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Breakfast Cobbler with Oatmeal Drop Biscuits from Homemade Decadence by Joy Wilson

Joy Wilson’s Homemade Decadence has this great premise: the most important meal of the day, of the week, is brunch. Just the word “brunch” connotes something special. It’s not breakfast. It’s brunch. Here’s one of Joy’s favorite dishes: a breakfast cobbler with oatmeal drop biscuits. While her family serves this for holiday weekend brunches, I…

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Sourdough Coffee Cake from Maximum Flavor

    “I’m making this cake,” Suzen announced last Sunday morning. She had a book in her hands, cleverly hidden, and I was not shown the recipe. Three hours later I was presented with the dish in the top picture: a dense coffee cake with streusel topping and that wedge of something slicing down into…

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Cookbook Review: Brunch from Gale Gand

I recently posted a Loaded Potato Salad from Gale Gand’s lovely new Lunch book. There will be more recipes here from Lunch, but I did not want to forget her earlier book, Brunch. What is so special about Gale’s food? It works, right out of the book. The recipes have the twist of a “little”…

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Ambrosia Fruit Salad for Brunch Dessert

In Greek mythology, ambrosia was the food of the gods. What better way to conclude a brunch than with an Ambrosia Fruit Salad, filed with fruit, yogurt, coconut, whipping cream, … And miniature marshmallows. I’m not kidding. It’s listed as an optional ingredient below. We offered this for a family brunch a couple of weeks…

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