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Craft the Perfect Day for Mom with 20+ Homemade Specialties!

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your love through the universal language of food. Instead of opting for the usual gifts this year, why not treat your mom to a special meal made from the heart? Our Mother’s Day dinner recipes include everything from beef to seafood dinners that will leave her feeling cherished. These dishes are delicious and easy to make, ensuring you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with Mom. So, create some unforgettable moments with the most important woman in your life and make her feel as special as she is!

Seafood Fra Diavolo

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This is an easy, delicious version of Seafood Fra Diavolo. It is spicy and bursting with the flavors of the sea. With shrimp, scallops, and clams, this dish promises to bring a smile to Mom’s face. Get the Recipe: Seafood Fra Diavolo.

Smoked Whole Chicken

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Smoking a whole chicken can result in a deliciously tender and flavorful dish that will impress your guests and satisfy your taste buds. It’s incredibly easy and so juicy that you will get a big hug from Mom. Get the Recipe: Smoked Whole Chicken.

Pork Cordon Bleu

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This pork cordon bleu is a different take on the classic chicken version. It has a few secrets to keep the pork tender and juicy. Get the Recipe: Pork Loin Cordon Bleu.

Bacon Spinach Quiche

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This Bacon Spinach Cheese Quiche is an easy breakfast, brunch, or dinner dish. It’s perfect for Mother’s Day or other holidays. Serve it with a side salad and a fruity dressing, and you will have a nice, light meal after church. Get the Recipe: Bacon Spinach Quiche.

Lobster Tacos

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Want an incredibly easy dinner? These buttery lobster tacos are the epitome of delicious eating. They take less than 20 minutes to make, they’re elegant enough for special occasions, and they will leave plenty of time to hang out with your guests. Get the Recipe: Lobster Tacos.

Balsamic Cherry Duck

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This Balsamic Cherry Glazed Roasted Duck is literally delicious! It is moist, tender, and not a bit fatty, which duck tends to be. There is very little hands-on time, which leaves more time to hang out with Mom. Get the Recipe: Balsamic Cherry Duck.

Smoked Cornish Hens

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Smoked Cornish hens offer a delightful twist on everyday chicken dinners. Adding a touch of smokiness to these small, tender birds. This recipe transforms them into a gourmet delight, perfect for special occasions or a cozy family dinner. Get the Recipe: Smoked Cornish Hens.

Coconut Shrimp

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This Coconut Shrimp Recipe has a fun twist with Lemon Marmalade Dipping Sauce! It is so easy and delicious and has a tropical flair! It’s perfect for a quick Mother’s Day dinner. Serve it with rice or sweet potato fries and a nice side salad for a complete meal. Get the Recipe: Coconut Shrimp.

Smoked New York Strip Steak

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This Smoked New York Strip is one of the most delicious ways to cook this special cut of beef. Tender, juicy, and a bit smoky. If Mom is a carnivore, you can’t go wrong with strip steaks. Get the Recipe: NY Strip Steak.

White Lasagna

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White Lasagna is a fun twist on traditional lasagna! This has Italian sausage and Romanesco, which are delicious cruciferous vegetables. Mom will really think she is special if you make her this. Get the Recipe: White Lasagna.

Smoked Spare Ribs

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Few culinary experiences match the primal pleasure of biting into a juicy, smoky spare rib. We order them at festivals or BBQ joints. Why not make them at home? You don’t have to have a smoker to make luscious ribs! We make them on the grill and even in the oven in the winter! Delicious, easy dinner for any night of the week! Get the Recipe: Smoked Ribs.

Lobster Pizza

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This Lobster Pizza with Spinach and Gouda is a decadent treat for any night of the week. You can use a store-bought pizza crust or make your own at home. It’s quick and easy and a great Mother’s Day treat for Mom. Get the Recipe: Lobster Pizza.

Stuffed Rainbow Trout

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This Roasted Garlic-Citrus Stuffed Rainbow Trout is delicious, juicy, and melt-in-your-mouth tender. Due to its firm texture and delicious flavor, rainbow trout is one of the most sought-after fish by fishermen. Get the Recipe: Stuffed Rainbow Trout.

Caramelized Onion Quiche

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This delicious Spinach and Onion Quiche is an easy weekend breakfast, brunch, or light dinner. It is savory and cheesy and makes plenty of leftovers. It’s perfect for Mother’s Day! Get the Recipe: Caramelized Onion Quiche.

Lemon Chicken

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These lemon chicken thighs are very tasty and easy to eat! It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook, leaving you more time to hang out with Mom! Get the Recipe: Lemon Chicken.

Bacon Horseradish Stuffed Grouper

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This Bacon, Horseradish, Lobster Stuffed Grouper Recipe is simply amazing! It takes less than 30 minutes and is special enough to serve to guests. Get the Recipe: Stuffed Grouper.

Champagne Chicken

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This champagne chicken recipe is fancy enough for entertaining but easy to make on a weeknight. And it’s delicious enough to make everyone want the recipe. With gorgeous dry champagne, mushrooms, cream, and fresh herbs, it’s packed with flavor. Get the Recipe: Champagne Chicken.

Salmon Piccata

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Salmon piccata is a great weeknight meal. Ready in minutes and bursting with fresh, bright, and zesty flavor, it tastes like a classic Italian dish with a lighter seafood spin. With gourmet looks and taste, you’ll be shocked at how easily this meal comes together. Get the Recipe: Salmon Piccata.

Baby Back Ribs

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These easy bourbon baby back ribs are drenched in a delicious bourbon BBQ sauce, then tossed into the slow cooker and cooked to perfection. Serve with your favorite summer sides, and enjoy! Get the Recipe: Baby Back Ribs.

Bacon Broccoli Quiche

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This flavorful combination of bacon, broccoli, eggs, milk, and the cheese of your choice will bring family and friends back to this recipe over and over again. Serve it at your next brunch or supper, and you’ll taste why. Get the Recipe: Bacon Broccoli Quiche.

Smothered Chicken

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Smothered chicken is a beloved Southern dish celebrated for its rich taste and soft, juicy chicken. You’ll enjoy your preferred cuts cooked just right in a tasty gravy filled with carrots, celery, and onions. Get the Recipe: Smothered Chicken.

Pepper Steak

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This easy pepper steak recipe makes dinner a breeze. Enjoy tender strips of beef cooked with peppers, onions, and tomatoes. You can whip it up on the stovetop or let it simmer in a slow cooker. Get the Recipe: Pepper Steak.

Breaded Pork Chops

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This fast and simple recipe for breaded and fried pork chops guarantees you’ll get juicy and moist meat encased in a crispy outer layer. Enjoy the delightful contrast between the tender pork and its crispy coating in every bite. Get the Recipe: Breaded Pork Chops.

Bake Your Way to Bliss with 19 Enchanting Bread Recipes

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Our selection of simple bread recipes will help you uncover the delicious possibilities of homemade bread. These straightforward recipes, which range from flaky dinner rolls to crunchy artisan breads, are appropriate for any gathering. Get the Recipes: Bread Recipes.

25 Smoker Recipes That Will Make You the Envy of the Block!

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Explore easy smoker recipes that will elevate your barbecue skills. These dishes feature a delicious mix of smoky flavors, including tender brisket and juicy ribs. Ideal for entertaining or relaxed weekends, they promise a finger-licking good time and flavors that will have you coming back for seconds. Prepare to be impressed by the delicious results. Get the Recipes: Smoker Recipes.

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