Sure, you might want to roll your eyes if you hear the phrase "Sunday Funday" one more time, but there's something to be said for having fun with friends during the day. One of the best ways to do that is through weekend brunch. There's a reason it's being called the new Friday night, and that's because it's a great chance to gather with pals over some good food and drinks. Don't feel like you have to head out to a place that promises bottomless mimosas, though — create a fun and delicious atmosphere at home by cooking up these recipes. All that's missing is your party posse.
Sweet Potato Hash Browns
Give a brunch staple a twist by following our hash brown recipe , which calls for sweet potatoes.
Cranberry-Apple Baked Oatmeal
It's certainly unlike any oatmeal you've had before — taste this cranberry-apple baked recipe , and it just might become a part of your weekly meal plan.
Forget the toaster — try your hand at strawberry rhubarb pop-tarts  for a flaky treat that no box can beat.
You know the drill: mix tomato juice with vodka and spicy sauce for a classic Bloody Mary cocktail  that's sure to bring on the heat.
There's something about buttermilk pancakes  that will never get old no matter what your age. Ditch the pancake mix, and whip up your own homemade batch that's sure to be a hit.
One taste and you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. This Mediterranean-North African twist on eggs in purgatory calls for cinnamon-spiced eggs  and a slow-simmered onion-and-tomato sauce.
Baked Egg in a Ham Shell
Looking for a new way to cook eggs and ham? Look no further than this creative baked egg in a ham shell  for a simple yet hearty breakfast.
French Toast Strata
French toast gets an upgrade with a brunch strata  that calls upon soft challah bread, maple syrup, milk, eggs, and chicken sausage for a light and fluffy treat.
Tired of regular ol' mimosas? We bet a grapefruit Champagne cocktail  will have you rethinking the bubbly booze in a good way.
Blueberry Corn Muffins
Consider these blueberry cornbread muffins  a Texan take on two favorite staples. Just like you'd expect, they're big on flavor.
Bring an international element to the kitchen by cooking up a French omelet  — its extrayellow exterior is what sets it apart (and so does its great taste).
Need another vegetarian option for your brunch soiree? Try out a Mediterranean-inspired quiche , an easy meatless dish made from sautéed onions, zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, and more tasty veggies.
Cheddar, Bacon, and Leek Frittata
Get cooking on this cheddar, bacon, and leek frittata , and it won't be long before this low-fuss, flavor-studded dish is ready to please.
Pancake Lasagna: An Insanely Decadent Start to the Day
Ogle the many layers of pancake lasagna , which involves pancakes, bacon, cheese, and a maple béchamel.