Janet's Notebook
Make a Special Breakfast for Mom This Mother's Day


Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes


This Sunday, kick mom out of the kitchen and spoil her with a special Mother's Day breakfast. From super simple to a few steps, these Blue Ribbon recipes are not only perfect for brunch, but they're also delicious too.

"I don't like many traditional breakfast foods," explains Sharon Whitley (Webster, TX). "This Breakfast Brunch Salad is one of those perfect alternatives."

Sharon's salad would be great served alongside a yogurt parfait. A great lighter breakfast option. It's filled with orange slices, pecans, blueberries, strawberries, and other goodies.

What I like is that you can customize what fruit is included based on preference. I wouldn't substitute the orange honey dressing, though. It's sweet, tangy and delicious.

If mom is doing a low carb diet, try Janice Joy Miller's (Escondido, CA) Low Carb Zucchini Quiche. Janice Joy didn't have any milk in the house and substituted a coffee creamer she had on hand. It's definitely an odd ingredient but adds just the right amount of sweetness. To make this Keto friendly, substitute heavy cream or half and half for the creamer.

Her crust is made with turkey bacon which adds so much smoky flavor to the quiche. It's filled with zucchini and has a cheesy topping. So good.

Nancy A. shared her unusual recipe for a Blueberry Brunch Cheesecake that, after a bite, will give mom all the feels.

"[This] is so unique and delicious, with its scrumptious waffle crust, creamy, sweet and savory filling, and absolutely heavenly crumb topping, you'll have your guests lined up at your door every Sunday for this fabulous brunch creation," thinks Nancy.

The cheesecake is smooth, creamy and not overly sweet. No one will ever guess what the crust is made of. With brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and fresh blueberries, the sweet crumb topping is perfect.

My favorite special breakfast is Eggs Benedict and I loved Pam Ellingson's (Wichita, KS) crab twist for her Brunch Crab Benedict recipe.

She makes a crab salad mixture filled with green pepper, onion, artichoke hearts, cheddar cheese, and gruyere. The salad is put on top of the biscuits and toasted in the oven.

Then, it's topped with a poached egg and a simple mock hollandaise sauce. It's fancy and there are a few steps to the recipe, but a lot can be done ahead of time. Mom will be impressed when she sees these on her plate.

Who doesn't love pancakes for breakfast? I know I do especially when they're Josephine Quick's (Indianapolis, IN) Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes. You'll find yourself creating reasons you need to start the day with this recipe.

"With the pancake mix, you can add blueberries, apples, peaches, etc," shares Josephine. "Whatever you have a taste for, I have tried them all."

These pancakes are tender and have just the right amount of chocolate chips. The chips melt and are chocolate gooey perfection. Alone, the pancakes are thick, fluffy and delicious. We topped them with whipped cream, extra chocolate chips, and maple syrup. My, oh my, they're delicious.

Mom will definitely feel the love if she's woken up to one of these yummy breakfast recipes. If you're looking for even more ideas, check out our Breakfast in Bed recipe collection. The Test Kitchen would like to wish everyone a Happy Mothers Day and Happy Pinching!



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Sandra Skelton - May 7, 2019
These all look delicious. Just, PLEASE remember to clean up the kitchen so Mom doesn't have to!
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