Less than 24 hours after returning from vacation and one rushed load of laundry later, my husband had to jet off for a work trip. I decided to surprise him with a big brunch when he got home yesterday afternoon, complete with whole wheat blueberry pancakes, bacon, toast, sweet potato hash browns, eggs cooked in bacon grease, cantaloupe, fried pancetta, warm syrup and orange juice.

Then after we ate, I asked what he had for breakfast at the airport, to which he responded with “ummm… eggs, hash browns, pancakes and bacon.”

Of course.

[P.S. clearly I'm still trying to like coffee. A pile of sugar and giant pour of coconut milk later, still wanted to choke it up. It's cool though. I have other plans for that flavor. Grand plans.]

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88 Responses to “Homemade Weekend Brunching.”

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    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — August 5, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Is there any leftover? I’ll be right over!

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    sleepgh — August 5, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    Can I move in? I’ll do the dishes….

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    Julie Marques — August 5, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    You take really nice pictures too! Made me really hungry. I would love a bit of bacon. We rarely have it so I guess that is why it looks extra good. My face book page is “Julie’s Cooking”.

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    Amy m — August 5, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    I already had breakfast but your pictures make me feel like I need to try again….more pancakes, more bacon, more extravagant!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — August 5, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    All of this looks amazing. Can I come over for your next brunch event???

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    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy — August 5, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    That brunch looks incredible! Yum!

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    Katie (Life... Discombobulated) — August 5, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    YUM!!! How about a post with some classic breakfast recipes… :)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 5, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    this belongs in a spread in Bon Appetit! GORGEOUS images and story telling via photos – and hello, amazing food at that! The coffee ( and I know you’re not a fan of coffee but with white choc, coconut, and enough coconut milk or cream – anyone could like it, right!) .

    And those blueberry-studded pancakes…they are studly :)

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    Jessica — August 5, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    Wow!! Your husband must nave been very happy and full! :)

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    Teresa — August 5, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    Did you mix sweet potatoes with regular potatoes? Looks delish and I have never thought to do that. Sometimes we have breakfast for dinner and this one looks so worthy to have for dinner.

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    Liz — August 5, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    My oh my, such delicious brunch fare!

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    ellenbcookery — August 5, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    I think you forgot to send me an invitation to brunch! Yum!

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    Carly @ Snack Therapy — August 5, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    Nothing is better than a weekend brunch at home. My favorite part is that it is perfectly acceptable to eat 6 or 7 different meals. Pancakes AND eggs AND bacon AND fruit AND hash brown? Sure, don’t mind if I do!

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    Kate G. — August 5, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    OMG! I’m drooling over these pictures!! Looks delicious!!

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    Lauren — August 5, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    Your website is food porn! Everything always looks so yummy and delicious. Even if it’s healthy it looks decadent.

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    kim@hungryhealthygirl — August 5, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    I like your style!! I see sweet potato hash in my very near future!!

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    Jackie @ Daydreamer — August 5, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    All of the food looks amazing! Weekend brunches are quite possibly one of my favorite things in the world. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so when you extend the time of that and add on lots more food plus friends and family, it is basically the best thing ever.

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    Hillary — August 5, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    Heaven. Absolute heaven.

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    Brittany from CountingMyCupcakes — August 5, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    you (and alllllll of that shown above) area amazing.

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    Amanda @ The Dormestic Goddess — August 5, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    The food and photos are what weekends should be made of! They just make me happy!

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    Taylor — August 5, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    Ohh my goodness, that all looks amazing! And white chocolate coconut Godiva coffee?! May I ask where you got that? I’m going to have to search for it.

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles — August 5, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    Umm. wow. I wish that was my brunch today.

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    tina phillips — August 5, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    OMG!! My kids just asked where you live……….lol. Looks wonderful! I’m certain that his airport food was no where as yummy as this all looks!!!! I love coffee but have been having tummy troubles lately so coffee has not been my friend……but I SOOOO wanna try this one….I’m a little unsure about coconut in coffee but its chocolate so I am willing to give it a whirl!

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    Lauren — August 5, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    I giggled when I saw the coffee and wondered if you were trying to be grown up. That being said, everything looked amazing!

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    diane stanley — August 5, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    Looks like a delicious brunch. Coffee is a grown up flavor, I just starting really liking it and I am O.L.D, so give it a few more years!
    Your photos are beautiful. May I ask what lens you shoot with?

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    Harper — August 5, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    It bums me out that we aren’t neighbors.

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    Esther — August 5, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    WHAT JUST HAPPENED!!?!

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    Jenn from Much to My Delight — August 5, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    Do you ever get sick of cooking? Just curious…I love to cook too, but especially in summertime, I feel a huge lack of motivation to do it. You seem to crank out tons of great food weekly, and I’m curious how you keep your mojo.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — August 5, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    What a marvelous breakfast! You are a way better wife than I am.

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    Katie — August 5, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    Me, next weekend. I’m recreating your brunch life over here in Colorado. You are – of course – welcome to join. In fact, I’d love it.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 5, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    love all of those shots and now I’m completely jealous of your breakfast/brunch!

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    Rachel Cooks — August 5, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    Gorgeous photos, Jessica! Felt like I was there…really WISHED I was there :)

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    Kristen @ notsodomesticated — August 5, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    I want that entire meal right now, please! Forget your husband and come marry me! ;)

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    Amanda V — August 5, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    Ahh stopp itt with this perfection! Let’s be friends and have monthly brunches full of reality TV chat and awesome iTunes playlists..

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    Maria — August 5, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

    Yes please!

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    Life with Kaishon — August 5, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    Oh my word. You are the best breakfast maker EVER!
    Wow! I could look at these pictures all day.

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    Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! — August 5, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

    Your photography is absolutely amazing. I don’t even eat half the things on that table, but you’re seriously making me want to!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — August 5, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    If you ever want to crash in California’s capital city, you’ll get free room and board in exchange for this AMAZING brunch spread. Seriously, those photos are gorgeous and belong in a magazine… along with smellavision :)

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    Ashley — August 5, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    Omg! I love the pictures, especially the third one down where you can see the steam coming off the food! Awesome!

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    Kati @ The Ivey League — August 5, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    Holy Yum. Who wouldn’t want brunch after seeing those pics???!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 5, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    Great shots! Makes me want to make a brunch feast right now!

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    Grouch — August 5, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

    Beautiful set. Made me quite hungry just looking at it! Every shot had excellent composition, and the colors and sharpening made them pop even more.

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    DessertForTwo — August 5, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    Hello, gorgeous photos! Did you get a new lens? You’re so talented :)

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    • Jessica — August 6th, 2012 @ 7:00 am

      Haha thanks girl – no new lens. I wish.

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    Jenny @ BAKE — August 6, 2012 @ 5:21 am

    Your photos are stunning! You’re making me miss the weekend!

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    Linda — August 6, 2012 @ 6:18 am

    Jessica, all of it looked so good! I do belive i was full just by looking at it all hehe
    by the way i know thease photos were ment for us to see your wonderful food but, i couldnt help but admire your georgeouse table! So very pretty.. Have a great week! :D

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    debby c — August 6, 2012 @ 6:42 am

    i wanna come for brunch~~~yummy

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    jenny — August 6, 2012 @ 6:53 am

    AMAZING pics jessica

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    Leslie — August 6, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    Looks wonderful! Recipes please!!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — August 6, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    Well that got me hungry for breakfast!

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    megan — August 6, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    Next time Mr. Sweet goes out of town, I’ll come over for breakfast and I won’t have eaten anything :) That coffee…it’s on my list now…FAVORTIE combo!

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