We’ve just barely snaked our way past margarita madness and the accompanying buckets of nachos and here we are with another holiday simply MADE for recipe sharing.
Mother’s Day brunch is a classic, because every mama loves her lil’ chickens, and what better way to share the day than a lazy dazy meal with those you love.
Mimosas, egg bakes and plenty of mommy time makes the big day special. This year, I’ll be sharing the it with my not-so-little Smudge and my own mama, spreading the love up and down the multi-generational tree.
I recently made Alice’s Triple Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for a Sunday dinner fété, and happily, or maybe sad to say, there wasn’t one single bundt left for day after noshing. Strawberries and chocolate. The perfect recipe for mom appreciation day.
Get the Triple Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries recipe here.
So, who’s ready for a few Friday Faves?
Mom’s are usually the defacto house taker-carer-of, but does that mean we should automatically love cleaning? Not me. But, those stains have got to come out somehow. I listen to Fresh Air all the time, but was surprised to hear this interview with the author of My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha, who delved into the nitty gritty of everything from wine stains (table salt is the cure!) to cat urine to mildewy towels. Clean up on aisle 7!
I’m stalking this new to me food blog. Look at those S’mores Cake Balls!
This new to me blog too, because, oh jeez. Her story and strength are simply inspiring.
Food bloggers dish on photo taking secrets here.
This classic summer uniform fits my summer dreams to a T. Loving it!
I’ve been using this face cream for the past month and it is STILL my absolute favorite. Babies bottom on my face. Ahem. Okay.
You know when you have that perfect moment and you take a photo and the people / food / animals / male models are completely dark, so you can’t possible identify them? ERRRGH, and it was such a great photo! If only you had an app that worked like a flash to fix the pic. Yep, there’s an app for that.
This round-up of fun stuff on Etsy is making my credit card trigger finger a little itchy. How much do I love this hello sign! Bought it. Now what about the adorable pie box for my favorite baker?
4 ways to make pesto without basil, here.
It’s getting to be that time of year, time to get OUT and get AWAY. Who has the fever? Six weekend cabins to dream about.
A week in the life of a vegetarian. That sometimes includes a bite of bacon. #balance
I don’t know what I love more, this tunic or her beachy hair. Both win.
I love this mimosa bar. Clinks and bubbles all around the party.
Met Gala fashion stunners and bummers. Amy Adams = stunner. Katie Homes = major bummer and does Kristen Stewart EVER smile? Also, is it just me or the huge dresses that makes some of their heads look mini-size?
This NYC apartment is crazy. What do you do when you have to wear a dress to work?
10 tips to keep you sane on the internet.
“The Problem, you may guess, is that I have a wild, lustful, and boundary-less relationship with my iPhone. The device that enhanced my life suddenly became my entertainment, my network, my line of business, my world. Like any obsession, the love affair wasn’t heading for a happy ending. It was a one-way ticket to Crazytown.”
I could lounge around all day in these lounge pants even if I wasn’t officially lounging. Ultimate comfort in stripey heaven.
Shutterbug alert: The differences between prime lenses and focal lengths here.
Mother’s Day Brunch Recipe Round-Up Italian Style
This week I discovered a different theme for Mother’s Day Brunch, Italian style! Hello, Mama mia!
Raspberry-Rhubarb Bellini Smoothie with Blueberries
Fresh berries, rhubarb and the requisite bubbles in either soda or Prosecco form make the perfect excuse to toast the day away.
Stuffed Tomatoes with Basil Sauce
Look at those babies just ready to burst! Simple but elegant, goat cheese stuffed tomatoes in a lustful basil and pinenut sauce sits at the center of an al fresco meal.
Italian Baked Eggs
Baked eggs in simple marinara, you can go homemade or store bought with this recipe. And with simple zoodles on the side (zucchini noodles) this breakfast is delivered to Mama gluten free.
Asparagus and Pancetta Pesto Pizza
Fresh colors, fresh flavors thanks to herbed pesto and fresh asparagus and shelled edamame. it’s what an Italian brunch is all about.
Spring Panzanella Salad
Crusty bread combined with springing forth fresh veggie fixins creates a burst of Italian flavors in every single bite.
Fresh Spinach Pasta
Pasta from scratch is one of those recipes in my mind I think will take too much time to prepare, for absolutely, no good reason. Because in reality, it’s amazingly simple and simply amazing.
Polenta Crust Tomato Tart
With a creamy filling and savory crust, this recipe is actually defined as light, but still purely decadent, sure to make any mama swoon.
Happy mama’s day everyone, now get out there and eat and cook something good.
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