Slideshow: 23 Recipes for Mother's Day Brunch

Baked Eggs With Mushrooms, Cheddar, and Ham
Baked Eggs With Mushrooms, Cheddar, and Ham

Tender, pork-infused mushrooms pair naturally with these baked eggs. A topping of grated cheddar cheese adds extra creaminess and savoriness to this ultimate brunch dish.

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[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Puffy Ramp Frittata
Puffy Ramp Frittata

Ramps are more pungently scented than scallions or onions, but they're also sweeter and more mildly flavored, making them a natural match for eggs. Add them to this light and fluffy frittata that's somewhere between a soufflé and a Spanish-style tortilla..

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Skillet Spring Frittata with Asparagus and Goat Cheese
Skillet Spring Frittata with Asparagus and Goat Cheese

One of the great things about frittatas is that you can pick your fillings and make it all in one skillet with minimal mess. Serve this quick and easy springtime frittata to mom and use the time you've saved for spending the day with her.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]

Foolproof Poached Eggs
Foolproof Poached Eggs

If the thought of having to poach eggs for a Benedict has you doubting your own culinary skills, rest assured, we've got you covered. This trick involves nothing more than a fine mesh strainer, and unlike every other poached egg trick out there, this one really really works.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Crispy Potato, Chorizo, and Green Chili Hash With Avocado and Eggs
Crispy Potato, Chorizo, and Green Chili Hash With Avocado and Eggs

Ultra-crisp potatoes fried in chorizo fat with chunks of chorizo, seared green chilies, and scallions, all topped with baked eggs, avocado, and cilantro. It's a heck of a way to start the day.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Mushrooms, Bacon, and Asparagus Topped With Eggs
Mushrooms, Bacon, and Asparagus Topped With Eggs

This simple hash starts with bacon crisped in a skillet. The leftover fat is then used to brown the mushrooms, which soak up all of the flavor. Tender-crisp asparagus adds a bit of green, while a runny egg smothers it all in delicious golden yolk.

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Easy Kale Quiche
Easy Kale Quiche

A full pound and a half of kale gets packed down into this pie, making for a sturdy quiche that's more about the greens than it is about the custard.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Bacon, Cheese, and Scallion Waffles
Bacon, Cheese, and Scallion Waffles

These waffles have bacon, scallion, and cheese that oozes out the edges and crisps up into frills. Add a healthy glug of maple syrup for a flavor-packed combo of sweet and savory.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Maple Pecan Crêpes
Maple Pecan Crêpes

With maple and pecans cooked with brown sugar, these crêpes are reminiscent of pecan pie. And though they'll make a fancy statement on the plate, they actually require few ingredients.

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Carrot Cake Pancakes With Sweet Orange Cream
Carrot Cake Pancakes With Sweet Orange Cream

These pancakes deliberately bridge the sometimes blurry gap between breakfast and dessert. Call it brunch, call it bressert (if you must)—we'd just call it plain delectable.

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes with Maple Roast Rhubarb
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes with Maple Roast Rhubarb

Take advantage of peak rhubarb season by transforming the stalky vegetable into a maple-sweetened compote. Its tangy flavor goes well with the earthy whole grains in these moist and fluffy pancakes.

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[Photograph: Anna Markow]

Easy Strawberry Danish
Easy Strawberry Danish

Using Pillsbury Crescent Rolls for the dough is a shortcut way to make danishes. This version tops the sweet cheese filling with strawberries, but feel free to use another berry of your choice.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Brie and Nutella Grilled Cheese
Brie and Nutella Grilled Cheese

Nutella (and moms) make most things better. When added to a brie grilled cheese sandwich, the hazelnut and chocolate spread makes for one delicious mess of a sandwich.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Mascarpone, Strawberry, and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Mascarpone, Strawberry, and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Get creative with your grilled cheese game. These sandwiches replace your cheddar and American cheeses with smooth and sophisticated mascarpone. Slices of strawberry, ribbons of basil, and a dusting of powdered sugar turn it into something extra special.

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[Photograph: Marvin Gapultos]

Lemon Rosemary Scones
Lemon Rosemary Scones

By using fresh and aromatic lemon and rosemary instead of heavy chunks of fruit, these scones stay light and airy with a tender, moist crumb.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Beignets
Beignets

Beignets may be closely associated with New Orleans, but we can enjoy them anytime and anywhere. These deep fried fritters are pillowy and puffy like clouds. We recommend enjoying them with a cup of chicory coffee.

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[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

Coffee Cake Muffins
Coffee Cake Muffins

Coffee cake, with its sweet center and crumble topping, is a great dish to serve at a brunch. The only downside is the mess and hassle that comes with serving it. By turning it into a muffin, you'll have individual portion sizes that fit neatly into the palm of your hand.

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Pear Cardamom Muffins
Pear Cardamom Muffins

These muffins are light and tender of crumb with a a sweet, fruity, lightly spiced flavor from the marriage of pear and cardamom. Serve these with tea for an elegant meal.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]