This Mother’s Day, give her what she really wants. To eat like a queen, obviously. We’ve got that covered with recipes that are sophisticated, yet absolutely doable. From breakfast to cocktails and everything in between, it’s all here. Now, go call your mother!
Lemon Pound Cake When life hands you lemons, make this lemon pound cake. Guaranteed to give you a far more favorable outlook on everything.
Burrata Cheese with Asparagus A ridiculously rich, unthinkably creamy kin to mozzarella, burrata brings understated bling to every little thing. Prepare to swoon.
Cheese Danish Startlingly spectacular made-from-scratch cheese Danish that are going to forever change your notion of what a cheese Danish ought to be.
Lemon and Thyme Risotto A lilt of lemon and hints of thyme dance throughout this simple risotto. The best they've ever tasted.
French Toast with Earl Grey Syrup We know what you're thinking. "I better not try the Earl Grey syrup because my kids may turn up their nose at it." Make it anyways.
Ina Garten's Lemon Chicken If we had to choose just one roast chicken to spend the rest of our lives with, this would be the one. No contest.
Buttermilk Pancakes Got buttermilk? Then you're halfway to a pile of tender and fluffy pancakes. Breakfast-for-dinner never sounded so good.
Croque Madame Muffins A nifty little ooh- and aah-inducing riff on the classic croque madame that's perfect to assemble ahead of time for big batch brunches.
Classic Hollandaise Sauce Some things are so simple as to seem almost plain—until you taste them. Hollandaise is one such perfectly simple staple.
Steamed Vegetables in Parchment A savvy, sophisticated, eat-your-veggies strategy that works its stealthy charms on kids and adults alike. You're welcome.
Braised Artichokes Ever notice how folks who are drawn to artichokes tend to be evangelical about them? One taste of this, you'll understand why.
Herb-Stuffed Baked Salmon A stupendously simple yet superlatively stunning salmon recipe that requires no swimming upstream, we promise.
Lobster Salad A tumult of sensations, this cool, creamy, simple salad juxtaposes tastes and textures to fancy schmancy effect.
How To Make Croissants When you open the oven to these obscenely buttery, flaky croissants, you'll be relieved you didn't settle for what's at the grocery-store freezer case. Trust us.
Pistachio Shortbread Cookies Tender and crumbly like shortbread, yet subtly flavored and sweet like cookies, these beg the question, which are they?
Sgroppino ~ Lemon Chill This Italian sipper swirls together vodka, Prosecco, and lemon sorbet to ridiculously satiating, giggle-inducing effect.
Iced Berry Cake This far-from-fussy dessert is gonna satisfy your desire for a subtle red, white, and blue presence this coming weekend. Actually, it's gonna satisfy in a lot more ways than just that.
Cosmo Shot When you want just a taste of seduction and intrigue, rather than the full hangover, try this little number.
Crystallized Flowers Because mom loves flowers, sweets, and beautifiul things. Can you just imagine these delicate little lovelies strewn across her fave cake?!
Mango Frozen Yogurt Fro yo never tasted quite so sweet or seemed quite so simple as this lovely little rendition that calls for 3 ingredients and 10 minutes.
Lemon Madeleines Let's dispense with all the talk about Proust and time and just revel in these lemony little lovelies, shall we?
Chocolate-Bourbon Banana Bread This life-changer of a recipe isn't your mom's banana bread. It's better. And we've got no qualms saying that.
Black Coffee Ice Cream Know how every once in a while you taste something that's so insanely satiating that a single spoonful pretty much satisfies? Nah, neither do we. Pass this ice cream, please.
Coffee Crème Brûlée "I’ve actually had friends lift their gratin dish and lick it clean—right at the table!" says David Lebovitz. We'll have one of those. Actually, we'll have two.
Espresso Cake This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there's actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.
One-Bowl Mocha Brownies If you're going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense. Just taste. These brownies handle it splendidly.
Homemade Milano Cookies Forget Pepperidge Farm. Where’s the satisfaction in just ripping the bag open? Where's the longing that comes with anticipation? Right here with these homemade Milanos.
Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake Buttery and almond-y and all around impressive in its capacity to comfort, this raspberry streusel coffee cake is gonna knock your socks off. Definitely not just for breakfast.
Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream All natural. No artificial colors or flavors. Family friendly. Adult approved. And as delicious as any mint chip ice cream we've ever tasted.
Espresso Cheesecake "Luscious." "Creamy." "Incredibly delicious!" "Just the right amount of sweet." That's what folks are saying about this cheesecake.
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