Holiday Brunch Recipes

December 1, 2009

With a house full of holiday guests, the morning meal should be something special.

Holiday Brunch
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

The holidays add new meaning to the phrase “breakfast is the most important meal of the day, ” because with a house full of guests, the morning meal should be something special. Who doesn’t love the luxury of a full breakfast? And the holidays give us the time to make it something special.

This menu features a cheesy egg casserole, which gets a kick from chorizo sausage and salsa. Reminiscent of pineapple upside down cake, the coffeecake is made festive with bright, tart cranberries. The smoothie, with is plum pudding flavors, is like Christmas in a glass.

The casserole is best made the day before and refrigerated. Then, pop in the oen in the morning. The coffeecake can be made up to three days ahead. Whiz the smoothie up in the blender, and brunch is served.

By Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, food writers in Colebrook, Conn.


plum smoothies

Plum Pudding Smoothies

These plum smoothies taste like Christmas is a glass.


Southwestern Breakfast Casserole

Chorizo and peppers heat up baked eggs.


Pineapple Cranberry Coffeecake

A new take on pineapple upside-down cake, this cake is just as good for breakfast as it is for an after-dinner dessert.


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