Melanie Jeanne

Mother’s Day Brunch

Thanks to Joanna Gaines and the Magnolia Table Cookbook, Mother’s Day Brunch never tasted so good.

Being that we are a blended family there are other mama’s to celebrate every Mother’s Day. The love must be spread and it must be shared. Yet, I have been blessed to have all of our girls around for many a mama’s day mornings, to enjoy many a mama’s day breakfasts / brunches. For me this simple and quiet time together is all I truly need. I do realize I love big gestures and I love to go big for my people. More than anything though, I love a thoughtful gift. In fact a simple card with honest words means more to me than most gifts ever could (I also love a great montage filled with photos and music that touches my heart too – wink, wink).

More often than not I am thinking of ways to make moments into memories and trying to be thoughtful for the ones I love most. A few Mother’s Days ago my heart was set on creating a breakfast spread for my people. With shared celebrations and other homes to head to, making the most of the time we have matters an awful lot to me. Therefore, the special moments in the morning; shared time, breakfast and a few laughs matters most. It is a moment for all of us to sit around the table and just be together. Give me dedicated time, even in short snippets, and my heart is full…

I whipped out my Magnolia Table cookbook and dogeared a few recipes. To be clear, the book is chock full of amazing brunch recipes, it just so happened I was set on JoJo’s Biscuits and Three-Cheese Quiche, with a healthy side of bacon too. I woke early and got to work. There is nothing more enjoyable than quiet time alone in the kitchen preparing food from the heart.

Jojo’s biscuits came together beautifully. They were thick and flaky, buttery and delicious slathered with additional butter and a solid heap of jam for serving. Not much beats a warm biscuit with butter and jam my friend.

The Three-Cheese Quiche was divine. It was rich without being heavy. It was a perfect dose of eggs and cheese, two of my favorite foods. I kept sneaking additional bites here and there.

This Mother’s Day, take a moment to create a moment. Be it a quick chat or quality time. Whether it be on the phone or time at home. Whether it be a homemade meal or mom’s favorite joint to go, just enjoy a little extra time with mom.


Joanna Gaines’ Three-Cheese Quiche

Eggs – good. Cheese – good. Breakfast for mom – great!

  • Author: Melanie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 to 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Quiche


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white ground pepper
  • 4 ounces extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese, grated, about 1 cup
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated, about 1/2 a cup
  • 2 ounces Gruyère cheese, grated, about 1/2 a cup
  • 1 unbaked 9 inch Pie Crust, homemade or store bough
  • 1/4 cup minced chives


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, garlic powder, paprika, salt and white pepper.
  3. Stir in Cheddar, Parmesan & Gruyère cheeses.
  4. Pout the mixture into the unbaked pie shell. Sprinkle the chives on top.
  5. Bake until the quiche is lightly golden and set in the center when the pan is gently pushed, 40 to 45 minutes. If the crust is browning too quickly, cover it with foil to prevent from burning.
  6. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Cut into 6 or 8 slices and serve warm or at room temperature.


The quiche is best served the day it is made. Tightly wrap leftovers with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Keywords: Three-cheese quiche

Yep, I made that… Well, Joanna Gaines created it, but I recreated it beautifully. Looking through the Magnolia Table Cookbook now to determine what I may just have to cook up this Sunday… Happy Mother’s Day mamas!


  1. April Blake

    May 6, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    I got her book from the library a few months ago and it just didn’t do it for me, glad you enjoyed! Pretty pictures in it of course, though.

    1. Melanie

      May 6, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      I am sorry to hear that… Totally get it though. I collect cookbooks of all sorts. This one definitely had to be added to the shelf aesthetically. What recipes did you try that didn’t work for ya?

    2. Sissy

      May 6, 2020 at 8:57 pm

      Hey, April – I’ve actually heard from some other bloggers I follow that the new cookbook isn’t great. I have the first one and like it well enough – it’s very standard, but like Mel says definitely pretty – but the feedback I’ve received on the new one is that a bunch of the recipes haven’t turned out and have been too soupy. Were you using the first book or second? Thanks.

      1. Melanie

        May 7, 2020 at 4:38 pm

        Great question! I have more cookbooks than I would ever be able to utilize fully. Most are decor over function, but good to know when the recipes don’t stand up to the test.

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