Cooking · Food · Holiday · Mother's Day

It’s almost Mother’s Day

One year, my brother and I attempted to make French toast for Mom for Mother’s Day. I was following the recipe in a cookbook, which made about 1,000 pieces. But Dad came in and saved the day so we didn’t have to eat French toast for three weeks.

But because 16 hours separates us, I don’t get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom. But maybe you’ll be with your mom this Sunday, and I think you need to treat her to something special. (Don’t worry—I did buy Mom a gift and send a card.)

One of the best things about being a mom, at least in my opinion (and no, I’m not a mom), is breakfast in bed. I’ve rounded up a few mouth-watering breakfasty recipes your mom is going to love.

Monkey Bread

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This is one of my favorite breakfast goodies. All you need are some biscuits, butter, cinnamon and sugar. Oh, and an oven.

  • 4 cans refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 2 Tbs. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bundt pan. Mix white sugar and cinnamon together in a plastic bag. Cut biscuits into quarters and place them in the bag, covering in cinnamon sugar mixture. Arrange pieces in bottom of bundt pan—continue layering pieces evenly in pan. In a small saucepan, melt butter with brown sugar over medium heat. Boil for one minute. Pour over layered biscuits. Bake for 35 minutes. Let bread cool for about 10 minutes, then turn out onto plate.

Recipe adapted from Angela Mattke

Baked Brunch Omelet

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  • 1/2 loaf white bread, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 lbs. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 c. cubed cooked ham
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 1/4 c. chopped green onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9″x 13″ baking dish. Place half of bread cubes on bottom of pan. Sprinkle with half of the ham and half of the cheese; repeat. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, salt, hot sauce and onions. Pour egg mixture into pan. Place pan on top of a baking sheet with a lip and place in oven. Pour water into baking sheet and bake for 60 minutes, or until eggs have set.

Recipe adapted from

And there’s always pancakes. Or toast if you’re not good in the kitchen.

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