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BH&G Brunch & Breakfast

BH&G Brunch & Breakfast

BH&G Brunch & Breakfast

Get your day off to a great start with food to fuel you through the morning. Better Homes & Gardens Brunch & Breakfast has everything you’re craving when you roll out of bed, whether you’re in the mood for savory or sweet. Eggs are at the top of the list—learn how to make hearty riffs on scrambled eggs, omelets, or grab-and-go sandwiches or burritos. Find an inspiring new brunch time egg bake or casserole and flip over our endless selection of pancakes, crepes, and waffles, plus French toast with globally inspired flavors. Get a helping hand from your favorite kitchen appliance with seven hot slow-cooked cereals (plus, cinnamon rolls from your slow cooker!). Throughout the magazine, check out the short deep-dive stories to perfect your favorites, such as crispy bacon, homemade sausage, English muffins, homemade yogurt, and more. And for that slow, lazy weekend, we even have three rise-and-shine a.m. cocktails to for the most relaxing way to start your day

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1 min
brunch cocktails

SALSA BLOODY MARY In a blender combine 4 cups tomato juice, 2 cups bottled salsa, ¼ cup lime juice, 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish, and ½ teaspoon celery salt. Cover and blend to desired consistency. Add hot pepper sauce to taste. Cover and chill. To serve, divide tomato juice mixture among eight glasses. Stir a splash of vodka into each glass and, if desired, garnish with cucumber spears, pickled jalapeños, and sliced avocado. SUNRISE SIPPER In a large pitcher stir together 3 cups orange juice, 1½ cups chilled ginger ale, 1½ cups rum, ¾ cup triple sec, and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Divide the mixture equally among eight champagne flutes or tall glasses. Carefully pour 1 to 2 teaspoons grenadine syrup into each glass. If desired, garnish with orange slices. MELON MOJITOS In a large pitcher…

2 min
how to make breakfast sausage

Homemade Breakfast Sausage PREP 20 minutes COOK 8 minutes 1 lb. ground pork1 tsp. dried sage, crushed¾ tsp. salt¾ tsp. freshly ground black pepper½ tsp. dried thyme, crushed½ tsp. garlic powder½ tsp. onion powder 1. In a large bowl combine ground pork, sage, salt, pepper, thyme, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix ingredients thoroughly with a wooden spoon. 2. To form patties, divide the meat mixture into six equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and flatten with the palm of your hand into 3 ½-inch-wide patties. 3. Heat an extra-large skillet over medium heat until hot. Place the patties in the skillet and cook about 8 minutes or until browned and 165°F in the center. Serve the sausage hot. Makes 6 servings. Baking Tip: To bake the patties instead of cooking them in a…

3 min
how to make better bacon

Maple-Flavored Bacon START TO FINISH 25 minutes 8 slices thick-sliced bacon3 Tbsp. maple syrup Cracked black pepper (optional) 1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place a wire rack in a 15×10×1-inch baking pan. Arrange bacon slices on rack. Bake for 10 minutes. 2. Brush slices with maple syrup and, if desired, sprinkle with pepper. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until bacon is crisp. Makes 8 slices. Wavy Bacon (see photos, opposite): Preheat oven to 400°F. For a wavy shape, line a 15×10×1-inch baking pan with foil and create even ridges in the foil spaced 2 to 3 inches apart. Arrange bacon slices on foil. Bake as directed. PER SLICE 79 cal., 5 g fat (2 g sat. fat), 10 mg chol., 251 mg sodium, 5 g carb., 0 g fiber, 4 g pro. Battered Bacon PREP…

8 min
morning scramble

Egg White Scramble with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes START TO FINISH 20 minutes 12 egg whites½ cup milk½ tsp. salt¼ tsp. ground black pepper1 Tbsp. olive oil2 cloves garlic, minced2 cups packed fresh baby spinach2 cups cherry tomatoes, halvedFinely shredded Parmesan cheese 1. In a medium bowl combine egg whites, milk, salt, and pepper. Beat with a whisk until well mixed; set aside. 2. In a large nonstick skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add spinach and tomatoes; cook and stir about 1 minute or until spinach is wilted and tomatoes are softened. Remove mixture from skillet; keep warm. 3. Pour egg white mixture into skillet. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, until mixture begins to set on the bottom and around the edges. Using a spatula…

2 min
how to make egg white omelets

Egg White Omelet PREP 10 minutes COOK 10 minutes 3 egg whites or 2 egg whites and 1 whole egg⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper½ tsp. olive oilDesired filling (optional) 1. In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl combine egg whites and pepper. Beat with a fork until combined but not frothy. 2. In an 8-inch nonstick skillet with flared sides heat oil over medium-high heat. Pour egg white mixture into skillet. Cook over medium heat. As mixture sets, run a spatula around edges of skillet, lifting egg white mixture so the uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking and lifting edges until egg white mixture is set but shiny. 3. If desired, top half of the omelet with desired filling. Lift and fold the unfilled half of omelet over filling. Gently slide omelet out…

10 min
morning muffin tin

Mini Quiches with Sriracha PREP 50 minutes CHILL 1 hour BAKE 20 minutes at 375°F STAND 10 minutes 1 recipe Pastry for Mini Quiches3 eggs, lightly beaten1 ½ cups whole milk6 Tbsp. sliced green onions (3)¼ tsp. salt¼ tsp. ground black pepper½ to ⅔ cup diced cooked ham1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz.)Chopped green onions (optional)Asian chili sauce (Sriracha sauce) 1. Prepare Pastry for Mini Quiches. Cover and chill about 1 hour or until pastry is easy to handle. 2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Divide chilled pastry into 18 portions; shape each portion into a ball. Place a ball in each of eighteen 2 ½-inch muffin cups. Gently press dough onto bottoms and 1 inch up sides of the muffin cups. 3. In a medium bowl combine eggs, milk, the sliced green onions, the…