Recipes That Will Make Any Husband a Mother’s Day Hero (Hint, Hint)
This Mother’s Day, pull out all the stops with a homemade meal that will warm her heart—especially because she won’t have to do a thing. We pulled together recipes for three types of Mother’s Day celebrations: breakfast in bed, Sunday brunch with the family, and dinner for two. Choose the menu that’s right for you and make Mom feel extra special on her big day. And don’t forget to do the dishes afterward.
For Breakfast in Bed: The Original "Pam-Cakes"
Start her day right with a sweet homemade breakfast. Then win extra points by letting her go back to sleep afterward.
Recipe: The Original "Pam-Cakes"
You can’t go wrong with a tall stack of golden, fluffy “Pam-Cakes,” the no-fail, always perfect pancakes perfected by our test kitchen pro Pam Lolley. Serve with lots of butter and syrup, or sliced strawberries and whipped cream.
For Breakfast in Bed: Spinach-and-Cheese Omelet
Recipe: Spinach-and-Cheese Omelet
If Mom prefers a savory breakfast, try this easy but impressive-looking omelet filled with cheese and spinach. Or change up the toppings to make your own custom recipe.
For a Family Brunch: Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls
If you’re celebrating all the women in your life, these recipes will feed a crowd and can even be prepped in advance.
Recipe: Chistmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls
We call these “Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls,” but they taste equally amazing—maybe even better—on Mother’s Day. These rolls are scratch-made so give yourself enough time for the dough to rise. Or follow our instructions and make them ahead. (Advance planning is a very attractive quality.)
For a Family Brunch: Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole
What’s better than a stack of Pam-Cakes? Pam-Cakes that have been topped with baked in sweet custard, casserole-style. Make this crowd pleaser for a big family brunch—ideally with a big platter of bacon on the side.
For a Family Brunch: Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole
This indulgent casserole will be a hit with everyone around the table and it’s so easy to assemble the kids can help out. The casserole needs to soak overnight, so make this Saturday night and serve Sunday morning with fresh orange juice and fruit salad for a simple and special Mother’s Day brunch.
For Dinner-for-Two: Shrimp Destin Linguine
Mother’s Day doesn’t have to only be a daytime event. Make her feel extra special with a romantic homemade dinner minus the kids.
Recipe: Shrimp Destin Linguine
Serve this light and fresh shrimp pasta with a nice bottle of chilled white wine and she’ll feel like you’re at a romantic beachside restaurant.
For Dinner-for-Two: Chicken Risotto with Spring Vegetables
Once the kids are in bed, whip up a dinner for the grown-ups, like this creamy risotto with chicken, asparagus, and zucchini. The recipe will also give you enough leftovers for lunch the next day—bonus!