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31 Mother's Day Brunch, Lunch, And Dinner Ideas If You're Celebrating At Home

Nothing says "I love you, Mom" like a delicious meal.

Mother's Day is right around the corner. If you're still deciding on your brunch, lunch, or dinner menu, here's some inspiration. Because for all she does, mom deserves a delicious day.

1. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Lemon ricotta pancakes
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Treat mom to breakfast in bed...but make enough for the whole family to enjoy. These fluffy, warm pancakes will be a crowd favorite.

Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

2. Tater Tot Breakfast Pizza

A skillet tater tot "pizza" topped with fried eggs, bacon bits, and avocado.
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You don't need many ingredients to whip up this cast iron skillet breakfast, but the final result tastes sooo good. Tater tots, eggs, bacon bits, cheese, and avocado is pretty much all you need.

Recipe: Tater Tot Breakfast Pizza

3. Smoked Salmon Pizza

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This bagel-flatbread mash-up is sophisticated yet totally comforting and perfectly appropriate any day of day.

Smoked Salmon Pizza

4. Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Waffles

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Imagine that French toast, churros, and waffles combined into one decadent breakfast. What could go wrong?

Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Waffles

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If you're making eggs for a group, consider this sheet pan version. You can load 'em up with whatever cheese, veggies, or meat you have in your fridge from tomato, feta, and smoked salmon to peppers, Gruyère, and bacon.

Recipe: Everything But The Bagel Sheet Pan Eggs

6. Elote Mexican Corn Pasta Salad

Mexican street corn salad with cotija cheese and avocado.
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Pasta salad gets a flavorful twist, inspired by Mexican street corn. It's made with grilled sweet corn, paprika, lime juice, Cotija cheese, avocado, and cilantro. Perfect for a picnic or backyard lunch.

Recipe: Elote Mexican Corn Pasta Salad

7. French Cheese Puffs

Cheese puffs in a basket.
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These cheesy, doughy bites (known as gougeres in French) are loaded with mozzarella and Parmesan and pair perfectly with whatever else you're cooking.

Recipe: French Cheese Puffs

8. Shrimp and Avocado Garlic Bread

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Avocado toast gets an upgrade thanks to garlic bread on the bottom and grilled shrimp on top.

Recipe: Shrimp and Avocado Garlic Bread

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These sweet, savory, and creamy antipasto skewers just scream spring time. Make them for Mother's Day and all season long.

Recipe: Melon, Proscuitto and Mozzarella Skewers

10. Quiche Loraine Bites

Mini quiche bites with chives, cheese, and bacon.
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These easy quiche bites start with store bought phyllo shells. This recipe calls for Swiss cheese, chives, and bacon, but you can really use whatever ingredients you like best in your eggs.

Recipe: Quiche Loraine Bites

11. Croque Madame Toast

A sheet pan of Croque madame toasts with ham and cheese sauce and egg.
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These open-faced croque madames are so decadent and so easy to make. Toast is topped with mustard, ham, and cheesy mornay sauce. Drop a yolk onto each slice of toast and broil until golden brown and bubbly.

Recipe: Croque Madame Toast

12. Better-For-You Chicken Salad Sliders

Sliders filled with lettuce and chicken salad.
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Start with a rotisserie chicken (or leftover shredded chicken breasts), and add plain Greek yogurt, slivered almonds, apples, and cranberries. Serve on sliders, on toast, or with crackers.

Recipe: Better-For-You Chicken Salad Sliders

13. Puff Pastry Spinach Cheese Bites

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Store-bought puff pastry dough is filled with a cheesy, creamy spinach filling and baked in the oven until golden.

Recipe: Puff Pastry Spinach Cheese Bites

14. Shaved Egg Avocado Toast

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Eggs, toast, and avocado are better together, so turn all three ingredients into one satisfying, open-faced toast. Topped with chives and radishes, you've got an impressive meal with just a handful of ingredients.

Recipe: Shaved Egg Avocado Toast

15. Caprese Chicken Skewers

A serving tray topped with Caprese grilled chicken skewers and pesto.
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Not a fan of chicken? Try making these skewers with shrimp or keep them totally vegetarian. If you're feeling lazy, grab your favorite store bought pesto.

Recipe: Caprese Chicken Skewers

16. Easy Salmon Cakes with Tzatziki Sauce

Two salmon cakes topped with crème fraîche.
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You can use fresh or canned salmon to make these crispy-on-the-outside-tender-on-the-inside fish cakes. Top 'em with tzatziki and enjoy.

Recipe: Easy Salmon Cakes with Tzatziki Sauce

17. Everything Bagel Galettes With Tomatoes and Scallion Cream Cheese

Everything bagel galettes with tomatoes and scallions.
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This bagel-inspired savory galette is exactly what you're craving. Get creative with the filling and load them up with your favorite bagel toppings like red onion, capers, and chives.

Recipe: Everything Bagel Galettes With Tomatoes and Scallion Cream Cheese

18. Lemon Ricotta Pasta With Arugula

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You can whip up this rich and zesty lemon ricotta pasta using mostly pantry staples. Top your bowl with chili flakes and fresh arugula with an extra squeeze of lemon.

Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Pasta With Arugula

19. Crab and Avocado Benedict

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Start with jumbo lump crab meat to make this extra fancy eggs Benedict, which is topped with the most decadent (and easiest) blender Hollandaise sauce.

Recipe: Crab and Avocado Benedict

20. Sheet Pan Salmon Nicoise

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A new take on a classic Niçoise salad, this sheet pan recipe calls for salmon, asparagus, green beans, tomato, red onion, artichoke hearts, and olives, all roasted until tender and then drizzled with a homemade dressing made with olive oil, garlic, capers, and lemon.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Salmon Nicoise

21. No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Strawberries stuffed with cheesecake filling.
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You only need five ingredients for these cheesecake stuffed strawberries, and best of all: you don't even need to turn on the oven.

Recipe: No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

22. Cream Cheese Lemon Bars

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Tangy lemon bars and creamy whipped cheesecake are combined to form one completely irresistible dessert.

Recipe: Cream Cheese Lemon Bars

23. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

A homemade cinnamon roll with icing.
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Breakfast or dessert? When it comes to cinnamon rolls, the answer should really be both.

Recipe: Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

24. Strawberry Shortcake

A slice of strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberry topping.
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Homemade, buttery shortcake is baked until golden and flaky. Then it's filled with a fresh strawberry, sugar, and lemon filling and topped with whipped cream, of course.

Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake

25. Gooey Coconut Cream Pie Bars

A close up of two coconut cream pie bars.
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These coconut cream pie bars have a secret: the crust starts with boxed white cake mix.

Recipe: Gooey Coconut Cream Pie Bars

26. Blueberry Lavender Pop Tarts

Pop Tarts with lavender blueberry icing.
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An elevated version of the childhood classic, these homemade pop tarts are coated in a fragrant and sweet icing made of fresh blueberries, sugar, and lavender.

Recipe: Blueberry Lavender Pop Tarts

27. Rosé Raspberry Sorbet Mimosas

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Grab a bottle of bubbly and give your brunch a little upgrade with these boozy sherbet mimosas.

Recipe: Rosé Raspberry Sorbet Mimosas

28. Strawberry Mojitos

A fresh strawberry mojito.
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Strawberries, mint, rum, and limes are all you really need to shake up these springy mojitos. Top them off with club soda and sip.

Recipe: Strawberry Mojitos

29. Blackberry Cucumber Gin Spritzers

Blackberry cucumber gin spritzers with ice.
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Don't be intimidated by the blackberry syrup. It's essentially simple syrup with berries and you can make it on the stovetop in minutes.

Recipe: Blackberry Cucumber Gin Spritzers

30. Rhubarb Basil Cocktails

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Delicate, refreshing, and oh-so-colorful, this vodka cocktail is basically spring in a glass.

Recipe: Rhubarb Basil Cocktails

31. Rosé Sangria

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This pretty pink sangria can be made by the pitcher, and it actually gets more delicious as it sits in the fridge.

Recipe: Rosé Sangria