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Rise and Shine!

In her new book, Breakfast in Texas, Terry Thompson-Anderson has compiled nearly a hundred regional recipes, including favorites from local restaurants. Here are three—with scrumptious photos by Sandy Wilson—to whet your morning appetite!

Garden Café’s Apple-Raisin Blinis

Photo by Sandy Wilson

Garden Café owner Mark Wootton has long been a champion of using natural, sustainable, and humanely raised food products, extending even to the honey that he uses at the café.

Makes 4 servings

Apple-Raisin Filling (recipe follows)
Blinis (recipe follows)
3 ounces Texas artisan mascarpone cheese, such as Mozzarella Company’s
Texas Honeybee Guild Honey or other natural local honey
Powdered sugar for garnishing
Fresh sliced seasonal fruit and/or berries

Apple-Raisin Filling

1 tablespoon butter
1 large apple, peeled, cored and cut into small dice
1 cup golden raisins, also called sultanas
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs, well beaten
2 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon canola oil
4 tablespoons butter

Begin by making the apple-raisin filling.…

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Crispy Italian Sausage Scrambled Egg Muffins

Photo by Sandy Wilson

For the family facing busy, hectic mornings, these scrumptious and filling “muffins” are the answer to providing a hot meal that can be enjoyed on the go.

Makes 15 to 16 muffins

½ cup melted butter
1 cup panko bread crumbs
½ pound bulk-style Italian sausage, hot or mild
12 eggs
½ cup finely chopped onion
2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
1 small green bell pepper, cut into tiny dice
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup (2 ounces) shredded Asiago or Italian Fontina cheese

Preheat oven to 350 °F.…

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German Puffy Pancakes with Apples (Apfelpfannkuchen)

Photos by Sandy Wilson

These puffy and delicious pancakes, sometimes called “Dutch babies,” have long been a cool weather favorite in German households. Serve with German-style pan or link sausage.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Apple Filling

½ stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced into thin wedges
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup Texas honey


6 eggs, room temperature
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup sifted all-purpose fl our
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 450 °F and place oven rack in middle position.…

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