Beach House Brunch

100 Delicious Ways To Start Your Long Summer Days

2023 Nautilus Book Award Winner, Silver Medal

Once the busy owner and chef of the celebrated Sugar Blossom Bake Shop in San Clemente, California, chef Lei Shishak now enjoys spending weekends making mouthwatering dishes at her beach house. In Beach House Brunch: 100 Delicious Ways to Start Your Long Summer Days, she shares 100 recipes for brunch dishes that she serves to her beach-house guests—everything from beverages, sweet pastries, and egg dishes to grab-n-go breakfast options for avid surfers.

Few cookbooks, if any, can transport the home cook to such a wonderful place the way Beach House Brunch can. This book is an absolute must-have for summer enthusiasts, beach lovers, beach dreamers, and beach‑house owners everywhere.

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Date Bars Dessert

Date Bars

These delicious drool-worthy date bars have a buttery cinnamon crust, with a gentle bite and a sugary oat topping...

Honey Oat Bran Muffins

Moist, delicious, healthy and easy to make, this honey oat bran muffin was inspired by Mimi's Cafe Begin by making a buttery honey sauce Pour a puddle of...


  • Roasted Beet Bloody Mary
  • Cafe Au Lait D’almande
  • Classic Mimosa
  • Vanilla Bean French Press Coffee
  • Slow Cooker Mulled Cider
  • Infused Water
  • Strawberry Smoothie
  • Prosecco and Guava Bellini
  • Gin Fizz
  • Jasmine Lime Iced Tea
  • White Cocoa with Cinnamon Marshmallows

Fruit Reconsidered

  • White Nectarines in Serrano
  • Chili, Honey, and Ginger
  • Watermelon Pops
  • Broiled Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Tarragon
  • Strawberries, Cabernet, and Black Pepper
  • Orange, Cilantro, Cloves, and Brown Sugar
  • Marsala Poached Pears, Blue Cheese, and Honey
  • Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon and Anise
  • Cantaloupe, Chili, and Lime

Sweet Pastries

Savory Breads

  • Grissini
  • Light and Fluffy Rosemary Rolls
  • Blueberry Zucchini Bread
  • Toasted English Muffins with Roasted Strawberry Jam
  • White Bread
  • Multigrain Boule
  • Sunflower and Flaxseed Bagels
  • Pineapple Challah
  • Cinnamon Raisin Loaf


  • Beach House Porridge
  • Maple and Date Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Orange Mascarpone
  • Quinoa and Chard Breakfast Bowl
  • Shrimp N’ Grits
  • Beach’s Best Granola II
  • Sooji

Egg Dishes

  • How To Fry An Egg
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Perfect Poached Eggs
  • Italian Meats Quiche
  • Humble Egg Sandwich
  • Baked Eggs Milanese
  • Chive and Cheddar Omelet
  • Roasted Red Pepper, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Tart
  • Leek Tart
  • Clay Pot Steamed Eggs (Gyeran Jjim)
  • Breakfast Tacos
  • Stuffed Quiche
  • Eggs San Clemente
  • Eggs Wellington
  • Southwest Scramble

Foods You Flip


  • Ultimate Corned Beef Hash
  • Scallion Hash Browns
  • Ten Veggie Hash
  • Skillet Home Fries
  • Heavenly Hash


  • Loaded Burritos
  • Grilled Steak, Eggs, and Truffle Cheese Quesadilla
  • Egg Spamwich
  • No-Bake Energy Bars
  • Crispy Quinoa Pita Pocket

Salads and Casseroles

Sweet Endings