12 Pastry Recipes Perfect For Mother’s Day Brunch

Sweet or savory pastries are perfect for Mother’s Day or anytime. Check out this Pastry Recipes roundup for some delicious and easy brunch ideas.

12 Pastry Recipes

Sweet and Savory – Perfect for Mother’s Day or Anytime

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so do something special for the mom’s in your life. How about hosting a brunch? When celebrating you want things to be delicious, impressive, and tasty. Believe me, when I say not only do these amazing pastry recipes deliver, they are quick and easy too!

So, take your pick from among these sweet or savory pastries, or even go with a combination. Everyone will love your brunch.

Sweet Pastry Recipes

Chocolate Croissants in 20 minutes from Kat and Melinda @ Home Made Interest

A flaky golden outside and a melted chocolate inside make this easy Chocolate Croissant recipe one of my favorites!”

30 Minute Orange Knots from Amy @ Little Dairy On The Prairie

30 Minute Orange Knotts – semi-homemade orange rolls are a favorite no fuss morning pastry that always impresses guests! They are pretty, bursting with orange flavor, and quick!”

Puff Pastry Nutella Apple Roses from Kathleen @ Hapa Nom Nom

Super flaky puff pastry, rich and creamy Nutella, and sweet apples rolled into beautiful rose-shapes. They’re deceptively easy to make and totally delicious!”

Lemon Blackberry Mini Tarts from Marion @ Life Tastes Good

Lemon Blackberry Mini Tarts make an impressive dessert perfect for special occasions, such as Mother’s Day. The cutest little pastry puff encases my incredibly easy-to-make Luscious Lemon Curd topped off with a sweet and juicy blackberry.”

Mom’s Cream Horn (Trubochki) Recipe from Natasha @ Natasha’s Kitchen

You don’t have to wait for a party to make these puff pastry cream horns. They are easy and super impressive.”

Lemon Chiffon Roulade from Shirl @ Baker Sweet Maker

…I made a home-y version of Lemon Chiffon Roulade. Made with a filling of Lemon Mascarpone Mousse and served with a mix of berries, it makes a great combination for Mother’s Day, but also for anytime.”

Raspberry Almond Scones from Maria and Josh @ Two Peas & Their Pod

Raspberry Almond Scones – a sweet treat for breakfast, brunch, or any time of the day!”

French Apricot Tart Recipe from Tina @ Fusion Craftiness

French tart dough is a great start to building those skills and that is why I love French tarts!  I even succeeded on the first try!”

Savory Pastry Recipes

Mini Puff Pastry Quiche from Georgia @ The Comfort Of Cooking

Bake a batch of mini puff pastry quiche for Mother’s Day, or for a special spring brunch any weekend!”

Mashed Potato Puff Pastry Braid from Manali @ Cook With Manali

Wow your guests at your next party with this easy Mashed Potato Puff Pastry Braid! Super easy to make with minimal ingredients and prep time but high on flavor!”

Easy Asparagus Tart from Erin @ Well Plated

One of my favorite writers describes the wait for spring as, ‘waiting for asparagus.’ I’d like to update her portrayal to, ‘waiting for Easy Asparagus Tart.'”

Easy Puff Pastry Ham and Cheese Quiche from Ashley @ The Recipe Rebel

Puff pastry makes this Ham and Cheese Quiche so easy! No dough to prep, just press into the pan, fill and bake — perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or any holiday brunch!”

 

I hope you have enjoyed this pastry recipes roundup and found some inspiration for hosting your own celebration. But remember, these pastries are not just for special occasions, they are for anytime!

 

If you like these recipes, you may also try this Easy Creme Brulee Recipe!

 

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Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken Recipe

This Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Smucker’s. All opinions are mine alone. #SpreadTheHeat #CollectiveBias

 

It’s time for summer confessions, and there are two of them that relate to this recipe. First, one of my favorite summertime treats is fresh strawberries. I have fond memories of picking them right from our backyard when I was a kid. And, second, we absolutely love Mexican food at our house. Although, I have to admit, I usually ask for my jalapeños on the side. I am a wimp when it comes to spicy heat — think of me on the mild to mildly medium side of the heat scale.

 

So, I was excited, albeit a little nervous, when I got the opportunity to try Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread. The NEW Strawberry Jalapeño flavor joins the Strawberry, Triple Berry, and Blueberry Lemon fruit spreads in the Fruit & Honey line. Give them all a try!

 

I was absolutely thrilled to discover that the heat in the fruit spread is not overpowering. It adds a very nice layer of flavor.

 

I had a great time creating new recipes to #SpreadTheHeat with Smucker’s, and know you and your family will love my Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken. It offers amazing flavors and a hint of heat. Serve up this easy and “better for you” dish for your next Sunday Dinner or any night of the week.

 

Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken

A “Better for You” Recipe Perfect for Sunday Dinner!

 

This glazed chicken recipe is delicious, easy, and satisfying. The sauce has only 5 ingredients (not counting olive oil or salt). How great is that? I know I love recipes with just a few ingredients, especially on busy nights. The glaze is fantastic, and the heat is in the mild to medium range.

Let’s Get Cooking:

 

Ingredients

Chicken, Shallot, Spicy Brown Mustard, White Balsamic Vinegar, Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread, Chives, Olive Oil, and Salt.

How To:

  • Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
  • Clean your chicken and salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a cast iron skillet, drizzle some olive oil. When skillet is hot, add chicken. You want to give the chicken a nice brown on both sides.
  • While the chicken is browning, mince your shallot.
  • Once chicken is browned, place the skillet into the oven to finish cooking.
  • Make sauce while chicken is in the oven.

Making the Sauce:

  • In a small sauce pan, drizzle Olive Oil, and heat pan.
  • Mince shallot, add to pan, and saute until translucent.
  • Add Spicy Brown Mustard.
  • Stir in White Balsamic Vinegar.
  • Blend.
  • Add Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread.
  • Mix well.
  • Bring sauce to a boil, then turn down to lightly simmer for 5-6 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  • Stir in chives, and turn off heat.

 

Your chicken should be finished, check to be sure. Let the chicken rest outside the oven for a few minutes to let juices settle. Plate the chicken, and spoon glaze over the top. Garnish with fresh sliced strawberries and jalapeño, and a couple spears of chive.

Easy right? Wait until you taste this glazed chicken. Your taste buds will thank you! It was a huge hit at our house.

 

 

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Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken Recipe
 
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A flavorful and easy chicken dish that is satisfying and "better for you". Recipe uses Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit Spread.
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Type: Main Dish
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients:
  • Chicken (I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
  • 2 Tablespoon - Shallot (minced)
  • 1 Teaspoon - Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 4 Teaspoons - White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup - Smucker's Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread
  • 2 Tablespoon - Chives (fresh and chopped)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
  2. Clean your chicken and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a cast iron skillet, drizzle some olive oil. When skillet is hot, add chicken. You want to give the chicken a nice brown on both sides.
  4. While the chicken is browning, mince your shallot.
  5. Once chicken is browned, place the skillet into the oven to finish cooking.
  6. Make sauce while chicken is in the oven.

    Making the Sauce:
  7. In a small sauce pan, drizzle 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil, and heat pan.
  8. Mince shallot, add to pan, and saute until translucent.
  9. Add 1 Teaspoon of Spicy Brown Mustard.
  10. Stir in 4 Teaspoons of White Balsamic Vinegar.
  11. Blend.
  12. Add 1/2 Cup Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread.
  13. Mix well.
  14. Bring sauce to a boil, then turn down to lightly simmer for 5-6 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  15. Stir in chives, and turn off heat.

    Your chicken should be finished, check to be sure. Let the chicken rest outside the oven for a few minutes to let juices settle. Plate the chicken and spoon glaze over the top. Garnish with fresh sliced strawberries and jalapeño, and a couple spears of chive.
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Rory and I picked up our Smucker’s Fruit Spread at our local Walmart, you can too! Find it on the condiment aisle. We love that this is a “better for you” product that is sweetened naturally with honey. Rory loves the Blueberry Lemon, but now she’s torn with the NEW Strawberry Jalapeño flavor.

Earn $1.00 off Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Fruit Spread with Ibotta.

 

I served the Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken with:

 

Give them a try. Recipes coming soon.

This is an impressive menu for entertaining, and it has a lovely presentation.

 

Hint:
The fruit spread makes for a crunchy, wholesome snack on Wasa Crackers!

 

What flavorful recipe ideas using fruit spreads do you have?

 

Are you planning a family dinner or entertaining guests?

 

 

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Best Organic Sunday Dinner Recipes

Peter Minkoff brings us the Best Organic Sunday Dinner Recipes. These are simple and delicious; you’re going to love them.

Do you remember those major preparations for Sunday lunch in your family home? Few of us do something like that, but it seems that Sunday lunch is still firmly established as a time for family gathering. What about Sunday dinner, though? Then, I have to admit, that I myself am a little lazy. You know, I am waiting for this day for an entire week, hoping that I will be able to rest without doing anything other than cooking lunch.

Sunday Dinner Recipes

The Best Ideas for Simple Organic Meals

 

To make things even more difficult, I have made a firm decision to prepare healthy organic dishes for my family, so I have to consider many things when cooking. Although ordering a pepperoni pizza and watching TV would be the simplest option, I have found that there are many healthy and delicious meals which can be prepared in no time.

 

Here are some great ideas for your organic Sunday dinner.

Japanese Rice

This is such a simple meal that requires almost no time for the preparation and it is cooked in about 40 minutes. I prefer to use brown organic rice because it is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 tbsp finely diced carrots
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 ½ tbsp butter
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation:

Cook the rice for about twenty minutes. Season with salt. Leave it to cool in the refrigerator. Scramble the eggs in a pan over medium heat. After the rice is cooled, add peas, carrots, onion and scrambled eggs and mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Melt the butter in a frying pan, add a dash of salt and pepper and soya sauce. Pour the rice mixture in the pan, and cook for 6 to 7 minutes. You can serve it in rolls.

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Japanese Rice
 
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A Rice dish that can be served as a side dish or as the main dish.
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Type: Main Dish
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 tbsp finely diced carrots
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 ½ tbsp butter
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • Salt and pepper
Directions:
  1. Cook the rice for about twenty minutes.
  2. Season with salt.
  3. Leave it to cool in the refrigerator.
  4. Scramble the eggs in a pan over medium heat.
  5. After the rice is cooled, add peas, carrots, onion and scrambled eggs and mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  6. Melt the butter in a frying pan, add a dash of salt and pepper and soya sauce.
  7. Pour the rice mixture in the pan, and cook for 6 to 7 minutes.
  8. You can serve it in rolls.
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Curried Coconut and Chickpea

This is actually my favorite recipe, because I am crazy about both chickpea because it is packed with magnesium, iron, phosphate, zinc, calcium and vitamin K, and it is delicious. I cook this meal using Honest To Goodness coconut oil, because I am sure that it is as healthy and natural as it gets.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked and drained chickpeas
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 minced shallot
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 ¼ tbsp coconut oil

Preparation:

Cook the cauliflower for 3 minutes. Heat the oil in a sauté pan on medium heat and add all the ingredients but the cauliflower, chickpeas and coconut milk and cook until everything is translucent. After, add the cauliflower and cook for another 3 minutes. Then add chickpeas, stir and cook for 3 minutes more and deglaze with coconut milk.

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Curried Coconut and Chickpea
 
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A great meal packed with magnesium, iron, phosphate, zinc, calcium and vitamin K, and it is delicious.
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Type: Main Dish
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups cooked and drained chickpeas
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 minced shallot
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 ¼ tbsp coconut oil
Directions:
  1. Cook the cauliflower for 3 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a sauté pan on medium heat and add all the ingredients but the cauliflower, chickpeas and coconut milk and cook until everything is translucent.
  3. After, add the cauliflower and cook for another 3 minutes.
  4. Then add chickpeas, stir and cook for 3 minutes more and deglaze with coconut milk.
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Greek Pizza

Well, sometimes you have to have pizza, but if you do, make it a healthy one. Kids love it, and it is a good way to make them eat spinach, which is important for bone health, skin, hair, etc.

Ingredients:

  • Organic pizza dough (buy prepared or prepare by yourself)
  • 1 ½ cups yogurt
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 4 ounces feta cheese
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 ounces diced black olives
  • ½ cup sliced red onion
  • 1 tsp fresh peppermint leaves

Preparation:

Pre-bake the dough for about 10 minutes and set aside. Mix spinach and yogurt in a mixing bowl and spread it on a partially baked crust. Sprinkle with feta cheese, diced tomatoes, diced olives, sliced onions and peppermint leaves. Put it in the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

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Greek Pizza
 
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For those times when you just have to have pizza, make it a healthy one.
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Type: Main Dish
Ingredients:
  • Organic pizza dough (buy prepared or prepare by yourself)
  • 1 ½ cups yogurt
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 4 ounces feta cheese
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 ounces diced black olives
  • ½ cup sliced red onion
  • 1 tsp fresh peppermint leaves
Directions:
  1. Pre-bake the dough for about 10 minutes and set aside.
  2. Mix spinach and yogurt in a mixing bowl and spread it on a partially baked crust.
  3. Sprinkle with feta cheese, diced tomatoes, diced olives, sliced onions and peppermint leaves.
  4. Put it in the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
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As you see, it is possible to make a healthy and simple organic Sunday dinner without breaking a sweat. Enjoy your meal.

 

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