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    Three Awesome Recipes for Anyone Who Loves Brunch

    Brunch is the perfect weekend meal – any breakfast or lunch dish is fair game and it’s the perfect excuse to have coffee, breakfast and lunch all at the same time! If you don’t feel like braving the crowds that can often turn out for brunch, why not try these easy, make-at-home recipes this weekend?

    This is a simple, yet impressive recipe that takes the classic bacon and eggs combo and puts it into an easy-to-serve pastry. It’s fancy enough to serve guests, but takes almost no time to put together.

    Start to finish: 40 minutes
    Serves: 8

    2 sheets puff pastry, defrosted if frozen
    8 slices of bacon, fried or grilled
    8 large eggs
    1 egg yolk, beaten

    1. Heat the oven to 425°C and grease a shallow 8-inch pie dish.
    2. On a floured board, roll out the pastry on a floured board and cut two 10-inch circles. Line the dish with one of the circles.
    3. Lay the bacon slices onto the pastry. Break 8 eggs into a large bowl, then then pour into the pie dish and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Place the second pastry circle on top of the dish, then moisten the edges with a little water, and pinch gently to make a tight seal. Trim any excess.
    5. When you are ready to bake, brush the top of the pie with the egg yolk and place in the oven. Bake for about 25 minutes. You will know the pie is done when the crust is golden brown.

    This delicious salad is a breeze to put together and is delicious served on toasted bagels or leaves of romaine lettuce. If you can’t find trout, you can substitute smoked whitefish or salmon. The salad can be made up to three days ahead of time and refrigerated, covered, until ready to use.

    Start to finish: 10 minutes
    Serves: 6

    ¼ small red onion, finely chopped
    1 celery stalk, finely chopped
    8 oz. smoked trout, skin and bones removed, flaked
    ½ cup mayonnaise
    ½ cup sour cream
    1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives, dill, or flat-leaf parsley
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

    1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Season to taste with kosher salt and finely ground black pepper.

    These indulgent chocolate waffles are made even more special when served with a rich mocha syrup and vanilla ice cream. It’s the perfect excuse to have ice cream for breakfast!

    Start to finish: 45 minutes (can very according to waffle maker)
    Serves: 6

    ½ cup butter
    3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
    ½ cup sugar
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    1 cup milk
    1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
    1 cup whipping cream
    2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
    3 cups vanilla ice cream

    1. Combine butter and unsweetened chocolate in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, just until melted. Remove from heat. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla, stirring until combined. Whisk in flour, baking powder, and salt, then add milk and combine until smooth.
    2. Add about half the batter to a preheated, lightly greased waffle maker according to manufacturer's directions. You can also use a Belgian waffle maker. Bake according to manufacturer's directions. When done, keep in a warmed oven while you make the second waffle with the remaining batter.
    3. While the waffles are baking, make the mocha syrup. Combine semisweet chocolate pieces, whipping cream, and coffee liqueur in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
    4. Serve waffles warm with mocha syrup and vanilla ice cream.

    If you want to skip the trouble of cooking at home, feel free to join us at Isle of Capri® Casino Hotel Boonville and try the Farmer’s Pick Buffet®. Every Sunday from 11:00am – 3:00 pm, we offer a wide range of brunch options, all for $15.99 (tax and gratuity not included). With over 80 options on the buffet, there is sure to be a dish to please everyone! We’d love to see you here!
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