Brunch Recipes Ideas for Quick Get Togethers

We recently had a friend text us and ask to catch up. We’re all running a million miles a minute so it felt so great to have someone slow down to check in. We invited them over for a bite to eat and I thought it’d be fun to share what we threw together since it was delicious and easy!

Before we get to the recipes text that friend and check in! It’s truly the best feeling.


Today we’re making a giant Strawberry Pop-Tart, Ham and Cheese Egg Biscuits, and Watermelon Smoothies. This is a delicious brunch menu that’s so easy a toddler can make which you’ll see in our YouTube video. We love to invite Quinn, my two-and-a-half-year-old, to cook with us.

I shared a video of her baking with mom on my Instagram and I received many messages saying they were surprised at how patient my mom was with the mess. But Quinn loves cooking with her Honey (mom’s grandma name) and the messes are worth the memories.


One of my favorite recipe bloggers is Half-Baked Harvest. Not only are her recipes so creative but they’re so pretty to look at on her blog and Instagram. I’ve made a few of her recipes and my favorites include the Spicy Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken Fingers, Crispy Chicken Tinga Taquitos & now this Giant Pop-Tart!

This pop-tart looks like it would be a lot of work to bake, but it’s simply pastry dough and store-bought jelly. It took us about 45 minutes to make and with more than half of that waiting for the dough to set up in the freezer while we made our other dish.

I loved this recipe, but one “mistake” we made was making the dough too thick. It still tasted great, but next go round I will definitely roll the dough out thinner. In the photos, you’ll see how large the pop-tart was. We cut it into 6 large slices.


Mom modified this recipe to create what she called Egg Biscuits. They took less than 5 minutes to throw everything in the pan and 20 minutes to bake. I thought it was genius to use tater tots as the “crust” at the base. Since they’re pre-made they make it quick but make each “biscuit” tastier.

We used oat milk in place of the whole milk you see in the recipe since I’m currently not eating dairy. The milk alternative worked great! We did half spinach and ham and the other half ham and cheese. I think it’s a great idea to have options when you’re having guests over. This recipe allows you to have a variety with no extra work.


My dad grew watermelon in his summer garden and since we had an abundance this year we wanted to get creative with how we used this. Mom’s friend Jennifer suggested Watermelon smoothies. They taste more like watermelon slushies to me and really fit the brunch menu since they almost have a cocktail vibe.

We blended equal parts watermelon and berry blend. Mom used a blend of strawberries, raspberries, and mangos. Berry blends with blackberries aren’t the best fit since they have a lot of seeds. Then she adds a good amount of lime juice which is what makes it taste like a Jully Rancher. This recipe is refreshing and hydrating and we’ve been drinking it multiple times a week and still have 3 more watermelons in the garden left to harvest!


The secret code word is actually a secret code phrase that is unique to you! Comment on the YouTube video “I love {insert your favorite flavor} pop-tarts!”

One lucky commenter will win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. The winner will be drawn on September 1! If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about watch min 9:54 on our YouTube video.


When having guests over mom loves to make a good presentation on each plate to make it feel more special even when it’s a quick and easy meal. Here she took sourdough toast (store-bought from a bag) and put it on the grill to toast. The grill marks make it look so fancy but it really does taste DELICIOUS! The final touch was sliced avocado on the side which will compliment the egg biscuits and toast.


I hope this post inspires you to check in with those people who are special to you rather than letting busyness get in the way. Also, let the kids be involved. Your messes are your memories and I look forward to Quinn talking about cooking with Honey for years to come. I can imagine her telling her own kids about these memories.

Do you have a favorite brunch recipe? Do you cook with your kids/grandkids? We love to hear from you in the comments so be sure to share!


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  1. This was such a fun post and video! I loved watching the video and reading the post – so many memories your family is making together. You are so blessed! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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