The Best Meals for Mother's Day
Celebrate mom this year by whipping up her favorite meal. Whether it's breakfast in bed, a dinner spread to remember, or her favorite sweet treat, these recipes are the perfect way to celebrate mom's special day.
Chocolate Buckwheat Waffles with Juicy Berries
We've remade the typical syrup-doused waffle breakfast into a lower-sugar, fruit-forward, gluten-free, whole-grain plate, so indulging is guilt-free! These waffles are perfect for mom's breakfast in bed or brunch spread.
Remove eggs from stovetop while they're still a bit wet; they'll finish cooking in the oven. To make this a day ahead, go through Step 2; cover and chill the casserole. Let stand at room temperature about 20 minutes before baking.
These fresh and tangy lemon muffins are topped with a decadent icing.
Cast-Iron Chicken Piccata
This skillet chicken recipe is incredibly delicious and bursting with flavor, which makes it a wonderful option for the Mother's Day dinner spread.
Layered Carrot Cake
The star of this classic carrot layer cake is the thick sweetened cream frosting that you spread between the cake layers and on the top and sides of the cake. The cake gets extra sweetness from the addition of crushed pineapple to the batter. You can also use this same batter to make Carrot Cake Muffins.
This piping hot mug of cafe-worthy coffee is made complete with the addition of some hazelnut liqueur for added warmth.
These biscuits are bursting with warm strawberry flavor. Enjoy these fresh from the oven with a sweetened honey butter.
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
This spaghetti dish is exactly what a sophisticated pasta should be: flavorful, simple, and gorgeous.
Our favorite recipe from the Cooking Light column, this lightened-up lasagna tastes every bit as flavorful as the traditional version.
Regina's Herb and Gruyere Frittata
Serve slices of this cheesy frittata with toast and bacon for a great brunch.
King Ranch Chicken
Hailing from an era when casseroles were king, this Tex-Mex dish still reigns supreme at church suppers and neighborhood potlucks. Though not an invention of the famed King Ranch--it's more likely the creation of a ladies' Junior League--the spicy flavors of chili powder, roasted peppers, and toasted cumin never fail to please.
Huevos Rancheros Burritos
Roasting the vegetables gives our ranchero sauce intensely rich flavor in just 10 minutes. Be sure to use plum tomatoes, which are meaty and not overly juicy--this will ensure a thick sauce that won't make the burrito soggy.
Strawberry Dream Cake
This gorgeous cake is even more amazing when you slice into it, revealing the rows of perfect strawberries.
Mascarpone French Toast with Warm Blackberry Syrup
Sealegs Kayaking Adventures, based on Vancouver Island, B.C., starts the morning by serving its guests this creation. Sealegs' recipes come from Edible Canada, a culinary tourism company that champions Canadian products.
Egg and Toast Cups
An all-in-one breakfast in one muffin tin? Genius!
Chamomile-Strawberry-Orange Cold-Brewed Tea
Fruit adds sweetness to this refreshing drink. If you wish, substitute raspberries for the strawberries, or drop in a sprig of lemon verbena to boost the aromatic citrus.
Buttermilk Breakfast Cake
Buttermilk replaces sour cream in a twist on a not-too-sweet bundt cake.