Food & Recipes

14 Delicious Dishes to Make on Mother's Day

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 4:00 PM, May 7, 2018

Aired May 8, 2015

Stumped on how to treat mom for Mother’s Day? We’ve got 14 delicious dishes you can make the special mother in your life!
 


Pancake Cake


Get ready to wow mom with a cake that tastes and looks like a stack of pancakes, with a maple frosting and a bacon garnish! And the best part is, you just use boxed pancake mix as a base!

GET THE RECIPE: Pancake Cake

Rachael's Cornflake-Fried Chicken and Waffles with Pecans


This classic combo cooks up in a flash thanks to quick-cooking chicken cutlets. (So if you're whipping this up last minute on Mother's Day morning, no worries!) 

French Toast Cupcakes


These cupcakes are like little french toast bread puddings! Top with whipped cream and berries, and you can tell mom it’s extra nutritious.

GET THE RECIPE: French Toast Cupcakes

Curtis Stone’s Orange Bostock

 


This make-ahead French pastry is an over-the-top version of French toast. Who can say no to that?!

GET THE RECIPE: Curtis Stone’s Orange Bostock

Sunny Anderson's Waffle-Magized Ham and Cheese Stuffed French Toast


Never choose between waffle and French toast again -- thanks, Sunny!

GET THE RECIPE: Sunny Anderson's Waffle-Magized Ham and Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Chocolate Pots de Crème

 


This sophisticated dessert (which features a kick — a shot of whiskey) is not as difficult to make as it looks!

GET THE RECIPE: Chocolate Pots de Crème

Curtis Stone’s Crêpes with Homemade Ricotta and Maple-Strawberry Syrup


Curtis Stone’s crepes are a light addition to the menu that deliver big on flavor. And the elegant presentation will look perfect on mom’s breakfast platter.

GET THE RECIPE: Curtis Stone’s Crêpes with Homemade Ricotta and Maple-Strawberry Syrup

Chicken Paillard with Prosciutto, Melon and Mint Salad


This figure-friendly dish will help balance out all the goodies you give mom on Mother’s Day. And it’s the perfect lunch or dinner item for spring — light and bright.

GET THE RECIPE: Chicken Paillard with Prosciutto, Melon and Mint Salad

Rachael's Parmigiano-Reggiano French Toast with Sausage Patties and Warm Honey


Is this not the prettiest stack of French toast that you've ever laid eyes on?!

GET THE RECIPE: Rachael's Parmigiano-Reggiano French Toast with Sausage Patties and Warm Honey

Garlic and Lemon Spaghetti
 


Rach’s garlic and lemon spaghetti is another delicious dish mom will love. And it’s not particularly complicated to make, so the whole family can get involved in the preparation.

GET THE RECIPE: Garlic and Lemon Spaghetti

Curtis Stone’s Sour Cream Pancakes with Tangerine Suzette Sauce


Serve mom decadence for breakfast, lunch OR dessert (or, you know, all three!)

GET THE RECIPE: Curtis Stone’s Sour Cream Pancakes with Tangerine Suzette Sauce


Rachael's Potato Waffles with Bacon, Eggs and Charred Green Onions



The secret to crispy breakfast potatoes? Your waffle iron!

GET THE RECIPE: Rachael's Potato Waffles with Bacon, Eggs and Charred Green Onions

Lisa Oz's Gluten-Free Apple-Caramel Cake with Flaky Salt


Lisa Oz shows how to make one of her favorite treats—an apple-caramel special that's as decadent as any cake, only gluten-free. 

GET THE RECIPE: Lisa Oz's Gluten-Free Apple-Caramel Cake with Flaky Salt

Daphne Oz's Shirred Eggs with Kale



Daphne shares one of her mom's favorite Mother's Day brunch recipes, a creamy, cheesy baked egg dish with toast soldiers for dunking. Yum! 

GET THE RECIPE: Daphne Oz's Shirred Eggs with Kale