The Best Dishes for Luxurious Make-Ahead Breakfasts/Brunch

As I was planning my Mother’s Day brunch a few weeks ago, I looked back through our tips and advice for making brunch ahead of time and discovered that we have written quite a lot on this topic over the years. What can I say — most of us aren’t morning people! When making brunch, we like to get a head start.

In case you’re planning your own Mother’s Day or graduation brunch, let me share some of our make-ahead advice with you, distilled into a few tips and recipe recommendations.

Source: Our Guide to the Make-Ahead Brunch

Quiche is a great make ahead breakfast, but I prefer a making a 10 egg crustless slow-cooker quiche/frittata on my day off and eating it over 3-5 days. It takes about 4 unattended hours on low heat but it comes out super light and fluffy.

Why Your Recipe Calls for Cocoa Powder Instead of Chocolate

From deep, rich cakes and cookies, to brownies and other treats, the ingredient that brings some of your favorite chocolate desserts to life might not be what you expect. Instead of chocolate, these sweets often start with a hearty dose of cocoa powder. But do you know why?

Source: This Is Why Your Recipe Uses Cocoa Powder Instead of Chocolate

If Ruth Wakefield of the Toll House Inn had known that, we’d never have the chocolate chip cookie.  Well maybe we would, but I bet Nestle would be making a lot less money from chocolate chips.

Top 10 Surprising Foods You Can Make in Your Waffle Iron

It’s time to dust off that neglected waffle maker and waffle all the things. Here are 10+ unusual foods that are perfect for cooking in the waffle maker (that aren’t waffles).

Source: Top 10 Surprising Foods You Can Make in Your Waffle Iron

…but three of them are waffles 😉

Coat Blueberries in Flour to Prevent Soggy-Bottomed Muffins

Ever made a batch of blueberry muffins only to find that all the fruit sank to the bottom during baking? Soggy-bottomed muffins are so disappointing. Here’s how to keep that from happening.

Source: No More Soggy-Bottomed Muffins! Keep Fruits from Sinking With This Tip

Alton Brown suggested in Season 7, Episode 4 “The Muffin Method Man”, to coat the blueberries in some of the dry ingredient mix instead of adding more flour to the mix.