Mother's Day Recipes

Make Mom happy with a homemade goodie or meal. We've got hundreds of recipes, perfect for breakfast in bed, brunch, or a special dinner she's sure to love.

Staff Picks

Quiche a la Benedict

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
It's basically asparagus quiche, but with Canadian bacon. Top with your favorite Hollandaise sauce to serve. Enjoy!

Lemon-Ricotta Cornmeal Waffles

Rating: 5 stars 5
Slightly dense waffles with a hint of lemon flavor and ricotta cheese for richness. If you like corn muffins, I think you will like these. Pairs well with fresh berries.

Strawberry Bellini

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
A nice drink for Mother's Day, a brunch, or a shower.

Eggs Benedict with Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 60
Smoked salmon and rye bread add a new twist to the traditional eggs Benedict in this smoked salmon Benedict. The sauce can be set aside at room temperture for up to an hour. When ready to serve, reheat gently in a double boiler.

18 Recipes for a Special Mother's Day Dinner

Brunch usually gets all the attention, but Mother's Day dinner is just as important! Mix and match these dinner ideas to create her perfect meal.
By Isadora Baum

Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake

Rating: 5 stars 253
A light biscuit topped with delicious strawberries.

Chocolate Cream Puff Swans

Rating: 4.5 stars 33
These chocolate ganache-filled cream puff swans would be a great way to say thanks to your mother for that whole giving-you-life thing. I think once she tastes them, she'll agree that it was all worth it after all. Make more swan 'heads' so that you have extra in case one breaks.

Baked Apple Roses

Rating: 4.5 stars 154
Simple, pretty pastries made with rose-shaped apple slices on puff pastry.

Chef John's Steak Diane

Rating: 4.5 stars 87
Steak Diane was a staple on menus in fine dining establishments back in the day. Prepared tableside where the server ignited the cognac, it was an impressive sight. You don't need to flame the cognac; just keeping it on the heat will eventually evaporate the alcohol. But be careful--it can still flare up if the heat's high enough when you're reducing the sauce.

Basic Crepes

Rating: 4.5 stars 4013
See how easy it is to make crepes. You'll need just 6 common ingredients for these French-style pancakes.

Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Rating: 4.5 stars 2255
This is a very unique breakfast dish. Good for any holiday breakfast or brunch, it's filled with the fresh taste of blueberries, and covered with a rich blueberry sauce to make it a one of a kind.

Bacon Rose Quiche

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
This bacon rose quiche is so rich and creamy, it will melt in your mouth. It's the best quiche recipe I have ever tried! Bacon slices made into cute roses for the top make this dish perfect for company. Garnish with extra green onions, if desired.
By Culinary Envy

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Portable Dishes to Bring Mom on Mother's Day
Need Mother's Day dishes that travel well? You'll have no trouble transporting these pasta salads, brunch recipes, desserts, and more.
Mother's Day Cakes Mom Will Love
Make this Mother's Day one to remember with a cake almost as sweet as Mom. These spring desserts taste as good as they look.
Perfect Chicken
Rating: 4.5 stars 323

Chicken stock, wine, onions, garlic, mushroom, cream, butter, herbs, lemon, and capers reduce to make a perfect sauce. Served alongside mushroom rice and asparagus; it is HEAVEN! Patience is key with the sauce. The flavors will come together beautifully if you allow them to reduce as directed.