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Show Mom How Much You Love Her This Mother's Day

Mother's day is perfect opportunity to show our moms how much we appreciate their love, support and unwavering care! Though we should always remember to let our moms know how thankful we are to have everyday of the year, there's nothing wrong with making them feel extra special on Mother's day. 

Courtesy: Get Creative Juice

Pink Salads For Mother's Day Celebration

Fresh, red pinkish salads will surely catch mom's attention on her special day! Design Dining Diapers teaches us how to make these amazingly cute heart fruit kabobs out of strawberries and watermelon slices.

Hearty Fruit Kabobs from Design Dining Diapers
Ingredients:
Watermelon slices
Strawberries

The watermelon slices are cut using heart-shaped cookies cutters. Since strawberries already resemble hearts, only the top part is cut to enhance the shape.

Hearty Fruit Kabobs. Courtesy: Design Dining Diapers

Glorious Pancakes For Mom

What could be better than good ol' pancakes? Try naturally flavored bright pink colored and delicately thin pancakes! Milk and Bun has a good recipe for Blinis or Russia's version of crepes that owes its vibrant color to pureed beets.    

Russian Red Blini From Milk And Bun

Ingredients:
130-150g beet, cooked
200-230ml milk, full fat
200ml sparkling mineral water
2 eggs, medium size
a good pinch of salt
2 tsp white sugar, optional
2 tbsp sunflower oil
150-170g plain flour
some oil for frying, if needed
sour cream for garnish, if desired

Many may be surprised that the bright pink pancakes don't have even a drop of food color!

Russian Red Blini (Pancakes). Courtesy: Milk and Bun

Fab Desserts For Sweet Mom

There may be no better way to show your mom how much you appreciate her tender care and sweetness than by preparing sweet treats that would make Mother's Day truly special! 

Soft Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies (from Kirbie's Cravings)
Ingredients:
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp distilled vinegar
2 tbsp powdered buttermilk (found in the baking aisle)
2 tsp red food coloring (or more as needed to reach desired redness)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies. Courtesy: Kirbie's Cravings

Special Brunch On Mother's Day

For Mother's Day brunch, it would be a great idea to whip up a batch of treats that goes with the theme - such as these pancake-designed cookies from Design Lively. The post did not include a recipe for the cookies, but it was mentioned that Betty Crocker's simple recipe for sugar cookies. Sally's Baking Addiction also has a recipe for basic sugar cookies.

Soft Cut-Out Sugar Cookies (from Sally's Baking Addiction)
Ingredients:
COOKIES
3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, slightly softened to room temperature
3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature1
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract (makes the flavor outstanding)
2 and 1/4 cups (281g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

A Pancake Cookies. Courtesy: Design Lovely

Afternoon Tea for Mom

If your mom is less of a brunch person and is more into dainty afternoon tea parties, then by all means indulge her on Mother's Day with a lavish treat that would make any tea lover melt in delight! If you want a French flair to your afternoon tea party, serving macarons is always a great idea! Macarons may be quite pricey in specialty stores (hint: Ladurée), but baking a batch is actually fairly easy to make as long as you have the time. 

Strawberry Macarons (from Rica Rants and Raves)
100 gm egg whites
125 gm almond meal
200 gm powdered sugar
pinch of fine sea salt
food dye powder or gel

Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup of cream or milk
2 cups of powdered sugar
2 teaspoons of strawberry extract

Strawberry Macarons. Courtesy: Rica Rants and Raves

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