20 Great Recipes for Mother’s Day

Here are some great recipe ideas for Mother’s Day. Starting from breakfast and brunch all the way to dinner. These recipes are sure to bring a smile to mom’s face.

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Over the years I have made my mom these recipes. Whenever I wonder what to make for Mother’s day I tend to look back at all of the things I have made her and I pulled out some of her favorites along with mine. These recipes are bound to bring a smile to your own mom or mother figure’s face when you make some of these for her. 

1. Crepes

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This is one of my mom’s most requested brunch items as these are some of her favorites. You can fill them with both sweet and savory fillings making this a perfect option for the whole family. 

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Traditional Homemade Crepes

2. Bananas Foster Dutch Baby

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This is such an easy to make brunch item. Think of it like one huge pancake and you aren’t too far off. Topped with bananas foster this Dutch baby is perfect Mother’s day brunch. Just add some eggs and a mimosa or two and you will have a wonderful and easy brunch for mom. 

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Bananas Foster Dutch Baby

3. Crab Cake Benedict

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It only take about 30 minutes for this recipe but this one is guaranteed to make mom feel extra special. A twist on the classic eggs benedict is a great way to start off the morning. 

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Crab Cake Benedict

4. Sticky Baked French Toast

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A take on the French toast casserole. This breakfast dish takes the best of two of my favorite things, sticky buns and French toast. The gooey sauce will be a welcome surprise for mom. The best part is you can make this the night before so all you have to do is bake it in the morning.

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Sticky Baked French Toast

5. Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy

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These biscuits and gravy are the definition of comfort food. Easy to prepare and incredibly flavorful this dish is certain to be a hit at breakfast. This Southern dish is a great way to wake mom up. Especially with a nice hot cup of coffee. 

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Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy

6. Pear Salad with Walnuts and Gorgonzola

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Pears are such a wonderful fall fruit and this pear salad is a perfect way to highlight this wonderful fruit. Easy to make with candied walnuts and gorgonzola this salad makes for a refreshing and light meal or appetizer.

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Pear Salad with Walnuts Gorgonzola

7. Bourbon and Maple Glazed Carrots

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Bourbon and maple glazed carrots are a quick and easy side dish. Sautéed in oil and seasoned with cinnamon and pepper these carrots make for the perfect side for Mother’s Day. 

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Bourbon and Maple Glazed Carrots

8. Brown Sugar and Maple Glazed Chicken

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Surprise mom with this delicious and easy to make this orange glazed chicken is bound to be a hit. This roasted chicken is made with simple ingredients that will make a great meal for the whole family. 

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Brown Sugar and Maple Glazed Chicken

9. Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter

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A lobster tail is a wonderful way to make mom feel special. Fresh lobster tails seasoned well and smothered in garlic butter is the definition of decadence. The best part is they are done is less than 30 minutes. 

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Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter

10. London Broil with Herb Butter

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Steak marinated until it is flavorful, juicy, and tender. This London broil is quick to make and cook and makes an inexpensive and tasty meal. All you need is a little time to marinade. 

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London Broil with Herb Butter

11. Greek Chicken with Creamy Feta Sauce

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A one skillet meal that is perfect for those that don’t want to clean a lot of dishes. This Greek chicken is topped with a feta sauce that is blended to creamy goodness. Pair this with some of your favorite sides for the prefect Mother’s Day meal. 

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Greek Chicken with Creamy Feta Sauce

12. Herb Roasted Melting Potatoes

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Melting potatoes are a side dish that goes with just about everything. Easy to make and they just melt in your mouth. These potatoes are drenched in herbs and butter. These will be one of mom’s favorite side dishes after she gets a taste. 

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Herb Roasted Melting Potatoes

13. Braised Short Ribs with Red Wine

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These braised short ribs and the perfect one pan meal. This is one of those dishes that is impressive when served but takes minimal effort. Perfect for Mother’s Day especially when paired with roasted garlic mashed potatoes or herb roasted melting potatoes.  

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Braised Short Ribs with Red Wine

14. Sautéed Swiss Chard with Champagne Vinegar

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Swiss chard is a healthy and tasty side dish to make for those on go or with little time. With little prep you will have a quick and easy side dish. This makes this side a great quick and easy Mother’s day recipe that doesn’t mean you spend the whole day in the kitchen. 

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Sautéed Swiss Chard with Champagne Vinegar

15. Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

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The perfect spring or summer dessert. This strawberry rhubarb cobbler is topped with a delicious oat biscuit and makes the perfect and light dessert for your seasonal meal and perfect for Mother’s Day. 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

16. Fresh Strawberry Tart

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A fresh strawberry tart is a simple and tasty dessert. Whether is it during the summer or a special Mother’s Day dessert this tart is a wonderful treat made with crème patisserie and fresh strawberries on a sweet tart shell. 

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Fresh Strawberry Tart

17. Cranberry and Red Wine Poached Pears

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This is the perfect combination of pears and cranberries. These cranberry and red wine poached pears are a perfect dessert to surprise and impress mom. What is ever better is they don’t take a lot of work.

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Cranberry and Red Wine Poached Pears  

18. Easy Chocolate Souffle

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You can never go wrong with a chocolate souffle. This classic dessert is light and perfect after a heavy meal. Intensely chocolatey this dessert is the perfect choice for Mother’s day to make her feel special. 

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Easy Chocolate Souffle

19. Hasselback Apples with Caramel Sauce

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There is something special about Hasselback apples. They are visually appealing and taste like an apple pie. Topped with a bourbon salted caramel sauce these apples are perfect for Mother’s Day. 

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Hasselback Apples with Caramel Sauce

20. Ricotta Cake with Blood Orange Glaze

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A ricotta cake is the definition of rich and flavorful. This is a twist on the Italian dessert that uses the zest and juice of blood oranges. Pair this with some coffee or tea and it makes a perfect treat to start off of your morning or at the end of a meal. 

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Ricotta Cake with Blood Orange Glaze

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