Baked Beans

Check the consistency several times during baking. If the beans become overly dry, add the stock. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Buffalo Tongue with Cactus

“Cactus certainly isn’t a sexy accompaniment, but it is a low-calorie food rich in amino acid, vitamins and minerals,” Chef Walter Staib says. “The cactus plant naturally absorbs moisture to survive. Pairing with a delicious protein like buffalo tongue allows for the flavors of the main dish to soak into the succulent vegetable pads.”

Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes

“These are some seriously indulgent pancakes! Layering the creamy cheesecake filling with fluffy pancakes and a rich blueberry syrup is the perfect way to enjoy cheesecake for breakfast. You can swap in any fresh berries that you prefer here: blackberries, chopped strawberries, even cherries would be amazing!”

Carrot Cake Waffles

“One of the best things about waffles and pancakes is that you can flavor them to taste like all your favorite cakes. I actually think these waffles are better than carrot cake, and the icing gives them that classic cream-cheese-frosting feeling.”

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

“Cinnamon and sugar make this coffee cake the warmest, coziest, softest cake you’ve ever had. For me, there’s nothing better than a sweet slice of breakfast cake with a cup of coffee, and this is the perfect cake.”

Basic Buttermilk Pancakes

"Pancakes of all kinds are what I think of when I imagine a big Saturday morning breakfast. This is a classic buttermilk pancake recipe, and it’s the perfect base for all kinds of toppings and add-ins. For example, try popping 5 to 8 blueberries or chocolate chips into each pancake before baking."

“Daddy” Bruce’s Barbecue Sauce

“This is the sauce of “Daddy” Bruce Randolph Sr., a legendary barbecue man in Denver, Colorado, who is profiled in chapter 7...."