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A Southener's guide to a flower- and brunch-filled Mother's Day

Mother's Day is right around the corner, but you don't need to fret if you haven't done much planning yet. All you need to do to make sure her day is special is to purchase a card and consult our guide to all things Mom. We've got plenty of food, drink and gift ideas below, plus plenty of serving suggestions to make it a day to remember.

Southern Kitchen's foolproof guide to breakfast in bed
The perfect Mother's Day gift is made with love and served in bed. If you’re looking for a simple way to impress your mom, whip up a delicious breakfast and serve it to the supermom in your life. We can't think of a better gift idea (and a fun way) to get the kids involved in a homemade gift. To make sure nothing disastrous happens, we've got nine tips and tricks to make your morning meal shine.
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3 Mother's Day brunch recipes to make this weekend
Instead of attempting to bribe your city's best brunch restaurant for reservations on short notice (and good luck with that), make Mother's Day brunch even more special by making it yourself, with help from Southern Kitchen's recipe tsar Jeffrey Gardner. He's back with three dishes — two from our recipe collection and one of his own — to help you put together a fantastic midday meal any mother will love.
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Impress your mom with a towering brunch board filled with all of her favorite breakfast foods
If you're ready to go all-out on brunch, we recommend building a towering, versatile brunch board. What's a brunch board, you ask? Imagine a cheese board, but filled with waffles or pancakes or colorful oatmeal toppings, or even, well, cheese. Depending on your mom's favorite foods, the board can be just about anything.
Here are five steps to making one yourself

Celebrate Mother's Day, as Virginia Willis does, with homemade crêpes
Chef Virginia Willis' favorite way to celebrate Mother's Day is by making her mama's recipe for crêpes au champignon (crêpes with mushrooms). It sounds intimidating, but trust us, once you read through Willis' easy-to-follow recipe, you'll be whipping up crêpes like nobody's business.
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The 10 best last-minute Mother’s Day gifts of 2019
You know your mom best, but sometimes you need a bit of inspiration to get going. Maybe she's a big reader (or an aspiring reader) who could use a new device for her eBooks. Perhaps she prefers a way to keep up on her favorite movies and shows. Or if she is more sentimental, consider a journal that the two of you can work on together. Every mom is different and has their own tastes, but we've put together a list that has something for everyone.
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Need a bit more Mother's Day inspiration? Here are some of our favorite dishes to serve this weekend.

Stuffed French Toast with Strawberries
The only thing better than regular French toast is French toast stuffed with cream cheese filling and topped with a cascading pile of strawberries.
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Classic Buttermilk Biscuits
If you're looking for the perfect biscuit, look no further than these classic, buttery, buttermilk biscuits. For the best results, seek out White Lily self-rising flour; its low protein content will help produce the lightest, fluffiest biscuits.
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Real-Deal Hollandaise Sauce
One of the five mother sauces in classical French cooking, hollandaise is made by whisking melted clarified butter into egg yolks to form a creamy emulsion. It is the secret sauce in eggs Benedict, which you can make with our perfect poached egg recipe, along with a toasted English muffin and a bit of country ham.
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Seared Salmon with Sugar Snaps and Horseradish Cream
If you're planning to serve a special dinner this Sunday, spring for salmon. The spice and piquancy of the horseradish is — surprisingly — a delicious foil for the sweetness of the sugar snap peas. Salmon has a natural affinity for horseradish, so it’s the perfect fish to tie these two flavors together.
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Magic Lemon Cups
These individually-sized lemon cakes "magically" separate into an ethereally light sponge and creamy lemon curd as they bake. They're the perfect finish to a perfect Mother's Day.
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Want more? You can find all of our Mother's Day recipes here

Photo (casserole): Ranji McMillan
Photos (breakfast board, French toast, biscuits, eggs Benedict, salmon): Ramona King
Photo (crepes): Virginia Willis
Photo (gifts): Best Reviews
Photo (lemon cakes) Kate Williams