Mum’s Magic: 17 Mother’s Day Dishes That’ll Make You Her Favorite

Celebrating Mother’s Day comes with the joy of sharing a meal that shows just how much she means to you. With 17 dishes designed to delight, there’s something special about preparing a meal that can express our gratitude and love. These meals are not just about the taste but the memories and moments they help create around the table. It’s a way to say “thank you” and perhaps even secure your spot as her favorite, all through the universal language of good food.

Strawberry Upside Down Cake with a slice missing.
Strawberry Upside Down Cake. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Bacon, Cheddar & Green Onion Scones

Bacon, Cheddar, Green Onion Scones on a black plate.
Bacon, Cheddar & Green Onion Scones. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Waking up to a tray of our Bacon, Cheddar & Green Onion Scones can make the morning extra special. They’re a savory treat that combines the smokiness of bacon with the sharpness of cheddar and a fresh kick from green onions. Perfect for a leisurely breakfast or a brunch gathering, they bring warmth and comfort to the table. It’s a delightful way to start Mother’s Day, showing love through every bite.
Get the Recipe: Bacon, Cheddar & Green Onion Scones

Shirazi Salad

Shirazi Salad in a white serving bowl.
Shirazi Salad. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Shirazi Salad is a burst of freshness that can lighten up any meal. This dish is a colorful mix that’s as delightful to look at as it is to eat. It’s perfect for a side dish or a light lunch, offering a crisp, refreshing taste that complements richer mains beautifully. Adding this to your Mother’s Day menu brings a touch of elegance and freshness.
Get the Recipe: Shirazi Salad

Mediterranean Cod

Mediterranean cod on a rectangular platter.
Mediterranean Cod. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Treat her to the flavors of the sea with our Mediterranean Cod. This dish is all about simplicity, letting the natural flavors of the cod shine through. It’s a healthy and delicious option that pairs well with a variety of sides. Serving this shows thoughtfulness in preparing a meal that’s both tasty and nourishing.
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Creamed Corn

Smoked Creamed Corn in a black skillet.
Creamed Corn. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Creamed Corn is a creamy, comforting side dish that’s always a hit. It’s sweet, buttery, and irresistibly smooth, making it the perfect complement to any meal. This dish brings back memories of family dinners, adding a nostalgic touch to your celebration. It’s a simple yet heartfelt way to add warmth to the Mother’s Day spread.
Get the Recipe: Creamed Corn

Zucchini Bread

Sliced Zucchini Bread.
Zucchini Bread. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Nothing says home like a slice of our Zucchini Bread, moist and full of flavor. It’s a versatile treat that fits perfectly into a cozy breakfast, a lovely afternoon snack, or even a sweet end to the day. This bread is a reminder of the simple pleasures in life, baked into each loaf. Offering this on Mother’s Day is a sweet gesture that speaks volumes.
Get the Recipe: Zucchini Bread

Cold Crab Dip

A bowl of cold crab dip with crackers and chives.
Cold Crab Dip. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Kick off the celebration with our Cold Crab Dip, a creamy and luxurious start to any meal. It’s a crowd-pleaser that’s easy to whip up but offers complex flavors that impress. This dip is ideal for sharing, making it a fantastic choice for gatherings. It’s a way to elevate the appetizers with a dish that’s both sophisticated and delicious.
Get the Recipe: Cold Crab Dip

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

An apple cinnamon roll on a plate with a spoon.
Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Merge the comfort of cinnamon rolls with the classic taste of apple pie in our Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls. These are sweet, sticky, and filled with the warm flavors of cinnamon and apple. They make a perfect treat for a Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch, filling the kitchen with their enticing aroma. It’s a heartwarming dish that combines two favorites into one.
Get the Recipe: Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Smoked Chicken Legs with Red Pepper Glaze

Smoked Chicken Legs with Red Pepper Glaze on a round platter.
Smoked Chicken Legs with Red Pepper Glaze. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Smoked Chicken Legs with Red Pepper Glaze are a testament to the magic of slow cooking. The smoky flavor, combined with a hint of sweetness from the glaze, makes this dish irresistible. It’s a fantastic way to show off your grilling skills while treating her to something deliciously different. This dish is a surefire way to make the meal memorable.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chicken Legs with Red Pepper Glaze

Shortbread Cookies with M&Ms

Shortbread M&M cookies on a black plate with flowers.
Shortbread Cookies with M&Ms. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Add a splash of color to the dessert table with our Shortbread Cookies with M&Ms. These cookies are buttery, crumbly, and fun, loaded with bright M&Ms. They’re perfect for serving alongside tea or as a sweet snack throughout the day. Baking these is a lovely way to bring smiles and sweetness to Mother’s Day.
Get the Recipe: Shortbread Cookies with M&Ms

Salmon Pasta Salad

Salmon pasta salad in a black bowl with forks nearby.
Salmon Pasta Salad. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Light yet satisfying, our Salmon Pasta Salad is a dish that balances flavors beautifully. It’s a refreshing take on pasta salad, with flaky salmon adding a touch of luxury. This salad is great for a Mother’s Day lunch or as a side dish for dinner. It’s an elegant, easy-to-prepare option that everyone will love.
Get the Recipe: Salmon Pasta Salad

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies on a white plate with strawberries nearby.
Strawberry Shortcake Cookies. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Strawberry Shortcake Cookies are like springtime in a bite, combining the sweetness of strawberries with a tender, cake-like texture. These cookies are a fabulous way to celebrate the season and make a delightful addition to any Mother’s Day gathering. They’re simple to make but so rewarding, offering a fresh twist on a classic dessert. These cookies are a cheerful, tasty tribute to all the moms out there.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Rhubarb Bread

A loaf of Rhubarb Bread with a few slices on a white plate.
Rhubarb Bread. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Introduce a tangy twist to the usual sweetbreads with our Rhubarb Bread. This bread is a wonderful balance of tart and sweet, moist, and utterly delicious. It’s a unique choice that stands out among the more traditional options, perfect for an afternoon treat. Sharing this bread is a great way to enjoy the flavors of the season and show mom a little culinary creativity.
Get the Recipe: Rhubarb Bread

Carrots au Gratin

A casserole dish filled with carrots au gratin.
Carrots au Gratin. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Carrots au Gratin bring a side dish to new heights with their creamy, cheesy goodness. This dish pairs the natural sweetness of carrots with a rich, savory topping. It’s an elegant addition to any meal, proving that even the humblest vegetables can be transformed into something special. Serving this is a sure way to add a touch of sophistication to the dinner table.
Get the Recipe: Carrots au Gratin

Wheat Berry Salad with Tuna & Tomatoes

Wheat Berry Salad with Tomato & Tuna in a bowl.
Wheat Berry Salad with Tuna & Tomatoes. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

For something light and nourishing, try our Wheat Berry Salad with Tuna & Tomatoes. It’s a wholesome dish packed with flavor, perfect for a health-conscious feast. This salad is a colorful, vibrant addition that brings a hearty element without being too heavy. It’s a thoughtful choice for a Mother’s Day lunch, offering something deliciously different.
Get the Recipe: Wheat Berry Salad with Tuna & Tomatoes

Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Strawberry Upside Down Cake with a slice missing.
Strawberry Upside Down Cake. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Flip dessert expectations with our Strawberry Upside Down Cake, a sweet and fruity delight. This cake is as beautiful to look at as it is to eat, with juicy strawberries topping a soft, moist cake. It’s a standout dessert that’s sure to impress, perfect for capping off a Mother’s Day meal. This cake adds a bright, festive touch to any celebration.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Seafood Stuffed Salmon

Seafood Stuffed Salmon on a circular white plate.
Seafood Stuffed Salmon. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Elevate the occasion with our Seafood Stuffed Salmon, a luxurious dish that’s surprisingly simple to prepare. This recipe takes the rich flavors of salmon and enhances them with a delicious seafood filling. It’s a sophisticated main course that’s bound to be a hit. Serving this dish is a way to bring a bit of gourmet flair to the table, making the day even more special.
Get the Recipe: Seafood Stuffed Salmon

Ham & Cheese Impossible Quiche

Slices of Ham & Cheese Impossible Quiche next to a whole pie.
Ham & Cheese Impossible Quiche. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Ham & Cheese Impossible Quiche is magic in the form of a meal, blending flavors and textures into a dish that’s both hearty and comforting. This quiche is ideal for any time of day, making it versatile for Mother’s Day dining. It’s called “impossible” because it’s incredibly easy to make, yet turns out perfectly every time. It’s a foolproof way to add a touch of elegance to your meal.
Get the Recipe: Ham & Cheese Impossible Quiche

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