By Anna Kocharian

Published on December 21, 2015

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classic gingersnaps

Kick the morning off with these simple, “no-fail” treats that feature just about all of the best flavors of the season. 

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cider poached apple and yogurt bowl

This nutrient-loaded dish features a unique blend of puffed quinoa, chia seeds, and a honey-blueberry drizzle. 

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carnitas chilaquiles with whipped jalapeno cream

Probably the only thing that’ll pull you out of that post-gift-unwrapping slumber.

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yeast doughnuts with hibiscus glaze
These picture-perfect baked goodies feature a delectable hibiscus flower glaze that’s sweet, tart, and refreshingly simple. 

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honey sesame waffles

These crispy treats are best enjoyed with a handful of fresh blueberries and sweet coconut flakes.

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coffee tea ice cream

Trade in your pot of the dark roast for this espresso and black tea-flavored blend.

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homemade croissants

Who can resist these flakey pastries, served with a side of butter and fresh marmalade. 

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eggnog

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a glass full of this boozy classic.

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gingerbread custard waffle french toast

Just a few of our favorite flavors, found in one absolutely decadent, syrup drenched stack.

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spinach, beef, and egg hash

A hearty breakfast bowl filled with plenty of veggies, cheese, and spice.

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chocolate-nut rugelach

What better way to start the day than with a handful of these Nutella-filled rolls.

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baked french toast with a pecan crumble

A delicious custard-coated base, topped with a generous spoonful of a brown sugar pecan crumble, for an added crunch. 

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berry and rosemary gin fizz

Skip the mimosas in lieu of this fruity, herbed berry mix!

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maple crumb donuts

A seasonally flavored twist on coffee cake, in a more deliciously decadent, donut form. 

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bacon and cheese deviled eggs

Rethink this brunch classic with a breakfast sandwich-inspired twist. 

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brown sugar and cinnamon baked french toast

A (slightly) healthier alternative, loaded with cinnamon and baked to golden brown perfection.

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oven-roasted tomato, mozzarella, and basil omelette

We love the addition of the sweet roasted cherry tomatoes, complemented by a salty touch of salami, and a refreshing hint of basil. 

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spiced bittersweet hot chocolate

Rethink this holiday staple with a touch of anise and allspice berries, plus a little dash of peppermint schnapps.