Spring Brunch Menu

It's time to shed the winter coats, hats and gloves and spring ahead with these easy brunch recipes, from a bubbly mimosa and crispy candied bacon to fresh crab cakes and a light quinoa salad. The trick to throwing a great brunch gathering is for the cook to be able to sit back and enjoy it too, and this menu is full of make-ahead dishes to make that possible. Grab a mimosa and toast the season.

Spring Brunch Menu

Mimosa Cocktails
Horseradish Deviled Eggs
Candied Bacon Strips
Corn Crab Cakes
Quinoa Salad with Mango
Roasted Beets with Orange Dressing
Banana-Walnut Bread
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars

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    Mimosa Cocktails


    No brunch is complete with out this famous champagne cocktail. Fresh orange juice and ice-cold champagne combine to form the perfect celebratory concoction.

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    Horseradish Deviled Eggs

    Deviled eggs
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    The addition of horseradish to the traditional deviled eggs filling gives this recipe a spicy twist. Deviled eggs are a party classic, and this version will make a great change of routine—they will disappear quickly.

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    Candied Bacon

    Photo (c) John Mitzewich

    These sweet and savory candied bacon strips can be used as a party snack, as a breakfast meat, or to build the world's best BLT! Just make sure you make enough since these are sure to go fast.

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    Banana Walnut Bread

    Banana Walnut Bread Recipe. Photo (c) John Mitzewich

    Next time those bananas are looking a little past their prime, remember this great nutty banana walnut bread recipe. Or if you prefer, make these Banana Pecan Muffins instead.