By Karin Calloway

Karin Calloway is a working mom living in Augusta, Ga., with multiple freelance jobs and a ton of dirty dishes.

Holiday Brunch

If you're hosting holiday guests you most likely have two goals. First, you want your guests to feel welcomed and to enjoy themselves. Second, you'd like to enjoy yourself, too. This month's menu for an easy holiday brunch allows you to achieve both goals--all without a lot of stress.

Chilled Cranberry Soup is a delicious make-ahead starter that your guests can enjoy while you bake up our Best Baked Eggs and Brown Sugar and Black Pepper Bacon. Whip up the batter for some luscious Orange-Ricotta Pancakes before your guests arrive.

Pick up a fresh fruit salad from the supermarket, brew up a pot of coffee and enjoy a delicious holiday brunch with these simple recipes.


Tiramisu Trifle
Italy meets England in this variation of tiramisu.
Best Baked Eggs
I call these the “best” baked eggs for two reasons. First of all, they’re delicious. Second, they free you up to prepare the rest of your breakfast or brunch while they bake.
Brown Sugar and Black Pepper Bacon
If you love bacon, you know that it is almost impossible to make it any better than it is when you simply fry it up in a pan. But if you’re a fan of “salty/sweet” AND a bacon fan, then this dish is for you.
Chilled Cranberry Soup
Cranberries are a holiday favorite, and this quick and easy Chilled Cranberry Soup turns just a few ingredients into a yummy starter for a holiday brunch or dinner.