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Chef John's Greatest Brunch Hits For Mom

Pamper Mom, Granny, Nana, or/and your favorite Auntie this Mother's Day by featuring a lavish feast of Chef John's top-rated brunch recipes. These popular preparations hit all the sweet... and savory spots, and vary in degree of difficulty from quick and easy to downright fussy. Those fancy pants creations are so worth the effort, though. Mom will appreciate every bite.

Some Like It Savory

Eggs come in so many shapes and forms, just like mothers. We love the quivering custard of quiche and the runny yolk of the star ingredient on a Benedict so elegant that it looks as though it belongs in a four-star restaurant. Beginners appreciate the ease this versatile product brings to the approachable frittata. Chef John's a master at whipping up egg dishes that can easily be the centerpiece at any special occasion.

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Chef John's Monte Cristo Eggs Benedict. Photo by

Watch this short video on mastering the French Omelette:

For Those Who Lean Toward Sweet

If you're in the eat-dessert-first camp, you've definitely got a lot of company. Give a sticky fingered wave to fellow pancake, waffle and muffin fans. Then again, you could take a page out of the winning playbook of bed and breakfast hosts and serve the meal in courses, starting with savory before finishing with something sweet.

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Cheese Blintzs. Photo by Doughgirl8

Explore All Things Brunchworthy

Watch this quick video to learn how to make those gorgeous Baked Apple Roses:

About Leslie Kelly

Always hungry to learn, never had my fill of oysters, Memphis dry rub ribs, wild salmon, chocolate chip cookies or a well-rolled lumpia. Washington state wine lover, bourbon fan. Totally obsessed with brunch!