Text by Bethany Adams
Mother’s Day is nearly here, and we know you’re planning ways to make Mom feel as special as possible! If those plans involve a showstopping spread of food, then we’ve got the inspiration for every course on your menu. Whether you’re planning the full meal or searching for one last dish to top off the perfect table, these recipes will help you curate a culinary experience that’s almost as good as Mom’s cooking!
Nothing’s more fitting for your Mother’s Day celebration than a Sunday brunch with family! If you’re planning to go this route, don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of fresh, season-appropriate ingredients. With a buttermilk glaze that beautifully balances the candied orange slices on top, this citrus loaf cake pairs perfectly with freshly brewed coffee. Want to add some spring-ready color? A berry-topped galette garnished with edible flowers is nearly too lovely to cut into—but once you taste it, you’ll be glad you did!
The perfect start for an outdoor meal, this fruit salad is unbelievably fresh, bursting with light flavors like lime and mint to balance the sweetness of the orange and strawberry. For a savory complement, marinated mozzarella balls atop a flavorful parsley salad are a quick, easy, and delicious addition to any table!
Mesquite-smoked turkey, fresh basil, and roasted bell peppers are just a few of the flavors that earn this turkey-and-gouda sandwich a spot on your Mother’s Day table—although we recommend a picnic blanket for this dish. Looking for something more suited to a table indoors? If you have access to fresh ingredients, this Italian Seafood Stew showcases some of the best flavors the coast has to offer!
The ideal side dish can make your meal shine, and sides deserve just as much attention as your main dish! That said, these Balsamic-Parmesan Green Beans are as easy to make as they are delicious, and no one will suspect you pulled them together in just a few minutes! If you’ve got a little more time, Bacon-Wrapped Breadsticks baked with brown sugar and chili powder will be an obvious hit with everyone at the table.
End your meal on a high note with a classic cherry pie highlighted with notes of almond and orange zest. Best enjoyed with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it’s the perfect companion to this Frozen Key Lime Pie—a Southern classic that just might become a family tradition.