With the holidays, comes A LOT of entertaining. I love sit down, formal dinners but sometimes, a fun, casual brunch is the better way to go. With a big buffet-style brunch, you're not waking up at the crack of dawn to get everything on the table. Instead, you can make plenty in advance and sleep in after a late night of holiday partying. My crumbly scones can be made the day ahead so that they are plated and ready to go when your guests arrive. For a big savory main dish, I love making a big Ham and Leek Frittata for everyone to dig into. Smoked Salmon with Herbed Goat Cheese is delicious and easy to whip up in minutes. For a bit of a buzz, I serve my Handmade Cappuccinos with my secret foaming method.
Watch ''Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn'' Mondays through Fridays at 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT on Hallmark Channel.