8 simple brunch recipes you'll love Whether you're planning a small meal for friends or a big family get-together, you'll enjoy your weekend morning so much more with these delicious and easy brunch recipes. By Amanda Barnier and The Test Kitchen ©iStockphoto.com/MDmedia 1. Mixed Berry Smoothie In blender, puree 1 cup each frozen mixed berries, plain yogurt and ice with 1 tbsp liquid honey. 2. Citrus Berry Water Steep 3 orange slices and 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries in 3 cups water in refrigerator for 12 hours. 3. Cranberry Cassis Fizz Pour 1/2 oz each creme de cassis and 100 percent cranberry juice into champagne glass; top up with sparkling wine. 4. Raspberry Butter Beat together 1/4 cup butter, softened; 2 tbsp seedless raspberry jam; and 2 tsp lemon juice. Transfer to serving dish. (Or, using plastic wrap, roll into cylinder and refrigerate until firm; slice into discs.) Spread on toast or scones. 5. Chocolaty Maple Syrup Whisk 1 tsp cocoa powder into 1/2 cup warm maple syrup. Drizzle over French toast, pancakes or fresh fruit. 6. Cinnamon Maple Syrup Steep 1 cinnamon stick in warm maple syrup for 30 minutes. 7. Herbed Potato Hash In skillet, saute 1 lb (450 g) cooked cubed potatoes, 1 onion, chopped, and 1/2 tsp dried herbes de Provence in 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat until golden, about 10 minutes. 8. Buttery Baked Apples Spoon 2 tbsp packed brown sugar into cored tart apple; drizzle with 1 tbsp apple juice or cider and dot with butter. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven until tender when pierced with knife, about 45 minutes. Drizzle with cream. This story was originally titled "Morning Glories" in the January 2013 issue. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue!