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Ring in the New Year with a delicious brunch

Who doesn't love brunch?! After a night of celebration, you'll want something delicious yet easy to make (especially if you have one too many glasses of champagne!). Plus, you can use your leftover decorations to display around your yummy feast - including disco balls, shimmer curtains, and tinsel banners.

Choosing the menu

Some of the easiest and no fuss breakfast ideas include baked French toast and baked eggs. I love this french toast recipe from Ina Garten that is absolutely delicious, especially when adding eggnog and half and half, vs. just half and half. It pairs orange zest with raspberries and challah bread for a decadent morning treat.

Baked eggs are such a fun yet hardy breakfast, and I love adding different toppings every time I make them! When making baked eggs, you'll want to follow:


  • 2x eggs

  • Select toppings such as sautéed tomatoes, caramelized onions, mushrooms, etc.

  • Pinch of salt

  • Pinch of pepper


  1. First, you'll want to spray Pam on a small au gratin pan (such as the All-Clad 6" Gratins). Then, crack two eggs into the pan.

  2. This is the fun part where you can add any vegetables or toppings you desire, such as sautéed tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, caramelized onions, spinach or fresh herbs. Place all items on top of your cracked eggs.

  3. Next, add a pinch of salt and a few cracks of pepper. For the final topping sprinkle cheese over the toppings and egg (which after baked, will create a dedicant crispy cheese crust). You can't go wrong with cheddar, parmesan, goat cheese, mozzarella or Boursin!

  4. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes, depending how firm you like the center of your egg. Take out of the oven and enjoy!

Sparkly mimosas & displaying your breakfast

To pair with breakfast, who doesn't love mimosas?! For 'hair of the dog,' add a festive touch with mimosa toppings such as raspberries, pomegranate seeds, thyme and even edible glitter and roses! This adds a shimmery effect that captures the New Year spirit.

When putting together your breakfast scape, adding different heights will make it not only visually appealing, but will help separate your different breakfast offerings. Use cake stands to add some height and decision, while keeping your French toast in a beautiful dish such as my favorite Emile Henry French Ceramic Ruffled Rectangular Baker.


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