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Kilbourn Sandwich

This is a fun take on a Monte Cristo. It makes a big batch, so you can stock your freezer and cook up sandwiches whenever you need a quick meal. —Dan Seering, Verona, Wisconsin

Everything Breakfast Sliders

These breakfast sliders combine all of your favorite morning foods—like eggs, bacon and bagels—into one tasty package. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee,...


English Muffin Egg Sandwiches

You can't beat the delicious combination of mushrooms, onions, peppers and cream cheese! Leave out the red pepper flakes for...


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Western Omelet Sandwich

I created this recipe for my 15-year-old son, who has a ravenous appetite. He couldn't believe I was able to...


Egg-Topped Avocado Toast

We always have avocados on hand, so it's easy to make this quick breakfast toast for my husband and me....

Croque-Madame

My son and I love having a croque-madame (a fried egg atop our grilled ham and cheese) for lunch. If...


Grapefruit Orange Medley

Our Test Kitchen staff lets the fruit's natural flavors shine through in this refreshing recipe that will brighten up cold...

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

I've always tried to make cooking fun—for myself, my daughters and my grandchildren. Cooking also teaches children the importance of...


Deluxe Ham & Egg Sandwiches

My hearty cheesy breakfast sandwich is packed with provolone on top and Laughing Cow on the bottom. In between, I...


Raspberry Citrus Compote

Cindy Reams of Philipsburg, Pennsylvania shares this budget-minded breakfast medley. Grapefruit is a surprising addition to the refreshing salad, which...


Four-Fruit Compote

A beautiful side dish, this compote spotlights wonderful winter fruit like bananas, apples, oranges and pineapple. Of course, it can...

Cheesy Ham & Egg Sandwiches

I turned classic breakfast sandwiches into something heartier that you could even enjoy for dinner. We pile toppings like salsa...


Peanut Butter Banana French Toast

Eleanor Smith uses peanut butter and banana to give this breakfast staple a kid-pleasing twist. "I call it 'Lightning Flash...


Succulent Strawberry Soup

This creamy fruit soup makes a perfect summertime treat for family and friends. The strawberry base with a hint of...


Bacon, Egg & Avocado Sandwiches

My husband wanted bacon and eggs; I wanted a BLT. We settled our standoff with an irresistible sandwich we've had...


Toasty Egg Sandwiches

"When I'm running late, these sandwiches make dinner easy and tasty for everyone," relates Denise Helms of Glenview, Illinois. "Both...

Any-Season Fruit Bowl

A refreshing fruit salad like this one is a welcome addition to a any meal. A hint of anise gives...


Holiday Fruit Soup

I remember eating this soup every Christmas while growing up. I considered it a real treat. My mother, who was...


Smoked Salmon and Egg Wraps

These hearty breakfast roll-ups are great when you're serving a crowd. Everyone enjoys the smoked salmon flavor, which is nicely...


Sparkling Oranges

We were living in Texas when I found the recipe for this simple yet elegant salad. I was thrilled— we...


Spiced Prunes

I like to serve these special prunes with meats or a cottage cheese salad or as a breakfast fruit.—Alcy Thorne,...


Glazed Fruit Medley

The orange dressing on this salad complements the fresh fruit flavors beautifully. It’s perfect for a spring or summer brunch....


Scrambled Egg Sandwich

This savory sub is ideal for brunch, lunch or dinner. It's like eating an omelet sandwich. For variety, I use...


Breakfast Pockets

Meet the Cook: With these, I like being able to serve a complete breakfast inside a tidy pocket of dough....

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Mediterranean Breakfast Pitas

"These pretty low-fat pitas, made with egg substitute, are great for any time of day, not just breakfast," nots Josie-Lynn...


Sausage Egg Subs

Spicy chunks of sausage give winning flavor to this scrambled egg mixture. Served in a bun, it's a satisfying all-in-one...


Mandarin Orange Salad

This quick and colorful dish is perfect for family breakfasts. By preparing it ahead of time, I can enjoy many...


Bacon ‘n’ Egg Bagels

Better than fast-food fare, these savory sandwiches with veggie cream cheese and zesty olives will have mouths watering in the...


Ham ‘n’ Egg Sandwich

Whenever the whole family gets together for a holiday or long weekend, they request this all-in-one breakfast sandwich. I can...


Garlic Oatmeal Soup

This one-of-a-kind soup has a superb garlic and cheese flavor that appeals to everyone. Try serving it with crusty bread...