Cue in Theme song: Introducing “The Mc{Your Surname Here} Breakfast Sandwich!”

My mother was known for her pancakes and waffles, but my father was known for his savory breakfast of eggs, sausages and cheese. I still remember him passing me a breakfast sandwich wrapped in wax paper as we quickly rushed out the door for school. His version had toasted bread, tomatoes, eggs and bacon. Admittedly, I didn’t like it, because I have an aversion to running eggs. In addition, the flavors were probably too much for my young palate. Now, I enjoy making these sandwiches and wrapping them in wax paper, especially when the boyfriend has a busy morning appointment. The version pictured with this post was made with homemade biscuits, in which the biscuits are a weekend treat. A weekday version is made with wheat bread from a bakery that is lightly toasted.

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Sweet Corn and Cheese Pasties

I decided to make these mini cheese explosions as my gift to the coworker who invited us to her Astoria, Queens apartment for a holiday party. Don’t get intimated by the “one to many” steps. They’re not complicated. Even if the pastry has a few tears in it, it only adds to the drama of the final piece. It took 15 to 20 minutes to make the filling. An hour to fill, fold and twist all the cheesy treats. It’s a quick, impressive gift for a hostess greeting you a Merry Christmas.

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