For the ultimate in breakfast comfort foods, look no further than this Cajun sausage and grits casserole. Creamy grits, gooey cheese, spiced sausage, roasted peppers and eggs come together to make an indulgent brunch dish that will have everyone begging for the recipe. Make it for the family on the weekend or bring it to a potluck. This savory dish does well for a crowd and works just as well at lunch and dinner as it does at breakfast.
I love Eggs Benedict and order it at brunch all the time. I never, ever made it at home. To me, it was stuffy and labor intensive. Not to mention I had to poach eggs, which is the equivalent of retaking the SAT’s (they were hard for me). And whisking up a Hollandaise Sauce can be on the complicated side. Two products have made this seemingly elaborate brunch staple easy, easy, easy. Our new Egg Cooker will poach eggs to perfection while you toast the english muffins. No boiling water, adding vinegar, swirling or stirring needed. As for the sauce, our Single Serve Blender allows you to put in all the ingredients, pulse a few times and have the creamy, buttery decadence that IS Hollandaise sauce. We served it with fruit-infused sparkling water (made, of course, with our handheld SodaStation™) and roasted asparagus, which is just as easy to prepare as the Eggs Benedict. Trust me, try it at home (maybe for Mother’s Day?) and you will be amazed by the simplicity.
We used the Hamilton Beach Egg Cooker to perfectly poach the eggs. The Egg Cooker also prepares soft, medium or hard-boiled eggs. Along with making smoothies to go, the SingleServe Blender is perfect for mixing sauces or dressings. The Hollandaise sauce in this recipe can be drizzled over the eggs right from the jar.
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This savory breakfast casserole is made like a strata; you add all the ingredients and let it meld overnight so the bread soaks and the sausage infuses its flavor into the other ingredients. In the morning, you just place the slow cooker crock into the base and let it cook, creating a succulent dish perfect for a family or a crowd. This would be a perfect dish for a holiday morning to serve out-of-town guests or extended family. Just cook the casserole in your Slow Cooker, and you can serve directly from the crock, making cleanup a breeze.
It’s fall and before we know it, the holidays will be in full swing and guests will be knocking on your door. You’ll want an easy way to get a delicious breakfast on the table for your guests after a busy holiday dinner party, but you won’t want to spend a lot of time and you definitely won’t want to do a lot of dishes. This overnight oatmeal gets cooked in the slow cooker while you sleep, so you don’t have much to do in the morning besides scoop it out, serve and enjoy!
Mom gives so much throughout the year that she deserves to be honored with a delicious breakfast on Mother’s Day. In fact, we made waffles in the test kitchen just the other day and had a great time. We are sure you will have fun with these, too. Here are two of our favorite waffle recipes that will show mom just how much you love and appreciate her.
Test Kitchen Tips: Homemade waffle batter may take longer to cook than packaged pancake and waffle mix. The packaged mixes are done in about 5 minutes. Made-from-scratch recipes take a few minutes more.
The Belgian waffle grid holds more batter than a traditional grid. These recipes give a range of batter to use, for example, 2/3 to 3/4 cup. The larger amount should be used for a Belgian waffle grid.
Waffles can be frozen and then reheated. Make a large batch ahead of time and let cool on a cooling rack. Freeze individually in airtight storage bags or in one large bag with a piece of parchment paper between waffles to prevent sticking. Reheat in an oven or microwave.
Recipes from the Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen