Odds are, you are having brunch somewhere today.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and women I’ve known. And most especially to my mom, Mary! xo And my grandmothers, Dorothy and Monica, and my mother-in-law, Avis. And the mothers that my daughters may some day become.

To us all, have a great brunch .

What is brunch, anyway? Where did it come from, why do we celebrate this combo of breakfast and lunch? Why is it a ‘thing?’

Here are a couple of stories:

The Birth of Brunch: Where Did This Meal Come From Anyway?

A brief history of brunch


And a couple of recipes to help you get started!

Caesar cocktail

Eggs Benedict

Quiche Lorraine

Bananas Foster


Enjoy your brunch!