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Bunch of Brunch

3 must-try brunch recipes to wow Mom this Mother's Day


Biscuits with sausage gravy
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Cinnamon rolls
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Breakfast pot pie
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It can be hard to find the perfect gift for the Mom in your life, so this year why not keep it simple and stick with a classic? Homemade brunch. Serve it in bed, al fresco, or with her finest china — any way you spin it, she's sure to love it.

If your mom loves to cook, Pioneer has a chance for her to win big. From now until May 5, you can enter to win a Le Creuset 6.5-liter Dutch oven packed full of Pioneer favorites, valued at $300. To enter, complete these three steps: Like this post on CultureMap Fort Worth's Instagram, follow @pioneer_1851, and tag a friend in the post's comments.

But back to brunch: If figuring out what to make and which recipe to use feels a little intimidating, take heart. Pioneer helps make at-home cooking a cinch, and because the Texas brand has been around since 1851 (it's celebrating it's 170th anniversary this year) you can feel confident in the tried-and-true ingredients.

Pioneer carries a wide range of products you want in the kitchen, including pancake and waffle mixes, seasoning blends, flour and cornmeal, gravy mixes, and gluten-free options. It's all available at H-E-B, Walmart, and select stores nationwide. Check here to see if your favorite grocer carries Pioneer.

Take a look at these three favorite recipes, straight from the Pioneer kitchen. Make one, or make them all to wow her with a serious spread this Mother's Day.

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Sausage Biscuits and Southern Gravy
Servings: 6-8
Time: 16 minutes

Ingredients
3 cups Pioneer Buttermilk Biscuit and Baking Mix
1 cup Milk
1/2 pound breakfast sausage
1 package Pioneer Country Gravy Mix

Instructions
-Preheat oven to 450°F.
-Prepare biscuits according to Pioneer Buttermilk Biscuit and Baking Mix packaging.
-In a skillet over medium-high heat, crumble sausage and cook until golden brown. Set aside.
-Prepare Pioneer Country Gravy Mix to package instructions.
-Using a slotted spoon, add crumbled sausage to the prepared gravy.
-Split open fresh-baked biscuits and spoon warm gravy on top.

Use two pouches of Pioneer Country Gravy mix if cooking one pound of breakfast sausage.

Cinnamon Rolls

Servings: 14
Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients
3 cups Pioneer Original or Buttermilk Baking Mix
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins or chopped nuts (or whatever Mom likes)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
4 teaspoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla or maple extract

Instructions
-Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly oil a 9-by-13-inch baking pan.
-Blend Pioneer Baking Mix and 1 cup milk; mix thoroughly.
-Turn dough onto a surface sprinkled with additional mix. Knead 10 times. Roll dough into a 12-by-14-inch rectangle, 1/4-inch thick.
-Brush dough with two tablespoons melted butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle on top of butter. Allow butter to absorb sugar mixture. Sprinkle with raisins or nuts if desired.
-Roll dough from long side and seal edges.
-Cut into one-inch slices and place in prepared pan. Brush tops with 1/4 cup melted butter.
-Bake 25-35 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops with remaining butter.
-Blend powdered sugar, four teaspoons milk, and vanilla or maple flavoring. Drizzle over warm rolls.

Breakfast Pot Pie
Servings: 6-8
Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients
1/2 large yellow onion
2 cups frozen hashbrown potatoes
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 pound cooked and crumbled breakfast sausage
12 scrambled eggs
1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapenos
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 cups prepared Pioneer Peppered Gravy
1/4 pound cooked chopped bacon
2 cups Pioneer Baking Mix
3/4 cup milk
6 green onions, white and light green parts, sliced thinly

Instructions
-Heat butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
-Mix together onion, potatoes, and mushrooms and add to the pan. Sauté over medium heat for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Shake pan occassionally to prevent burning.
-Preheat oven to 450°F.
-Grease a 9-by-13-inch pan.
-Mix together hashbrown mixture, sausage, eggs, jalapeños, cheese, and gravy.
-Add mixture to pan.
-Mix together Pioneer Baking Mix, milk, and bacon. Crumble mixture loosely over the top of the ingredients in the pan.
-Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until top is nicely browned and biscuit mixture is baked all the way through.
-Top with sliced green onions and serve immediately.

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