Mother's Day

On Mother's Day, you may find yourself humming that old tune that begins, "M is for the many things she gave to me" (and goes on to spell out all the fabulous things about "M-O-T-H-E-R"). Probably first on the list of the things mom has given you is food served with love. So for today, give it back by cooking up something special with these Mother's Day recipes (and if you're a mom yourself, share the recipes with your kids: hint, hint). How about an easygoing Mother's Day breakfast or brunch, with rich French toast, fluffy omelets, fresh strawberries, and, of course, a sparkling mimosa cocktail (mom deserves a Champagne toast, after all)? Or maybe mom will have a chance to sleep in (now there's a luxury) and arise just in time to savor a leisurely lunch of crispy buttermilk fried chicken and herbed cheese biscuits. If you want to pull out all the stops, prepare an elegant Mother's Day dinner of filet-mignon or perfectly cooked and juicy pork chops. (Show her all the kitchen tricks you learned from her!) And then give her a sweet surprise by baking a beautiful Mother's Day cake-whether she's a cheesecake lover or a mile-high- layer-cake kind of gal, we have cake recipes to tickle her fancy. C'mon, it's Mom; time to spoil her a little.

See Popular Mother's Day Recipes
Total: 35 mins

Hazelnut Pavlova With Coffee Cream

Better Homes and Gardens

Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding

Family Circle

This rich and creamy dessert can either be chilled in a large bowl or divided into individual containers. Top this recipe with sweetened whipped cream to help balance the bittersweet chocolate flavor.

Creamy Orange Trifle

Family Circle

Berry Ice Cubes

Better Homes and Gardens

Float these ice cubes in a fruit-flavored punch.

Ridiculously Easy Whole-Apple Crisp

Midwest Living

This quick apple crisp recipe uses classic autumn seasonings, cinnamon and nutmeg, but it adds a new ingredient, Greek-style yogurt.

Cupcake Sundaes

Midwest Living

Ribbons And Bows Cake

Family Circle

The peach colored frosting hints to the peaches baked into the cake layers. Peach schnapps flavors both the cake and the frosting.

Strawberry Tarts

Better Homes and Gardens

Cream cheese pastry coated with chocolate and topped with fresh strawberries and a strawberry glaze--what could be better for dessert?

Six-Layer Strawberry Cake

Family Circle

This towering layer cake recipe, filled with a pink-tinted strawberry filling and frosted with a white cream cheese frosting, makes a dessert worthy of your mom on Mother's Day.

Hit-the-Spot Lemon Water

Better Homes and Gardens

Soak lemons and fresh herbs in water for a perfect low calorie summer drink.

Almond Diamonds

Family Circle

Use refrigerated sugar cookie dough flavored with almond extract to make these fun, diamond-shaped cookies. This tasty recipe will make a splendid addition to your holiday platter.

Four Stack Pie

Family Circle

Glazed Almond Pound Cake

Family Circle

Flower Box Cake

Parents

This charming chocolate-chip cake is topped with edible flowers. A perfect dessert for a spring party.

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