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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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Bannock Bread from Home Made Winter by Yvette van Boven

    How do you judge a cookbook? Look? Pictures? Comfort factor of recipes? Excitement of new recipes? Suzen and I use all those techniques but we also apply the “first recipe in the book test.” We open a book to the very first recipe and we make it. What better way to begin to…

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Brian’s Breakfast Mash Up

On a morning when I don’t have to rush off to work or a meeting, when I have some time, and when I have memories of childhood breakfasts, I open the refrigerator and begin. There is nothing complicated here: bacon, potatoes and onions. Plus more if you want: Peppers Capers Herbs Mushrooms Hot sauces in…

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Sincronizada: Ham and Cheese and …

Breakfast in Texas offers opportunities for diversity. First, find a good, really good Tex-Mex spot. Like Curra’s Grill in South Austin. Then peruse the menu, find something you’ve never heard of, and give it a fling. Like a sincronizada [yes, “synchronized”]. It looks like a quesadillas but only a Tex-Mex amateur would confuse the two.…

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