Mother’s Day Recipes + a Giveaway!

A group of my favorite recipes that will be perfect for Mother's Day - brunch recipes, group recipes, seasonal recipes and dessert!

Coconut Mango Muffins

Mother’s Day is this weekend! That sure came up quick! In case you need some recipe inspiration, here are a few of my favorites that I think would be perfect for the occasion. Plus, see below for an extra special giveaway 🙂

For brunch:

I love these lightly sweet Coconut Mango Muffins. I often keep them in my freezer for a weekday breakfast or snack. To make them brunch-able, serve with the mini frittatas below:

Mini Tomato Frittatas with Dill

These little Mini Tomato Frittatas with Dill are as cute as they are delicious. I absolutely love the combo of dill and eggs. These little guys are also filled with kale, feta, scallions, and tomatoes.

Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal

This Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal might be my favorite brunch recipe ever. It’s a sweet breakfast that’s filled with so many good-for-you things like oats, almonds, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, strawberries, and bananas.

Shakshuka with Spinach and Harissa

This Shakshuka with Spinach and Harissa is a reader favorite and one of my favorites too. I just love these baked eggs in spicy tomato sauce. Serve with avocado slices and toast for dipping – yum yum!

Cinnamon Sugar Baked French Toast

This one just makes me drool. The Cinnamon Sugar Baked French Toast is a slightly more indulgent sweet breakfast than the baked oatmeal above and it’s a crowd pleaser, because who doesn’t love french toast! I originally made this using pomegranates in the winter, but now that it’s spring, I would use fresh berries instead.

Fennel & Clementine Chopped Salad

Farmers Market Inspired Recipes:

This Fennel & Clementine Chopped Salad is so pretty! It’s a crunchy slaw-like salad that’s tossed with a ginger-miso dressing and topped with clementines, avocado, and fresh mint.

Chickpea Salad Wraps with Avocado Dill Sauce

Chickpea Salad Wraps with Avocado Dill Sauce. If you love tuna salad, but not actual tuna, give these chickpea salad wraps a go! I love to eat these for lunch, but they’d also be a great springy brunch appetizer.

Farmers Market Asparagus Potato Pizza

I’ve never actually had pizza on Mother’s Day, but this super springy Farmers Market Asparagus Potato Pizza is so elegant and fresh with those pretty asparagus ribbons that I’m sure it would be a big hit.

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Dinner for a group:

You can’t go wrong with a big pan of lasagna and this Roasted Vegetable Lasagna will please vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!

Strawberry Coconut Cream Tart

For Dessert:

This Strawberry Coconut Cream Tart has a delectable almond flour crust. This is a lightly sweet, very fresh, grain-free dessert that everyone’s going to love.

Love & Lemons Mother's Day Giveaway

And a special Mother’s Day Giveaway! One lucky winner will receive:

– Our new meal planner: the Love & Lemons Meal Record & Market List
(oh and this makes a great gift, click here to order one that will arrive on time for Mother’s Day!)

– A $100 ALDI gift card – because you’ll need some groceries after you plan your meals 🙂

– A special treat to pamper yourself: These Osmia Organics skincare products: Coffee Mint Soap, Adzuki Nourishing Mask, and Pumpkin Facial Soap. I’ve been personally using and loving these items for the past few months! Their products are made with all natural, non-toxic ingredients… they feel wonderful on your skin and smell amazing, all with no fragrances – just wonderful essential oils.

To Enter: Leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite brunch food is!

The giveaway will close on Friday at 11pm CDT. A winner will be chosen at random. Because I’m shipping this one out personally, US addresses only please!

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  1. JerseyBuckeye
    05.09.2018

    Oh my, how can I pick just one???? Waffles, French toast, sunny side up eggs and toast for dipping, muffins, and of course BACON!!!!

  2. Kaylin from enticinghealthyeating.com
    05.09.2018

    Favorite savory brunch food is really good, perfectly cooked easy over eggs. And favorite sweet brunch food is pancakes.

  3. Annie
    05.09.2018

    On the savory front, shakshuka for sure! On the sweeter side, peanut butter and banana waffles or pancakes 🙂

  4. Paula
    05.09.2018

    Yummy Bloody Mary(s)….Eggs, has brown potatoes, bacon + sourdough toast! Delicious!!

  5. Kim Henrichs
    05.09.2018

    I looooove me some fancy pancakes!

  6. Anna
    05.09.2018

    Savory brunch, always. A great sweet potato hash hits the spot.

  7. Aimee
    05.09.2018

    My favorite dinner is breakfast for dinner, so choosing a favorite brunch food is pretty tough. My favorite sweet brunch is Liege waffles with fresh berries; no syrup needed! My newly discovered favorite savory brunch is a veggie-topped Dutch Baby.

  8. Dana
    05.09.2018

    I would like brunch all day, every day! It’s hard to pick just one brunch food but I guess it would have to be a delicious eggs Benedict! Yummm

  9. Aastha
    05.09.2018

    Mmmmm yumm! I love anything with eggs for brunch: quiche, frittata, stratas, etc! im also partial to anything with nutella

  10. Morgan
    05.09.2018

    I am obsessed with scones – traditional British scones with jam and cream, vegan blueberry and rosemary scones, toffee chocolate chip scones! They are perfect with a fresh cup of coffee and bring so much joy to my mornings!

  11. Dakota
    05.09.2018

    omelettes and avocado toast – Plus a bloody mary!

  12. Katie
    05.09.2018

    Brunch is not brunch without hash brown potatoes cooked prepared with rosemary.

  13. Edward Szczerba
    05.09.2018

    Wow! Talk about a tough decision!! I’m going to say corned beef hash with poached eggs and toasted sour dough bread is a favorite of mine as well as a nice stack of buttermilk blueberry pancakes for the sweet tooth in all of us!! 😊😊😊

  14. Lisa
    05.09.2018

    I love waffles and hardly ever eat them even when I make them for the kids. I also love a really good omelet with hash browns.

  15. April from aprilmwilliams.com
    05.09.2018

    Sauted veggies topped with cheese, crispy hash browns!

  16. Jennifer
    05.09.2018

    Lobster eggs Benedict!

  17. Jo
    05.09.2018

    Poached egg on sourdough toast with avocado sprinkled with lemon and olive oil.

  18. Valarie
    05.09.2018

    Anything my husband makes. (jk, sort of…) I crush your Gluten-free Blueberry Banana Muffins!

  19. I love egg bakes with all sorts of nummy veggies in them, gluten free pancakes and fresh strawberries and blueberries with whipped cream – don’t forget the memosas! 🙂

  20. Sarah
    05.09.2018

    It’s a toss up between a Dutch baby (savory or sweet!) and eggs benedict, especially with a crab cake. Nom nom nom.

  21. Michele
    05.09.2018

    Yum! I always have a hard time picking between sweet & savory when it comes to brunch, so I’d have to say an omelette & some kind of pastry with excellent coffee. 🙂

  22. Sue
    05.09.2018

    Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal to prepare, and a hearty kale and sausage quiche with a salad of citrus fruits with mint and a little honey are awesome!

  23. Deborah K Haas
    05.09.2018

    We love breakfast burritos with beans, scrambled eggs, avocado, cheese and sour cream!

  24. Tracy
    05.09.2018

    Avocado toast or shakshuka! Both so delicious!!

  25. Megan S.
    05.09.2018

    Lately it has been huevos rancheros.

  26. Laura Sharp
    05.09.2018

    I love buscuits and gravy!!!

  27. Mason
    05.09.2018

    There’s a real tie between waffles and tofu scramble. Must I really choose though??

  28. Colleen
    05.09.2018

    Bloody Mary’s, an omelet and avocado toast!

  29. Suzette
    05.09.2018

    My go-to is an omelette with sauteed red onion, mushrooms, spinach, sliced kalamata olives and a sprinkle of feta on top. On the side…. avocado toast.

  30. Abby
    05.09.2018

    Any form of breakfast burrito or taco – endless combinations so it never gets boring. Yum!

  31. candace
    05.09.2018

    my favorite brunch is either omelets or waffle bars@

  32. Paige
    05.09.2018

    Avocado toast with a poached egg on top and a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice! <3

  33. Debbie Weinstein
    05.09.2018

    I love to have a savory bread pudding. I especially like having greens and feta cheese.

  34. Ursie
    05.09.2018

    Fave brunch food is eggs benedict. Basic? Maybe. Don’t care. It’s so good.

  35. Rose
    05.09.2018

    Bloody Mary, spicy eggs and sausage, fresh hashbrowns…..

  36. MaryB
    05.09.2018

    Now that is a tough question! First of all, excellent coffee. Then eggs or poached salmon and some good homemade bread.

  37. Patricia Stewart
    05.09.2018

    I love savory quiches with good Gruyere, mushrooms, spinach and green onions. Also a good hot sauce to go on top of the finished dish!

  38. Emily
    05.09.2018

    Living in the South, my favorite is a Chicken, Egg, and Bacon Biscuit but for Mother’s Day the tradition in our family is Croque Madame! Also looove the Strawberry Cacao Nib Waffles! Always a go to! Or blackberry muffins using blackberries from the garden! Too hard to choose just one!

  39. Dee
    05.09.2018

    A good veggie omelet with fresh salad and yummy coffee-cake muffin!

  40. Lisa S from thymeinmykitchen.com
    05.09.2018

    I love French toast with fresh berries but I also crave a good casserole with bacon, hash browns and lots of cheese!

  41. Annie
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch food is my grandma’s egg bake – delicious and foolproof!

  42. Georgia
    05.09.2018

    Grits or a homemade smoothie!

  43. Jen from workouteatin.blogspot.com
    05.09.2018

    I love cinnamon rolls! Or some kind of decadent pancakes

  44. Paige Combs
    05.09.2018

    I love a good poached egg! Especially with lots of veggie toppings! Couple that with a hibiscus mimosa and I am in heaven!!! <3

  45. sarah k
    05.09.2018

    French toast is one of my favorite items for brunch.

  46. Michelle N
    05.09.2018

    Giant cinnamon rolls and mimosas.

  47. Anne Rimler
    05.09.2018

    My favorite? Franch toast casserole in the slow cooker. Make the night before. It’s ready when you wake up and you can eat and relax!

  48. Michelle L
    05.09.2018

    Avocado toast, scrambled eggs, grits and hashbrowns

  49. Jennifer Martin
    05.09.2018

    I love Eggs Benedict, but with Salmon instead of the ham.

  50. AMBER
    05.09.2018

    If we are talking decadent, pamper myself, once or twice a year breakfast/brunch its got to be pastries – lemon poppy seed scones with fresh blueberry jam or pumkin cream cheese muffins with walnuts, or almond crescents, or Belgium waffles covered in strawberries and whipped cream. Who can decide? Can I have it all? After all it’s something I do only once or twice a year. I do know that it MUST come with a cup of hot chocolate – preferably white with raspberries floating in it.

  51. Ann
    05.09.2018

    Anything with eggs for me!

  52. Allison
    05.09.2018

    I love eggs for brunch- frittatas or baked eggs or scrambled eggs and toast! This is a wonderful gift basket for a lucky mom. 🙂

  53. Viktoriya Vayner
    05.09.2018

    Hello!
    My favorite brunch recipe is savory french toast:) which is basically bread dipped into an egg and milk mixture with some salt and pepper, pan fried.
    I also really like an omelet poured on top stir fried tomatoes and onions. Adding sour cream to the omelet mixture makes it very fluffy especially if the lid is left on while cooking.

  54. geraldine Azinheira
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch food is so simple – a nice fruit salad makes me very happy!

  55. Morgan Wood
    05.09.2018

    Favorite brunch food… probably Potato & Cheddar Waffles, with a dollop of sour cream and chives! Yum!

  56. Marie Lamensch
    05.09.2018

    Favorite brunch food specifically for my mother would be smoked salmon with an egg benedict and a slice of toasted bread from a good bakery

  57. Lara Marshall
    05.09.2018

    I love a toasted Everything bagel with a schmear of whipped cream cheese, strips of lox, thin slices of red onion, a spoonful of capers, and freshly cracked black pepper on top. Oh, and of course, a spicy Bloody Mary to go with it! 😉

  58. Smoked salmon on sourdough bread with chives, sour cream and eggs! (Anything with smoked salmon has me hooked!)

  59. Ashley Jo Harland
    05.09.2018

    Oh my, so hard to pick just one. Smoked salmon Benedict, pot roast Benedict with caramelized onions, chicken and waffles, or stuffed cherry and cream cheese French toast 😏🙏

  60. Anna Pry
    05.09.2018

    eggs benendict with avocado and bacon 🙂 yum yum!!

  61. Without a doubt, JUMBO artichokes simmered with some tea, served with garlic, vinegar, and sun dried tomatoes!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.09.2018

      You simmer the artichokes in the tea? What kind? Fascinated 🙂

  62. April Clark
    05.09.2018

    My all-time favorite brunch recipe is one that my mom has made since I was a kid – Chile Puffed Eggs. A cheesy gooey egg casserole just exploding with flavor, and not at all spicy so even kids love it! I haven’t made it in ages, but now that it’s on my mind, I think that’s what we’ll be having on Sunday! 🙂

  63. Chelsea V
    05.09.2018

    For savory, a toss-up between shakshuka and veggie eggs benedict with a mustard hollandaise. For sweet brunch, crepes every time.

  64. Annika
    05.09.2018

    Definitely an omelet made with all kinds of delicious veggies and topped with salsa and avocado. It doesn’t get much better than that.

  65. Annette
    05.09.2018

    Definitely waffles!

  66. Erin W
    05.09.2018

    I love french toast so much paired with delicous coffee…Brunch heaven.

  67. Cameron
    05.09.2018

    Those mini frittatas sound awesome, might have to try those this weekend.
    My favorite brunch food is cinnamon french toast

  68. Christine
    05.09.2018

    Nothing beats a frittata loaded with sliced potatoes and herbs for brunch. Except maybe a french toast casserole.

  69. Bernadette
    05.09.2018

    Tofu scramble always a hit

  70. Danielle
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch food would have to be pancakes! I’m such a sucker for dough. I also love a good veggie-filled omelette. They balance each other out. 🙂

  71. Kimmy R
    05.09.2018

    Holy moly what a fab giveaway! The best brunch I ever had was at a local brewery! I had chocolate chip waffles and I also ordered myself a flight of beers. Believe it or not but I am 37 and that was my first experience with beer. I ordered fruity ones and actually enjoyed them. Those waffles tho were absolute perfect. I have a major weakness for anything chocolatey! Thank you so much for the chance to win this fab giveaway. It would totally make my day and I would be so very grateful to win.

  72. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    05.09.2018

    Easy! Cinnamon buns!

  73. Ariana Taylor
    05.09.2018

    Waffles with maple syrup and lots of fresh fruit!

  74. Susan M
    05.09.2018

    I love Benedicts and Frittatas!

  75. elizabeth
    05.09.2018

    the cinnamon french toast is to die for!

  76. Joanna
    05.09.2018

    Not exactly a food but can Bloody Mary’s count? They pair so nicely with eggs and veggies!

  77. Maureen
    05.09.2018

    I love the spinach leek bacon quiche I have made in the past–my family seems to like it as well. I love to have a bowl of fruit minus strawberries (allergies in the family).

  78. Leah
    05.09.2018

    I love all things bread so French toast, muffins, coffee cakes, strudels…all the tummy things!

  79. Sarah Fucik
    05.09.2018

    I lean toward the sweet stuff… french toast and mimosas please!

  80. Meredith
    05.09.2018

    Morning! You absolutely can’t go wrong with avocado toast topped with a fried egg. Or waffles, they are always a good idea! Oh and coffee, endless coffee.

  81. Julie Compton
    05.09.2018

    I was recently a very happy mama with a lavender+honey biscuit topped with housemade fruit compote. Oh MYYYYYYYY! And an obvious must=good coffee

  82. ali
    05.09.2018

    i love eggs and toast any which way for brunch! unless i can have NY bagels, cream cheese and lox (i am not living in NY at the moment …)

  83. I recently bought your cookbook! Love it! My favorite brunch food is an egg and sausage casserole. Plus a mimosa, of course!

  84. Anne from anneinresidence.com
    05.09.2018

    I love a frittata (going to have to try those mini ones for sure!) but really I’m all about the sweeter side of brunch… something with a cinnamon crumble on top preferably.

  85. Amanda
    05.09.2018

    I love your vegan carrot waffles from your cookbook!! Also a hearty egg casserole, fresh muffins or breads, seasonal fruit and mimosas are always served at my brunches!! 😊

  86. Shannon
    05.09.2018

    Cornflake hash brown casserole!

  87. lisa w
    05.09.2018

    If we’re out then pancakes and hash browns. If we’re home then a baked omelette, waffles and something sweet!

  88. Stephanie May
    05.09.2018

    I love breakfast burritos with hashbrowns, avocado black beans and cheese.

  89. Holly
    05.09.2018

    Eggs and cheese on a grilled biscuit. Yum.

  90. Elena
    05.09.2018

    I love to prepare for myself a glut. free wrap filled with humus, grated raw beets and bean sprouts… Love all those flavors together!!

  91. Michele Nelson
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch food is a mushroom omelette and a bloody mary with lots of fixins!

  92. Tracy from backporchbanter.com
    05.09.2018

    Love my Mom’s special brunch casserole with wild rice, sausage, and mushrooms. I make a vegan version with plant based sausage. Mom’s casserole is the center piece of every special occasion. It’s absolutely scrumptious!

  93. manda
    05.09.2018

    Anything with eggs and a bread!

  94. Sunny Xu
    05.09.2018

    I love brunch and my favorite brunch item is egg benedict (I know it is boring but what beats than poached eggs on English muffin/toast/anything..:)

  95. Que
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch food is hands down French toast. If it’s stiffed French toast, that’s even better!!

  96. Kayley
    05.09.2018

    I love pancakes!!! Not just for brunch, but for everything.

  97. Bianca Munoz
    05.09.2018

    An authentic mexican breakfast lunch my mom makes. yum!

  98. Traci D
    05.09.2018

    Have to go with Huevos Rancheros.

  99. Jennifer
    05.09.2018

    Anything with blueberries! So am looking forward to trying your baked blueberry oatmeal above!

  100. Rachel
    05.09.2018

    I have an artichoke frittata that I love! Of course, if I am thinking about the less healthy options, I love baked goods–particularly fresh scones.

  101. Alison
    05.09.2018

    I love breakfast tacos! Really any kind of taco any time of day 🙂

  102. Megan
    05.09.2018

    My favorite is shakshuka, but anything someone else wants to cook for me is good!

  103. Sarah from Www.instagram.com
    05.09.2018

    Fritatas or egg bake

  104. kim
    05.09.2018

    on the sweet side- waffles waffles waffles! savory side- eggs benedict!

  105. Leah Sucharski
    05.09.2018

    I LOVE avocado toast with a fried egg when I’m feeling healthy and french toast when I’m feeling not so healthy 😉

  106. Elizabeth W
    05.09.2018

    Eggs Benedict!

  107. Mindy
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch: Quiche with a simple green salad. That way, I can still have a sweet treat with my early morning coffee without overdoing the sugar before noon. 😉

    Happy Mother’s Day to all our mamas!

  108. Stephanie
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch food is potatoes!! Any kind of potatoes! Just as long as they are sans dairy, I’m good!

  109. Vicki in Birmingham
    05.09.2018

    Pretty much anything with asparagus works for me…sautéed with brown butter, wrapped and baked with bacon…most any way works too!

  110. Robin
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch item is homemade whole wheat cinnamon rolls made from freshly milled whole wheat with a cup of coffee.

  111. French toast with lots of berries. The toast must be well done on the outside but still moist in the center. And a big cup of coffee1

  112. Kristine
    05.09.2018

    Huevos Rancheros are my favorite!

  113. ann
    05.09.2018

    huevos rancheros !!

  114. I love Love and Lemons!!!
    EGGS–Cooked anyway is my favorite brunch food!!!

  115. Bets
    05.09.2018

    Vegetable quiche! So good!

  116. Joi Willis
    05.09.2018

    I found this slightly difficult since I have two favorite brunch foods! I love Huevos Rancheros and Eggs Benedict!!

  117. I am with the avocado toast crowd. Sourdough toast, avocado, poached egg, radishes and coarse ground salt.

  118. Brenna
    05.09.2018

    Mmm…this is hard! I do love a good omelete though!

  119. Deanna
    05.09.2018

    I really love mini quiches with different fillings, and pigs in a blanket for the kids.

  120. Liza
    05.09.2018

    Hash browns – crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside!

  121. Judy
    05.09.2018

    Wonderful recipes! My favorite brunch item is a good quiche or frittata.
    All of your food photos are beautiful and look so appetizing!

  122. Erika
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch food….hmmm….well, I’m a savory and veg kind of gal, so I love something with eggs, lots of deep green leafy veg, and something spicy and peopery, like arugula or nasturtium flowers. But first, COFFEE! First I have the coffee, then I do the mothering.

  123. Joanna
    05.09.2018

    Anything that comes with toast!

  124. Valerie
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch food would be fresh fruit and any flavor of muffin.

  125. gina
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch food is huevos rancheros!

  126. Lauren from gracewithindementia.com
    05.09.2018

    Frittata with LOTS of sauteed vegetables!

    Thanks for sharing your great brunch recipes.

  127. L.J.
    05.09.2018

    A healthy vegetable and very cheesy quiche!

  128. Christine Sapp
    05.09.2018

    Quiche and mimosas.

  129. Masja
    05.09.2018

    Hard to choose, but I love a good veggie skillet…. crispy hash browns, fresh grilled veggies, and topped with an over easy egg! (and some hot sauce, of course). My favorite brunch drink is definitely a mimosa!

  130. Devon
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch recipe is definitely a tofu scramble paired with avocado toast! I love making that for a get together, too! It is so easy to throw in whatever seasonal vegetables you have on hand and everyone can take as little or as much as they want!

  131. Sarah Wilson
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch food is fancy toast! Be it avocado, jam, banana, or whatever sounds good! I also love to put it on fancier bread to make it a real treat!

  132. Alene
    05.09.2018

    Quiche quiche quiche!!!

  133. Jacqui
    05.09.2018

    my favorite brunch food is huevos rancheros!

  134. Sara Nieburg
    05.09.2018

    Bloody marys topped with an Old Bay spiced shrimp or two!

  135. Okonomiyaki (a savory Japanese pancake), green salad, and iced jasmine tea.

  136. Amelia
    05.09.2018

    Shakshuka is hands-down my favorite brunch food. it’s so simple to make, yet tastes so good, I get so many compliments and feel much fancier than I am when I serve it.

  137. joti b
    05.09.2018

    I love baked cheddar,eggs & potatoes.

  138. Carol
    05.09.2018

    Any & all frittata’s!

  139. Terri
    05.09.2018

    I love fresh herb/ veggie Frittatas with sparkling Mimosas!

  140. Jeri
    05.09.2018

    Eggs Benedict and Bloody Marys.

  141. Elizabeth
    05.09.2018

    What a fun giveaway! Thanks for hosting! I love french toast and since I don’t make it at home often, I love to order it when we’re at a restaurant, along with a glass of fresh juice (got to keep it healthy!) 🙂

  142. Sanja
    05.09.2018

    Breakfast tacos!

  143. jberry
    05.09.2018

    A perfectly poached egg served over just about anything, w/o dill.

  144. jan
    05.09.2018

    Brunch is my favorite! I especially love a good french toast casserole.

  145. Jessie
    05.09.2018

    Spanish tortilla!

  146. Lauren
    05.09.2018

    Green eggs (scrambled with finely chopped kale and a bit of garlic) are always a hit in our house!

  147. So fun! Love the giveaway 🙂 My favorite brunch item is a build-your-own Belgian waffle! I love topping mine with berries, nuts and coconut whipped cream with just a drizzle of maple syrup! YUM!!!

  148. Alicia
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch is muffins or scones with a mixed fruit salad and yogurt.
    Your pictures are so beautiful and the recipes that I have tried have been delicious. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes.

  149. bhec from rebhecca.com
    05.09.2018

    Soooooo the coconut strawberry tart! a vegan indulgent! Thank you!

  150. Ashley
    05.09.2018

    A tofu scramble with sautéed greens, maybe with a side of toast and coconut bacon!🥥

  151. celeste
    05.09.2018

    My favorite was my grandfather’s biscuits and gravy. Also his fried okra. He started out with the railroad as a fireman and was also the cook. That man could cook!

  152. coral sayer
    05.09.2018

    savory always with some sort of salad and a pancake or waffle to share, best of both worlds!

  153. Heather from love%20and%20lemons
    05.09.2018

    Leftover enchiladas (or tamales) with a fried egg on top and avocado. Don’t forget the queso fresco!

  154. Mandy Crosby
    05.09.2018

    I never get tired of a crustless zucchini quiche I made with my son when he was younger. I let him put some dried basil in the mix and he heavy handed it about 3 times the amount the recipe called for. It came out delicious and I’ve made it the same way ever since!!

  155. Brenda Haines
    05.09.2018

    Eggs Benedict with a west coast spin. Got to through some avocado on there.

  156. Kristina M
    05.09.2018

    i love making dutch babies for my husband and i on weekends. so easy and delicious!

  157. Donna F.
    05.09.2018

    Mushroom and spinach omelette with a mimosa, of course.

  158. Adele
    05.09.2018

    Banana French Toast

  159. Pam
    05.09.2018

    Ooo, I love brunch.
    I don’t think there’s a brunch dish I don’t like…it’s difficult to go out for brunch because of all of the options.

    If I’m dining out, I pick things I usually don’t make at home, like eggs benedict.

    At home, my favorite is probably homemade muffins or scones, with a pot of Assam tea. But quiches are a close second place.

  160. Rebecca R
    05.09.2018

    Eggs Benedict, all day. I’ve had one with prosciutto, arugula and a balsamic glaze that was one of my faves

  161. Andrea
    05.09.2018

    I love palacsinta or a yeasted bread

  162. Allison
    05.09.2018

    Red Flannel Hash! Smashed potatoes and roasted beets with horseradish sauce, along with fried eggs and a carrot/arugula salad with lemon mint dressing.

  163. Krispy
    05.09.2018

    My absolute fav brunch food is breakfast burritos with beans, greens, feta and eggs

  164. Emily Schostack
    05.09.2018

    Call me old-fashioned, but I love the brunch casserole. This could be strata, a french toast bake, or a pan of jammy, fruity baked oatmeal. Something about that slow bake in the oven is the embodiment of weekend luxury. We have no where to be so we can take our time in the kitchen; something that you never see on a weekday.

  165. Kelly D
    05.09.2018

    A cheddar omelette is my favorite.

  166. Mary Wahlmeier
    05.09.2018

    I love a good breakfast burrito for brunch. The best one I’ve had yet was at the Fat Cat in Chicago!

  167. Samantha W
    05.09.2018

    cant’ go wrong with bacon and french toast (with bottomless mimosas of course!!)

  168. Rita
    05.09.2018

    So tough! I enjoy making cinnamon rolls to serve to others, but a couple of eggs, crispy bacon, and a pancake make the perfect brunch!

  169. Emmy
    05.09.2018

    What a fabulous thing to share! My favorite brunch is anything savory in puff pastry, plus fruit to refresh your mouth, and super strong black coffee.

  170. Johanna
    05.09.2018

    I love Cream Cheese and Lox on a bagel! Maybe a side of scrambled eggs, plus a really strong cup of coffee. And maybe some cookies to follow! Happy Mother’s Day!

  171. Christine
    05.09.2018

    Favorite brunch food is definitely smoked salmon cream cheese bagel!

  172. Julia
    05.09.2018

    The omelets from Bouldin Creek Cafe. So good and tons of veggies! I miss them like crazy since moving to Virginia. Also lemon ricotta pancakes. Plus coffee and a mimosa even though they kinda cancel each other out. Man… is it the weekend yet?

  173. Amanda S.
    05.09.2018

    Waffles for sure!! With fresh fruit and real syrup. 🙂

  174. Ashley Mauceri
    05.09.2018

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! My favorite part of brunch is a well made cappuccino. I just love them!

  175. Kelly R.
    05.09.2018

    Anything we make with family surrounding me!

  176. Shoshana Rose
    05.09.2018

    Most definitely french toast casserole!

  177. Brittany Audra @ Audra's Appetite
    05.09.2018

    I’ve been really enjoying egg frittatas with all the spring veggies!

  178. Adriana
    05.09.2018

    I love quiche, frittatas too are great brunch. A couple of weeks ago I enjoyed your roasted vegetables lasagna with my daughter and it was so good. Thanks for posting such good recipes and for the giveaways 😊

  179. Cynthia
    05.09.2018

    Mimosas! Those count right? 🙂

  180. Rhonna
    05.09.2018

    Home fries or just any form of potato thanks 🤤

  181. P.J. Ringer
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch food is crab Benedict

  182. Kim
    05.09.2018

    I love brunch!! Anything with eggs is always good. But I think the classic fluffy pancakes with blueberries are always a hit!

  183. Tomi Wilson-Keiser
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch food is pancakes!!! I love them with lots of fresh berries placed in the batter after going on the griddle. That way I can load each one up. Lots of real maple syrup, and butter.

    One of my other favorites is poached eggs on toast with fresh avocado and a small green vegetable salad with balsamic vinegrette. Yum!

  184. Melissa
    05.09.2018

    Challah French Toast souffle with strawberries

  185. Rachael
    05.09.2018

    Pancakes and grits 😊😊

  186. Lindsey
    05.09.2018

    My favorite would have to be waffles!

  187. kathi
    05.09.2018

    My favorite brunch recipe is yeasted waffles with a choice of blueberry sauce and whipped cream or real maple syrup and butter.

  188. Sharon
    05.09.2018

    Omelet, cheese grits, and bloody marys.

  189. Diana M
    05.09.2018

    French Toast!!!!

  190. Amber Henry
    05.09.2018

    My above all else favorite is fried chicken and cachapas from a Venezuelan restaurant. To die for!

  191. Amber
    05.09.2018

    Roasted potatoes

    Yes—very simple and basic. I can’t get enough potatoes.

  192. Merrilee Larsen
    05.09.2018

    Oh Tofu Rancheros for sure … sounds awful I know but with crispy tofu and black beans fresh salsa, pickled carrots .. simply heaven
    Just decided what to have on Mother’s Day- boom

  193. Miranda
    05.09.2018

    I love making jams and marmalade! My favorite brunch item is toasted ciabatta with tangerine/vanilla bean/cinnamon stick marmalade. (Paired with good coffee, great company, and a sweet dog resting at our feet.) 💕🍋

  194. Victoria Packer
    05.09.2018

    I love fried polenta with maple syrup topped with lots of fresh blueberries and strawberries!
    It’s delicious as a base for ratatouille with a little cheese on top.

  195. Victoria Packer
    05.09.2018

    Ps not the ratatouille on top of the berries and syrup, either or………

  196. Angelica
    05.09.2018

    For brunch I love vegan cinnamon rolls with sticky walnut topping. I also love fruit salad for brunch.

  197. Ananda
    05.09.2018

    I love all things brunch! Maybe waffles? I know my moms favorite thing about brunch are the Bloody Mary’s.

  198. Stacy
    05.09.2018

    I always go for the cinnamon rolls, extra frosting 🙂

  199. Colette
    05.09.2018

    I love eating your double chocolate zucchini muffins for breakfast when I’m craving something sweet. Otherwise, my favorite brunch foods are egg based- breakfast tacos, quiche, avocado toast with an over easy egg on top. I’m drawn out of bed with the inspirational thought of “what will I cook today?” Keep up the amazing work on your blog, Jeanine!

  200. Margaret
    05.09.2018

    Anything sweet and baked…scones, muffins, quick breads. Mmmmm.

  201. Wilda Ernst
    05.09.2018

    Mmmmmm, Vegetable Kish

  202. Anjali
    05.09.2018

    I love a great hazelnut cappuccino, a little sweet and bitter! That with vegetable filled omelet makes the best meal!

  203. Chandna
    05.09.2018

    Ohh….
    something savory like avocado toast with tomatoes, onions, and sesame seeds!

  204. Jessica
    05.09.2018

    Bloody Mary’s!

  205. Kathy K.
    05.10.2018

    A favorite for brunch is cinnamon raisin stuffed French toast. Topped with Greek yogurt and cinnamon, it’s pretty much perfect!

  206. Lisa
    05.10.2018

    I love baked egg casseroles and stratas!

  207. Joycelyn
    05.10.2018

    Oh for me, it would have to be fluffy buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup & butter and a fresh mixed fruit cup!

  208. Janet L
    05.10.2018

    My absolute favorite brunch has to be Shrimp and Grits. It’s certainly not the healthiest but it’s hard to beat.

  209. Jennifer Scull
    05.10.2018

    A nice avocado toast topped with sprouts and tomato or a thick Belgian waffle covered in fresh berries would be my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!

  210. Pam
    05.10.2018

    Veggie Omelette with a Bloody Maria

  211. Karlie
    05.10.2018

    Lemon poppyseed (buckwheat!) pancakes at our local brunch place! xox

  212. gretchen adams
    05.10.2018

    waffles!!!!!
    Buckwheat!

  213. Judith
    05.10.2018

    Mezze! Flatbread, labne, hummus, olives, chopped salad, hard boiled eggs, a fruit platter and ma’amul (Moroccan cookie with dates) to have with coffee. And friends and family to share it with!

  214. Natasha
    05.10.2018

    Definitely biscuits and gravy!

  215. Elizabeth Shelly
    05.10.2018

    A few weeks past my parents held a wine tasting brunch at their place for friends and I. As always, my mum cooked (and cooked, and cooked) lots of delicious things to munch on.

    She made a fantastic mushroom-feta-spinach frittata and (though I don’t partake) her classic pecan topped sticky buns.

    This year for mothers day we’re making brunch Crepes with buckwheat purchased in Québec at a beautiful little creperie. Egg, cheese, and sweet ones, too, of course.

  216. Kelly C
    05.10.2018

    I love the idea for the mini frittatas. This is perfect for adults and kids alike!

  217. Leah
    05.10.2018

    These are fantastic ideas!! I absolutely love breakfast tacos for brunch 🙂

  218. Erin
    05.10.2018

    My favorite go-to is waffles — either savory or sweet! Thanks for these recipes, as always!

  219. Leah H.
    05.10.2018

    I love egg white omelettes with a side of crispy bacon!

  220. Sophia S
    05.10.2018

    My ideal brunch combines sweet and savory! I have such a sweet tooth so I always want some granola, a pancake, or a muffin on the side with something more savory. I like to sauté chopped vegetables and then put eggs right in between them, cover the pan for 5 minutes, and finish with lots of fresh herbs! It creates these wonderful pseudo-poached eggs. I want to try your mango muffin recipe, it looks delicious!

  221. Bobbi Wiehtoff
    05.10.2018

    I love my husband’s french toast. Mostly because I don’t have to make it!

  222. Kate
    05.10.2018

    Malted waffles topped with goat cheese, green onion, bacon and maple syrup

  223. Courtney
    05.10.2018

    I love to make a nice frittata with seasonal vegetables and sometimes a little cheese 🙂

  224. angie yer
    05.10.2018

    My favorite is my almond flour waffles with a side of sour cream

  225. Dawn
    05.10.2018

    Multi-grain Waffles and fresh fruit

  226. Arianna
    05.10.2018

    Strawberry basil French toast!

  227. Stacy
    05.10.2018

    If I’m making it, probably biscuits and gravy. If I’m going out for brunch, basically anything but splitting a french toast with a large group AND ordering my meal is my favorite thing to do.

  228. Jennifer C.
    05.10.2018

    I love breakfast casserole! Or quiche! Or a frittata! I love breakfast any time of the day!

  229. Kirst
    05.10.2018

    Best special brunch treat is definitely challah french toast! My favorites though are yogurt with granola and fresh fruit, or a smoothie bowl with granola in the summer. Yummmmm.

  230. Kelly
    05.10.2018

    My favorite brunch option is a Denver omelet. Such a “simple” food but I can’t resist one if it’s on the menu. Bonus points if it comes with a side salad (arugula, of course) and some homefries!

  231. Sruti
    05.10.2018

    My favorite is classic bruschetta + avocado with basil from the garden!

  232. Jackie Killelea
    05.10.2018

    My favorite brunch food is pancakes.

  233. Jenn
    05.10.2018

    I really love a good egg casserole or shakshuka for brunch! And, of course, if cocktails are involved, I love the Minty French 75 from the Love and Lemons cookbook – so refreshing. 🙂

  234. Pei
    05.10.2018

    My favorite brunch item is a savory spinach strata! A huge hit no matter the age group and all it requires is baking the morning of!

  235. Jill
    05.10.2018

    Chocolate chip pancakes because I will forever be a kid at heart!

  236. christine weeks
    05.10.2018

    i would say a fancy pancake with a delicious bloody mary!!!

  237. christine weeks
    05.10.2018

    I would say a fancy pancake or an omelette with a delicious bloody mary!

  238. Edie
    05.10.2018

    My favorite brunch dish is any kind of egg casserole or scones of any kind!

  239. Angela Hendricks
    05.10.2018

    I love croissants and jam! Coffee must be present. Muffins are always a plus!

  240. jennifer
    05.10.2018

    Favorite brunch staple – mimosas and the strata at a local restaurant near me.

  241. Shirley Dembo
    05.10.2018

    All of your quiche recipes are great for brunch. The quiche is always a hit!

  242. Kim Dahlquist
    05.10.2018

    Our favorite brunch is anything with avocado and a yummy veggie quiche. Enjoyed outside with friends and family makes it even better.

  243. Shayla
    05.10.2018

    Oatmeal waffles and bacon!

  244. amanda whitley
    05.10.2018

    my favorite brunch food is scrambled eggs

  245. Chrissie
    05.10.2018

    Favorite Brunch food? WAFFLES!!!

  246. Jennifer H.
    05.10.2018

    I love savory items for brunch. I had a delicious dish with short rib and poached egg at a b and b we stayed at. So good!!!

  247. Kaylee
    05.10.2018

    Strawberry basil shortcakes!!!

  248. Emily H.
    05.10.2018

    I love biscuits and sage gravy!

  249. Heidi A
    05.10.2018

    Anything with eggs! My current obsession is toasted sourdough with garlic sautéed spinach and chickpeas with a runny egg on top.

  250. Jennifer Essad
    05.10.2018

    Omelets – there is a restaurant on the water we like to go to for Sunday Brunch on special occasions where there is many amazing and delicious foods but the omelet station is phenomenal. I ask for one egg at a time so if I’d like a second once can be made a little later with totally different ad ins

  251. Maddie
    05.11.2018

    I love brunch! It’s hard to choose one favorite, but I’d probably have to say a good omelet.

  252. Christy Peeples DuBois
    05.11.2018

    What a great goveaway!! My favorite brunch good to make is Breakfast PizzA. It is always a hit.

  253. Annette
    05.11.2018

    My favorite brunch food is quiche. I probably eat it only when I have brunch at a local kitchen store.

  254. Courtney Wallace
    05.11.2018

    I’m excited to enter this giveaway! 🙂 My favorite brunch food is avocado toast on an everything bagel.

  255. MC
    05.11.2018

    My favorite brunch is an everything bagel sandwich with cream cheese and smoked salmon-YUM!!

  256. rhonda
    05.11.2018

    any savory brunch item

  257. Bethany
    05.11.2018

    By far a good bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon, but also quiche of any kind. And coffee, always coffee.
    (Entering on behalf of my mom, as I’m not currently in the US)

  258. juliann
    05.11.2018

    I love waffles and a fruit salad with strong black chai to sip

  259. Kristin Riding
    05.11.2018

    I love french toast! I can’t wait to try the Cinnamon Sugar French Toast for brunch this weekend!

  260. Love the strawberry tart recipe!!!! I can’t wait to make it for my family! I’m cutting back on my sugar intake for health reasons and this recipe was a perfect fit for my dietary needs!!! Love your site!

  261. Kira
    05.11.2018

    My favorite brunch food is tofu scramble, easy and tasty!

  262. Megan
    05.11.2018

    Favorite brunch food is crepes! I make a batch the night before and then add everyone’s favorite toppings in the morning. I’m more of a sweet crepe kinda gal, while my husband prefers a gruyere/egg/ham crepe.

  263. Jessica Bennett
    05.11.2018

    I LOVE a salmon and egg casserole. With homemade tartar sauce! It sounds weird but it’s sooo good!

  264. Michelle
    05.11.2018

    Waffles and fresh berries!

  265. Jillian Too
    05.11.2018

    I love simple fruit salads and hash brown casserole for brunch.

  266. bridget
    05.11.2018

    mixed berry baked oatmeal wins with my family every time

  267. Shawna
    05.11.2018

    Mmmmm… Biscuits and gravy.

  268. Ioana Bradeanu
    05.11.2018

    My favorite brunch is egg frittata with veggies, cheese, and bacon.

  269. Elicia P
    05.12.2018

    My favorite happens to be french toast and a nice mimosa.

  270. Erin Henshaw
    05.13.2018

    Avocado toast is definitely one of my favorites but all of the recipes above look like Heaven!!!

  271. Isabelle from makersunwound.com
    05.14.2018

    I’m always inspired by your creations!
    My favourite brunch food is when my mom used to make berry compote and cream cheese stuffed French toast on very special occasions, and it was the best!

  272. Margaret
    05.14.2018

    I’m a huge fan of Huevos Rancheros! Give me some spicy eggs everyday!

  273. Jill Heffron
    05.15.2018

    My favorite brunch food is a tortilla espanol — also known as a big think omelette with caramelized potatoes and onions. I usually serve it with a green salad with a tangy vinaigrette or a berry salad. I think the next time I will try it with your salad with clementines and mint and watermelon radish. That would be a nice, bright contrast to the earthiness of the tortilla espanol.

  274. Cindy A.
    05.15.2018

    My favorite is quiche.

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