Treat your mom (or girlfriends) to a Mother's Day brunch full of inexpensive recipes that are fun to eat and even easier-to-make.
Cost per serving: $1.30
Make a pretty variation of this easy baked omelet using purple asparagus instead. This striking variety tends to be more tender and sweeter than the green.
See recipe: Baked Asparagus Omelet
Cost per serving $3.29
The basic chicken salad gets an update with the addition of dried cranberries. The salad can go together in about 30 minutes if you save time by purchasing roasted chicken from the deli section of your local grocery store.
See recipe: Chicken Salad with Dried Cranberries
Cost per serving: $1.57
Don’t care for nectarines or can’t find ripe ones at your market? This salad works just as well if you substitute peaches or plums. Or try it with sliced strawberries.
See recipe: Nectarine, Goat Cheese and Almond Salad
Cost per serving: 47¢
The cookie dough is buttery so it can be tricky to work with—but all that butter gives it great flavor and texture. Be careful not to roll the cookies too thinly or they won’t support the filling and fruit.
See recipe: Mini Fruit Tartlets
Cost per Serving 63¢
A quick appetizer that can be made ahead of time, our Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates are slightly sweet and delicious. Impress mom with your presentation skills by garnishing the top of the adorable finger food with a bit of flat-leaf parsley or rosemary.
See recipe: Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates
Cost per serving: 10¢
To make your own pesto, combine 1/4 cup pine nuts, 4 cloves garlic, 3 cups fresh basil leaves, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a food processor. Process until smooth. With the blades in motion, pour in 3/4 cup olive oil. Add 1/2 cup grated Parmesan and puree until smooth and blended. Makes about 1 cup. Freeze what you don’t use in a small, airtight container.
See recipe: Creamy Pesto Pinwheels
Cost per serving: 68¢
Why not try a new spin to traditional deviled eggs with the addition of curry powder and topped with mango chutney? Eggs that aren’t perfectly fresh are easier to peel. Buy them in advance so they’ll be closer to their expiration date when you make this recipe.
See recipe: Curried Deviled Eggs with Chutney
Cost per serving: 50¢
This cool and refreshing salad gets an extra kick of flavor from chopped fresh tarragon. You can make it up to a day in advance, just cover and refrigerate.
See Recipe: Potato and Green Bean Salad
Cost per serving $1.05
Our Parmesan Orzo Pasta with peas will really "wow" your mom during her Mother's Day celebration! The simple pasta recipe pleasantly surprises taste buds with ingredients like white balsamic vinegar and freshly shredded parmesan cheese.
See recipe: Parmesan Orzo Pasta
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Cost per serving: $1.95
The dish needs about six hours set-up time in the fridge prior to baking, so make it ahead of time and pop it in the oven about an hour before the guest of honor arrives
See recipe: Cheddar, Ham and Spinach Strata
Cost per serving: $1.63
You can give yourself a little more time to prep for mom's arrival with this 10-minute treat. We like to use almond extract in the whipped cream for this recipe because it complements the pound cake nicely. Vanilla extract would serve as a nice substitute.
See recipe: Pound Cake and Fruit Parfaits
Cost per serving: 95¢
No brunch is complete without coffee cake. Use this recipe as a base and add in your mom's favorite flavor combinations.
Recipe: Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Your mom will love this classic, refreshing beverage. You'll love that only requires four ingredients. Our version is non-alcoholic,
but you can easily add spirits if you prefer.
See recipe: Raspberry-Lime Rickey
The light, refreshing non-alcoholic drink is made with cranberry juice, orange juice and seltzer but can easily be converted
into a cocktail with the addition of rum.
See recipe: Zingy Orange Sunset Fizz