04/23/2015 09:45 EDT | Updated 07/21/2015 07:59 EDT


As a mom, I know there's no better gift on Mother's Day than being served breakfast in bed, complete with the Sunday paper. So the menu I propose here is an extra-special plate of scrambled eggs tossed with sauteed wild mushrooms, a little Parmesan cheese, and perhaps a drizzle of truffle oil. It's special, but it doesn't require Herculean effort by the spouse (and kids) preparing it.

But before you start cooking, you'll need to interview Mom about just how she likes her scrambled eggs: light and fluffy or dense and creamy.