Angel Food Cupcakes with Fresh Raspberry Cream

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You don't need a special pan or anything to make these little bites of heaven, just a mixer! Light and summery, these cakes are amazing topped with fresh whipping cream infused with summer berries. When separating your eggs, be very careful not to get any yolk into the whites or they won't whip properly. I suggest cracking the eggs one at a time into an egg separator, then when you've successfully separated them pour the white into another bowl. This way if one egg breaks on you, the entire batch isn't ruined.

 

 

Light and summery, these are a perfect treat

Monte Cristo Sandwich

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What could make a fried ham and cheese sandwich better than dipping it in an egg mixture and cooking it in butter? Monte cristo sandwiches can be a great addition to your breakfast menu, or whip them up for a great lunch or light dinner. Usually Emmental or gruyere is used, but I used cheddar in this instance. Thick bread works well as it soaks up the egg without getting too soggy, and gives you a sturdy base to stuff with all that ham and cheesy goodness. Add a little mustard to the bread and you've got yourself a great sandwich!

Enjoy a classic for breakfast!

Cucumber Egg Salad Bites

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While the weather heats up, you'll be cool as a cucumber with these egg salad stuffed cucumber boats. With a hit of protein, healthy Greek yogurt and some veg they are the perfect summer snack. Adults will love that they are also gluten free! You can boil the eggs the day before and have them ready and waiting in the fridge to whip up on an afternoon while the kids are playing outside in the sprinkler. If the kids don't like anything green added to their egg salad, you can omit the dill or swap it out for some freshly minced green onion.
 

A quick, cool, and nutritious snack!

Steak and Eggs with Chimichurri Sauce

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I always have leftover herbs hanging around in my fridge and what better way to use them up than make chimichurri? This wonderful sauce from Argentina is a perfect partner to go with grilled meats, but try spooning it over your eggs to spice them up, too. You can whip it up in no time with a food processor in no time with just a few ingredients, even! Have this steak and egg dish for Father's Day and Dad will thank you.

This isn't your same old boring steak and eggs.

Breakfast Tacos

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Why not have tacos for breakfast? These combine creamy beans spiced witha bit of chorizo, topped with salsa, eggs and cheese. You can add avocado or whatever other fresh toppings you like, or just eat it as is. Breakfast tacos are a fun breakfast that can be customized for each family member and are really quick to make as they are a one pan operation!

Spicy chorizo, beans and eggs in a crunchy shell

Blueberry Coffee Cake

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Berry season is coming, and what better way to celebrate it than make this amazing coffee cake? As an addition to a brunch table or with a scoop of ice cream for dessert, it's a perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee.

Blueberries and crumble make a tasty breakfast

Lemon Pudding Cake

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You'd swear this cake is magic! While it bakes a fluffy, light, almost meringue-like sponge forms the top, but dig your spoon in for a surprise. Underneath the sponge is a light, lemony curd ready to spoon over the cake once you scoop it out. The cake is drier and more cake-like the first day you make it, but as it sits in the fridge it becomes more moist, almost with the texture of cheesecake. On a hot day baked up and then cooled in the fridge for a few hours, this cake is simply glorious topped with fresh raspberries and whipping cream. If you love lemon, this is definitely the dessert for you!

This recipe is adapted from Canadian Living's cookbook "Sweet and Simple" which was released this year. If you are looking for a book that has lots of easy recipes I highly recommend it for homemade pudding, custards,and great egg dessert recipes like this one!

Light and lemony, this is the ultimate summer dessert.

Mushroom Bacon Pasta in Cream Sauce

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Pasta bathed in cream and wine with bits of crispy bacon and caramelized mushrooms make this pasta amazing-but what really takes it over the top is an egg perched at the top. Creamy yolk adds decadent flavour and richness to this pasta dish that can be made easily with items you probably have in the fridge already. You'll feel as though dinner is something special when it really didn't take time or even any expensive ingredients to make. Pair it with a tossed salad, and you've got dinner covered in no time!

An egg on this savoury pasta adds makes the creamy sauce even more silky

Soy Marinated Eggs

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These eggs are so simple, and yet so unbelieveably delicious. Gently boiled just enough to create a silky, creamy yolk, and then marinated in a savoury liquid enough to give them amazing flavour. When my friends first spotted this recipe in Food 52, they insisted I needed to try them immediately. One friend stated that she can't get enough of these eggs and now has some in her fridge at all times. What I love about this recipe is that it's so amazingly simple, but also that you can re-use the marinade and that the eggs keep in the fridge really well so you can make some ahead of time. What a great summer snack!

Salty and creamy, these are the best soft boiled eggs.

Italian Sausage Potato Hash

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When you have leftover boiled potatoes sitting in the fridge, this is one of the best things you can do with them. For breakfast, lunch,or even dinner this hash is a tasty way to use them up! Add extra veggies or change up the kind of sausage you use to make it your own. Easily doubled or halved to make more or less servings, this is a forgiving recipe that you can play around with to suit your own tastes.

Spiced sausage and crisp potatoes topped with a creamy egg

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