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Beginning cook? Start with brunch

So you're at that place in your life where you want to start cooking and entertaining at home. Awesome. We can definitely help you get there. But what to cook? Make brunch. It's a good place to start your venture in preparing food and hosting friends and family. Brunch is a casual, relaxed meal that's served all at once, eliminating the potential of panic in making a big multicourse meal.

Additionally, the menu we propose _ quiche, salad and a sparkling drink _ affords you the luxury of preparing and cooking in advance, so you're not spending time in the kitchen away from guests.

For the quiche, I call for a handmade pie crust, but a refrigerated pie crust

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