According to the National Restaurant Association, Mother's Day remains the most popular day on which to dine out and this year, more than 75 million Americans are expected to treat mom to a restaurant meal. Instead of fighting these crazy crowds, consider creating the perfectly special - and relaxing - meal for mom right at home.

Whether it's a springtime brunch spread or a multi-course sit-down meal, there are plenty of menu options to consider. Here's a roundup of just a few great recipe ideas to get you started. After all, what's better than spending quality time with mom, complete with a homemade gift from the heart! (Speaking of, she probably still has your macaroni necklace lying around somewhere...)