Tree Classics’ Favorite Recipes: 5 Fancy Brunch Ideas with the Neighbors

Autumn is the perfect time to come together with your neighbors, catch up, and plan for the upcoming holiday activities. One splendid way to do this is to throw a fancy brunch party. Here are several wonderful themes to mark the occasion and make the gathering all the more special:

1. A Sweet Syrupy Breakfast Paradise

delicious fluffy pancakes with bananas and bacon

Brunch is popularly regarded as breakfast for anyone who doesn’t have an alarm clock. Hence, serving everyone’s favorite dish after a restful slumber is always a great idea. Pancakes, waffles, and Pink Parsley’s French toast kebobs are a hit with kids and grownups. Serve a variety of syrups and sweet toppings to make dishes more mouthwatering. It’s also smart to prepare an assortment of fresh fruits to include in the feast.

2. A Scrumptious Breakfast Pizza Fest

spinach and artichoke pizza is a perfect dish for your brunch pizza spread

The great thing about pizza is that you can enjoy it any time of the day. Setting a spread with different kinds of pizzas is one brunch party theme everyone will love. Classic recipes such as pepperoni, margherita, meat lovers, and four cheeses are top choices. For a twist on the timeless delight, serve vegetarian pizzas. How Sweet It Is’ spinach artichoke and cheese, Just A Taste’s shaved asparagus and ricotta, and Beard and Bonnet’s garlicky greens and fried egg are marvelous selections!

3. A Berry Chocolatey Brunch Party

a delectable berry dipped in hot chocolate

Chocolates and berries paired together put a smile on everyone’s faces. Let this combination inspire your brunch. Serve up savory meals that use chocolate and berries, such Casa Veneracion’s fettuccine with chocolate and bacon or Taste of Home’s pork steak cutlets with a blueberry glaze. End the delicious meal with Just a Pinch’s very berry fondue or Baked with Stork’s delicious white chocolate and raspberry brownies.

4. Miniature Brunch Munchies Served in a Big Way

yummy mini-turkey burgers

Miniature versions of fave munchies are a definite crowd pleaser. Fill your guests’ hearts and tummies with a mini feast featuring turkey sliders, Serious Eats’ grilled cheese sandwiches served with tomato soup, chicken fingers, Delish’s fish and chips, frosted cupcakes, mini ice cream cups, and even cake balls. Guests will adore these little pleasures that satisfy a big appetite!

5. Backyard Brunch Picnic

a picnic basket filled with delicious treats

Another nifty suggestion is to combine brunch with the timeless all-American picnic. Prepare Closet Cooking’s delicious Monte Cristo sandwiches with maple syrup and turkey burgers; fix an egg salad or Janna Patterson’s good old chicken Caesar salad with red grapes; mix a delicious and refreshing iced tea and lemonade; lastly, bake some fluffy muffins! Set out a large blanket in your backyard and place your food in classic wicker baskets. The beautiful morning sunshine and heavenly breakfast are a spectacular treat!

Have a wonderful and lovely brunch with your neighbors with these fine ideas from Tree Classics!

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Tree Classics’ Favorite Recipes: Say Cheesecake!

The cheesecake has become one of the world’s most loved desserts. Wonderfully paired with coffee or tea and perfect after a delicious supper, the cheesecake is simply divine with its sweet, creamy, and tangy taste, rich and soft texture, and moist crust. Here are several mouthwatering recipes that will satisfy any cheesecake lovers’ craving:

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Photo by kulinarno via flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

1. Cheesecake Chess Squares

The simple but superb Cheesecake Chess Squares from Six Sisters’ Stuff capture the goodness of the classic cheesecake in just one single bite. This no-fuss recipe only needs ingredients that are readily available in the kitchen and only takes less than an hour. Kids will love this wonderful snack.

2. No-Bake Lime Cheesecake

(lime) Photo by Shaw Girl via Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
Photo by Shaw Girl via Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

The lime cheesecake has always been a summer favorite. Treat yourself to this dessert right before the sunny season ends! The light and zesty flavor is refreshing. This No-Bake Lime Cheesecake from chef-in-training is a simple take on the classic dish.

3. Easy Chocolate Cheesecake

(choc) Photo by Back to the Cutting Board via Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
Photo by Back to the Cutting Board via flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

The Easy Chocolate Cheesecake, also from chef-in-training, is a delightful treat for chocolate lovers. Made with only four ingredients, this quick, microwave-made dessert is for anyone who has had a long day and just wants a bite of something sweet to take all their stress away. Make sure to serve this cheesecake chilled for a yummier experience.

4. Miniature Peanut Butter Cheesecake

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Photo by Sassy Sampler via flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

A must-have snack for the kids, this Miniature Peanut Butter Cheesecake from Taste of Home is better than any peanut butter cup out there. Give your kids this sumptuous treat after a long day of fun and games.

5. Double Decker Cheesecake

If you can’t get enough of that delicious filling, then this Double Decker Cheesecake from I am Baker is for you. This is every cheesecake aficionado’s dream made even more palatable because it has two thick layers of cream cheese.

6. Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake

Most people would think that these two flavors just wouldn’t get along, but they’re truly a match made in culinary heaven. This marvelous Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake from Sweet Treats and More is perfect for holidays and special occasions this fall.

7. Layered Lemon Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Almond Crust

A more elegant version of the timeless dish, the Layered Lemon Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Almond Crust from Barefoot in the Kitchen has a magnificent filling and mouthwatering almond crust. Prepare this dish for a dinner party. It will make for the perfect end note to a great evening.

Satisfy your cheesecake cravings all year round with these recipe recommendations from Tree Classics!

Mouthwatering Grilled Cheese Recipes

Nothing says comfort food better than a mouthwatering grilled cheese sandwich. Filling tummies all around the world, this culinary classic is one of the best meals you can have after a long day at work or even during a stormy night. In celebration of National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12, we give you our favorite versions of this all-time wonder:

Barbecue Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This recipe combines three wonderful things everyone loves: grilled cheese, barbecue, and bacon. Here’s what you need to cook up this appetizing creation:

2 slices of bread
2 tablespoons of your favorite barbecue sauce
Sliced cheddar cheese
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
5 slices of honey-cured bacon
Salted butter

1. Spread the barbecue sauce evenly on a piece of bread. Add your sliced cheddar, bacon, and Monterey Jack. Top it off with the other slice of bread.

2. Heat your skillet over medium fire. Once it’s hot enough, add your butter.

3. Place your sandwich on the skillet. Make sure it absorbs the butter. Cook for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts. Flip the sandwich and let it cook for another 4 minutes. Serve hot with a side of fries or potato chips.

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