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Start Your Day with a Hearty Winter Breakfast

By Abby Dudley / Photography By Michael Fornataro | December 01, 2015
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To me, Christmas morning is far more than colorful presents strewn under the tree. It’s the smell of coffee to open tired eyes, the smooth crooning of Andy Williams playing overhead, and the formal dining table set with crystal candlesticks and sterling napkin rings for Christmas breakfast. Seated between my family, all appropriately clad in pajamas and the holiday spirit, I can’t think of a better time for a gourmet dish.

Executive Chef Jessica Bauer of Altius creates the perfect Christmas breakfast, a seasonal and delicious Butternut Squash and Gruyère Strata. “When the weather is cool, I crave nutty squash, baked items, and savory sage,” she says, noting the standout tastes of this warm, flavor-packed dish. To complete the meal, pair the buoyant casserole with sausage and a side salad, a mouthwatering spread for your family. “I enjoy entertaining at home,” says Bauer. “Fall and winter are great times to get together and wow your loved ones!”

Altius, 1230 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. 412.904.4442. altiuspgh.com.

Check out the recipe!

 
Article from Edible Allegheny at http://edibleallegheny.ediblecommunities.com/eat/start-your-day-hearty-winter-breakfast
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