Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

Brunch – A most civilized time to dine

A cinnamon roll with glaze
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Brunch is seriously my most favorite meal. The time frame – roughly from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  – fits ideally into a lazy weekend meal. The name alone conjures up images of egg casseroles, cinnamon buns, baked ham, roast beef, fancy fruit salads…really just about anything works.

A brunch buffet is the way to go if you have house guests. With a little bit of planning, much of the food can be made ahead of time so that you too can enjoy all the fixings.

McCormick & Company, Inc. has developed some great recipes to help you in this regard. They recently sent me a mixed box of their products designed especially with brunch in mind. Their website has a whole passel of ideas for your next brunch.

And while we’re talking about McCormick & Company, Inc. they also sent me six of their newest Recipe Inspirations World Flavors.

What a concept! These are the ideal tools you’ll need to put together a quick internationally inspired dinner. Packets come with a recipe, all the measured spices you’ll need, prep time and number of servings. Many only need three or four more ingredients and take as little as a half-hour to cook from beginning to end. Busy moms will love them and they are a great way to get the novice cook to try something besides burgers and meatloaf. The flavors are Chicken Tikka Masala, Asian Sesame Salmon, Tuscan Chicken Stew, Caribbean Grilled Steak, Chicken Marsala and Chicken Cacciatore.

Check out McCormick for more information.

Rita Connelly
Rita Connelly

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