Waking up is never easy--but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier. Check out our favorite dishes of 2014, put some coffee on and get cookin'.

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Erin McDowell

Eggs in a Basket

Bake eggs in a baguette and serve with a side of candied bacon (see below).

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Erin McDowell

Baked Berry French Toast

Thick, sweet slices of brioche topped with berry compote make for the best French toast we've ever tasted

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Erin McDowell

Savory Cheese Waffles

Classic waffles are awesome. Cheesy waffles are even better. 

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Erin McDowell

Home Fries

It just isn't brunch without a side of crispy potatoes

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Erin McDowell

Candied Bacon

Bacon needs no embellishment. But when candied with maple syrup, brown sugar and black pepper, it's out-of-this-world delicious

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