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Don’t let Mother’s Day catch you off guard this year! Show your mom how much she means to you with a beautiful spread of food and easy make-at-home gifts.

You guys asked and I answered! I’m so excited to do this round-up of some of my best recipes for you to serve for Mother’s Day. From breakfast to dessert and gifts to printables, I hope you find something that helps you show some love to your mom!


Arguably the most important meal of the day, these recipes will not only impress her, but also start her off feeling satiated and loved. Whether you do a customizable bar or a traditional breakfast in bed, these recipes will be a hit and can be served at any type of brunch or get together!

Current obsession: food bars! I love how versatile and customizable food bars can be. These food bars are just perfect for Mother’s Day (and any other fun occasion!).

More Momma Tip: Prep as many ingredients as possible the night before, making the process such a breeze on her special day.

Waffle Bar — How cute is this waffle bar?! Easy set up and clean up! Put all your favorite toppings in bowls and a variety of syrups in jars for a beautiful display for Mom.

Waffle Bar Display
Warm waffles with all your favorite toppings

Omelet Bar — With all the components prepped, everyone can make a customizable omelet! I’m loving this omelet bar from Williams and Sonoma.

Omelet BarOmelet Bar by Williams and Sonoma

Avocado Toast Bar — Now this is something I can get on board with every week! Upgrade a basic toast with these ideas from Fine Cooking.

Artisan Toast BarArtisan Avocado Toast by Fine Cooking

Avocado Egg Benedict — Your basic eggs Benedict + avocado toast makes for a perfect combination!

avocado toast benedict with lemon blender hollandaiseAvocado Toast Benedict with Hollandaise

Quiche LorraineQuiche and fresh fruit are a Mother’s Day staple in my house. Check this recipe for a perfect quiche every time.

Quiche LorraineSavory Quiche

Boysenberry Cinnamon Rolls — Yum! This is a delicious fruit twist on a traditional cinnamon roll.

Boysenberry Cinnamon Rolls
Gooey breakfast rolls with a sweet fruit twist

4 Ingredient Cinnamon Rolls — Easy and simple, these are perfect for when you want a cinnamon roll but don’t want the mess or fuss of making traditional cinnamon rolls.

4-Ingredient Cinnamon Rolls4-Ingredient Cinnamon Rolls


These recipes are just what she needs for a boost of energy to carry her throughout the day. Best of all, they are so very filling! Your mom will welcome a break from eating PB&J sandwiches.

More Momma Tip: Prepare enough so that both of you already have tomorrow’s lunch ready to go!

Panini Bar — Look at how cute these paninis are! A is a traditional Italian sandwich, but feel free to let these ideas from The Food Network spark your creativity!

Panini BarMake a panini bar for your sandwich lovin’ mom! Photo cred: More Momma


Nuts About Berries Salad — Bright and fresh, and perfect for Mother’s Day and Spring! I love the color of this vinaigrette with this salad!

Nuts About Berries SaladFresh Nuts About Berries Salad

Pretzel Rolls — Everyone needs a good roll they can rely on, and this is it! Pairs perfectly with basically everything!

Pretzel Rolls A warm roll for any meal.

Caprese FlatbreadLook at those bright colors! Mom’s bound to love the Caprese Flatbread for Mother’s Day lunch.

Trader Joe's Caprese FlatbreadTrader Joe’s Caprese Flatbread

Dinner Ideas:

Wow her with your culinary skills! These recipes take little effort to make, but she doesn’t need to know that!

More Momma Tip: Look for ways to include your children in the dinner preparations. They’ll love spending time with you and helping to prepare a meal for Mom!

Cedar Plank Salmon with Mango SalsaWith so many flavors and textures, this salmon recipe is sure to surprise your mom!

cedar plank salmon with mango salsaDelicious Coconut Crusted Salmon

RibsPerfectly caramelized ribs, and all done in the Instant Pot! Woot woot!

Instant Pot Baby Back RibsInstant Pot Baby Back Ribs

Prime RibClassic Prime Rib is easy to prepare with step-by-step instructions. A meal fit for a Queen!

prime rib with au jus and creamed horseradish
Mouthwatering Prime Rib

Biscuits with Strawberry ButterButtery biscuits topped with fresh strawberry butter make every meal better.

buttermilk biscuits with strawberry butterThe perfect companion to any meal, these humble biscuits are anything less than amazing with homemade strawberry butter.

Dessert Ideas:

In my opinion, there’s no better way to end the day than with dessert. You simply cannot go wrong with any of these recipes. Enjoy!

More Momma Tip: Always save room for dessert!

Carrot CakeMoist and full of flavor, carrot cake is the perfect recipe to make for Mother’s Day.

carrot cakeMoist carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

3 Ingredient Lemon Meringue Pie — She’ll think you slaved away all day in the kitchen, but she doesn’t need to know how simple these mini lemon pies are!

3-Ingredient Mini Lemon PiesEasy Lemon Pies are easier than you think!

Chocolate Chip CookiesClassic chocolate chip cookies that every mom deserves!

Chocolate Chip CookieSoft and chewy and loaded with chocolate chips.

Ice Cream Sundae Cake — A no-bake cake that tastes as good as it looks? Yes, please! Use Mom’s favorite ice cream to make this extra special!

Ice Cream Sundae CakeEasy and delicious Ice Cream Cake

Butter Cake — Bring the taste of Mastro’s Butter Cake to your home with this homemade version that tastes basically the same. Trust me, you need this one!

Mastro's ButtercakeWarm, gooey Butter Cake

Nutella S’more GelatoNutella + S’mores + Gelato? An irresistibly decadent and delicious dessert!

Nutella S'more GelatoNutella + S’mores + Gelato

Churro Bar — She’ll basically feel like she’s eating Disneyland churros while walking around the house. Create custom flavored churros by toasting pre-made churros and then tossing them into flavored sugars!  Try cinnamon sugar, espresso sugar, cane sugar, or some suggested by A Spicy Perspective!

Churro Bar Churro Bar with Flavored Sugars. Photo Courtesy of More Momma

Gift and Card Ideas:

Surprise your mom with some homemade gifts and a card! She’ll love both the thought and effort you put into making something unique and special. Check out these ideas below!

Fresh Fruit Bouquet — Oh my, I think I’ve fallen in love with a new kind of flower – edible ones! Juju Sprinkles shows you exactly what you need to make this beautiful bouquet for your mom!

Fresh Fruit BouquetAn edible flower bouquet from Juju Sprinkles!

Caramel Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Sticks — Wouldn’t these be absolutely perfect in a mason jar? These beautiful pretzel sticks from Tastes Better from Scratch can easily be made at home!

Chocolate Caramel Dipped Pretzel RodsChocolate Caramel Dipped Pretzel Rods from Tastes Better from Scratch

Sea Salt Caramels — You had me at sea salt! Chewy sea salt caramels from Sally’s Baking Addiction are a must-make recipe!

Chewy Sea Salt Caramels from Sally's Baking AddictionChewy Sea Salt Caramels from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Free Mother’s Day Card — This lovely Mother’s Day card printable from Tinsel Box is so pretty!

Mother's Day CardFree Mother’s Day Card from Tinsel Box

Gift and Card Combo — How cute is this card?! Your mom will love that it’s not only cute, but practical! Check out Handmade in the Heartland for step-by-step instructions!

Mother's Day CraftMother’s Day Card from Handmade in the Heartland

A wise man named Jeffrey Holland once said, “There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.”

I hope you’ve found some inspiring ways to celebrate your mother and mother-figures in your life. You’re amazing! Keep pushing along, and have a wonderful Mother’s Day!



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