Last week, I attended a brunch hosted by Simply Orange at The Institute of Culinary Education in NYC. The way to my heart has always been through my stomach so I jumped at the chance to eat a free brunch for dinner. But then I learned that other bloggers and myself would be preparing our own dishes. I don’t cook, so I was a little apprehensive. Would I burn down the kitchen? Cut myself? I hoped not. As we all slipped on our aprons and sipped cocktails by Simply Orange orange juice (the event sponsor), I began to have fun. And I thought learning to prepare a few more dishes couldn’t hurt. With the help of instructors from The Institute of Culinary Education, including Chef Scott McMillen, four groups of bloggers made a scrumptious and easy brunch. The menu included something for those with a sweet tooth, spicy tongue, or salty tastes. My favorites were the orange pecan muffins, banana-stuffed French toast with streusel topping, salmon hash, and asparagus, green onion, and goat cheese quiche. Keep clicking for the recipes for these dishes and the refreshing cocktails.