Pancakes with Chestnut Cream & Spiced Pear Syrup

December is here! I’m celebrating my favorite time of year the only way I know how…by cooking with all of the flavors that remind me of the holidays, all month long. So light a fire, grab a blanket, and cozy up for a December full of wintery treats. I’m starting off with the most important meal of the day: breakfast! And with a breakfast like this, it’ll feel like Christmas morning is already here.

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Autumn Hash with Homemade Turkey Sausage & Fried Eggs

If I’m going all out for breakfast, I usually choose to make something sweet…pancakes, waffles, crepes, etc. The rest of my family, most of them being boys, usually wants something they can pour hot sauce over to show up on the table. So, over the years I have come to enjoy savory breakfasts as well. The best part? You can be pretty sure to find some sort of protein and vegetable in a savory breakfast dish, so it’s a more nutritious alternative to the syrup-soaked stack of pancakes.

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Potato & Sage Frittata with Fresh Tomatoes

Breakfast is best served family style, with large platters of food spread across the table, where everyone can help themselves to a huge variety. There is bound to be one or two egg dishes found on that table, and a frittata is the ideal one. Just like a pie, it’s easy for people to slice off a piece in any size they want. And the best part? You can add basically anything you have in your fridge to a frittata: vegetables, fresh herbs, any kind of cheese, etc. The possibilities are endless, making it a versatile dish to whip up.

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Crepes with Blueberry Sauce & Sweet Ricotta

Every Sunday, my family and I make a huge breakfast spread. We like to change it up…pancakes one week, omelets the next…but our absolute favorite morning treat is a mound of crepes with toppings galore. Soft and dense, smooth and sweet, these crepes are the best way to start your morning. They have become quite a tradition in our house, and while the crepes stay the same, the toppings are always new and exciting.

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