15 Breakfast Recipes for Girls Who Like to Grill
The discovery of grilled breakfast foods has taken the concept of the morning meal to a whole new, mind-blowing level. Grill marks at the breakfast table are a thing, and you’re definitely going to want to get in on them. It’s time to indulge in some sizzling, grilled chow, starting with the most important meal of the day. So go ahead, grill your breakfast and get out of that routine rut with these 15 options to try ASAP.
1. Grilled Peach and Burrata Crostini: Every bite of this crunchy crostini is packed with flavor. Grilled peaches, prosciutto and burrata layer beautifully. We promise, these bites taste every bit as good as they look — or even better. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)
2. Whole Wheat Grilled Pita Pizza: Pizza isn’t just for parties (or those days when you’re too tired to make dinner). We’re talking pizza for breakfast — and not the cold, leftover kind. (via Domesticate Me)
3. Grilled Ruby Grapefruit With Yogurt and Honey: Even the grapefruit-wary types are destined to love this dish. The slight bitterness of the grapefruit becomes sweeter as the fruit heats and begins to caramelize. Besides, who can turn down anything garnished with sugar and a drizzle of honey? (via Cuizine)
5. Funky Monkey Grilled Donut With Nutella: Donuts? Who doesn’t love ’em? We’re amping up these breakfast treats with some crazy good toppings like grilled bananas and a cream cheese icing. (via The Little Kitchen)
6. Eggs Benedict Burger: If you like your morning meal on the hearty side, try eggs prepared on a burger. Crispy bacon and hollandaise sauce dress the sandwich up even more. We’re not gonna lie, this is probably our new favorite breakfast/brunch/we’ll-eat-it-anytime-we-want-it dish. (via Jason and Shawnda)
7. Grilled Banana Maui Bagels: Fired up bagels? It’s a thing… a really good thing. Skip the cream cheese and top it all off with a bit of Nutella and grilled-to-sweet-perfection bananas. (via Healthy Happy Life)
8. Poached Egg With Grilled Asparagus and Serrano Ham: We’re saying buh-bye to boring breakfasts and hello to a savory plate of seared asparagus, poached eggs and ham. (via Beyond Sweet and Savory)
9. Cinnamon Orange Vanilla Grilled Vegan French Toast: No one will be complaining about this tasty, vanilla orange toast. It’s the perfect complement to a long, lazy morning. And it’s vegan! (via Healthy Happy Life)
10. Grilled Sausage With Eggs and Kale: The ideal summer breakfast? There’s a grill for that. And a recipe. This one-dish deal featuring hearty favorites looks like a winner for sure. (via David the Tornado)
11. Grilled Breakfast Pizza: This is hands down the best way to eat pizza. Ever. If you’ve been on the fence about trying pizza for breakfast, one look at this grilled variety will make you an instant convert. (via How Sweet Eats)
13. Grilled Watermelon With Honey Glazed Mandarin: Nothing screams summer like watermelon. The watermelon wedge is totally in, and who knew? You can grill it! Top with muesli, mandarin sections, a dollop of yogurt and voila! Breakfast (or brunch) is served. (via Capture by Lucy)
14. Grilled Espresso Glazed Coconut Donuts: Portable gourmet, that’s what these little wonders are. Grill your donut, glaze it and dip into a mocha coconut ganache for an out-of-this-world treat. Yep, the donut just got more delicious, if that was even possible. (via Half Baked Harvest)
15. Grilled Asparagus and Poached Eggs on Ciabatta: Hosting brunch? Here’s a tasty bite that’s perfect for the occasion. A toasty ciabatta bun cozied up to grilled asparagus and poached eggs. Way to get your veggies in at breakfast! (via Shades of Cinnamon)
Which of these foods are you dyin’ to get on your grill? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook.
Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com