Here at BookCulinaryVacations.com, we know all too well that finding the ideal gift for mom can be a bit of a nightmare. With so many options to choose from, it shouldn’t be so hard to find the perfect present, right? Yet somehow, every year, we end up in the same old frustrating situation of not coming up with unique gift ideas that the mothers in our lives will love.
Truth is, there are many gifts that moms would sincerely appreciate. For instance, we cannot think of a more adorable Do-It-Yourself (DIY) gift for the special ladies in your life than an edible gift! This Mother’s Day, why not show how much they mean to you with a gift from the heart that will also delight her palate?
With that, here are 10 scrumptious recipes from great food bloggers around the web we have hand-picked for you to whip up on Mother’s Day that’ll make this year’s celebration one to remember many years to come!
Smoked Salmon Frittata by Ashley of ´Baker by Nature´
Ashley is a very skilled cook and blogger from New York. From the moment we noticed her dedication and positive thinking, we became a big fan of hers. Ashley is also an admirable photographer, her vibrant photos will make you adore her awesome food blog Baker by Nature!
Here, you can find plenty of delightfully breakfast recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. If mom happens to be an early bird, why not spoil her with a fantastic homemade breakfast? We recommend you to whip her up a Smoked Salmon Frittata. With its intense mixture of flavors and colors, it’ll surely be a memorable start to the special day!
Image source: www.bakerbynature.com
Healthy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes by Abbey of ´Abbey’s Kitchen´
We absolutely trust in Abbey’s expertise when it comes to healthy yet mouthwatering food, as she is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a TV nutrition expert! Her inspiring food blog, ‘Abbey’s Kitchen’ is filled with recipes, nutrition tips, restaurant and health product reviews. The food and health videos found on her blog are also highly recommended, so be sure to not miss out on visiting her site!
If the moms in your life love brunch, a meal that cleverly combines breakfast and lunch, why not whip them a stack of delicious healthy pancakes? Our pick for a savory and low-fat brunch is Abbey’s Healthy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. Its delicate citrus essence will match perfectly with maple syrup, and its fluffy texture will simply enchant mom’s taste buds!
Image source: www.abbeyskitchen.com
Fattoush Salad by Suzy of ‘The Mediterranean Dish´
Suzy, the blogger behind ‘The Mediterranean Dish’ is a charming cook born and raised in Port Said, Egypt. On her blog, she happily shares her vast culinary knowledge learned from her mother and mother in law. By browsing through her blog you’ll discover a vast option of scrumptious Mediterranean food and Susy’s easy recipes will motivate you to prepare some yourself!
Since Mediterranean food is known to be one of the healthiest in the world, consider spoiling mom with a healthy Fattoush Salad, a Middle Eastern salad with tons of fresh produce and toasted slices of pita bread. All the ingredients in Fattoush salad provide wonderful health benefits: fresh tomatoes, green lettuce, and onions, including lime juice and olive oil dressing. Find more amazing delicious recipes for mom at Suzy’s blog!
Image source: www.themediterraneandish.com
Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Stewed Tomatoes by Becky of ´The Two Bite Club´
The Two Bite Club’s Becky is a proud vegetable gardener and blogger. She is also a dedicated mother, who passionately connects good food with her family tradition. We can’t help but keep track of Becky’s recipes because they reflect an authentic philosophy of cooking simple yet oh so delectable dishes.
We cannot think of a better comforting dish to cook for Mother’s Day lunch than Becky’s Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Stewed Tomatoes. Stewed tomatoes in traditional mac and cheese create a heavenly flavor, and a pinch of basil and dehydrated garlic will give them a gourmet touch.
Since practically everyone can’t turn down a hearty serving of mac and cheese, you can invite friends and family to get together and celebrate!
Image source: www.thetwobiteclub.com
Cauliflower and Caramelized Onion Tart by Deb Perelman of ´Smitten Kitchen´
Deb Perlman is a foodie mom whose devotion to the culinary world is truly inspiring. We believe that one could never get bored with Deb’s blog ‘Smitten Kitchen’. Her recipes are juicy and her cooking tips and food blog recommendations are very useful. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to bookmark her blog now!
If you have vegan moms in your life, then you should know that Smitten Kitchen has a variety of tasty edible gifts that would be perfect for them. We recommend for you to prepare Deb’s Cauliflower and Caramelized Onion Tart. It perfectly combines different flavors: sour, sweet, and salty that will be sure to excite her appetite!
Note: This dish would be even more delightful when served with a simple side salad. Mix lettuce, tomato, and avocado slices; sprinkle olive oil, pepper and salt, and it’s ready to go!
Image source: www.smittenkitchen.com
Monterey Chicken by Kim of ´All Things Simple´
Kim McCrary blog’s story is very inspiring. She started ‘All Things Simple’ as a way to stay in touch with her family and friends. What was initially a personal project, became a sensational hit and now it’s highly celebrated within the web foodie community!
Would you like the little ones to have a go in the kitchen to cook for mom? Simple recipes will certainly come in handy cause one does not have to be a Master Chef to cook a delicious dish! Kim’s scrumptious Monterey Chicken recipe it’s so simple to make, that even her little daughter once helped to prepare it!
Colby-Jack cheese is one of the main ingredients of the dish. If you happen to be a big fan of it (we definitely are) try to avoid extra portions. We know it’s tempting, but since it’s got quite a dominant flavor, other flavors may become sidelined. If you prefer, to make this dish even more of a favorite with kids, you may use chicken tenders as a substitute of chicken breasts.
Image source: www.kimmccrary.blogspot.com
Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich by Nisha of ´Honey What’s Cooking? ´
Nisha is a lively New Yorker who cooks and bakes for fun. Her cheekishly named blog ‘Honey What’s Cooking’ includes everything she enjoys in life. Due to her Indian origin and her huge interest in Mexican food, most of her exquisite recipes were inspired by Indian and Mexican dishes.
If you’re looking to host an extra special Mother’s Day this year, why not throw mom an afternoon tea party? As with any party, delectable food is essential. Lucky us, Nisha offers plenty of recipes that will suit an outdoor yummy afternoon tea. Amongst our favorite picks is her Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich.
Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich makes a satisfying finger food because is low calorie and provides fiber, vitamins, and protein. It also helps that it’s simply delightful when enjoyed with tea! Your taste buds will instantly recognize the strong flavor of Dijon mustard mixed with a slight sour presence of lemon. If Dijon mustard is too strong for you, use mayonnaise instead. Don’t forget to follow Nisha’s blog; you will have access to scrumptious recipes that will surely come in handy!
Image source: www.honeywhatscooking.com
Mini Pizza Quiches by Laura Fuentes of ‘Laura Fuentes´
Laura Fuentes is a successful blogger and CEO of MOMables. We are fascinated with her unique recipes and authentic desire on promoting a healthy diet in all communities. As a committed wife and mother of three herself, Laura is a talented cook you should definitely follow. Her recipe archive seems to be endless, so if that is something you are looking for, we urge you to visit her blog!
Mini Pizza Quiches is one of Laura’s healthy snacks for kids we suggest you to whip up with the little ones on May 8th. Kids will enjoy and feel part of the celebration by helping to prepare these pizza snacks for a special day of celebration with mom.
The wonderful thing about these Mini Pizza Quiches is that they’re totally grain free! You certainly don’t need pizza dough to feel like you’re eating pizza. All you need to use is cheese and some of your favorite pizza toppings, and voilà, you’ve got yourself a dish that everyone in the family will rave about!
Image source: www.laurafuentes.com
Crepe Cake with Rosewater and Marmalade Mascarpone Cream by Bird of ‘Bird's Party’
Cristina Riches, also known as ‘Bird’, is the awesome woman behind ‘Bird’s Party blog’. Bird applies her creativity on designing wonderful parties and foods. She is a tireless woman, passionate about party styles and handmade crafts. Take a look at Birds blog, it will surely inspire you!
Bird has hundreds of colorful and sweet ideas for any occasion. One of her most delicious dishes is Crepe Cake with Rosewater and Marmalade Mascarpone Cream. As you probably know, baking a cake is an art, it takes time, focus and skill! But don’t fret ‘Bird's Party’ is here to save the day!
Don´t let the dish’ complicated name intimidates you because this dessert is actually pretty simple to make and it tastes incredible! Basically, it’s a cake made out of layers of crepes with lots of mascarpone cheese (a buttery Italian cheese of delicate flavor), drops of rose flavored water, and orange marmalade. The floral and fruity flavors elegantly match marvelously with the milky flavor. It will surely leave mom wanting more!
Image source: www.blog.BirdsParty.com
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls by Amy of ´She Wears Too Many Hats´
Amy of ‘She Wears Too Many Hats’ is a talented blogger who enjoys sharing content about food, the home, and travel. If you are a fan of on family blogs, then you should really follow Amy’s!
What we adore the most about her blog is the beautiful dessert section – it’s a feast for the eyes! Once you check it out, you’ll probably want to get your apron on and try out all of her recipes.
Amy’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls is a mouthwatering sweet gift for mom. We know that chocolates are a very common gift on Mother’s Day, but not if you make them yourself! A delicious gift prepared with your own hands is a wonderful gesture of patience, care, and love. Even if mom is not a big foodie, she will be delighted seeing you working hard in the kitchen!
Chocolate and Peanut butter are one of our favorite sweet combinations. Whether we’re talking about ice cream, cookies or cakes, we think they’re oh so heavenly! The great news is that this recipe requires zero bake time so it’s is kids friendly. They will surely love being able to prepare one of their favorite treats for mommy dearest.
Image source: www.hewearsmanyhats.com
So there you have it - A collection of some of the most delicious gifts that your mom will love to receive this Mother’s Day. Feel free to prepare as many recipes as you wish from our list. Spoil mom on this special occasion, because she truly deserves it!
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