Moms Share Their Favorite Menus
Early Bird Mom
"Pork chops, pinto beans with chow chow, cornbread, pan fried okra, skillet potatoes and onions, boiled slaw and pound cake! Oh, yeah..sweet tea!"
Having all your favorite foods in one place is quite a treat. If your mom has Southwestern taste, buds she'll love this fiery smorgasbord. Tuscan Pork Chops (pictured)Mexican Pinto BeansSkillet CornbreadPan-fried OkraPound Cake
"For Mother's Day I wish for grilled shrimp and a delicious salad. Key lime pie for dessert!!!"
There is nothing your mom would love more than to get away to the beach. If you can't make it to the coast, make your mom feel special by giving her a taste of beach living. Shrimp Mojo de Ajo (pictured)Lanny's Salad With Candied Pumpkin SeedsKey Lime Pie
"Rack of lamb with a garlic-herb crust; a nice arugula salad with lemon-parmesan dressing; small chocolate pots de creme for dessert. All to be eaten in my pajamas!"
If your mom is a culinary genius, have no fear. Just use our easy recipes to create a Mother's Day feast that would impress the greatest of chefs. Bonus: She'll love that you made the extra effort to tap into her interest. Dijon Rack of Lamb (pictured)Mushroom, Apple, and Goat Cheese SaladSo-Easy Chocolate Soufflés
"I would like a good dish of chicken and dumplins' like my mother made! I can never get them right, and maybe my husband would have more patience than I do."
Even moms love the comfort of Mom's home cooking. Warm your mother's heart by making her favorite recipe from her mom―no matter how hard it is. Chicken and Dumplings (pictured)
Surf and Turf Mom
"I'd want filet mignon and lobster, cheesecake for dessert. However, my son's skills are too limited. I'm sure I'll end up with a mom's day breakfast of waffles and strawberries. Just as good."
You know that mom will be happy no matter what you do for Mother's Day. Why not offer her the surprise of a delicious meal with offerings from land and sea. Filet Mignon (pictured)Lobster Salad with Tarragon VinaigretteChocolate Fudge Cheesecake
"Mother's Day is all about a celebration, so I like to start things out with a festive cocktail to keep Mama feeling relaxed and light on her feet" —Recipe developer Matt Moore.
Nashville gentleman and cookbook author Matt Moore celebrates Mother's Day with an easy-does-it brunch menu. Fizzy Berry Pick-Me-UpArugula with Warm Bacon VinaigretteCheese Grits and Roasted Tomatoes (pictured)Spring Vegetable FrittataCinnamon-Sugar Doughnut Bites
"My absolute favorite would be fried chicken, fresh creamed corn (just cut off the cob), little white peas, lacey cornbread, summer sliced tomatoes, banana peppers, blackberry cobbler and vanilla ice cream! Makes my mouth water just to write it down!!!"
If your mom was born and raised in the South (like mine), her ideal menu would be full of traditional family recipes. Mother's Day is the perfect time to attempt one of your family's famous recipes. 10 Southern Fried Chicken RecipesCreamed CornField Peas and SpinachEasy Blackberry Cobbler (pictured)Pound Cake
"How about all chocolate? Chocolate fruit fondue, chicken mole, decadent chocolate dessert!"
There's no reason to cook a huge meal to show mom how much you appreciate her—just whip up some of her favorite chocolate splurges. 25 Decadent Chocolate Dessert Recipes
Sweet Tooth Mom
"A dessert buffet would suit me. Cakes, berries, sorbets, tarts―do I need to continue?"
Mother's Day is always in the late spring. Treat your mom's sweet tooth by whipping up some of the freshest berry desserts the season can offer. 20 Fresh Berry Dessert Recipes