News Appetizers with A Lot of Bad News

Welcome to the Friday news roundup. I’m afraid there’s not a lot of good out there, though if it bleeds it leads, so perhaps good things are happening, but they aren’t pushing through.

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Easy Sunday Brunch (and French Toast Strata Recipe)

One of my favorite things to do is throw a brunch. The first place I lived after my parents’ was a house with four other girls, two of whom loved to cook and entertain, so group meals and brunches became a regular occurrence. The participants would change over the years (hazard of living in a college town), but getting some friends together for breakfast and mimosas at the weekend remains one of my small pleasures. Many people are freaked out by the idea of hosting a brunch, thinking it too big or too complicated or requiring too much effort, but once you stop trying to be Ina Garten and just be yourself, you’ll love throwing brunches, too. Read More Easy Sunday Brunch (and French Toast Strata Recipe)