Because waiting in line for breakfast is the worst
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We know you love going out to breakfast, but haven’t you ever looked at your meal—after waiting over an hour in line—and wondered how to make it yourself? That’s where we come in. Whether you’re hoping to master classic breakfast recipes like the perfect scrambled eggs (yes, there’s a technique!), crispy hash browns, and extra-fluffy pancakes; or try something a little more ambitious (DIY Pop Tarts, anyone?) we’ve got you covered. With the right info, it’s actually not hard to make your favorite breakfast recipes yourself.

Of course, you can’t succeed at new breakfast recipes without caffeine, and if you’re looking to cut back on the cost and brew coffee yourself, we’ll tell you all you need to know. From the best machines to quality beans, we’ll show how to brew barista-level drinks too. If you’re in the mood to sip on something stronger, you need to know the secrets to a good boozy brunch, starting with how to make a kickass bloody mary or mimosa. Trust us, with these killer breakfast recipes under your belt, you’ll be an honorary short-order breakfast cook in no time.


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Eggs are probably the food we have most for breakfast, and we’ve eaten our fair share of flops. Check out these recipes to nail all the classic techniques.


EC: The Only Hash Brown Technique You’ll Ever Need
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Whether you’re a “home fries” or “hash browns” kind of person, you know that potatoes belong on a breakfast plate—and they better be crispy. Here’s how to do it right every time.


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It’s no secret that we love bacon, but to tell the truth, all breakfast meats are hard to skip. So whether you’re slicing up a pork roll or just wondering what Canadian bacon is, we’ve got you covered.

Pancakes and Waffles

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Are you on team pancakes or team waffles? Either way, there’s no denying these treats are breakfast powerhouses. We’ll give you the scoop on how to make them perfectly every time.


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Breakfast is built on sweets, from banana bread to doughnuts to biscuits slathered with jam. Or maybe you just want to DIY your Pop Tart? We can get you there.


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Ah, coffee, the liquid that gives us the energy to deal with all this other stuff. And since there’s nothing worse than a crappy cup of coffee, check out our guidelines.


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Whoever decided that brunch was an excuse to get tipsy, we salute you. For those who choose to drink, you’ve got to get to know the classics.