Don't let planning a Thanksgiving breakfast or Christmas brunch add chaos to the holidays. We did the work for you! Use these easy recipes for a brunch menu, timeline, and tips to make holiday guests feel at home.
With a houseful of guests who could range in age from baby to retiree, it's tough to find brunch ideas that work with so many different tastes and sleep schedules. (Good luck getting that teen out of bed before 11 a.m.)
Ease into the morning with a breakfast cocktail and pot of coffee with the early risers while you finish the brunch menu. By the time you put on another pot of coffee, the sleepyheads will be heading for the kitchen and the cinnamon rolls will be ready for the oven (or maybe even coming out of the oven).
Cherished memories are made around the kitchen table.
These holiday brunch ideas can be used for a Thanksgiving brunch menu, Christmas brunch menu, or anytime you've got extra mouths to feed in the morning.
If you have turkey left from your holiday dinner, chop it up and add it in place of the uncooked ground turkey. The egg, peppers, bread, and turkey combination is a family-pleaser. (It's make-ahead, so one of our favorite brunch recipes.)
Imagine the wonderful aroma of freshly baked rolls. It's a simple feat with one of our most-loved Christmas brunch ideas. Let the dough rise overnight in the refrigerator, then the next morning, give the rolls a little warm-up time at room temperature and bake them until golden.
Add another food group to your Christmas or Thanksgiving brunch with a fresh fruit salad. Load it up with seasonal citrus, apples, grapes, or any combination of favorite fruits.
There's more to being a great hostess than food, of course. During the holidays, everyone feels a little spent, so it's important to make sure the guest room can be a restful getaway. Here are a few tips for making your home the best hotel in town.
Down-home biscuits go upscale for this elegant brunch dish if you're looking for fancier Thanksgiving brunch ideas, which really work for any holiday.
When it comes to holiday brunch ideas, our readers rave about this easy-to-prepare brunch favorite.
Try any of these crowd-ready breads. They're perfect in the mix of the rest of your Thanksgiving brunch recipes, but work as any holiday brunch recipe when carb-lovers will be in attendance.
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