Mother’s Day: How to make the perfect brunch at home

With Mother’s Day coming up, many are wondering what the plans are given the circumstances. Since we can’t go anywhere, why not make brunch right in the comfort of your own home?

Mother’s Day fall  on May 10 and is fast approaching. Many are trying to figure out what to do as opposed to typical plans, such as going out for a nice brunch at a nice restaurant with the family. Given the world’s current circumstances, there are not many places to go.

Why not have a Mother’s Day Brunch celebration at home? It’ll not only taste good and take place in the comfort of your own home, but it’s also a great way to show your mom that you care. The key with brunch is to not only have a nice mix of some savory and sweet foods, but to of course include some drinks in there as well.

Below, you’ll find some great recipe ideas that are easy to make at home and will be real crowd pleasers (without the crowd):

  • Italian Cinnamon Rolls (Giada De Laurentis @ Food Network)
    • Perfect dish to wake up early and make for mom; time includes rising and cooling
    • Total Time to Prep and Cook: 2hr 40min (30min active)
    • Recipe here.
  • Crispy Breakfast Pita (Giada De Laurentis @ Food Network)
    • A delicious & lighter take on a typical breakfast sandwich
    • Total Time to Prep and Cook: 10min
    • Recipe here.
  • Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Toast Bowls (Food Network Kitchen)
    • Perfect mini tart-like dish to pop into your mouth – also great at lunch with Chicken or Tuna Salad as well
    • Total Time to Prep and Cook: 40min (20min active)
    • Recipe here.
  • Crepes w/ Peanut Butter and Jam (Giada De Laurentis @ Food Network)
    • A way to prove your cooking skills and try something new
    • Total Time to Prep and Cook: 25min (10min active)
    • Recipe here.
  • Breakfast Lasagna (Giada De Laurentis @ Food Network)
    • Using crepes recipe as noodles, so while you’re making crepes, save some batter for this delicious-sounding dish
    • Total Time to Prep and Cook: 1hr 15min (40min)
    • Recipe here.
  • Ham and Cheese Quick Bread (Food Network Kitchen)
    • Serves great warm or as toast the next day – maybe a great make-ahead dish as well
    • Total Time to Prep and Cook: 1hr 25min (1hr 5min active)
    • Recipe here.
  • Lemon Pudding Cakes w/ Berries (Tyler Florence @ Food Network)
    • Perfect little sweet indulgence to finish off brunch
    • Total Time to Prep and Cook: 1hr 10min
    • Recipe here.
  • Blueberry Pancakes (Trisha Yearwood @ Food Network)
    • Made with sour cream and lemon zest to bring out the flavors even more than usual
    • Total Time to Prep and Cook: 30min
    • Recipe here.
  • Cucumber Finger Sandwiches (Ree Drummond @ Food Network)
    • Made by the best lady on the Food Network EVER – perfect for eating with tea or other drinks that you’ll see listed below – no cooking involved
    • Total Time to Prep and Cook: 15min
    • Recipe here.
  • Cauliflower and Ham Crustless Quiche (Food Network Kitchen)
    • Healthier take on a typical brunch dish – great make ahead dish as well
    • Total Time to Prep and Cook: 2hr 10min (1hr 10min)
    • Recipe here.
  • Chocolate Waffles (Food Network Kitchen)
    • A richer, delicious take on a typical breakfast food item at hand – waffle iron/press needed , obviously speaking here
    • Total Time to Prep and Cook: 30min
    • Recipe here.
  • Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Frittata (Food Network Kitchen)
    • Delicious take on a lox bagel sandwich – best one at Einstein Bagel Bros in my opinion
    • Total Time to Prep and Cook: 25min
    • Recipe here.
  • Lazy Sunday Mimosa (Down Home w/ The Neely’s @ Food Network)
    • A current twist on a cult classic favorite and typical first-served brunch drink(s)
    • Total Time to Prepare and Mix: 5min
    • Recipe here.
  • Peach Ginger Bellini (Tyler Florence @ Food Network)
    • Another twist on a classic favorite for many here as well
    • Total Time to Prepare and Mix: 1hr 25min (making a simple syrup ahead of time; all active minutes at hand here)
    • Recipe here.
  • Blackberry Mint Mule (Tiffani Thiessen @ Food Network)
    • Perfect drink to serve any time of day whenever you serve your Mother’s Day Meal(s)
    • Total Time to Prepare and Mix: 10min
    • Recipe here.
  • Raspberry-Orange Sparklers (Food Network Magazine)
    • A fruity take on a little wine-cooler inspired spritzer-based drink(s)
    • Total Time to Prepare and Mix: 15min (5min active)
    • Recipe here.

For the rest of the Mother’s Day Brunch ideas from The Food Network, go HERE.

Good Housekeeping and Country Living also has some great ideas for this event as well!

Wow, that was a lot to take in. Mother’s Day Brunch at home doesn’t have to be hard. Let’s all work together as a family and make this day special for our beautiful and hard-working Mama’s out there (they definitely deserve nothing but the best).

Let us know below what your favorite way to celebrate your Mama is! We’d love to hear!