Mother’s Day Brunch

Recipes,Special Occasions
May 1, 2009

Mother's Day calls for something festive for brunch. Whip up these recipes, and Mom will be wowed.

(Apple Puffy Pancake
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

The celebrations could not have been more low-key when President Woodrow Wilson signed the order making Mother's Day an official holiday in 1914. People went to church and wrote loving letters to their moms. Before long, the hand-written notes gave way to cards, flowers and presents. What began as a simple and inexpensive way to honor mothers had turned into a splashy commercial bonanza.

In the spirit of the original meaning of the day, advertisers now promote the holiday with pictures of apple-cheeked children carrying bowls of cold cereal to their mothers for a once a year breakfast in bed treat.

But we think the occasion calls for something more festive, like these brunch recipes. Whip them up and Mom will be wowed.

—By Jean Kressy

Lemon Raspberry Muffins

These light, fruit-filled muffins are great for breakfast or dessert.

(Apple Puffy Pancake

Apple Puff-Up Pancake

You may know it as a Dutch Baby—an oven-baked skillet pancake.


Open Sesame Pancake Mix

Perfect for gift-giving, this mix makes pancakes full of grainy goodness.


Lorraine Frittata

Bacon, onions and mellow gruyere cheese, all cooked up in a frittata perfect for breakfast or dinner.



Everyone will love this hearty Tex-Mex breakfast that can easily double as dinner.

smoked salmon kedgeree

Smoked Salmon Kedgeree

An Indian classic for the American kitchen.

Wild Rice Breakfast Quiche

Cook wild rice for dinner and save the leftovers for this breakfast quiche.


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