Mother’s Day BBQ Brunch Menu

May 5, 2017 by Kari Karch

Knowing that Mother’s Day is right around the corner, I can almost bet that you’re rushing to make a last-minute reservation to the most indulgent of restaurants that is a fan favorite of everyone else in the family but mom.

Mom doesn’t mind that you pick a seafood restaurant even though she has never liked fish in her life. And she will never complain that you bring her yellow carnations when her favorite flower is pink tulips. She doesn’t mind because she is your mother and loves you no matter what.

A mother is always appreciative of the gestures you show her so maybe this year in place of the norm, surprise her with a special treat like hosting a Mother’s Day BBQ Brunch. The weather is warming up, the grills are starting to receive their first lighting of the season, and the patio furniture was probably put out back in February when we had that unseasonably warm heat wave. So why not treat mom to a lovely outdoor brunch with a couple simple and decadent recipes that will show her how much you appreciate all the years of love and compassion she’s shown you? I even took the guesswork out of creating a menu so mom can rave about the fabulous dishes you created.

For extra credit, show up with a new Kenmore grill and you’ll leave behind a gift that will keep giving for years to come! 


Strawberry Salad With Honey Champagne Vinaigrette

1 Bag Arugula
1/4 cup Strawberries, sliced thin
1/4 cup Blueberries
1/4 cup Raspberries
1/2 cup Hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
1/2 cup Pistachios, finely ground
tablespoon ground black pepper
1 log goat cheese


Grass-Fed Hanger Steak with Cilantro Chimichurri and Pickled Red Onions

1-1/2 pounds Grass-fed hanger steaks
3 large clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
kosher salt and black pepper
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley
2 clove garlic
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 chopped Fresno pepper
kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup red wine vinegar


Skillet Bourbon Peach Cobbler

8 peaches, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup bourbon
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla
1 can pre-made biscuit dough

If hosting Mom isn’t an option, you can still surprise her with something amazing. From small kitchen appliances and vacuums to our newest line of smart appliances, Kenmore has the gifts to show your appreciation for all the love and patience that mom has shown over the years.

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.