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Menu for baby shower brunch

I have offered to throw a baby shower for a good friend of mine (all of her family live out of the country). She would like a brunch (an event from about 11-2), and there will probably be about 20 people. We will hold it in the condo party room of the building that we live in. She wants to have mimosas for the non-pregnant people, and I will probably make a cake or a tray of dainties.. but I am looking for menu ideas for brunch for 20 people. I don't want to be stuck in the kitchen the whole time, or get up at 6 AM to start cooking! Any ideas for make-ahead brunch ideas??? I had considered a yogourt bar with granola and fruit, but people might want something more substantial....
Look forward to your suggestions!!

about 3 hours ago
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition!

Out of sight is a good suggestion too!

about 3 hours ago
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition!

I made a pan of "slutty brownies" for my office: it's a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough topped with oreos, and brownie dough. Can't wait to try a test piece, but I'd like to call it something that doesn't offend my feminist sensibilities.. over-the-top brownies? Suggestions welcome..

about 3 hours ago
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Yum.. that sounds like an excellent variation. Yes, it is a BIG cake..

about 3 hours ago
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition!

Just got "Ovenly" out of the library.. definitely has some yummy looking recipes, including the "stumptown shortie", an espresso burnt sugar shortbread!

about 3 hours ago
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

I have all of the baked cookbooks, and enjoy them all..

about 3 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Wow, that looks lovely.. will be clipping this one!

Jan 30, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

I can't blame them: I would enjoy both as well!

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

What a fine looking young cat!

Jan 25, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

That would be great for sandwiches..

Jan 23, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

There is nothing quite as wonderful as homemade cinnamon buns..

Jan 22, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Well, I didn't think that they were anything special, but the vultures at work descended on them and they were gone by lunch! I can never predict what will be popular..

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

I haven't really baked (beyond muffins for breakfasts) since Christmas, so the urge was getting strong. I made smores blondies, with crunchy biscoff. Smells good, will report back on taste..

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

On reflection, I am sure that I've had this problem in the past. My bigger problem is that the top develops a crust that crumbles when you flip it to cool.
And yes, I do like the thought of being able to actually butter my butt off. Or just a few inches of it?

Jan 19, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two! [Old]

cake flour of unknown origin from Bulk Barn ;) Not sure who supplies them?

Jan 19, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two! [Old]

After. But I have also not sifted at all.. and it's been fine.

Jan 18, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Yes, you have to butter really aggressively!

Jan 18, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Glad to hear!

Jan 18, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

It's funny, I read that few times, and just noticed that you wrote sour cream!

Jan 18, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Thanks TorontoJo!

Jan 15, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

How is it without the nuts? Looks great.. but I hate nuts..

Jan 15, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking

Winterlicious Menus now posted, Jan 30 - Feb 12 2015

I'm going to Splendido and Marben so far..

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

That is what daughters are for.. on the other hand, I now enable my mother by telling her about new cookbooks...

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Aw.. wish I could take credit for it. I have no idea where my aunt got that recipe... will have to ask her.

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Sounds like a busy month for you!!

Jan 13, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Looks really good.. quite different.

Jan 11, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

She obviously knows her brothers!!!

Jan 11, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

It's pretty good! Sounds like a difficult trip for your husband though..

Jan 10, 2015
rstuart in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Just picked up that cookbook from the library!

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

How sweet! Hope that it turns out..