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The Big Book of Breakfast: Serious Comfort Food for Any Time of the Day

The Big Book of Breakfast: Serious Comfort Food for Any Time of the Day [Kindle Edition]

Maryana Vollstedt
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The latest in the best-selling Big Book series, The Big Book of Breakfast starts the day right with over 280 recipes for every kind of breakfast food imaginable. It's classic Maryana Vollstedt: every delicious dish is so easy to make you can hit the snooze button again and again. From classic blue-plate specials of Corned Beef Hash and Eggs to an innovative brunch of Spicy Orange Pancakes, here are frittatas and omelets, quiches and stratas, casseroles and skillet entrees, sandwiches and wraps, French toast and pancakes, waffles and cereals, meats and potatoes, breads and fruits plus a bevy of beverages and the basic how-to. Breakfast—it's not just for breakfast anymore.

About the Author

Maryana Vollstedt is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including The Big Book of Soups and Stews, The Big Book of Casseroles, What's for Dinner?, and Pacific Fresh, all from Chronicle Books. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 576 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC (19 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #493,069 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The only breakfast book you'll ever need... 11 Mar 2011
I feel like a fraud as I haven't quite got around to making any of the recipes yet but I have to say - with around 300 recipes covering all variations of egg, crepes, potatoes, grains, meat, drinks, fruit etc - if you are as obsessed with Big Tasty Breakfasts as I am, you will not be disappointed.

It's a simple format: recipe to a page, nice easy instructions... the only minor note is that it seems like it may be American as I don't recognise some of the ingredients, but hey you can either guess or Google a near match and adapt accordingly.

I've been searching for a comprehensive breakfast book for quite a while now, and this ticks every box.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a gem 7 Jun 2014
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Normally cheap, self written cookery books on Kindle are a waste of money. Not this one. True, it lacks photos but who cares. Over 300 recipes are written clearly and have a lot of original input ( as opposed to just include googled recipes) . This is clearly a family who takes her breakfast/brunch seriously. You will find plenty of ideas for celebration brunches or a holiday breakfast. Well done!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Picture free but efficient 16 Mar 2011
This book features pretty much every breakfast and brunch recipe you'll ever need. It lacks a lot of "wow" food photography, but lets face it, most people know what breakfast looks like.

The frittata section alone makes this a worthwhile investment.
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Egg Lovers Find Heaven! 21 Nov 2003
By A Customer - Published on
A great cookbook idea for a novice, new couple, or serious breakfast lover. It will encourage people to spend more time with a good breakfast, and perhaps with each other!
If you don't eat eggs, this book offers delicious alternatives (hot oatmeal with nuts,etc., meats, breads, even tofu dishes). If you love eggs, this book is a rich resource. I appreciate that in addition to recipes to be made while everyone is waiting (scrambled eggs), she includes recipes to make the night before, make a few hours before, etc.
This is an attractive cookbook with very easy-to-follow recipes and instructions. Her 'serve with' suggestions are for recipes also included in the book.
I wish it were hard-cover, because the larger width isn't ideal for reading other than on a table or countertop, and it has no photos, but the descriptions are tempting and I'm headed to the kitchen to try a few new recipes.
52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect! 9 Feb 2006
By Cosmas Bisticas - Published on
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To me this book is better than ok but much less than exceptional to deserve 5 stars. Ther are a fairly substantial number of recipes for all your key breakfast dishes such as eggs, omelletes, waffles, pancakes, stratas, quiches and more. The recipes overall are good, mostly simple and straightforward and some recipes are quite creative and original.

Whats missing here is photography. Not a single photo in the entire book. I personally like to see at least a few of the finished dishes to get a feel for the authors perspective. Take for example the Green Eggs and Ham. This is one that I would like to have seen in a colored photo and it would hav complimented the book.

Other than that observation, if you like breakfast and want to add some extra flair to your Sunday mornings, it's a good source for some new ideas.
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes, nice variety 23 Oct 2006
By MsMarieH - Published on
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I have been working my way through several breakfast books and this has been one I have been turning to regularly.

Recipes I have tried and liked: Berry Slush, Orange Slush - both were easy and YUMMY! Smoked Salmon Omelettes, Farmer's Breakfast Casserole, Eggs Gratin, Sweet Spiced French Toast, Autumn Pancakes, Jiffy Buttermilk Pancakes, Oatmeal Buttermilk Waffles, Buttermilk Waffles,

Recipe tried, but needs tweaking: Apple Pie Pancakes. Tasted ok, but didn't look good - need to tweak this one.

Recipes I have bookmarked to try in the future: Orange Juice-Banana Smoothie, Lucy's Lemonade, Swiss Scramble, Scrambled Eggs with Sliced Tomato, Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, and Hazelnuts (though I foresee omitting the hazelnuts); Favorite Omelette; Zucchini, Tomato and Fresh Herb Omelette (can you tell I have an herb garden?); Puffy Cheese Omelet with Spinach and Fresh herb filling, topped with Tomato Salsa; Cowboy Frittata; Mushroom, Bell Pepper and Ham Frittata; Classic Quiche Lorraine; Spinach-Sausage Quiche; Egg-Sausage Strata; Crab Strata Supreme; Holiday Strata; Ham and Cheese Breakfast Strata; Apple Strata; Baked Eggs Florentine; Baked Cheese Blintz Casserole; French Toast with Orange Cream Filling; Spiced Overnight French Toast; French Toast Bake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread; Sticky Bun French Toast; Spiced Whole Wheat Pancakes with Nuts; Pumpkin Pancakes; Chicken Divan Crepes; Turkey and Mushrooms in Herb Crepes; Blueberry-Peach Dessert Crepes; Crab & Shrimp Crepes; Hawaiian Waffles; Gingerbread Waffles; Country Potatoes; Cheesy Potatoes; Oatmeal Brulee; Brown Rice Breakfast Bowl; Pumpkin-Apple Spice Muffins with Streusel Topping; Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Butter; Rich Scones with Lemon Curd; Cranberry Scones; Chocolate Chip Orange Scones; Scones with Spiced Sugar Nut Topping; Orange Nut Bread with Dried Cranberries; Chocolate Zucchini Bread; Overnight Spice Nut Coffee Cake; Summer Fruit Custard Coffee Cake; Famous Cinnamon Rolls; Glazed Lemon Cake; Cranberry Sorbet

As you can see, I have many breakfasts ahead of me full of experimenting with new recipes!!!

I will say if you have bacon or ham; bell pepper, mushrooms, eggs, cheese and potatoes, you can probably make 1/2 the recipes in this book. :)
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I have been so delighted by the recipes in this cookbook! 9 Sep 2004
By MamaLndShark - Published on
This book far and away has been the best resource for fun new recipes that I have ever found.

The food I have made from this book has again and again left me so delighted with the treat I have just enjoyed. So many cookbooks call for so many ingredients and those ingredients are often times expensive. In looking for tasty new dishes that aren't too expensive for me, I have discovered some 3 ingredient and 4 ingredient cookbooks. These cookbook's recipes did not provide me with any where near as many A+ entrees as "The Big Book of Breakfast".

I am putting the rest of Maryana Vollstedt's cookbooks in my "cart" here at Amazon to save for later so that I can buy them when I can afford them.

There Cheers for Maryana Vollstedt!
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest! 28 Dec 2004
By Patricia L. Heflin - Published on
The recipe for Shrimp and Artichoke Strata is worth the price of the book alone. Although I have only made a few of the recipes (just got it before Christmas), everyone is wonderful. Many make-ahead recipes and different than the usual stratas. Stress-free recipes!
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