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50 Recipes for a Small-Scale Mother’s Day Celebration

While we may be keeping Mother's Day small this year, we're not skimping on delicious Mother's Day recipes! These dishes are perfect for a small group and tiny celebrations.

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Savory Waffles with Asparagus, Gruyere and OnionTaste of Home

Savory Waffles with Asparagus, Gruyere and Onion

I took one of our family’s favorite puff pastry recipes, which uses a similar mix of ingredients, and translated it to savory waffles. It’s a change of pace from sweeter fare. Served with a ham steak and fried eggs, it makes a fabulous meal. Feel free to add maple syrup or a spicy glaze. —Leslie Ponce, Miami, Florida

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Chocolate Bread PuddingTaste of Home

Chocolate Bread Pudding

This is a fun recipe because the chocolate makes it different from traditional bread pudding. It's a rich, comforting dessert. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas

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Rubies on IceTaste of Home

Rubies on Ice

Ginger and pomegranate are made for each other, and the color of this beverage is tantalizing. If you're looking for a nonalcoholic option, you can easily leave out the vodka for a delicious and festive drink! —Tara Deshpande, New York, New York

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Ham & Cheese Breakfast StrudelsTaste of Home

Ham & Cheese Breakfast Strudels

These get the morning off to a great start! Sometimes I assemble the strudels ahead and freeze them individually before baking. —Jo Groth, Plainfield, Iowa

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Apple Pie Ricotta WafflesTaste of Home

Apple Pie Ricotta Waffles

I had apples and ricotta cheese to use up, so instead of making a pie I decided to do something different. The result was these fluffy, tender waffles with just a hint of sweetness. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

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Mango BelliniTaste of Home

Mango Bellini

Simple yet delicious, this mango Bellini is made with fresh mango puree and your favorite sparkling wine—I usually choose Prosecco for mine. You can easily turn it into a mocktail by using sparkling water in place of the champagne or Prosecco. —Ellen Folkman, Crystal Beach, Florida

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Egg-Topped Avocado ToastTaste of Home

Egg-Topped Avocado Toast

We always have avocados on hand, so it's easy to make this quick breakfast toast for my husband and me. It's really tasty! —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California

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Coconut Cold Brew LatteTaste of Home

Coconut Cold Brew Latte

Cold brew lattes are all the rage at coffee shops, but they're so easy to make at home. This coconut cold brew version is ridiculously refreshing and it's vegan! —Natalie Larsen, Columbia, Maryland

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Three-Cheese QuicheTaste of Home

Three-Cheese Quiche

Try eggs and cheese at their best. Guests often remark about how tall, light and fluffy this crustless entree is. You'll love it! —Judy Reagan, Hannibal, Missouri

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Berry Puff PancakeTaste of Home

Berry Puff Pancake

Breakfast is my husband's favorite meal of the day. I use our homegrown blueberries in this sweet morning treat. —Cecilia Morgan, Milwaukie, Oregon

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Honey CoffeeTaste of Home

Honey Coffee

For a quick pick-me-up, sip this pleasantly sweet coffee, inspired by the taste of a traditional Spanish latte.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Southern Hash Browns and Ham Sheet-Pan BakeTaste of Home

Southern Hash Browns and Ham Sheet-Pan Bake

There's nothing more perfect on a busy weeknight than breakfast for dinner, especially when a sheet pan is used to make it. In my recipe, hash browns and ham are tossed with a special sauce that's sweet, tangy and irresistible. Add in a few eggs and some freshly chopped scallions, and dinner—or breakfast—is served. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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Warm Grapefruit with Ginger-SugarTaste of Home

Warm Grapefruit with Ginger-Sugar

Hostess Stephanie Levy greets her guests sweetly with broiled grapefruit—a specialty at her Lansing, New York B&B. Try it as an appetizer for breakfast or brunch or as a light, anytime dessert.

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Baked Blueberry PancakeTaste of Home

Baked Blueberry Pancake

For a quick breakfast, Norna makes the pancake while fixing supper the night before, then cuts it into squares. The next morning, she tops them with butter and syrup before placing them in the microwave. This innovative way to make pancakes takes most of the fuss out of making breakfast. Norna Detig - Lindenwood, Illinois

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Minted Fruit SaladTaste of Home

Minted Fruit Salad

Filled with the season’s best and freshest fruit, this salad shouts summer. The hint of mint adds a refreshing note to the colorful compote.—Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

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Banana-Hazelnut Pain Perdu DuetTaste of Home

Banana-Hazelnut Pain Perdu Duet

The ultimate breakfast at our house is French toast with warm bananas and Nutella. Pass it around with confectioners' sugar, maple syrup and fresh mint. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida

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Potato OmeletTaste of Home

Potato Omelet

Even folks who don't care for eggs will like this dish. The comforting tastes of potatoes, onions and garlic come through. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

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Almond Berry PancakesThe musical "Waitress"

Almond Berry Pancakes

Whole wheat flour and two kinds of berries add an extra helping of nutrition to these hearty pancakes. It’s a breakfast I feel good about eating. —Sarah Haengel, Bowie, Maryland

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Berry Rhubarb FoolTaste of Home

Berry Rhubarb Fool

A "fool" is a British dessert that's usually made with custard. This is a modified, quicker version I created. My kids love it because it doesn't taste like rhubarb—so I guess it's well named! —Cheryl Miller, Fort Collins, Colorado

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Hash Brown Pancakes with Smoked Salmon & Dill CreamTaste of Home

Hash Brown Pancakes with Smoked Salmon & Dill Cream

On weekends when I was growing up, pancakees, salmon and bagels were our brunch staples. Now, I combine the concepts and use whipped cream instead of cream cheese. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

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Broccoli-Ham Puff PancakeTaste of Home

Broccoli-Ham Puff Pancake

We like to use our heirloom cast-iron skillet to make this Sunday special. The golden brown puff pancake with a creamy ham and broccoli filling makes a tasty main dish for brunch.—Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

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Strawberry-Lavender Infused WaterTaste of Home

Strawberry-Lavender Infused Water

A little bit of lavender goes a long way, so be sure not to overdo it! This pretty combo screams summer, but you can also dry out the lavender and enjoy this anytime.

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Chocolate Lover's PancakesTaste of Home

Chocolate Lover's Pancakes

These indulgent chocolate pancakes are fluffy on the inside, with a rich but not-too-sweet flavor from the cocoa and a nice tang from the buttermilk. They're delicious with either maple or chocolate syrup—and even better with both swirled together on the plate! —Harland Johns, Leesburg, Texas

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Upside-Down Bacon PancakeTaste of Home

Upside-Down Bacon Pancake

Make a big impression when you present one family-sized bacon pancake. The brown sugar adds sweetness that complements the salty bacon. If you can fit more bacon in the skillet and want to add more, go for it. —Mindie Hilton, Susanville, California

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Blueberry Cantaloupe SaladTaste of Home

Blueberry Cantaloupe Salad

The simple citrus and poppy seed dressing in this fruit medley really dresses up the refreshing mix of berries and melon. —R. Jean Rand, Edina, Minnesota

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Ham & Egg PocketsTaste of Home

Ham & Egg Pockets

Refrigerated crescent roll dough make these savory breakfast pockets a snap to prepare. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Fizzy Peach ShakeTaste of Home

Fizzy Peach Shake

This easy recipe came about when I was a child living in Washington. Fresh peaches were everywhere, so my mom and I came up with this tasty peach shake. This recipe says summer to my family and me. —Teresa Jarnot, Monroe, Washington

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Puffy Apple OmeletTaste of Home

Puffy Apple Omelet

With all the eggs our chickens produce, I could make this omelet every day! It's a pretty festive-looking dish, but you could fix it anytime—including for a light supper. —Melissa Davenport, Campbell, Minnesota

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Spinach-Egg Breakfast PizzasTaste of Home

Spinach-Egg Breakfast Pizzas

I like my food pretty, and this breakfast pizza is eye-popping. Bring it to the table with a bowl of berries or grapes and café au lait. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Blueberry Maple Sugar PancakesTaste of Home

Blueberry Maple Sugar Pancakes

We use maple sugar made at our farm, Bonhomie Acres, in these pancakes, and then we top them with 100 percent maple syrup, too. The delicious flavor demands nothing less! —Katherine Brown, Fredericktown, Ohio

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Cherry Fruit SmoothiesTaste of Home

Cherry Fruit Smoothies

You need just four ingredients to blend together these super-fast smoothies for breakfast. Try whipping them up on a hot summer day for a cool and refreshing treat. —Macy Plummer, Avon, Indiana

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Fruit 'n' Cream CrepesTaste of Home

Fruit 'n' Cream Crepes

Ruth Kaercher, Hudsonville, Michigan, sent this creamy crepes recipe.

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Bacon Egg CupsTaste of Home

Bacon Egg Cups

These adorable bacon egg cups are a fresh take on the classic breakfast combo. Make sure to use ovenproof bowls when baking. —Carol Forcum, Marion, Illinois

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Chai Tea LatteTaste of Home

Chai Tea Latte

My family loves this comforting chai tea latte recipe, especially on cold days instead of cocoa or when they're feeling under the weather. I simplified this chai tea recipe by using the filter basket of our coffeepot. It's delicious and great after dinner! —Julie Plummer, Sykesville, Maryland

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Roasted Vegetable and Chevre QuicheTaste of Home

Roasted Vegetable and Chevre Quiche

Roasting the veggies in this rich-yet-bright quiche intensifies their flavors. And the addition of fresh goat cheese lends a wonderful creamy tangyness. —Laura Davis, Chincoteague, Virginia

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Carrot Cake PancakesTaste of Home

Carrot Cake Pancakes

Here's a way for fans of carrot cake to have their favorite dessert for breakfast. These delicate, decadent pancakes are drizzled with sweet and spicy maple syrup that complements the sour cream and nut topping. —Leane Goering, Salem, Indiana

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Eggs LorraineTaste of Home

Eggs Lorraine

Easy and elegant, this is one of my favorite special-occasion dishes. It’s absolutely delicious! —Sandra Woolard, DeLand, Florida

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Cranberry Chip PancakesTaste of Home

Cranberry Chip Pancakes

These simple pancakes taste so great, you don't even need syrup! Liven them up by adding cranberries, orange juice and vanilla chips to classic pancake batter. —Aris Gonzalez, Deltona, Florida

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Pineapple RumChata ShortcakesTaste of Home

Pineapple RumChata Shortcakes

This deliciously different dessert is made in the slow cooker instead of the oven. When done, add final touches to the cooled pineapple shortcake jars and serve. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Slow-Cooker Frittata ProvencalTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Frittata Provencal

This recipe means that a delectable dinner is ready when I walk in the door from work. The meatless slow cooker meal also makes an elegant brunch for lazy weekend mornings. —Connie Eaton, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Blackberry White Chocolate Cheesecake CupsTaste of Home

Blackberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

I read that white chocolate intensifies the flavor of blackberries. It's true! The crunch of chips, blackberry puree and sweet and salty pretzel crust make this a sensational mini dessert. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

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Denver Omelet SaladTaste of Home

Denver Omelet Salad

I love this recipe—it's not your typical breakfast, but it has all the right elements: easy, healthy and fast. Turn your favorite omelet ingredients into a morning salad! —Pauline Custer, Duluth, Minnesota

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True Belgian WafflesTaste of Home

True Belgian Waffles

It was on a visit to my husband's relatives in Europe that I was given this Belgian waffle recipe. These homemade waffles are great with any kind of topping: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, fried apples, powdered sugar or whipped topping. —Rose Delemeester, St. Charles, Michigan

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Artichoke and Potato FrittataTaste of Home

Artichoke and Potato Frittata

This potato frittata is a delicious brunch dish, but it’s hearty enough for a weeknight dinner, too. If you like Greek or Mediterranean cuisine, you’ll want to add this to your keeper files. —Sarah Newman, Harvest, Alabama

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Fruity Croissant PuffTaste of Home

Fruity Croissant Puff

I got this recipe from a good friend. Sweet, tart, tender and light, it tastes like a danish.—Myra Aimer, Tuttle, North Dakota

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Spiced Morning MochaTaste of Home

Spiced Morning Mocha

Vickie Wright of Omaha, Nebraska shared her original recipe for this indulgent coffee drink that was spiced with ginger and cinnamon.We added spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar for an unexpected kick. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Vegetable StrataTaste of Home

Vegetable Strata

We always serve food at our Bunco games, and since one of us is a vegetarian we like to make fun meatless dishes we can all enjoy. This strata can easily be doubled and tastes fantastic hot or at room temperature. —Doris Mancini, Port Orchard, Washington

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Dutch Baby Pancake with Strawberry-Almond CompoteTaste of Home

Dutch Baby Pancake with Strawberry-Almond Compote

Pannekoeken, or Dutch baked pancakes, are a treat in my husband’s family. You can also try this recipe with vanilla extract, blueberries and lemon peel. —Jennifer Beckman, Falls Church, Virginia

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Fruit Cup with Citrus SauceTaste of Home

Fruit Cup with Citrus Sauce

This fruit salad is so elegant that I serve it in my prettiest crystal bowls. With its dressed-up flavor, it's perfect for a special event, but easy enough for every day. —Edna Lee, Greeley, Colorado

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Blueberry Cornmeal PancakesTaste of Home

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

These blueberry cornmeal pancakes are one of my family's favorite breakfasts. No time to make it from scratch? No problem! My grandmother's standby of store-bought corn muffin mix makes quick work of the job. —Carolyn Eskew, Dayton, Ohio

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