January 1st is the end of the holiday and vacation season for now and it is the best day to have a brunch at home.  Save the restaurants for Mother's Day. 

Tell your closest friends and family to come on over, because you are going to start the year off right -- with a full stomach and an empty plate.

See how easy it is to kick things up a notch in the New Year with our very best brunch menu...

It's the last day before the diet so let's go all out.

MIMOSA

Mimosas FOR THE NEW YEAR

Don't you think every year should begin with a champagne cocktail?  It doesn't get much easier than this one. For the kids, mix their juice with soda water and put it in a champagne flute, they will love it. 

CREPE SOUFFLE

king kold crepe souffle

Use store-bought cheese or fruit blintzes for this souffle/casserole sure to please everyone. 

BAKED PECAN FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE

Make Ahead Pecan French Toast Casserole

Because it can be made ahead and is incredibly decadent. 

MORE: 15 Make Ahead Brunch Ideas So You Can Sleep In

SPICY SAGE AND OLIVE HASH BROWNS

Spicy Sage and Olive Hash Browns

The salty olives goes a long way to make these hash browns super special. 

CURED SALMON

Cured Salmon

Make your own version of smoked salmon by curing it.  It's super easy.

KALE AND RED PEPPER QUICHE

Kale and Red Pepper Quiche

It's winter so you need lots of hot food, the rest can be bagels and spreads and vegetables and crackers and cheese. 

Coffee Crepe Cake

Coffee Crêpe Cake

It's so delicate and perfect you will love it for your party.