French Toast

The tradition of soaking stale bread slices in milk and eggs and pan-frying them in oil dates back to Roman times. Many countries had a variation with their own name but it was the French one that stuck. We prefer to use challah bread, but any bread that needs to be eaten up will do!

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Crepes

Our wonderful neighbor David Berkowitz shared many favorite recipes with us, including his mother’s “Gisha’s Crepes.” Now our go-to Christmas breakfast, we make them in his memory with love and gratitude for his friendship.

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Blueberry Scones

Of Scottish origin and often served with tea, these scones are like a sweet biscuit. They’re not too sugary and are fairly light with a golden exterior and soft interior. Blueberry is our favorite add-in, but we’ve prepared and enjoyed this recipe with cranberries, raisins, and just cinnamon as well.

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Yogurt Parfait

This healthy and flavorful creation can be enjoyed as a breakfast, snack, or compliment to a main meal. The granola provides a textural element to the smooth yogurt and soft berries and is the perfect topping for cereal, smoothies, ice cream, and any other dish that needs some crunch or calories.

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Pancakes

Our family enjoys these light and fluffy pancakes every Saturday morning. The very basic recipe can be augmented with your choice of add-ins. Some of our favorites include chocolate chips, blueberries, bananas, and, for a seasonal treat, pumpkin spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves).

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