Start 2011 off right with an easy and fuss-free meal for friends and family.
Kick off the new year with a delicious spread of festive dishes that you can make in advance.
Cost per serving: 88¢
This is a fun twist of eggs and toast giving each guest their own baked egg in a creative (and edible) serving dish. For a different flavor, sprinkle eggs with graded Gruyere or crumbled blue cheese instead of parmesan.
Get recipe: Baked Eggs in Bread Bowls
Cost per Serving: $1.02
Satisfy a sweet tooth with a decedant french toast stuffed with bananas and whipped cream. Usining cinnamon raisin bread adds an extra layer of sweetness to this recipe.
Recipe: Banana-Stuffed French Toast
Bake this brown sugar and black pepper coated bacon in the oven the night before. Come morning, all you'll have to do is reheat
it in batches.
Recipe: Sweet and Peppery Bacon
Cost per serving: 88¢
You can always make the soup two days ahead. Let it cool to room temperature, then cover and chill. Make the topping just before serving. Easily chop the chives with kitchen shears.
Get recipe: Bloody Mary Soup
Cost per serving: $1.27
You can make the home-made salad dressing a day in advance; cover and chill. Just whisk or shake before dressing the salad.
Get recipe: Green Salad with Herbs
Cost per serving: $1.62
Don't have broccoli on hand? This recipeis a great way to use up leftover cooked vegetables. Feta adds a nice salty tang to the frittata, but Swiss, Cheddar, Monterey Jack or goat cheese also work well.
Recipe: Broccoli and Feta Frittata
Cost per serving: $1.23
This light and refreshing salad is pretty to look at and very simple to make. Since both citrus and pomegranates are in season, they are in abundance at the markets and most likely on sale. Learn how to peel perfect orange segments with these easy tricks.
Get recipe: Citrus and Pomegranate Salad
Cost per serving: $3.31
You can prepare the salmon and sauce a day in advance; cover separately and refrigerate. Bring both to room temperature before serving.
Get recipe: Poached Salmon with Mustard Sauce
This festive, bright cocktail is a colorful way to toast the fresh start to a new year. If you would like to make it without
sparkling wine substitue with club soda. Learn how to properly (and safely) open a bottle of champagne.
Get recipe: Champagne-Pomegranate Cocktail
Cost per serving: 95¢
When making this breakfast treat, you can try using pecans instead of walnuts.
Recipe: Sour Cream Coffee Cake