Food & Drink

Recipes to Make for Mother’s Day

Decadent brunch dishes, refreshing cocktails, and more ways to show your love


photo: Lauren McDuffie

Peachy Pecan Pie Pancake

Show your mama some love with this beautiful Southern breakfast. Get the recipe.


A Day-Making Breakfast Casserole

The surefire way to light up Mom’s morning. Get the recipe.

photo: Margaret Houston Dominick

Two-Ingredient Buttermilk Biscuits

These are lighter and paler than their buttery counterparts, rising like afternoon clouds and exhaling buttermilk steam. Get the recipe.


Eggs Benedict

A delicious and easy Eggs Benedict to make at home. Get the recipe.

photo: Johnny Autry

French-Style Succotash

Butter beans and bacon blend with tarragon and cream in a Georgia chef’s French-accented succotash. Get the recipe.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Classic Pimento Cheese

Pâté of the South. Get the recipe.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Grillades and Grits

The perfect Creole brunch dish. Get the recipe.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Squash Casserole

A classic Southern make-and-take casserole. Get the recipe.

photo: Andrew Welch

Mom’s Spinach Casserole

Simple yet special, this side dish could very well become a tradition in your family too. Get the recipe.

photo: Lauren McDuffie

Broiled Flank Steak with Plums and Chili Garlic Oil

This recipe “brings everything to the table: salty, spicy, and even just a little bit sweet,” writes Lauren McDuffie in her new cookbook. Get the recipe.

photo: Johnny Autry

Kardea Brown’s Lowcountry Peanut Pie

The Food Network star brings the sweet in this peanut-charged pecan pie cousin. Get the recipe.

photo: Emily Dorio

Miranda Lambert’s Lemon Meringue Pie

The Texas country icon shares a recipe inherited from her Nonny. Get the recipe.

photo: EVAN SUNG

Three Spice Carrot Cake

Atlanta chef Asha Gomez shares her mother’s favorite carrot cake recipe. Get the recipe.

Mami’s Rum Cake

Just eight ingredients make dessert magic. Get the recipe.

photo: Oriana Koren

Mom’s Mississippi Mud Cake

Pastry chef Kelly Fields shares their favorite take on a childhood favorite—marshmallows and all. Get the recipe.

photo: Marc Piscotty Photography

Earlene’s Strawberry Pie

An easy strawberry pie perfect for Mother’s Day. Get the recipe.

photo: Courtesy of House of Marigold

Marigold Banana Pudding

Louisville’s House of Marigold shares a light and fluffy version of the Southern staple. Get the recipe.

photo: Courtesy of Freight House

Strawberry Basil Pie with Black Pepper Whipped Cream

One Kentucky chef’s favorite childhood dessert plays up sweet spring strawberries. Get the recipe.

illustration: Tim Bower

Mexican 75

A Champagne cocktail with a Tequila twist—the surprise ingredient makes for a refreshing springtime brunch sipper. Get the recipe.

That’s My Jam

Something sweet for Mom. A light daytime cocktail—complete with flowers. Get the recipe.