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Throw a New Year’s…Brunch!

POSTED December 26, 2018

New Year’s Eve is the next big event on our holiday calendars, but instead of throwing a midnight bash, why not scale it down to a New Year’s Day brunch for family and/or friends? You can watch the bowl games run back to back from 10:00 a.m. on, one of 47 stand-up specials on Netflix, or the new Dr. Who adventure on BBC as you try one of these brunch recipes from your favorite celebrity chefs!

Guy Fieri’s Meat Brunch Menu

Leave it to Guy Fieri, host of Guy’s Big Bite to bring the “Greatest Biscuit of all Time” to brunch. His Savory Meat Roll is packed with pesto, Asiago cheese and lots of country sausage. Add, these Lemon Ricotta Pancakes With Brown Butter, stacked to perfection and packed with stone fruit compote and amaretto syrup. We’ll take a serving of each.

Giada’s Chocolate and Bacon Brunch 

Giada De Laurentiis, the slim celebrity chef who looks like she never eats her own creations, wows her guests with a sweet, savory and slightly boozy menu of Spicy Bacon Bites, Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake French Toast, Spiked Chocolate and Coffee Milkshakes. These recipes are from Giada Entertains so almost all of them have accompanying video how-tos to help you perfect your New Year’s brunch!

Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon French Toast

You’ll have your pick of French toast options with this quick and easy Cinnamon French Toast recipe that serves 12 hungry guests from the Food Network’s The Pioneer Woman. With plenty of brown sugar, cinnamon, and freshly grated nutmeg, Ree Drummond whips up a culinary oven-baked concoction that’s drizzled with warm maple syrup and lots of butter!

Martha’s Best Brunches

Martha Stewart has been making holiday brunches for years and from this collection of 65 best brunch recipes we pulled out her Sausage and Swiss Chard Strata, Cinnamon-Streusel Coffee Cake, Bacon and Egg Toast Cups and Frozen Cranberry-Rose Vodka to feature. But you can pick your own favorites, from her collection of Martha-tested and approved recipes (there really is something for every palate here – including Banana-Nut French Toast, Smoked Salmon Frittatas and even a Goat Cheese Quiche with Hash-Brown Crust!) 

Award-Winning Brunch Pie

Using phyllo dough, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, fresh basil, thyme, oregano and feta cheese, this vegetarian option from the Food Network Magazine will serve about eight guests. But that’s if nobody wants seconds! It’s the perfect brunch pie, but we’d make two, since it’s an award-winning recipe from chef Celia Wallis!

The Best of Crystal Valley 

We know there will be plenty of holiday brunches in the master-planned community Crystal Valley – as residents ring in the New Year in this ideally-located neighborhood minutes from historic downtown Castle Rock. Explore the nine models from D.R. Horton,  Kauffman Homes and Richmond American Homes and find out why our community is among the top five fastest-growing in the state with new homes priced from the $300s.

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