Amish Breakfast Casserole

We’ve enjoyed a few hearty breakfast casseroles while visiting an Amish inn. When I asked for a recipe, one of the ladies told me the ingredients right off the top of her head. I modified it to create this quick and easy breakfast casserole my family loves. —Beth Notaro, Kokomo, Indiana

First-Place Coconut Macaroons

These coconut macaroon cookies earned me a first-place ribbon at the county fair. They remain my husband’s favorites—whenever I make them to give away, he always asks me for some, too! I especially like that this macaroon recipe makes a small enough batch for the two of us to nibble on.

Lemon Shaker Pie

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy! This pie is full of lemon flavor–whole Meyer lemons are sliced and macerated in sugar to soften, then enrobed in a rich filling and baked between two thin, buttery crusts for a pie that is tart, sweet, and sure to put a smile on your face.

Classic Eggs Benedict

If you are looking for a staple breakfast or brunch dish that anyone can make, you have come to the right place. You’ll never mess up a poached egg again, this quick and easy eggs benedict recipe will leave you feeling ready to take on the day ahead, and is the perfect Sunday morning dish for the whole family.

The Best Chicken Piccata

We love this recipe because the chicken breasts, which can often be dry and tasteless, come out so moist and tender. What’s our secret? Seasoning the chicken with salt and pepper 1 hour before cooking ensures that they stay juicy. First the salt draws some moisture from the meat, but then the meat re-absorbs the salty liquid, leading to perfectly seasoned cutlets. And that bright lemony butter sauce? There is enough to serve with the chicken plus a side of pasta or crusty bread.

Holiday Monster Cookies

These giant, saucer-sized cookies are packed with festive candies, peppermint chunks, salty pretzels and white chocolate chips, so they really live up to their name. Serve them as part of a cookie swap, for dessert on Christmas Day or as the special treat left for Santa — with a really big glass of milk!

Shrimp Toast

Shrimp toast is a classic Chinese dim sum dish. Fresh shrimp is ground into a paste flavored with soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and sambal, then spread on bread triangles and fried to golden-brown perfection. Serve as an appetizer at your next gathering or part of a larger dim sum feast!

Mexican Corn Salad

Mexican Corn Salad is a wonderful fresh corn salad made for summer BBQ’s and Mexican feasts! It’s a giant salad form of Esquites, a corn street snack sold in cups on the streets of Mexico. Corn kernels are sautéed in butter and garlic until golden brown, then dressed in a creamy lime dressing and finished fresh coriander/cilantro and a hint of zing from Jalapeño. It’s outrageously and insanely good!

Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

These easy, mini baked omelets are perfect to make ahead for the week. These muffins are inspired by my recent vacation to Beaches in Ochos Rios Jamaica. Every morning I would get an omelet with fresh fruit. The chef at the omelet station had all his ingredients prepped and quickly whipped up hundreds of omelets each morning to order. I used some of my favorite omelet ingredients but you can switch it up and add whatever you like or have on hand.

Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

I love making Chicken Cordon Bleu which I usually bread, roll and bake. But I wanted something quick with the same ingredients and came up with this – lazy chicken cordon bleu made all in one skillet. This is great with roasted veggies or you can serve this with rice pilaf.