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David’s Double-Lemon Dutch Baby from The Lemon Cookbook

No, I’m not posting this early Monday so you can have it for today’s breakfast. Or tomorrow’s. I think this dish, from The Lemon Cookbook by Ellen Jackson, is so beautiful that I would hesitate to eat it. Well, maybe for 5 or 6 seconds. And I think it is destined for a weekend table…

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No Small Breakfast Potatoes

That top picture may remind you of something you’ve seen in the produce section of your grocery store: a bag of smallish potatoes with a rainbow of colors. What to do with them if you take them home? You cannot bake them and stuff with sour cream, butter, and chives. No, these small ones have…

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Asparagus and Fried Egg for Breakfast from Breakfast Comforts by Rick Rodgers

We have two weeks of spring left and perhaps a few more of “spring” asparagus. In Breakfast Comforts Rick Rodgers encourages us all to spend more time in our kitchens crafting a healthy breakfast. In a busy world, that’s a big request. But that challenge is specifically why Rick has filled his lively book with…

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Bacon and Red Pepper Strata from Bacon 24/Seven by Theresa Gilliam

I hear the word “strata” and I think Italy and cheese. I think of centuries of Italian home cooks testing, refining, personalizing this wonderful breakfast casserole dish. Oh, dear. It’s American. And the first recipe only appeared a century ago in 1902 with bread and cheese but no eggs. When did stratas become popular and…

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