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Breakfasts

Cheesy Egg Wraps

Fill tortillas with scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, and sautéed bell peppers, bacon, and jalapeño. Fold into a burrito and toast in a hot skillet until crispy and golden. These are perfect for breakfast or for a weeknight dinner, and they freeze well.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 20 minutes
Breakfasts

Pressure Cooker Boiled Eggs

“Boiling” eggs in an electric pressure cooker gives you consistent results and eggs that are really easy to peel.

Yield: 6 eggs Total time: 30 minutes
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

We didn’t host Thanksgiving this year, and we were only traveling locally, so we had time in the morning to try a special dessert. These pumpkin pancakes laced with chocolate were easy and delicious. I admit to using more chocolate chips than the recipe called for.

Yield: 6 pancakes Total time: 20 minutes
Breakfasts

Guy & Leo’s Ham & Egg Cups

Including small kids in meal preparation is a great way to pass on healthy eating habits and to foster a sense of family. Leo loves to watch and help us cook (and has always loved to crack eggs), so this is a great recipe for him.

Guy helps him line muffin tins with sliced ham, add cheese, crack an egg into each cup, and top with halved cherry tomatoes. The cups bake for 20 minutes and are a delicious breakfast.

(Kids may prefer that their eggs be scrambled in the cups.)

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 40 minutes
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Raised Waffles

My genius team realized how easy (and amazing) it was to pull together a waffle bar at work. Some people brought batter, some brought waffle irons, some brought toppings, and they served fresh waffles all morning.

The batter for these yeast-based waffles rises on the counter overnight – in the morning, just beat in the eggs and baking soda, and cook on the waffle iron.

These waffles are light, fluffy, crispy, and delicious.

Yield: 8 waffles Total time: Overnight
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Purple Smoothies

Leo loved these smoothies as a two-year-old, and we made them most weekends, until he learned to blow bubbles with his straw and we needed a tidier breakfast option. The original recipe calls for red cabbage, if you’re looking to make them even more nutritious.

Yield: 3 servings Total time: 15 minutes
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Perfectly Boiled Eggs

I love soft-boiled 5-minutes eggs with softer yolks, but Leo prefers his eggs to sit for 6 minutes. These instructions allow you to cook the eggs to your liking.

Yield: 6 eggs Total time: 20 to 30 minutes
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Thick, Chewy Granola Bars

I made these granola bars a lot when I was home on maternity leave. It could be hard on those long, sleepless days to get a meal in, but these were easy to grab and eat with one hand while holding a dozing baby in the other.

Chose whatever fruits and nuts you like best, and these will quickly become a favorite snack.

Yield: 16 squares Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Mini Orange Crumble Muffins with Orange Butter

These mini muffins are the perfect size for brunch or for a wedding shower.

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen Total time: 30 minutes
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Poached Eggs

Perfectly poached eggs are the cornerstone of a good life. This technique makes them easy enough to cook before the caffeine from your coffee has kicked in.

Yield: 4 eggs Total time: 20 minutes