How do you plan to spend Mother’s Day this year? I love to host, and ever since getting married, I have made a special meal for my mother and one for my mother-in-law. However, this year will certainly be different than how I normally spend it. I am sure it will be for you too. Anyway, I thought I’d compile some ideas for you, whether it’s with just your immediate family or a social-distance gathering. And maybe, *wink, wink*, you could have someone else make it for you. :) Happy baking! xoxo
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
Made with all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour, these pancakes are light and fluffy and everything a pancake should be.
My grandmother’s recipe that is sure to please. Nutty streusel topping with a hint of cinnamon.
Farmers Market Quiche
Using a store-bought crust makes this quiche a cinch! Filled with sweet tomatoes and fresh basil, it is hearty and filling.
Sweet pastry scones with lavender buds. Perfect by itself with an herbal tea or with a full breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon.
Hint of lemon in these blueberry muffins. They go great as a breakfast side or a mid-morning snack. You can make them in regular sized muffin cups or minis!
Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Muffins
You can’t go wrong with chocolate and fruit! These muffins are definitely a sweet treat.
These are the best homemade waffles! No whipping up egg whites and folding into the batter, but they still are light and fluffy.
Sweet muffin with a little bit of jam inside. I love to add raspberry, but you could add your favorite flavor!
7 Layer Bars
Everything you want in a sweet, little bar. Graham crackers, sweetened condensed milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips, pecans, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, and shredded coconut.
Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Make sure you use really ripe bananas for this recipe! Sweet cream cheese frosting complements nicely with a banana cake.
Black Bottom Brownies
A layer of brownies, then a layer of pillowy, cream cheese goodness, topped with chocolate chips. My absolute favorite brownie.
Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Chocolate dough with espresso powder, to give it a more intense chocolate flavor, and chocolate chips. A chocoholic-lover’s dream!
Chocolate Pudding Surprise
Crunchy crust? Cream cheese and pudding layer? Whip cream? Yup! This is a cool and refreshing dessert anyone will love.
Tangy, a little sweet, and a whole lot of lemon flavor! You can’t go wrong with this classic dessert.
Luscious Lemon Dessert
If you love lemons, then you’ll love this lemon pudding dessert. Crunchy, sweet, and tangy!
Lemon-Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Dried lavender cuts down the tartness of these shortbread cookies. With a crispy shortbread and creamy frosting, these are a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Did you know the marionberry was developed at Oregon State University? In the Pacific Northwest, where I live, these berries are plentiful. If you can’t find these where you live, blackberries will substitute just fine.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Surprise
Anything with pudding is difficult to photograph well, hence this picture. (And I wrote it in 2012 when this blog was young.) It is one of my sister’s favorite desserts and this picture doesn’t do it justice. Just trust me on this one.
Raspberry Crumb Bars
Fresh raspberries are what make this fruity dessert. Sweet with a streusel topping.