Dig In Brunch

In 1895, Guy Beringer put brunch on the map when he published “Brunch: A Plea” in the British periodical “Hunters Weekly.” In his overture to this breakfast-meets-lunch meal, the tone was set:

 “Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.”

A century later, brunch is as liberating and invigorating as ever.  As we are in the swing of spring – high brunching season – we put our culinary whimsy to work, taking three Trader Joe’s tried-and-true – Polenta, Buttermilk Biscuits & Sweet Potato Tots – and transforming them each into single-serving, “fancy” muffinized brunch bites. They’re naturally “cheerful, sociable and inciting,” naturally.

Sure, we love our roses, hearts and chocolates just as much as the next Romantics. For some Valentines, the cliché is more than okay. But what about your punch-you-in-the-gut Passions? They deserve nuance and… umph! For these Loves, we suggest crowning the Kouigns (queen) Amann with homemade Coconut Caramel Sauce. Yeah, that’s right – caramelizing caramelized cake – that ought to show your punch-you-on-the-gut Passions just how much you care...