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The Secret to Great Bacon Is a Cold Pan The Secret to Great Bacon Is a Cold Pan

Crisp bacon and its byproduct, bacon grease, are both very good, and when cooking the strips of fatty pork, you want to make sure you maximize your potential for both. The best way to do this is to start cooking bacon in a cold pan.

Fry Herbs and Seasonings Directly in the White of Your Egg Fry Herbs and Seasonings Directly in the White of Your Egg

As a writer of food-things and lover of breakfast foods (at non-breakfast times), I have eaten many an egg. I don’t know that there is a preparation I don’t enjoy, but a sunny side up egg, fried in olive oil until the edges are crispy ranks very high on my list. I didn’t think there was much improving on the method,…

Set Your Family Breakfast Table the Night Before  Set Your Family Breakfast Table the Night Before 

Of all the old-school parenting tricks I learned from my grandmother, who raised eight kids including me, one stands out as a back-to-school lifesaver: Set the table before going to bed at night. This way, when anyone in your household wakes up, even if at staggered times, they’ll have their place at the family table…

The Case for Eating Non-Breakfast Sandwiches for Breakfast The Case for Eating Non-Breakfast Sandwiches for Breakfast

I am two things in the morning: angry and nauseated. I have always been this way, even as a youth, which made getting to physical chemistry at 7 a.m. all the more difficult. Frying an egg for breakfast was simply not an option, but I’d be so hungry during lecture that I’d end up eating my lunch (usually a ham…

Add Extra Yolks to Your Scrambled Eggs  Add Extra Yolks to Your Scrambled Eggs 

In my mind, egg whites exist only as a delivery system for egg yolks. Though they are a great source of protein, whites have almost no flavor, which is why I’ve never understood those people who add more of them to their scramble. (I don’t understand athletes, is what I’m saying.) Yolks should be the star of any egg…

Fried Bread Is Better Than Toast Fried Bread Is Better Than Toast

Most bread is good, but not all bread is good breakfast bread. Though toast is the standard—and biscuits and English muffins are both exemplary—fried bread might be the best bread for breakfasting, particularly hungover breakfasting, both in terms of taste and ease.

Celebrate the Royal Wedding With This Full English Casserole Celebrate the Royal Wedding With This Full English Casserole

Hello, and welcome back to Will It Casserole?, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as tasty casserole creations. This week we’re taking a very British thing—the “fry up” or “full English”—and putting an American spin on it by turning it into a casserole.

You Need to Add Potato Chips to Your Eggs  You Need to Add Potato Chips to Your Eggs 

Potato chips are usually thought of as a lunchtime companion—a crunchy side to your sandwich or wrap—but their time has come to shine as a breakfast star. Think of them as a low-effort breakfast potato, which is the best kind of breakfast potato, especially on those morning where frying something seems impossible.

What to Make on Mother's Day if You Can't Cook  What to Make on Mother's Day if You Can't Cook 

Mother’s Day will be here very soon, and with it the expectation of some sort of brunch-y meal, lovingly prepared for the maternal figure(s) in your life. If you are the sort of offspring/partner who possesses a giant heart but no real kitchen skills, do not fret, you can still serve Mama an excellent morning meal in…

Make Bacon Butter and Put It On Everything  Make Bacon Butter and Put It On Everything 

Bacon grease and butter are glorious cooking fats. They’re reasonable priced (one comes free with bacon), deeply flavorful, and both promote a good amount of browning. Rather than choose between these two earthly delights, you should combine them to create a fantastic compound butter.

Why You Shouldn't Stir Your Coffee Why You Shouldn't Stir Your Coffee

Disclaimer: This isn’t so much a “tiny hack”—a tag we at Lifehacker use for simple tricks—so much as a “tiny pleasure.” It’s something that I do every day that makes me happy. It doesn’t improve anything except the flavor of my mornings, and everyone should give it a shot. (That’s an espresso pun right there.)

Foods You Should Brûlée Besides Crème  Foods You Should Brûlée Besides Crème 

Let’s be serious for a moment: without that crackling, crystalized sugar crust on top, crème brûlée would just be custard. It would be very good custard, but that torched sugar is what makes it special. Brûlée-ing however, is not an act that should be reserved for crème. You can brûlée all sorts of foods, bringing a…

Bread Pudding Is the Instant Pot Breakfast You Want to Make Bread Pudding Is the Instant Pot Breakfast You Want to Make

The Instant Pot craze shows no sign of slowing and, if you have one of the multi-cookers, you are probably experiencing a need to Instant Pot all of the things. As we discovered earlier this week, some things (pancakes) just aren’t meant to be pressure cooked. But a warm, sweet, and doughnut-like breakfast bread…

Don't Make Pancakes in Your Instant Pot Don't Make Pancakes in Your Instant Pot

Pancakes are pretty easy to make. However, like most breakfast food, they require a certain amount of active cooking, by way of pouring, flipping, and general vigilance. I am quite lazy, especially in the morning, so the idea of a giant, fluffy, set-it-and-go-back-to-sleep Instant Pot pancake appealed to me.

These Sous-Vide Egg Bites Are Your New Weekday Breakfast These Sous-Vide Egg Bites Are Your New Weekday Breakfast

Hello, friends of the immersion circulator, and welcome back to Will It Sous Vide?, the column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Today we’re cooking up some creamy, custardy egg bites, perfect for grab-and-go eating during the week.

Donuts Are Better For You Than Muffins  Donuts Are Better For You Than Muffins 

Store bought muffins are huge, and full of sugar and calories. That makes them a dessert, a treat, an indulgence—at which point you might as well get something tasty like a donut instead. Bonus: the donut probably has less sugar anyway.

How to Make a Frittata, the Omelette for Lazy People How to Make a Frittata, the Omelette for Lazy People

Look, omelettes are wonderful little egg dishes—particularly when they involve cheese and other fillings—but there’s no denying they require a bit of babying. If you want a cheesy, vegetable-studded egg dish that is much more forgiving of your dismal attention span, you need to start making frittatas.

Try These Sweet Potato Recipes for Every Meal Try These Sweet Potato Recipes for Every Meal

Cold temperatures bring out carb cravings both sweet and savory, and the sweet potato is equipped to handle both. Not only are these babies the perfect base for all sorts of fillings, they provide a bit more flavor (and nutrients) than their paler counterparts, and can be enjoyed morning, noon, and night.

Make a (Partly) Savory Christmas Breakfast to Avoid Sugar Overload Make a (Partly) Savory Christmas Breakfast to Avoid Sugar Overload

Today, as I was putting some fun-size candy into Christmas stockings, I thought to myself, Oh, when I pick up stuff for cinnamon rolls, I should get some eggnog, too, that’ll be nice. And then just the thought of that Christmas morning almost made me sick.

This Monte Cristo Casserole Is the Perfect Combination of Savory and Sweet This Monte Cristo Casserole Is the Perfect Combination of Savory and Sweet

Hello, and welcome to Will It Casserole?, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. Today we’re taking one of my favorite sandwiches and transforming into a cheesy, ham-studded, layered piece of edible art.

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