Summer Weekend Breakfast

Treat yourself on a lazy Saturday or Sunday with any of these breakfast treats, from the simplicity of tray-baked pancakes to the sheer indulgence of a smoked salmon cheesecake. Spicy sausage cakes provide a bit of heat, then sinfully moist Morning Glory (“muffin”) Cake delivers big-time taste.

By Monda Rosenberg

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Spicy Sausage, Pepper & Feta Cakes With Maple-Mustard Cream

Hot sausage and mustard never looked so good! Cute Spicy Sausage, Pepper & Feta Cakes can be made ahead, and the Maple-Mustard Cream dip just needs a stir.

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Tray-Baked Buttery Pancakes with Berries & Spiced Peaches

A whole pan of airy buttermilk pancakes takes less than 15 minutes to bake. Peaches in a light Asian-flavoured syrup are equally yummy over these pancakes or yogurt. Plus, they’ll keep beautifully for days.

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Smoked Salmon Cheesecake and Asparagus In Onion-Caper Vinaigrette

More impressive than smoked salmon and bagels, a divinely creamy cheesecake oozes smoked salmon taste in every bite. And asparagus bathed in an onion-caper dressing is a step up from the usual scattering of onions and capers.

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Morning Glory Cake

This cake version of morning glory muffins, on Gourmet magazine’s Top 25 recipe hit parade for 50 years, is chock full of carrots, apple, pineapple, coconut and pecans. Plus, the cream cheese icing is enhanced with Grand Marnier. 

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Brunch-worthy cocktails

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Coconut Mango Refresher 

Coconut water adds a light tropical vibe to luscious mango nectar, keeping this pitcher drink refreshing and thirst-quenching. 

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Coffee Julep

This time of year, it’s good to start off brunch with something deliciously icy. Our coffee cocktail satisfies one’s morning need for a wake-up java and a refreshing sipper. 

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