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Looking for the perfect way to spoil Mom this Mother's Day? 💕 Here are some great ways to treat her to a delicious brunch!

Photo from Weelicious

This French Toast on a Stick from Weelicious looks incredible! These will be the perfect sweet treat to have at your brunch! 

Find the Recipe Here

Picture from Savory Nothings

I love a good quiche! It's easy to prepare the night before, so that brunch is an easy dish to just throw in the oven that morning! If you're looking for a vegetarian quiche, try this delicious Caprese Quiche Here: https://www.lemontreedwelling.com/caprese-quiche/.

Find the Recipe For Spinach Bacon Quiche Here


Picture from WeekNight Bites

If you want to have a fun snack board, try this waffle and pancake board from WeekNight Bite. The entire family will love it! 

Find the Recipe Here


There are so many delicious ways to celebrate Mother's Day this year! 💕 We hope that you'll find inspiration from these recipes to make your Mother's Day special and memorable for the entire family!







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French Toast Bake

This year, like everyone else, we will just be celebrating Easter as a small family, without our parents. While the boys will miss their grandparents, we will be sure to spend time FaceTiming our family, so that it’s almost like we are all together.

I want to do everything I can to make the day as special as possible for our family. I found this French Toast Bake that I know everyone will love and I’m so excited to have it for Easter breakfast this year!

The secret is, you have to make it the night before! If you know you are going to want to make this, just make sure you prepare on Saturday night before bed!


1 loaf of sourdough bread*

8 eggs

2 cups of milk

1/2 cup of heavy cream

3/4 cup of sugar

2 tablespoons of vanilla

*If you don’t have sourdough bread, try another bread like brioche, challah, pullman or French bread! The trick is, you don’t want the bread to get soaked and mushy from the eggs!


1/2 cup of flour

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon or salt

1/2 cup of cold butter, cut into pieces

  1. Cut the loaf of bread into cubes and put in a greased 9 X 13 pan.

  2. Mix together the eggs, milk, cream, sugar and vanilla. Pour over the bread.

  3. Cover and place in the fridge to settle overnight!

  4. Mix together the remaining topping ingredients. Add the butter until it has formed a crumbly mix and store overnight in a container.

  5. In the morning, put the topping on the bread / egg mixture.

  6. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

  7. Enjoy! We’ll probably add some fresh fruit to the side with orange juice for the boys and tea for me! 

For the complete recipe and more details, visit: https://lilluna.com/french-toast-bake/.  Picture credit to Lil Luna. 

I hope that you have a very Happy Easter weekend. Tell me, what are you making this weekend for your family? 

Xo Nicole 

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