Brunch should never be stressful, so my favorite recipes are anything but complicated.
Yum Yums: Bacon lover’s delight (bacon, bacon, BACON!)
- ¼ pound of bacon
- ½ cup of brown sugar
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover baking pan in aluminum foil. Set bacon on pan and sprinkle brown sugar evenly over bacon. Place in oven for 20 minutes. Let cool for five minutes. Enjoy!
Origin: I stole this recipe from a friend, and I have been baking bacon ever since. Unless you go a little crazy with the brown sugar, cleaning is a breeze! If you would like to spice up the flavor, I recommend adding a tablespoon of Dijon mustard.
Raspberry Muffins: Like grandma use to make (well, like my grandma use to make, not yours)
- 1 ½ cup flour
- 1 cup frozen raspberries, thawed
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
- 1 cup of sugar
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of the bowl and stir in eggs and raspberries. Mix in oil and pecans. Spoon batter into lightly greased muffin tins or paper baking cups. The muffin cups should be full, because the batter is thick and will not overflow. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan. These muffins will freeze well.
Origin: This recipe is from my beautiful grandma, Norma. Be prepared to never buy coffee shop muffins again.
Easy Spinach Quiche: That’s what she said (sorry, I’ve been watching The Office)
- 1 pie crust
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 5 eggs
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- ½ cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese
Directions: Bake pie crust at 450 degrees for 5 minutes in a deep dish pie pan. Remove from oven. Whisk together eggs, whipping cream, salt, and pepper. Add spinach and Swiss cheese. Pour into pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Origin: I found this recipe in my family cookbook and loved it. Make sure the spinach is evenly distributed to avoid clumps.
So there you have it, the perfect brunch trio. As I stole these recipes from my family and friends, you are welcome to steal from me. Be careful though, the Yum Yums are addictive.