# Breakfast recipes
Dad's Mashed Potato Pancakes - Recipe for Holiday Leftovers
What do you do with all these Thanksgiving leftovers??! I have to admit one of my fondest memories as a child was the day after Thanksgiving. In our household growing up nothing went to waste. The day after Thanksgiving was a free for all - meaning we were raided the kitchen fridge all day long. Turkey slider sandwiches with a dollop of stuffing and cranberry sauce, some reheated green bean casserole, a piece of pie here, a few cookies there, it was like Thanksgiving all over but without all the prep work (and extended family)! That being said my absolute favorite thing was a recipe my dad would make with mashed potatoes. Cheesy mashed potato pancakes. My mouth waters just thinking about them. I would wake up the day after Thanksgiving to the sizzling sound of bacon cooking and these little glorious gems being fried up. He would serve me two mashed potato and cheese pancakes with a side of bacon and a fried egg just on the edge of being runny over the top. My all time favorite breakfast! This is a such an easy recipe to make, it's great for leftovers and you can customize it anyway you would like with your choice of cheeses or accompaniments.
Holiday Ham and Cheese Bread Pudding
I was cleaning out my freezer the other morning. Knowing full well that the holidays are here and we’re absolutely going to need to make room. It was time that I address the 50 ice packs that we’ve never used and make space for the extra turkey we bought for thanksgiving. With the great sale prices we always buy 2, one for thanksgiving and one for the dead of winter. As I was unloading the last of my never used ice packs, way in the back far corner of our freezer I found a very sad package of English muffins. I hate to waste anything, so I knocked off the ice, took them out and declared to my family “English muffins for breakfast this week”! Needless to say the next morning when I reached for my breakfast I found some very hard and frost bitten bread lumps. I’m not even sure you could call it bread anymore. So I stood there determined to not toss these lumps right into the garbage. Then it came to me … I was going to make a savory bread pudding. These hard little English muffins would be the perfect vehicle to soak up some fluffy egg goodness! In all honesty any type of dry or stale bread will work, but these English muffins worked better than I could have imagined.
Egg and hash brown mini breakfast casseroles.
Egg, Ham, Cheese & Hash Brown Mini CasserolesS .Finch-Gerner. I don’t know about you, but our mornings on the farm are always busy and hectic. With getting the animals cleaned and fed, dogs let out and kids off to school it can be a bit overwhelming. Breakfast needs to be fast, healthy and easy to prepare. We have our own flock of lovely chickens, so we try to incorporate eggs as often as possible, otherwise we find ourselves with an overabundance. This recipe is easy to make, freezes great, reheats well and makes a hearty serving. It’s the perfect start to your bustling morning. You can substitute the protein for sausage or bacon, or go vegetarian and add whatever glorious veggies you have on hand, it’s so versatile and easy to adapt to what’s hiding in the kitchen! So grab your mixing bowl, muffin tin and a spoon and let’s get cooking!
Deep dish breakfast pizza
For the recipe, I used an eight-inch deep cast-iron skillet. The pizza takes about twenty minutes to prepare. Five of those minutes are just for prep time. I added diced cooked ham, pepperoni slices, shredded cheddar cheese to this yummy deep dish breakfast pizza. Of course, if you prefer, you can add additional toppings onto yours.
Homemade country pancakes
I have decided to write two separate articles on the subject of how I make homemade pancakes from scratch. The first one was just to take you through the steps of how I make the pancake and waffle mix from scratch. Inside this article, I will be going more into depth on how I use that particular mix to make pancakes. In the other article, I also covered how to make homemade waffles from this same mix. The dry mix is the same for both, but needs to be prepared a little differently when adding the last few ingredients to make the waffle batter. (Hopefully splitting the two articles will not be confusing.)
Homemade country pancake and waffle mix
In today's article, I will be walking you through the steps of how you can make your own dry pancake and waffle mix from scratch. Yes, you can use this mix to prepare both pancakes and waffles. The secret is that if you want to make waffles, you'll need to add two additional tablespoons of oil, per each cup of this mix, plus an extra egg, before making them, but do not add any wet ingredients to the homemade mix, until you're ready to make a batch. I will go more in depth on the steps for making waffles with the mix towards the end of my article.
Omelet breakfast pizza
Skip making a pizza crust. Instead, use only eggs!. Are you tired of having the same old boring thing for breakfast? Why not prepare an omelet breakfast pizza? Today, I prepared a pepperoni and cheese omelet pizza with red banana peppers. This recipe took me maybe eight to ten minutes to prepare and part of that time was just on prepping.
Sausage in a Bisquick blanket
Today, I am making piggies wrapped in a blanket with Bisquick biscuits and cooked sausage links. Piggies in a blanket is not a new concept, but it is still a very delicious way to make breakfast meals different.
Ham, egg, and cheese breakfast taco
Today, I used soft shell flour tortillas to make a yummy breakfast in a snap. For this recipe, I cubed a cooked ham steak, diced an onion, and scrambled a few eggs, added some shredded cheese, and spices. Then I took spoonfuls of the mixture and filled the flour tortillas with it.
Bisquick skillet breakfast
This recipe can almost be considered as a breakfast pizza, but it could also be considered a casserole. Instead of making a pizza crust, I opted to make a simple Bisquick biscuit crust for the bottom layer. So it's one big biscuit with scrambled eggs, cooked sausages, chopped peppers, diced onions, and gooey cheese on top. It can be sliced like a pizza or scooped out with a spoon.
How to make the BEST Lemon Scones, the perfect cure for winter blues
SIFT in large bowl: 2 cups AP flour 1/4 cup granulated white sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon sea salt THEN, add the following: 1 clean lemon, zested 6 tablespoons unsalted, frozen butter, grated 1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract 1 cup heavy cream, cold Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit Combine mixture by hand or wooden spoon just until dough forms Roll out, shape or cut into scones (we chose triangle today) Bake 15 - 18 minutes