Friday! We made it! And what a great weekend it’s going to be with Mother’s Day on Sunday. Often, the best gift we can give our mother’s is a day of rest and endless love (apart from some pampering and of course, fresh cuts from your friendly neighborhood Flowers Dandenong Hospital supplier) Growing up my sisters, dad, and I used to let Mom sleep in as we prepared her breakfast. Once she had eaten breakfast, we would normally all head downstairs so she could open her gifts. Buying Mother’s Day gifts can be difficult, but we usually find that she appreciates personalized gifts (or Cadeaux Personnalisés as the French would say) more than store-bought gifts. Personalized items are much more special and thoughtful, so it’s understandable that she prefers them. I remember one year we got her the best gift ever that she still uses to this day which was a Personalisierte Decke (personalized blanket… sorry about all the languages it’s just something we’ve always done in our house for fun!). The blanket was covered in so many different memories that we’ve shared with her over the years and every time I go over we tend to still snuggle up under it and watch a movie together. Anyway, back to breakfast. Usually, it was probably just scrambled eggs or a ham and cheese omelet and toast, but she was always so delighted to eat in bed with her girls….. or so I remember it, lol. When it comes to food I always think Mother’s Day should be about a fabulous brunch while dad’s on Father’s day get anything from the grill or smoker. I wish my mom lived closer so I could spoil her all day long with food and pampering, but I guess that’s what her visits are for. Today I’ve rounded up some of my favorite sweet and savory Brunch recipes you can make for Mom on her special day 😉 As an extra treat, it may be worth looking at personalised Hamperlicious gifts to add to all of these edible goodies!

And before we get to all my favorite Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes, don’t forget to enter into the Frontier Snacks Giveaway I posted on Wednesday!


Ham and Cheese Strata- The combo of ham and gruyere cheese is delicious in this recipe!

Overnight Ham and Cheese Strata Brunch Recipe

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole- Let the slow cooker do all the work in this meat, cheese, egg, and potato casserole.

Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Breakfast Bake- Can’t go wrong with this combo, light and delicious.

Denver Egg Cups- If hosting a brunch these are a great way to give everyone a little taste.

Brunch Enchiladas- I love how when you bake these the eggs cook right into the tortillas.


Baked Blueberry Lemon French Toast– I’m obsessed with french toast bakes over traditional french toast. This is a great recipe for Spring.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes– Super soft and fluffy pancakes. I love the ricotta and lemon together.

Whole Grain Carrot Cake Muffins- Extend carrot cake season all Spring long.

Angel Food Cake French Toast- Turning dessert into the main dish at breakfast, yes!

Vanilla Cream Filled Doughnuts- These are very high on my ‘to make’ baking list.

Better For You Pancakes- Pancakes made with better for you ingredients such as whole wheat flour and yogurt.

Better For You Pancakes made with simply pure vanilla coffee creamer and other healthy ingredient swaps

Belgian Waffles- Belgian waffles don’t have to just be made in hotels, make them at home with this delicious recipe

Last weekend for dessert I wanted to try a Spring Recipe so I made these Strawberry Cupcakes with Creamy Strawberry Buttercream.

My husband and I both being huge chocolate fans absolutely LOVED these cupcakes. They did take some more work than most cupcakes I’ve made, but gosh were they worth it.

Strawberry cupcakes with creamy strawberry buttercream

If not for Mother’s Day I suggest baking them for any Spring gathering or cookout you have coming up. They will sure be a crowd pleaser! And they’re healthy because of the strawberries right? hehe.

Strawberry cupcakes with creamy strawberry buttercream

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there. Mom, thanks for always being my inspiration and teaching me everything I know especially in the kitchen. Mom’s always give the best baking advice. We love you!

Thanks to Heather for today’s Friday Favorites Link Up. You can read previous Friday Favorites posts here.

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What are your Mother’s Day meal plans?

Sweet or savory Brunch?

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9 Comments on Mother’s Day Favorites

    • sweetandstrong
      May 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Kelli =)

  1. Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    May 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm (6 years ago)

    What a yummy roundup! Those strawberry cupcakes are shear perfection!

  2. Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    May 15, 2017 at 10:06 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m with you, I wish I could have been with my mama yesterday on Mother’s Day. Thank heaven for cell phones and text messaging, because I live 2,500 miles away from her but talk to her every single day! On another note, all of these sweet recipes look awesome, especially those strawberry cupcakes!

    • sweetandstrong
      May 17, 2017 at 9:38 pm (6 years ago)

      OH wow you live super far away from mom. And yes I don’t know what I’d do without technology to keep us in touch. Hoping you get to spend a visit with your mom soon =)

  3. Emily
    May 15, 2017 at 10:36 pm (6 years ago)

    I just always have this affinity for sweet breakfasts. We made French Toast for yesterday’s breakfast. We have this yummy overnight French toast casserole recipe. And that egg casserole at the top sounds so good. 🙂 Life has been so crazy busy lately that I haven’t done many fancy breakfasts, but it’s always worth it when I can carve out some time.

    • sweetandstrong
      May 17, 2017 at 9:38 pm (6 years ago)

      I’m with you on the sweet breakfast, especially on the weekends. I like making savory breakfast dishes for dinner, is that weird?

  4. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
    May 16, 2017 at 2:20 am (6 years ago)

    Those cupcakes are gorgeous! I’m pinning that recipe for sure. MY favorite bakery in ATL used to do strawberry cakes in the spring. I’m normally a chocolate person, but I’d drop everything for that cake.

    • sweetandstrong
      May 17, 2017 at 9:39 pm (6 years ago)

      Yes I was shocked how my chocolate loving husband and I both couldn’t get enough of the strawberry cupcakes. You definitely need to try baking them!