27 Ways to Treat your Mom on Mother's Day

Quality time, a little pampering, and something good to eat are all your mother really wants on that one special day of the year, Mother's Day. Breakfast Board with Avocado Toast, Fruit and Cheese//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

27 Ways to Treat your Mom on Mother's Day

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27 Ways to Treat your Mom on Mother's Day

Quality time, a little pampering, and something good to eat are all your mother really wants on that one special day of the year, Mother’s Day.

Take the responsibility of cooking and cleaning off her hands and go the extra mile by cooking her either breakfast, lunch, dinner or all three if you feel like being the favorite. And don’t forget, while she waits for her next meal, to whip up a few cocktails to really help her relax.

Below, we have 27 of our favorite recipes that will make any Mother’s Day feel special. With 6 for breakfast, 7 for lunch or dinner, 5 side dishes, and 9 cocktails and desserts – you have plenty of recipe options to choose from at any time of the day.

And don’t forget to clean up after yourselves in the kitchen – enjoy!

Breakfast recipes

Eggs in a Garden Breakfast Tart

This recipe has perfectly cooked eggs, and fresh vegetables, coupled with warm, flaky pastry crust. This bright and beautiful tart easily comes together for an impressive breakfast/brunch.

Eggs in a Garden Breakfast Tart//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This recipe has perfectly cooked eggs, and fresh vegetables, coupled with warm, flaky pastry crust. This bright and beautiful tart easily comes together for an impressive breakfast/brunch.

Cheesy Breakfast Burrito Casserole

Perfect to make ahead and bake in the morning, this breakfast casserole allows you to be creative! Choose your own fillings and toppings, we recommend choosing seasonal and local ingredients for mom this year.

Cheesy Breakfast Burrito Casserole//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Perfect to make ahead and bake in the morning, this breakfast casserole allows you to be creative! Choose your own fillings and toppings, we recommend choosing seasonal and local ingredients for mom this year.

Fresh Berry Dutch Baby Pancake with Macadamia Nuts

Dutch Babies are lovely for brunch or any meal that needs an elegant touch. They make a flavorful, and beautiful, addition to any table.

Fresh Berry Dutch Baby//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Dutch Babies are lovely for brunch or any meal that needs an elegant touch. They make a flavorful, and beautiful, addition to any table.

Mushroom Spinach Strata

This hearty brunch or breakfast dish is so simple to make and packed full of flavor! You can prepare it a day ahead and just pop into the oven an hour before you're ready to serve.

Mushroom Spinach Strata//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This hearty brunch or breakfast dish is so simple to make and packed full of flavor! You can prepare it a day ahead and just pop into the oven an hour before you’re ready to serve.

Breakfast Board with Avocado Toast, Fruit, and Cheese

Our non-traditional continental breakfast board includes sprouted whole grain toast with ripe mashed avocado served with an assortment of fresh fruit (the tart tangy flavor of blueberries are particularly delicious paired with avocado), toasted walnuts and cheese.

Breakfast Board with Avocado Toast, Fruit, and Cheese//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Our non-traditional continental breakfast board includes sprouted whole grain toast with ripe mashed avocado served with an assortment of fresh fruit (the tart tangy flavor of blueberries are particularly delicious paired with avocado), toasted walnuts and cheese.

French Toast with Peaches and Raspberries

Peaches and raspberries are the perfect addition to the light sweetness to buttery French toast that’s great with a side of crispy bacon or sizzling sausage.

French Toast with Peaches and Raspberries//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Peaches and raspberries are the perfect addition to the light sweetness to buttery French toast that’s great with a side of crispy bacon or sizzling sausage.

Lunch and dinner Recipes

Grilled Caesar Salad

The grill adds an unexpected smoky flavor accent to romaine lettuce hearts, that pairs perfectly with steaks or burgers on the grill. You can also serve this delicious Grilled Caesar Salad as an entrée, topped with grilled diagonal-sliced chicken breasts fillets, perfect for dinner.

Grilled Caesar Salad//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

The grill adds an unexpected smoky flavor accent to romaine lettuce hearts, that pairs perfectly with steaks or burgers on the grill. You can also serve this delicious Grilled Caesar Salad as an entrée, topped with grilled diagonal-sliced chicken breasts fillets, perfect for dinner.

Grilled Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

Steaks and burgers are great, but a lean pork tenderloin, grilled and seasoned just right... it’s hard to beat. Mom's going to love it.

Grilled Rosemary Pork Tenderloin//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Steaks and burgers are great, but a lean pork tenderloin, grilled and seasoned just right… it’s hard to beat. Mom’s going to love it.

Soft Shell Crab Salad

Using this seafood as the protein, you can either build a beautiful salad with a touch of spice, or this recipe is easily converted into a show-stopping sandwich!

Soft Shell Crab Salad//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Using this seafood as the protein, you can either build a beautiful salad with a touch of spice, or this recipe is easily converted into a show-stopping sandwich!

Balsamic Mushroom Pepper Steaks

These Balsamic Mushroom Pepper Steaks are created by combining a juicy strip steak with a mushroom and pepper sauté, covered in a savory-sweet balsamic vinegar sauce. From start to finish, this recipe only takes 20 minutes to create!

Balsamic Mushroom Pepper Steaks by Terra’s Kitchen

These Balsamic Mushroom Pepper Steaks are created by combining a juicy strip steak with a mushroom and pepper sauté, covered in a savory-sweet balsamic vinegar sauce. From start to finish, this recipe only takes 20 minutes to create!

Lemon-Braised Lamb Shanks with Lemon-Spinach Fettuccini

Served over a deliciously creamy bed of Lemon-Spinach Fettuccini, this Spring-inspired dinner is bursting with fresh flavors that the entire family will enjoy.

Lemon Braised Lamb Shanks by American Lamb Board

Served over a deliciously creamy bed of Lemon-Spinach Fettuccini, this Spring-inspired dinner is bursting with fresh flavors that the entire family will enjoy.

Simple Salmon with Spinach Feta Stuffing

This recipe makes salmon preparation simple while still introducing a gourmet touch. With only five ingredients you can have an elegant dinner entree that takes less than thirty minutes from start to finish!

Simple Salmon with Spinach Feta Stuffing by Holly Clegg

This recipe makes salmon preparation simple while still introducing a gourmet touch. With only five ingredients you can have an elegant dinner entree that takes less than thirty minutes from start to finish!

Lobster Mac and Cheese

It’s upscale, down-home and downright delicious. This indulgent, creamy creation is sure to delight your mother and make her feel like she's at a 5-star restaurant.

Lobster Mac and Cheese//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

It’s upscale, down-home and downright delicious. This indulgent, creamy creation is sure to delight your mother and make her feel like she’s at a 5-star restaurant.

Side Dishes and Appetizers

Fried Potatoes and Onions with Thyme

This side dish can be the difference between a good dinner and a great dinner! A beautiful skillet dish, it is easy to prepare and full of flavor.

Fried Potatoes and Onions with Thyme//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This side dish can be the difference between a good dinner and a great dinner! A beautiful skillet dish, it is easy to prepare and full of flavor.

Cloverleaf Rolls

Buttery pull-apart rolls served fresh-baked hot from the oven! Pair these with the honey butter recipe below and you've got a beautiful presentation of dinner rolls.

Cloverleaf Rolls//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Buttery pull-apart rolls served fresh-baked hot from the oven! Pair these with the honey butter recipe below and you’ve got a beautiful presentation of dinner rolls.

Honey Butter

Here’s an easy way to add wonderful, sweet and buttery flavor to the dinner table. Top ordinary buttermilk biscuits with this honey butter and enjoy a taste experience that’s out of this world.

Honey Butter//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Here’s an easy way to add wonderful, sweet and buttery flavor to the dinner table. Top ordinary buttermilk biscuits with this honey butter and enjoy a taste experience that’s out of this world.

Red Bliss Potato Salad

Just a few fresh ingredients make this potato salad your own. You can call this recipe “speed scratch” or “almost homemade,” but you’re sure to call it EASY... and blissfully delicious.

Red Bliss Potato Salad//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Just a few fresh ingredients make this potato salad your own. You can call this recipe “speed scratch” or “almost homemade,” but you’re sure to call it EASY… and blissfully delicious.

Baking Powder Biscuits with Blackberry Thyme Butter

The key to making featherlight biscuits is minimal handling of the flaky, crumbly dough. They’re unbelievably easy to make, bake in minutes and are a perfect addition to a savory dinner or an afternoon snack.

Butter and Baking Powder Biscuits//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

The key to making featherlight biscuits is minimal handling of the flaky, crumbly dough. They’re unbelievably easy to make, bake in minutes and are a perfect addition to a savory dinner or an afternoon snack.

Cocktails and Desserts

Peach and Blueberry Shortcake

Light and airy, these biscuits are cake-like when they’re topped with cream and sugar, and then stuffed with bright peaches, blueberries, and pillows of whipped cream.

Peach and Blueberry Shortcake//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Light and airy, these biscuits are cake-like when they’re topped with cream and sugar, and then stuffed with bright peaches, blueberries, and pillows of whipped cream.

Frozen Strawberry Rosé Slushie

This Fresh Strawberry Rosé Slushie is made with organic, fresh, in-season strawberries and your favorite brand of rosé. Make mom feel special with a craft cocktail!

Strawberry Rosé Slushie by Roni Proter

This Fresh Strawberry Rosé Slushie is made with organic, fresh, in-season strawberries and your favorite brand of rosé. Make mom feel special with a craft cocktail!

Raspberry Almond Crumble

Every great meal ends with a delicate, delicious and easy-to-make dessert that embodies love on Mother's Day. The Raspberry Almond Crumble is just what you need! You can also substitute sugar cookies for almond cookies.

Raspberry Almond Crumble//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Every great meal ends with a delicate, delicious and easy-to-make dessert that embodies love on Mother’s Day. The Raspberry Almond Crumble is just what you need! You can also substitute sugar cookies for almond cookies.

Grandma Sue’s Bloody Mary

This flavorful, zesty cocktail was created by award-winning bartender John Lermayer and it’s the perfect companion for your mother on Mother's Day.

Grandma Sue’s Bloody Mary//Photo: Ellie Groden

This flavorful, zesty cocktail was created by award-winning bartender John Lermayer and it’s the perfect companion for your mother on Mother’s Day.

Brown Butter Pecan Pie with Espresso Dates

This filling is swirled with toasty brown butter and studded with rich and chewy dates cooked in espresso, which helps cut the sweetness you expect in most pecan pies.

Brown Butter Pecan Pie with Espresso Dates from Desserts by Food & Wine

This filling is swirled with toasty brown butter and studded with rich and chewy dates cooked in espresso, which helps cut the sweetness you expect in most pecan pies.

Spicy Pear-tini Cocktail

The swanky martini is softened and rounded out with a spicy-fruity approach, incorporating the unexpected scent of pear. Delicate and beautiful just like mom!

Spicy Pear-Tini Cocktail//Photographer Alison Miksch Food Styling Catherine Steele Prop Styling Lindsey Lower

The swanky martini is softened and rounded out with a spicy-fruity approach, incorporating the unexpected scent of pear. Delicate and beautiful just like mom!

Pistachio and Mint Spring Custard

This recipe uses freshly picked mint sprigs that have been strained into a vanilla custard to create a light, minty dessert. We paired it with pistachios, this year’s nut of choice, to get a really unique flavor combination!

Pistachio and Mint Spring Custard//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This recipe uses freshly picked mint sprigs that have been strained into a vanilla custard to create a light, minty dessert. We paired it with pistachios, this year’s nut of choice, to get a really unique flavor combination!

Baked Apples with White Wine

Here is an adult and healthier version of a baked apple pie! With an aroma of nutty flavored spices and bubbling butter, this is the perfect light dessert as a finish to your meal.

Bungalow Chef’s Baked Apples with White Wine

Here is an adult and healthier version of a baked apple pie! With an aroma of nutty flavored spices and bubbling butter, this is the perfect light dessert as a finish to your meal.

Hand Pies

This multi-berry pie is a mini dessert that you can pick up and eat! Fill your pies with your favorite fruit filling or serve a variety, they'll be a hit.

Hand Pie//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This multi-berry pie is a mini dessert that you can pick up and eat! Fill your pies with your favorite fruit filling or serve a variety, they’ll be a hit.

Have a wonderful time celebrating mom!

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