when you can let your inner, relaxed summer-self run free. To help keep the summer vibes going this fall, start with these crazy-simple, outrageously delicious One Bowl Brown Sugar Waffles.
Sep 1, 2017
These 3-Ingredient Skillet Tarts Will Make You a Breakfast Hero
If you love egg and cheese sandwiches (and who doesn’t?), you’re going to love these breakfast tartlets. While they may look fancy, they are super simple to prepare. All you need is a sheet of frozen puff pastry, some eggs, and a pile of grated cheddar — oh, and some mini skillets!
Aug 24, 2017
How Traveling Through Scandinavia Changed the Way I Eat Breakfast
While traveling through Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway last summer on my honeymoon, I fell in love with breakfast. This was definitely not the breakfast I knew back home in the South, which consisted of hearty dishes like fried chicken and waffles, biscuits smothered in sausage gravy, and Bloody Marys garnished with bacon and every pickled vegetable under the sun. In Scandinavia I was enamored of the lighter, healthier fare — cozy bowls of porridge, smörgås, and gravlax.
Aug 18, 2017
Make a Perfect Stack of Blueberry Pancakes This Weekend
When’s the last time you made pancakes? Whether you’re hosting friends for brunch or making breakfast for your family, pancakes are often a special treat reserved for the weekend. This is not yogurt eaten hastily at your desk or a granola bar scarfed on the train to work — this is a fluffy stack of pancakes that took time to prepare, and they should be slowly savored.
Aug 4, 2017
All Scrambled Eggs Should Be Served in Avocado Halves from Now On
Avocado and eggs are a match made in heaven. You’ve probably had avocado toast with poached eggs on top, or scrambled egg tacos with guacamole, but these scrambled eggs served in avocado halves might just take the cake. I mean, look how cute they are! The recipe for this scramble features butter, Canadian bacon, eggs, and white cheddar, but you should feel free to customize it. That’s the beauty of egg scrambles, right? They’re so versatile!
Jun 20, 2017
Recipe: Strawberry Honey Butter
When strawberries are in season, it’s hard not to inhale the cartons you bring home immediately before even thinking about what else you’ll do with them. I encourage you, however, to put some aside to make this butter — rich with all that fruity flavor, enhanced by honey and orange zest, and just begging to be slathered on toast or biscuits and melted all over your pancakes and waffles.
Jun 18, 2017
Top Your Toast with Roasted Pineapple & Whipped Ricotta
A slice of toast for breakfast is nothing new, but this recipe for toast with whipped ricotta and roasted pineapple sure is. The crunchy bread, the creamy ricotta, the sweet pineapple — this is how you start your day off on the right foot. To make the caramelized pineapple, you’ll need either some pineapple rings or chopped pineapple. Place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet, drizzle it with honey, and roast at a high heat until it’s nice and golden.
Jun 9, 2017
Breakfast Cereal Doughnuts Are the Best of Both Worlds
Today is National Doughnut Day, and what better way to celebrate than by making a batch of these cereal-topped doughnuts? With this recipe you’ll never have to choose between cereal or doughnuts for breakfast again. Now, let’s be clear about something right up front: Making doughnuts from scratch is no quick feat. This is a real-deal fried doughnut recipe, so you’ll need to set aside some time and pull out some specialty equipment to make it happen.
Jun 2, 2017
These Frozen Yogurt Pops Make Breakfast Fun & Easy
Yogurt with fruit and granola is a pretty common breakfast dish, but sometimes all it takes is one clever tweak to transform the everyday combination into something whimsical and fun. In this case, I’m talking about making ice pops! If you’re looking to stock your freezer for the warmer months ahead with a cooling breakfast or snack to grab on the go, this is the perfect recipe for you.
May 19, 2017
Twin Peaks Is Actually an Ode to Breakfast Foods
Twin Peaks, the cult-classic TV series that premiered in 1990 and was canceled (prematurely, if you ask me) after only two seasons, is returning to Showtime on Sunday, May 21. David Lynch is once again bringing us back to the quirky town of Twin Peaks, population 51,201. The central question of the show — who killed Laura Palmer? — was answered in season two, but these new episodes promise more mystery and intrigue. One thing we can certainly count on? A lot of coffee. And donuts.
May 16, 2017
A Last-Minute Mother’s Day Brunch That You Can Throw Together in the Morning
So you’re hosting Mother’s Day brunch and, for whatever reason, you’re down to the wire with barely a plan in place. Mom is coming over in just a few hours and you haven’t put one thought into what to make. Don’t worry — you still have time to pull this off. And there’s no need to run out for a dozen doughnuts and a box of joe — you can do this just the way you pictured.
May 13, 2017
This Recipe Perfectly Makes Crepes for Two
If you’re still scratching your head about what to give your mom this Sunday for Mother’s Day, don’t stress — you can always make her something! This recipe perfectly makes crepes for two, so you can spend less time at the stovetop (and more time with Mom!) and sit down to a fancy-ish breakfast together. The batter for these crepes come together quickly in a blender.
May 12, 2017
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Recipe: Make-Ahead Lemon Ricotta French Toast Bake
Embrace the laid-back mood of a Sunday morning meal and your guests will feel it too. Homey, delicious comfort food that can be made mostly in advance is how you, the host, can also enjoy the chill day. All you have to worry about the morning of is putting up a pot of coffee and mixing bubbly drinks. Make-ahead casseroles are a great tool here, like this crazy-good Make-Ahead Lemon Ricotta French Toast Bake.
Apr 15, 2017
Un Cafecito, Por Favor: 5 Recipes to Help You Do Breakfast, Cuban-Style
It always starts with coffee, doesn’t it? When you’re introduced to a new food, a new way of eating, a new culture and its cuisine, there are so many gateways, but for me it always seems to be coffee. Sooty and astringent in Turkey, café bonbóns in Spain, and then giant saucers of café con leche in a now-closed Cuban restaurant — La Rosita — that used to sit on Broadway and 108th.
Mar 31, 2017
Start This Batter Tonight for the Best Waffles Tomorrow Morning
Tomorrow is International Waffle Day, which means it’s pretty much mandatory that you kick off your Saturday with a batch of waffles. But don’t wait to pull out your flour and milk until tomorrow morning — start the batter tonight and let it rest for truly exquisite results. Mixing some of the ingredients tonight — water, honey, yeast, flour, butter, salt, and milk — is like a little gift to your future self.
Mar 24, 2017
This Is What Cajun Food Really Looks Like
If a Cajun woman makes a pancake, does that mean it’s a Cajun pancake? That’s an ongoing joke in my home. With the commercialization of Cajun, it appears that anything can be Cajun. Truth is, there are so many different versions of Cajun and everyone’s Cajun breakfast table is different. This is mine. I grew up on Bayou Petite Calliou in Chauvin, Louisiana. I am one of six kids, and my mama, Maxine, cooked us breakfast every morning.
Feb 28, 2017
This Almond Baked Oatmeal Is the Ultimate Make-Ahead Breakfast
Baked oatmeal is the perfect dish to make on the weekends. Whether you’re whipping up a batch to share with a crowd for brunch or slicing it into squares to enjoy all week long, it should definitely be on your radar. This version has tart cherries, sliced almonds, and coconut flakes — and it’s calling your name.
Feb 16, 2017
How I Fell Out of Love with My Stand Mixer
I remember the day I opened my KitchenAid mixer: The box was the biggest thing under the Christmas tree that year, and (for once) I had no guesses as to what was inside. You see, I had come to terms with the fact that I probably wouldn’t get the kitchen essential until I got married — to a person I didn’t even know existed yet.
Feb 6, 2017
A Hearty Fruit Salad Is What You Should Eat Instead of a Smoothie Bowl
Regardless of whether you love a smoothie bowl or think that this tasty trend should end, tucking into a nourishing bowl of something other than cold cereal or warm oatmeal is sometimes just the thing you need to start your day off right. Enter: the hearty fruit salad. Think of this as a grain bowl meets fruit salad, with enough whole grains and fresh fruit to keep you full until lunch and a punchy vinaigrette gilding the whole thing.
Jan 18, 2017
Eating Breakfast Has Made My Life Happier, Healthier, and a Little More Magical
I love breakfast food. Sweet muffins, crispy waffles, fluffy pancakes, piping-hot scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and buttery English muffins are some of my most craved meals. Growing up, my family would sit around the table — or, if we were really lucky, the Friendly’s in town — for the aptly titled Special Breakfast on Sunday mornings. It felt like stolen time.
Jan 13, 2017
Beyond Continental: Our 3 Favorite Free Hotel Breakfasts
Sometimes, a free hotel breakfast includes little more than a tray of stale muffins and a stack of sad mini cereal boxes. But many chains seem to be upping their breakfast games, offering all sorts of goodies worth getting out of bed for. Here’s a look at three top-notch (free!) breakfast spreads available across the country. All hotel guests can take advantage of free cooked-to-order breakfast options, which a spokesperson calls an “approachable, upscale experience.
Jan 12, 2017
5 Things to Know About Cleaning Up Breakfast
Let’s be honest — breakfast is the only good thing about the mornings. And making your own gives you full reign over the menu, but also leaves you responsible for the cleanup. Make it extra easy with these smart tips from Debbie Sardone, the mastermind behind the site Speed Cleaning. Crispy, greasy bacon is delicious. It also creates a big fat mess. What to do with all that grease in the pan?
Jan 12, 2017
Make-Ahead Croissant Egg Sandwiches (for All Your Brunch Needs)
Prep now, enjoy later.
Jan 12, 2017
Say No to Mug Cakes, but Yes to Mug Omelets
There is something supremely comforting about eating food from a mug. And when it can be cooked in the very same mug, it has the potential to feel like a tiny victory. The internet surely thinks so — mug food, like cakes and omelets, have been buzzing for years. This year I let curiosity get the best of me and entered the Pinterest-loving world of mug cakes and mug omelets. I approached it with an open heart, an open mind, and a heavy dose of skepticism.
Jan 11, 2017
7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Hotel’s Breakfast Buffet
The free breakfast buffet is one of the purest pleasures of the hotel experience. This is not necessarily because it is unusually good, in any common definition of the word. While there are exceptions — I have experienced exceptions! — the breakfast buffet at a mid-range hotel is almost certainly some degree of mediocre. The bagels will not be the best possible bagels; the fruit is unlikely to be the best possible fruit.
Jan 11, 2017
Danger! This Is How You Should Cut Your Morning Bagel.
A few years ago I learned a disturbing fact about bagels: In 2008, 1,979 people went to the emergency room due to a BRI (bagel-related injury), according to the Wall Street Journal. Apparently chicken-related injuries were more common (with 3,463 visits), but this stat still really messed with my head. All those people had their mornings ruined because they lost the battle against their everything bagel. Maybe make everything bagel bread instead?
Jan 11, 2017
The 3-Step Method for Easier-to-Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs
Every Sunday I make a batch of hard-boiled eggs and stash them in the fridge to turn into quick breakfasts, lunches, and snacks throughout the week. Cooking the eggs is no problem, but peeling them can be a tedious chore. Over the years, I found that three factors make an egg easier to peel: the age of the eggs, the cooking method, and the cooling method. Here are my steps for easier-to-peel hard-boiled eggs. “What do my egg choices have to do with easy-to-peel hard-boiled eggs?
Jan 6, 2017
This Is the Fancy Oatmeal You Deserve in 2017
Looking for a fresh start to 2017? Breakfast is a great place to do that. If you’ve been eating the same ol’ oatmeal year after year, this slightly fancier version is sure to be your new favorite. First, let’s note how incredibly beautiful this colorful bowl of oatmeal is — a nice contrast to a dish that’s typically so beige and blah. But this update on your standard oatmeal isn’t just about looks!
Jan 2, 2017
Croissant Bread Pudding Is the Ultimate Brunch Win
If you’re hosting brunch this weekend, promise me you’ll stop at your local bakery and pick up some croissants today. Leave them out to get a little stale, and then use them to make the best bread pudding ever. With a sweet berry sauce and rich custard, this bread pudding is sure to impress your brunch guests. While it does take a little work to whip up the aforementioned sauce and custard, buying the croissants instead of making your own saves you major time in the kitchen.
Dec 16, 2016
Recipe: Eggnog Waffles with Spiced Whipped Cream
Last year we hosted family at our house on Christmas Day — all with a brand new baby. After a few moments of minor stress and lots of pacing, I’ve decided that the only way to have an easy, effortless day that I can truly enjoy is to do much of the food preparation in advance. So I started playing around with interesting, festive waffle recipes and landed on this incredibly tasty, fragrant eggnog waffle dressed up for the occasion with spiced whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.
Dec 12, 2016
Here’s What NASA’s Mars-Bound Astronauts Will Eat for Breakfast
After decades of research and dispatching exploration spacecrafts to Mars, NASA has an ambitious goal of sending humans to the planet sometime in the 2030s. The voyage to the Red Planet will be the first of its kind and, if successful, it will take astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft further than humans have ever gone before. A journey of this nature has many obstacles, one of which is the issue of food.
Nov 30, 2016
The Best Way to Keep Pancakes and Waffles Warm
Arguably the trickiest part of making big-batch breakfasts of pancakes and waffles is delivering everything to the table at the same time, still warm and just as good as it is right off the griddle. But it’s totally possible, and actually pretty easy to pull off when you’ve got this strategy up your sleeve. To keep waffles and pancakes in pristine condition before the whole lot of them are ready to head to the table, you’ll need a baking sheet, a cooling rack, and a warm oven.
Nov 29, 2016
Got Leftover Cornbread? Make This Savory French Toast.
The perfect way to use up the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers.
Nov 28, 2016
10 Easy Ways to Upgrade Basic Muffins
You know what we love most about plain ol’ basic muffin mix? It is a blank canvas ready and willing to take on just about any variation you can imagine. All it takes is a little inspiration and a couple ingredients that you probably have in the kitchen right now. From sweet and savory, to creamy and crunchy, here are 10 simple mix-ins to instantly upgrade muffin mix. This can be your favorite box mix, or very easy homemade muffins (really, you can learn them by heart!).
Nov 12, 2016
Marshmallows on Sweet Potatoes: Who Thought This Up Anyway?
When it comes to holiday meals, I am all about the side dishes. I would happily forgo the turkey, ham, or centerpiece protein altogether in favor of a panoply of starchy, gooey goodness to pile on my plate. And I’m no side dish snob. At Thanksgiving, I crave unpretentious dishes like green bean casseroles, corn puddings, and mashed potatoes choking beneath a pool of butter and gravy. There is, however, one notable exception to my love of traditional Thanksgiving sides.
Nov 7, 2016
Oatmeal, Spiced for Grown-ups
If the last time your bowl of oatmeal evolved was when you switched from apple-cinnamon to maple and brown sugar-flavored instant oatmeal at, say, 10 years old, consider this your invitation for a spicier bowl. Here are four ways to bring some sophistication to your bowl of oatmeal with easy upgrades that take you beyond cinnamon-apple and maple syrup to the land of five-spice, coconut ginger, and beyond.
Oct 30, 2016
Quaker Oatmeal Reveals 3 New Limited-Edition Oatmeal Flavors
A bowl of plain oatmeal is a blank canvas in which you can express your breakfast dreams. If you don’t have time to create a masterpiece, however, flavored oatmeal is always an excellent option. This is especially true when you’re eating breakfast at the office. In need of some flavor inspiration? Well, starting today for a limited time, you can now try three new delicious-sounding oatmeal flavors from Quaker: Apple Cheddar Rosemary, Lemon Ricotta Pancake, and Vanilla Chai.
Oct 27, 2016
4 Unexpected Meals You Can Bake in a Bundt Pan
If you have a Bundt cake pan that gathers dust in the back of the kitchen cabinet, pull this decorative pan out and use it in your everyday cooking. Remember, it’s still essentially a baking pan, so you can use it for way more than dessert and chocolate cake. Here are four savory ways to bake with a Bundt pan. I admit that I used to have an obsession with Bundt cake pans. At one point, I owned a standard pan, a castle pan, a rose pan, and a fleur-de-lis pan. Why all the pans?
Oct 27, 2016
Recipe: Masala Chai-Spiced Oatmeal
Infusing masala chai into oatmeal not only makes for a breakfast that's equally as comforting as a steaming mug, but it also gives your bowl a little kick of caffeine.
Oct 24, 2016
Your Oatmeal Requires a Tea Bag
Mornings are about efficiency. How can you quickly get out the door while still managing a healthy breakfast and a caffeine kick? Here’s your answer: Cook your oatmeal in tea. You’re not only getting a buzz from your breakfast bowl, but it’s also creamy, spicy, and delicious! The concept is simple. While you usually cook your oats in a simmering pot of water, cook them in a simmering pot of tea instead.
Oct 24, 2016