A Special Mother's Day Dinner Menu

Cream of Parsley Soup with Fresh Horseradish

Cream of Parsley Soup with Fresh Horseradish
Cream of Parsley Soup with Fresh HorseradishMatt Taylor-Gross

Brilliantly green and vibrantly flavored, this simple parsley soup--garnished with fiery fresh-grated horseradish--is the perfect first course for a Passover seder feast. Get the recipe for Cream of Parsley Soup with Fresh Horseradish »

Roasted Salmon with Honey-Dijon Glaze

Roasted Salmon with Honey-Dijon Glaze
Roasted Salmon with Honey-Dijon GlazeSaveur

Whole grain Dijon mustard and lemon brighten up roasted salmon in this simple dinner main from The Yellow Table's Anna Watson Carl. She especially likes it for entertaining: It's simple, comes together quickly, and requires little hands-on time. Get the recipe for Roasted Salmon with Honey-Dijon Glaze »

Crispy Smashed Za'atar Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Za'atar Potatoes
Crispy Smashed Za'atar PotatoesFarideh Sadeghin

Boiled buttery Yukon gold potatoes are smashed and roasted crisp in this side dish. A finishing sprinkle of za'atar, a heady Middle Eastern mix of spices, seeds, and herbs, brings these potatoes to the next level. Get the recipe for Crispy Smashed Za'atar Potatoes »

Fresh Peas With Lettuce and Green Garlic

Fresh Peas With Lettuce and Green Garlic
Fresh Peas With Lettuce and Green GarlicTodd Coleman

This side dish from Andrea Reusing's Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes (Clarkson Potter, 2011) is the essence of summer: emerald green vegetables cooked together briefly, until their flavors just meld. Get the recipe for Fresh Peas With Lettuce and Green Garlic »

Almond Frangipane Tart with Cranberries and Honeyed Pistachios

almond frangipane tart
Almond Frangipane Tart with Cranberries and Honeyed PistachiosRyan Liebe

Frangipane, an almond-based pastry filling, has a nutty fragrance and a consistency between buttery pound cake and airy sponge cake. In French-style fruit tarts, this classic filling is often studded with poached or fresh fruits. In summer, you can swap out the cranberries in this tart for halved pitted apricots, fresh pitted cherries, or sliced plums. Syrup-poached apples or pears, halved ripe figs, or quince would be delicious in cooler months. Get the recipe for Almond Frangipane Tart with Cranberries and Honeyed Pistachios »

Blooming Champagne Cocktail

Hibiscus rose champagne cocktail
Blooming Champagne CocktailLaura Sant

A single hibiscus flower scented with a drop or two of rose water turns a simple glass of sparkling wine into a show-stopping cocktail. Get the recipe for the Blooming Champagne Cocktail »