Saturday, May 9, 2020

10 Ways To Celebrate Mom! Springtime Strawberry Cake

It's almost Mother's Day

Let's celebrate all the moms...

10 Creative Ways to Celebrate Mom

1.  A homemade card...never goes out of style...same for coupon booklets!

2.  Call mom, grandma, all the them and spread the LOVE.

3.  Make a list of your favorite memories of mom...and share them!

4.  Bake her a cake (hint, hint)...maybe this Strawberry Cake!!

5.Make mom dinner...and do the dishes too!!
Here are some easy and delicious ideas:
Farmer's Market Salad
Our Favorite Chicken Salad

6.  Cheers to mom!!  Toast mom with a Mom-osa Juice Bar
Find it here...with free printables:  Momosa Bar with Printables

7. Make copies of your favorite photos and create a mom-scrapbook of your favorite memories over the years.

8.Treat mom to a yummy dessert... Strawberry Shortcake Doughnuts

9.  Mom-Movie Night

10. Mom' S'mores Bar: S'mores Bar

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Layered Farmer's Market Salad: Lemon Basil Dressing

Hi Friends!!

It's almost Mother's Day weekend... I can think of nothing easier than a make-ahead picnic-salad... Moms throughout the land will be happy some else is doing the cooking...and the bright flavors in this farmer's market layered salad are so delicious!!

I just happened upon some photos this morning...of a Mother's day from 10 years ago...a whole decade slipped by...(how did that happen??)
I was so happy to see that my little guy created a handmade card and we were both smiling BIG... I hope that's how he always remembers me and his childhood... full of smiles...
I know right now, our world seems unimaginable...compared to even last year...but hopefully we can still find time to celebrate the little things, celebrate all the moms, and even find the smallest of reasons to smile BIG.

Speaking of smiling...this salad made me smile... 
1. It's Easy to make...who does not like easy??

2. Bright summer flavors... and it's full of vitamins and good nutrition.

3. It's custom-made... make it to suit your bacon?? Add some! Dislike peas?...Omit them.'s easy-easy.

4.Cute...putting foods in fun containers might not always be practical...but it's way more fun to serve and eat beautifully displayed foods!!

5. I LOVE my farmer's market.  Support local, shop small and farm to table is a great way to eat if you can... 

This salad will be perfect all summer long...We enjoy the fresh flavors of the farmer's market and I love how the produce changes as the season moves from month to month.  As the options change at the Farmer's too can your salad ingredients.  I think the best part of this salad might be this amazing lemon-basil dressing.

If you make this sure to drop me a note to tell me what you thought of it.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

We Love Mom S'more Than Ever! S'Mores Party!

It's almost Mother's Day...
and what a fun way to celebrate... making a S'mores Bar!!  We love more S'more than ever...and this cute set-up could not be easier to pull together.

Easily created in the backyard or the kitchen.
A few years ago we did a segment for
 a Father's Day S'mores Bar... and now...
 it's time to make one for mom!!

Is it too cold to do S'mores outside??

No problem...

Do them in the kitchen!!

I line a rimmed tray with parchment or foil.
Line up the graham crackers on the cookie sheet.
Place 1 (one) marshmallow on each graham cracker
Bake at 350 for 4-5 minutes or until
your marshmallows are golden, toasty and puffed.

Add desired toppings and a top graham cracker....Taaa Daaa...
S'mores forever... easily made and quickly eaten.

(Use caution...they will be very warm)

How easy!!

Just for you free printable S'mores Mother's Day Cards and a super-cute S'mores Menu.