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My Best Brunching Bets

Goat Cheese and Kale Egg Bake
Tips and recipe picks from an editor who knows brunch inside and out.
By Kate Rogers

I used to be a brunch server. I wasn’t very good. There were spills, forgotten orders, too-long waits for omelets and many, many cold cups of coffee. Thankfully, I survived and, in the process, learned the art of brunch and became a better person for learning how to serve a good one. No kidding – best job I’ve ever had.

Now that we’re fast approaching one of the best days of the year to have brunch, I’d like to call out a few new recipes and brunch-serving tips for the holidays. You can take my (professional) word for it.


Kale and Goat Cheese Egg Bake

Goat Cheese and Kale Egg Bake

This recipe rocks. We featured it in our Holiday Lookbook, and I pretty much can’t stop thinking about it. It’s creamy, eggy, easy and totally delicious. I’m going to suggest it to my own mother for our annual Christmas brunch. She’s a die-hard for a traditional sausage and cheddar strata, but I think we’re ready to change things up.


Layered Salted Caramel Bars

Layered Salted Caramel Bars

We rolled these out in our Fall Lookbook, but I’m thinking they’ll make their strongest showing yet on holiday tables. Seriously, these lover-ly layers of sweet, gooey caramel and pastry are the definition of a new classic. Please try ‘em and let us know what you think.


5 Easy Steps to Building Your Christmas Buffet

Sausage and Pepper Breakfast Skillet

If you’re hosting a crowd, brush up on a few service tips ahead of the big day. Trust me, a little prep and organization (but not too much) makes everything go much, much smoother. Happy holidays from our kitchens to yours!

What are your favorite holiday brunch dishes?