Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and White Cheddar
<p>Spinach and cheddar are popular additions to scrambled eggs. Other cheeses, such as Monterey jack, mild yellow cheddar or even a blue cheese, can be used instead. A mixture of minced fresh herbs, including flat-leaf parsley, basil and chives, makes a flavorful substitute for the spinach.</p>
Strata with Chard, Sausage and Caramelized Onions
The recipe for caramelized onions makes more than you will need for the strata. Reserve the rest for another use, such as topping a pizza or blending into a frittata.
A sweet-tart filling of fresh raspberries transforms these pancakes into a special dish for a weekend brunch. Serve warm, topped with maple syrup and whipped cream.
Steel-Cut Oats with Honeyed Pears and Glazed Pecans
<p>Steel-cut oats result in a textured oatmeal, with a deliciously chewy yet tender bite. They do require longer simmering than regular oatmeal, but it’s worth the effort. If you’re short on time, soak the oats overnight to reduce the cooking time to 5 to 10 minutes. Top with crunchy sugared pecans and cinnamon-coated pears, and you’ll be in oatmeal heaven.</p>
Pecan Pumpkin Filled Pancakes
<p>Filled with a luscious blend of cream cheese and pecan pumpkin butter, these pancakes make a special treat for cool autumn mornings. Serve the pancakes with <a href="http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/homemade-butter.html"><b><u>homemade butter</u></b></a>.</p>
<p>Strawberries and rhubarb are the long-awaited first sign of spring fruit. Because both are low in pectin, this recipe adds the peel and the flesh of oranges to give this bright-flavored, tangy jam the body it needs. Set it out with cream scones, biscuits or crusty bread.</p>
Spiced Orange Waffles
These waffles get a flavor boost from orange zest plus a medley of warming spices, including cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Drizzle the waffle with maple syrup and enjoy a delicious breakfast treat.
Yogurt Parfaits with Berry Jam & Granola
<p>A bowl of plain yogurt is made extra special with a swirl of berry jam and a sprinkle of homemade granola. You can tailor the granola recipe to your liking, such as substituting sunflower seeds or chopped pecans for the almonds and dried cranberries for the cherries.</p>
Waffles with Maple-Glazed Bananas
This recipe puts a new twist on the classic bananas Foster. We use maple syrup instead of the traditional brown sugar, and pair sautéed bananas with waffles and whipped cream to produce a delicious breakfast dish.
<p>The term “tangerine” is typically used for any mandarin orange with a deep-colored skin. If tangerines are unavailable, you can substitute tangelos, which are a cross between a mandarin and a grapefruit or pomelo. Lemon juice is added to give this curd some extra zing.</p>
<p>Italian frittatas are traditionally made by combining various ingredients with eggs and cooking the mixture on the stove top. Here, the process is simplified by baking the frittata in the oven. If you like, sauté extra whole asparagus spears and peas for garnish.</p>
Red Berry Jelly
<p>Created by Canal House Cooking, this luscious currant jelly is perfect to serve with lamb or veal. You can make it with any soft summer berries. The Canal House cooks prefer soft jellies that are made without pectin. Currants have a high level of pectin so the jelly will set beautifully. If you are using other berries, add the peel and seeds from a Granny Smith apple to provide natural pectin.</p>
Stacked and filled with freshly whipped cream, these pancakes are drizzled with maple syrup and sprinkled with pralines. They make a wonderful treat for breakfast or brunch.