Brinner, Brinner, Breakfast for Dinner! Breakfast is arguably the best meal of the day, but normally it’s too rushed to enjoy. That’s why I love breakfast for dinner — from Blueberry Pancakes to Spinach & Cheese Strata, your happy taste buds will have no idea what time it is.
Of all the spinach quiches I’ve tried over the years, this classic French version is my favorite. The combination of heavy cream and Gruyère makes it insanely rich. There’s also a good bit of spinach, which balances out all that richness and makes it just a little bit healthier. GET THE RECIPE
Start with thick-cut applewood smoked bacon and slather it with a maple syrup, brown sugar, and chipotle glaze halfway through cooking — as the bacon cooks, the glaze sizzles and thickens into a shiny, candy-like coating. It’s addictive! GET THE RECIPE
A comforting Amish breakfast casserole, baked oatmeal has a consistency similar to that of bread pudding. There are endless variations — the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you have on hand — but this version filled with tart apples and plump raisins with a crunchy walnut topping is especially good. GET THE RECIPE
With spinach, cheese, and cubes of bread baked in custard, this strata makes a comforting meal. You can do all of the preparation in advance — at dinnertime, simply turn the oven on, place the strata in, and effortlessly wait for “brinner” to emerge. GET THE RECIPE