1- Lemon Pudding Cake with Berries
Whether you’re letting her sleep late and making a showstopping brunch or bringing her breakfast in bed, there’s no doubt mom will appreciate taking the morning off. That’s why we’ve rounded up all the recipes you’ll need to plan the perfect meal. Since it’s a special day, we suggest starting adding a sweet treat that borders on dessert, like these individual lemon pudding cakes, topped with fresh berries.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Pudding Cake with Fresh Mixed Berries
2- Raspberry Sunrise Mimosa
This beautiful drink is the perfect fancy treat for Mother’s Day. Extra points for serving it to her in bed.
Get the Recipe: Raspberry Sunrise Mimosa
3- Blueberry Pancakes
Trisha’s brunch-perfect pancakes are made with sour cream, lemon zest and blueberries (fresh or frozen berries will work just fine).
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Pancakes
4- Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta
Diced strawberries, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of sea salt will add the most beautiful flavor to this special bruschetta-inspired dish.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta
5- Grapefruit Spritzers
Sweet, sparkly grapefruit spritzers will make any mom feel pampered. Be sure to add one to mom’s breakfast-in-bed tray!
Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Spritzers
6- Italian Cinnamon Rolls
Giada gives traditional cinnamon buns an Italian twist with the addition of citrus zest and anise seed, which lends a slight licorice flavor to the breakfast favorite. Pro tip: make the dough ahead of time (up to two days) and set yourself up for a stress-free brunch.
Get the Recipe: Italian Cinnamon Rolls
7- Peanut Butter and Bacon Scones
Combine two favorites into one! The sweet nut butter and smoky, savory bacon give classic scones a special twist.
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter and Bacon Scones
8- Yogurt Creme Brulee with Fresh Fruit and Granola
“Yogurt makes this dessert rich, tangy and guilt-free,” says Bobby. We think mom will love it.
Get the Recipe: Yogurt Creme Brulee with Fresh Fruit and Granola
9- Crepes with Peanut Butter and Jam
Crepes are like very thin pancakes and they’re quite easy to make at home. Giada fills hers with peanut butter and jam for a sweet breakfast, brunch or fun breakfast-style dinner.
Get the Recipe: Crepes With Peanut Butter and Jam
10- Breakfast Lasagna
Cooking for a crowd? Giada puts a French twist on classic Italian lasagna by layering savory chickpea crepes with eggs, cheese and pancetta.
Get the Recipe: Breakfast Lasagna
11- Tarte Flambe with Softly Scrambled Eggs and Goat Cheese
“I turned a traditional French tart into more of a pizza, which works really well for brunch,” says Bobby.
Get the Recipe: Tarte Flambe with Softly Scrambled Eggs and Goat Cheese
12- Blueberry-Lemon Muffins
Fresh blueberries and tangy lemon zest give these muffins their irresistible flavor.
Get the Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Muffins
13- Green Salad with Brown Butter Walnut Vinaigrette
Dress up simple mixed greens by drizzling them with a brown-butter vinaigrette made with walnuts, garlic and rosemary. Finish the salad with a touch of crumbled blue cheese.
Get the Recipe: Green Salad with Brown Butter Walnut Vinaigrette
14- Red Eye Benedict
Giada’s advice for her pork benedict? To make sure the eggs stay warm for serving, place the baking sheet with all the eggs in the oven until each dish is assembled.
Get the Recipe: Red Eye Benedict
15- Peach Puff Pastry Doughnuts
The easiest way to make homemade doughnuts? Puff pastry! The dough creates tons of buttery, flaky layers that are perfect topped with sweet icing.
Get the Recipe: Peach Puff Pastry Doughnuts
16- Blueberry Pancake Cake
Trisha’s five-star brunch dish is guaranteed to make Mom’s day. She tosses the blueberries in flour before incorporating into the cake to ensure that the berries won’t sink while baking.
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Pancake Cake