Homemade Brunch!

I love to host friends and family for meals at my home! It gives me a chance to pretend I'm Ina Garten and stroll over to the Oxbow Market in my white button down shirt and select farm fresh veggies and over priced cheeses.  Brunch is my absolute favorite to serve. I love gathering bright flowers, serving a pretty mimosa and indulging on scones, cakes, muffins, bread (insert go-to carbs here). Below are a few tips on how to make your brunch shine!

1. Table Settings - pocket fold your napkins and add an herb: sprig of rosemary, thyme, lavender for an added bonus.

1. Table Settings - pocket fold your napkins and add an herb: sprig of rosemary, thyme, lavender for an added bonus.

2. Add friendly food - serving chocolate chip cookies makes everyone happy and who doesn't love avocado toast?! Kid pleaser too.

2. Add friendly food - serving chocolate chip cookies makes everyone happy and who doesn't love avocado toast?! Kid pleaser too.

3. Make something "wow" worthy - This easy lemon pound cake is the perfect brunch food. Toss some rosemary on top and put it on a pretty plate and bam...your friends will think you picked it up from the likes of Bouchon. My signature item tends to be homemade bread. Everyone ooh's and ahh's and says something to the effect of "come on...you had time to make bread!?" Guess what - it takes 4 ingredients and about 5 minutes plus baking time and is so delicious, you'll probably start making your own bread for almost every occasion. Check out the recipe at: http://www.simplysogood.com/2013/03/artisan-no-knead-bread.html

3. Make something "wow" worthy - This easy lemon pound cake is the perfect brunch food. Toss some rosemary on top and put it on a pretty plate and bam...your friends will think you picked it up from the likes of Bouchon. My signature item tends to be homemade bread. Everyone ooh's and ahh's and says something to the effect of "come on...you had time to make bread!?" Guess what - it takes 4 ingredients and about 5 minutes plus baking time and is so delicious, you'll probably start making your own bread for almost every occasion. Check out the recipe at: http://www.simplysogood.com/2013/03/artisan-no-knead-bread.html