It seems strange that there’s only one day a year dedicated to celebrating moms—the women who taught us how to tie our shoes and blow our noses. They feed us, clothe us, and (when we’re grown) share a drink with us to recall all the times they almost l…
It seems strange that there's only one day a year dedicated to celebrating moms—the women who taught us how to tie our shoes and blow our noses. They feed us, clothe us, and (when we're grown) share a drink with us to recall all the times they almost lost it while taking care of us.
Mom, it's time for us to return the favor: with a meal that shows just how much we appreciate you. We'll act like the responsible adults you raised us to be; we'll make a grocery list three days out, prep the sides the day before, and set the table that morning.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and whether the mother figure in your life is impossible to shop for, or you just want to get her something that you know will make her happy, you can’t go wrong with sending flowers. Or, maybe you’re like me and …
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and whether the mother figure in your life is impossible to shop for, or you just want to get her something that you know will make her happy, you can’t go wrong with sending flowers. Or, maybe you’re like me and buy yourself fresh floral arrangements on a weekly basis to subtly signal to your partner or spouse that they don’t need to wait until Valentine’s Day to fill a vase with peonies (wink wink, nudge nudge). Even if you live across state lines, there are so many beautiful online flower delivery services (some of which offer same-day flowers for last-minute shoppers). Regardless of your motivation for ordering flowers, there’s a wide selection of blooms available to order online. We quite literally stopped to smell the roses to find the best online shops to get flowers delivered (including a few swoon-worthy recommendations from our own team members).
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Believe it or not, a big budget is not the only path to a great gift. Sometimes, the very best presents are inexpensive—about the thought and not the price tag. Even if it costs under $25.
Your self-care enthusiast of a sister will appreciate a set of…
Believe it or not, a big budget is not the only path to a great gift. Sometimes, the very best presents are inexpensive—about the thought and not the price tag. Even if it costs under $25.
Your self-care enthusiast of a sister will appreciate a set of eye masks that recreate spa vibes in the home, while your wine-loving bestie will graciously accept a cute bottle tote for all her on-the-go drinking needs. As long as you get personal, the meaning and usefulness of a gift transcends its cost. For your inspiration, we gathered 20 incredibly thoughtful gifts under $25 that are sure to delight and surprise.
These fun Mother’s Day brunch ideas are easy and packed with flavor! Impress everyone with these luxuriously tasty recipes (especially mom).
When it comes to Mother’s Day, there’s nothing more fun than a luxurious brunch! (Well, that’s this mom’s opinion.) Here are our top Mother’s Day brunch recipes to impress everyone: especially mom! Cozy up to spiced oatmeal bakes, fluffy eggs with goat cheese, smoked salmon bagel boards, and bright strawberry smoothies! Whatever mom you’re cooking for, we think she’ll love these Mother’s Day recipes.
Next up in our Mother’s Day recipes: fancy scrambled eggs! These fluffy scrambled eggs with goat cheese come together in no time and goat cheese adds an elevated flair, perfect for a special breakfast or brunch!
This is one of our showstopper Mother’s Day recipes! The buttery scent of this recipe in the oven will win over everyone, including mom. This Asparagus Quiche is packed with savory, cozy flavor and a crispy crust. It’s a total crowd pleaser and you can serve it either warm or room temperature.
Here’s a festive treat that mom will love: Strawberry Bread! This sweet quick bread is sweet and moist, studded with ripe red berries and scented with vanilla. Each bite will have you coming back for more! It’s fantastic as is, but drizzle it with a quick lemon icing to finish with a pop of zingy sweet.
There’s just something about smoked salmon anything for breakfast or brunch that feels luxurious. Here’s a fun Mother's Day recipe that takes minutes to whip up but feels elegant: Smoked Salmon Omelette! The flavor is unreal: smoky, buttery salmon against tender eggs, a burst of salty feta and fresh herbaceous chives. It looks stunning but takes just minutes to make. Add strawberry smoothies or coffee smoothies on the side.
Here's a perfect brunch recipe: the frittata! A frittata is an Italian dish that’s best described as a crustless egg pie. It’s often served for breakfast or brunch, but it works for dinner too. The spinach feta filling is perfectly salted, savory and delicious!
The ultimate pancake? You might think buttermilk. But here’s a secret: Greek yogurt pancakes are the best out there! They’re ultra fluffy, with a tangy flavor and a delicious texture. These pancakes have whole wheat flour for a healthy spin, and taste incredible topped with maple syrup and a dollop of…you guessed it: Greek yogurt. You can also make them as Sour Cream Pancakes!
Here’s a Mother's Day recipe that’s even more delicious than it sounds…these insanely tasty Strawberry Muffins with cream cheese swirl! Imagine: a muffin with a tender crumb: just sweet enough and delightfully moist. Then add a strawberry cream cheese topping, that coats everything in sweet savory richness.
The classic mimosa stars orange juice and champagne: but why not add bright red strawberries to the mix? Pureeing fresh strawberries with the orange juice adds fruity berry notes to the flavor palate. Even better, the color is vibrantly rosy! It’s a stunning brunch cocktail that makes any occasion more festive.
Why not make yogurt parfaits and layer them with fruit and homemade granola? Try this easy peanut butter granola recipe, just a handful of ingredients and it comes out beautifully clumpy with a rich, cinnamon-spiced flavor.
Bake up scrambled eggs in muffin tin cups with healthy veggies, and they're a deliciously fun Mother's Day recipe! The filling is packed with good stuff: loads of spinach, cottage cheese for healthy protein, and jarred red pepper.
Is mom a coffee lover? Try this Coffee Smoothie! Because if you’re going to drink coffee, why not add bananas, oats and almond butter to the mix? This puree has just the right bittersweet flavor without lots of added sugar, and smooth, creamy texture (like a frosty!).
Here’s a genius simple Mother's Day recipe idea: Ricotta Toast! Spread ricotta cheese on toast, then load it up with sweet or savory toppings. Go basic with juicy ripe tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil, or hearty with tender smoked salmon, capers and fresh dill. Or go sweet with fruit, a drizzle of honey and cinnamon.
Did you know you can make hash browns…without the bag of frozen potatoes? Homemade hash brownsare incredibly delicious, and here’s the thing: they’re not much harder than cracking open a bag of frozen ones. These hash browns are browned and crispy, with flecks of tender moist shreds that combine into a texture that tastes like a cozy hug. Salt them to perfection with lots of black pepper, and you might not be able to put down your fork.
These healthy banana bread muffins are a fan favorite and would be absolutely perfect in a brunch spread of Mother’s Day recipes. They’re lightly sweet and made mostly of oats and bananas! They’re blender muffins so they’re easy to make at home.
This one is everything you need in a cozy Mother's Day recipe! It’s simple to put together with that classic waffle house flavor, and works with a standard waffle maker or Belgian. Or, try our Fluffy Gluten Free Waffles made with almond flour and eggs, so fluffy your family won’t believe they’re gluten-free.
What's more festive than traditional English crumpets? These perfect circles of golden batter are crispy on the outside and spongy on the inside, ideal for topping with butter or jam. This mashup of an English muffin and a pancake is one of the most satisfying breakfast or snacks you’ll find. It’s a fun project that results in irresistible golden orbs with the best yeasted flavor and spongy texture (or find them frozen at the grocery).
This stunning acai bowl would be a perfect centerpiece in a Mother’s Day brunch! What’s an acai bowl? If you’ve never had one, it’s a smoothie bowl with the smoothie made from acai berries. The bowl is loaded with toppings like fruit, granola, coconut and almond butter.
Want a hearty, savory Mother's Day recipe? Try this Breakfast Skillet! Cheesy hash browns topped with runny egg yolks and salsa? Yes please! Even better, the spices in the potatoes mimic breakfast sausage (hello, fennel!) so the entire vibe is extremely hearty and satisfying.
Here’s a fun luxurious Mother's Day brunch idea: Salmon Salad! It’s a creamy, crunchy mix of tangy flavors: just like Tuna Salad but using canned salmon. The flavor is savory and satisfying, and this recipe has a healthy spin with less mayo. Class it up for a fancy brunch with fresh herbs and serve on a croissant.
Here's the most perfect strawberry smoothie! It's light and creamy, with just the right icy and airy texture. Often smoothies are too bitter or overly sweet, but this one's just right. It's lightly sweet, with just the right berry essence.
Here’s the ideal Mother's Day brunch recipe, easy and full of irresistible flavor. In fact, we’re head over heels for it: Banana baked oatmeal! This incredible recipe is wholesome and filling, and it’s made with good-for-you ingredients: mostly oats and bananas. Top with almond butter and bananas. Mom will adore it!
This Bloody Mary recipe is actually made of healthy stuff: tomatoes, horseradish, garlic, lemon. Whip it up to go with your Mother’s Day recipes (we've also got a Virgin Bloody Mary). Spicy and perfectly seasoned, it’s full of vegetable goodness. Since it’s easy to mix up, it’s a great alternative to pre-made mix – and refreshingly delicious.
Here’s an impressive muffins recipe that no one can resist: these Cinnamon Streusel Muffins! It’s light, fluffy and moist, sparkling with a glittery streusel topping. The secret? A surprising ingredient brings just the right texture to these little cakes: cottage cheese! It’s unexpected but stands in for a bit of the oil and makes for perfectly moist muffins.
These carrot cake pancakes are perfect: sweet enough with a healthy spin! They’re lightly sweetened with maple syrup, tender and moist from the carrots, and perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Even better, top them with maple Greek yogurt and the sweet tang is magic. It’s like eating a piece of carrot cake…that’s suitable for breakfast.
What's a better Mother's Day recipe than omelettes made to order? This recipe makes for the most delicious omelette you’ve ever had: classic French style, with a golden exterior, soft interior, and loads of savory flavor.
Here's a fantastic cozy Mother's Day recipe: Banana Pancakes! This one is totally classic: with simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. You can customize it to different diets, and to the amount of bananas you have on hand.
These tender baked eggs are one of our favorite simple yet fancy recipes! It’s an easy way to make a special Mother's Day breakfast out of everyday ingredients. Here you’ll throw the eggs into small baking dishes, then load them up with toppings of your choice. Go simple like Parmesan and herbs, or fancy like sautéed spinach and mushrooms.
Need an easy Mother's Day brunch cocktail that looks impressive? Try the Vodka Sunrise! This layered cocktail looks like a gradient of a summer sunrise. The way that orange juice fades into bright pink grenadine is truly magical! All you need are three ingredients for this spin on the classic Tequila Sunrise.
Need a show-stopping pancakes recipe for Mother's Day? Look no further than these Lemon Ricotta Pancakes! They’re impossibly fluffy and light, with a pop citrus flavor on the finish. Even better: they’re packed with protein and made with half the flour of a normal pancake! They might sound fancy, but they’re so easy to whip up and perfect for impressing friends and family at a lazy breakfast or brunch.
Looking for more brunch recipes?
Want more brunch ideas? We’ve got ’em! Try these brunch recipes we love:
In a medium bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and kosher salt until thoroughly combined. In another bowl, whisk the egg. Then stir in the melted butter, milk, vanilla, and maple syrup. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix gently until just combined. Stir in the blueberries.
Immediately, add the batter into the center of the waffle iron and let it spread it to within 1/2-inch of the sides, then cook according to the waffle iron’s instructions. Remove the cooked waffles and place them on a baking sheet without stacking. Make the waffles to order, or place cooked waffles in a 300°F oven to keep warm. Serve with Quick Blueberry Sauce. (As a note, these blueberry waffles stick to the waffle iron a bit more than a standard waffle, so make sure to clean it afterwards.)
Cooked waffles can be frozen; place them in a plastic bag and remove the remaining air with a straw before sealing. To reheat, remove from the freezer and lightly toast in a toaster.
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Today I’m sharing 23 of my favorite recipes for Mother’s Day weekend! Treats, salads, entrees and snacks. Cocktails too! You can definitely find something here to make in the coming days, even if it’s just for yourself on a beautiful spring weekend. Lots of delicious options. I have the most delicious spread for you to […]
Today I’m sharing 23 of my favorite recipes for Mother’s Day weekend! Treats, salads, entrees and snacks. Cocktails too! You can definitely find something here to make in the coming days, even if it’s just for yourself on a beautiful spring weekend. Lots of delicious options.
I have the most delicious spread for you to make this weekend!
There are SO many of my favorites here. Whether you’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day with friends or family this weekend, or if it’s a hard weekend for you to get through, there is something here to make. I promise you can find something extra good. Lots of snacks, salads, meals, treats and even cocktails. Perfect for a late spring meal when we’re all craving warm summer weather.
Cooking at home is my favorite on a weekend like this – or at least enjoying food at home if someone else cooks! Restaurant meals never taste quite as good and I love enjoying a meal at home with family. These are the best of the best that I picked out below. Let me know which sounds amazing to you!
I’ve built a community around sharing new and exciting ways to arrange cheese plates. Today, we’re taking it beyond the plate with this cheesy bouquet, perfect for Mother’s Day (but let’s be honest, any day will work). You may be thinking, “Marissa, wh…
I’ve built a community around sharing new and exciting ways to arrange cheese plates. Today, we’re taking it beyond the plate with this cheesy bouquet, perfect for Mother’s Day (but let’s be honest, any day will work). You may be thinking, “Marissa, why? Wasn’t cheese already good enough on a plate?” Sure, but I’m here to give you permission to more fully express your creativity when it comes to snacks: Have fun (dare I say, even play) with your food!
This idea was inspired by Edible Arrangements—you know, the bouquets of flower-shaped pineapple chunks and melon cubes. I say it’s time to level up with real flowers, and throw in a few cheese hearts, salami roses, and cracker leaves! The pairings here are thoughtful, not just random fruit that doesn’t really go together: Each skewer includes the ingredients for a perfect bite. Plus, this bouquet makes for a stunning centerpiece for your celebration. Let’s dive in.
In case you hadn’t realized, Mother’s Day is coming right on up. For some reason, it feels as if I’m always prepping for this day far longer than other holidays or birthdays. I’m also never quite satisfied with the gifts I get my mom, likely because sh…
In case you hadn’t realized, Mother’s Day is coming right on up. For some reason, it feels as if I’m always prepping for this day far longer than other holidays or birthdays. I’m also never quite satisfied with the gifts I get my mom, likely because she’s owed a lifetime of gifts for her unwavering contributions to our family.
So what’s the best way to really show your mom you love her? Throw it back to your preschool days and literally make her a gift. All those cards, pasta necklaces, and pieces of handprint art she’s kept all these years made her happy for a reason—you took the time to do it yourself.
Mother’s Day lands at the tail end of spring, making it the perfect time to have a lovely outdoor lunch to honor the matriarch in your life (weather permitting). Make the most of vibrant spring produce like asparagus, peas, herbs, and fiddleheads and keep things appropriately light for a midday meal. And when it comes to Mother’s Day lunches, don’t forget it’s a special occasion—splurge for great, fresh seafood and serve with a nice white or rosé wine, or a bit of bubbly. And be sure to finish your meal for Mom on a sweet note by making her a special dessert.
Mother’s Day lands at the tail end of spring, making it the perfect time to have a lovely outdoor lunch to honor the matriarch in your life (weather permitting). Make the most of vibrant spring produce like asparagus, peas, herbs, and fiddleheads and keep things appropriately light for a midday meal. And when it comes to Mother's Day lunches, don’t forget it’s a special occasion—splurge for great, fresh seafood and serve with a nice white or rosé wine, or a bit of bubbly. And be sure to finish your meal for Mom on a sweet note by making her a special dessert.
A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we’re gue…
A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. This week, guest columnist (and best-selling author! and hummus genius!) Hetty McKinnon is sharing a nostalgic, magical dish from her newest cookbook,To Asia, With Love.
Of all the dishes from my childhood that I have tried to re-create, this three-ingredient steamed egg custard, or shui dan as we call it in Cantonese, has been one of the trickiest for me to master. And to think, two of those ingredients are water and salt.
What’s your favorite way to say “thank you” to your mom? Do you take her to get her nails done, treat her to a massage, or send her flowers? Do you order her favorite lunch, bake her cookies, then offer to do her laundry?
This Mother’s Day, shower your…
What's your favorite way to say "thank you" to your mom? Do you take her to get her nails done, treat her to a massage, or send her flowers? Do you order her favorite lunch, bake her cookies, then offer to do her laundry?
This Mother's Day, shower your mom (or any maternal figures in your life!) with gestures of your appreciation—starting in the morning with a good, old-fashioned breakfast in bed. Serve her whatever she likes best, be it , ricotta pancakes with maple syrup, or breakfast tacos, with a heaping mug of coffee or tea, of course. If you can't be with Mom this year, but live nearby, drop off a batch of warm scones or cinnamon rolls and a spring flower arrangement. And of course, many of the moms and motherly figures in our lives are further away, but you can still treat them to something special by mail (cookies are shippable, you know!)