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Easygoing Breakfast

No one will be sleeping in when Breakfast Pizza and Cheesy Baked Grits are on the menu.

There's more to holiday entertaining than fancy dinner parties. In fact, less formal gatherings often offer the greatest enjoyment. Busy mom and volunteer Beth Morris, who lives with husband Andy in Trussville, Alabama, has a gift for laid-back entertaining.

A talented artist, Beth is as creative in the kitchen as she is in her home studio. Many of her recipes have been passed along from family and friends--those must-have favorites everyone loves. Here she shares a few from her breakfast collection. All received rave reviews from our Foods staff. As an added bonus, most of the ingredients can be kept on hand in the pantry or freezer.

Five minutes and five ingredients are all it takes to stir up Beth's creamy Toffee Apple Dip.

Don't pass up the Brown Sugar-Pecan Coffee Cake. It's equally spectacular served warm from the oven or left on the kitchen counter to season overnight. Be forewarned; it's so delicious that it just may vanish into crumbs before company comes

"Easygoing Breakfast" is from the December 2006 issue of Southern Living.