Making Your Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is only one week away!  Our day will revolve around food family.  I’m heading home to see my Parents and some of my mom’s family for a casual lunch at my house near Philly.  There may be some grilling, but more importantly there will be lots of dessert.  For those of you spending time with loved one’s here are 75 recipes that might help make your day:


Asparagus Tart by Young Married Chic

Baked Vanilla Donuts by Fake Ginger

Bananas Fosters Topped Overnight French Toast by Gina’s Skinny Recipes

Blueberry Blintz Bake

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes by All Day I Dream About Food

Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes with Chunky Blueberry Sauce by Liv Life

Chocolate Chip Muffins by Two Peas and Their Pod

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins by Healthy Food for Living

Cinnamon Apple Chunk Scuffins

Cinnamon Bubble Buns by Sprinkled with Flour

Cinnamon Roll Waffles by Recipe Girl

Fruity Baked Oatmeal with Crunchy Cinnamon Almond Topping by Oh She Glows

Funfetti Waffles by Lauren’s Kitchen

Homemade Muffin Tops by Keep it Simple Foods

Jelly Donuts by We Are Not Martha

Lemon Blueberry Granola by Chocolate and Carrots

Mango-Lime Muffins by Wilde in the Kitchen

Multigrain Pancakes with Vanilla and Cinnamon by Three Many Cooks

Strawberry Crumb Cake by Gingerbread Bagels

Strawberry-Stuffed French Toast by The Girl Who Ate Everything

The Sunday Morning Sammie by Crepes of Wrath

Lunch or Dinner:

Asparagus Mozzarella Tart from Delightful Bitefuls

Baked Lemon Spaghetti by Recipe Girl

Braised Short Ribs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce by Foodies @ Home

Buffalo Chicken Calzones by Baked by Rachel

Chicken Pot Pie with Cream Cheese and Chive Biscuits by Joy the Baker

Cornbread BLTs and Creamy Blue Cheese by Can You Stay for Dinner?

Crispy Potato Roast by Smitten Kitchen

Crispy Shrimp Pizza by How Sweet It Is

Greek Pasta Bake by Weekly Bite

Homemade Ginger Pasta with Sweet Potato-Wasabi Sauce by Eats Well With Others

Individual Cheese Souffles by A Thought for Food

Lasagna Cups by Lauren’s Latest

Lasgana Fritta by Pass the Sushi

Leek & Asparagus Soup by RhodeyGirl Tests

Low-Fat Blue Cheese Salad Dressing & Dip by The Yummy Life

Parmesan Crusted Goat Cheese with basil Oil by Annie’s Eats

Shaved Asparagus Salad by How Sweet It Is

Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Beans by 52 Kitchen Adventures

Southwest Ground Beef Casserole by Amanda’s Cookin’

Spinach Pesto Penne by The Novice Chef

Strawberry and Leek Quesadillas by Sprouted Kitchen

Vegetarian Chili with a Cashew Pistachio Sauce by Eats Well With Others


Banana Cake with Mocha Ganache

Birthday Cake Cheesecake by Willow Bird Baking

Black Bottom Ice Cream Cupcakes

Blueberry Pretzel Clusters

Butterfinger Blondies by Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

Cereal Layer Bars by Espresso and Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark by Cookies and Cups

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Rice Krispie Treats by Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

Chocolate Lover’s Bites

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake by Baking Junkie

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Creamy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Tart by Picky Palate

Gluten-Free Strawberry Cupcakes by Joy the Baker

Ice Cream Brownie

Lemon Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

Lemonade Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting by Cookies and Cups

Lighter Lemon Pound Cake

Low Fat Banana Cheesecake with Mixed Berry Sauce

Mascarpone Meringue Cake by Sweetapolita

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake Cheesecake by Sprinkle Bakes

Ooey Gooey Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Crunch

Raspberry and Lemon Torta by Cake Duchess

Rice Krispie Treat Pops by Espresso and Cream

S’mores Cupcakes by Dessert for Two

Strawberry and Cream Cake by La Mia Vita Dolce

Strawberry Pistachio Tart by Val So Cal

White Chocolate Lemon Truffles by What Megan’s Making

Cocktail Time:

Blood Orange Margaritas by Confections of a Foodie Bride

Cucumber Mint Cocktail by Leslie Sarna

Fresh Strawberry Mojito by The Culinary Chronicles

Ginger Lemon Martini by All Day I Dream About Food

Royal Champagne Cocktail by Young Married Chic

I think that Mother’s Day is a great day to show appreciation for your mother, grandmother, or even yourself if you are a mom! I’m lucky to have a mom who is also my best friend and a mother-in-law who has welcomed me into her life like a daughter. How are you spending the day?

*If you haven’t already seen it, check out my guest post on The Healthy Apron.*

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42 Responses to “Making Your Mother’s Day”

  1. Maris (In Good taste) May 1, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    That’s quite the list you have compiled! I will be making-reservations!

  2. Happy When Not Hungry May 1, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    These are some wonderful recipes!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kristi May 1, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    I love your assortment of recipes!! Great post!

  4. DessertForTwo May 1, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    Aw, thanks so much for linking to my s’mores cupcakes!! You’re as sweet as marshmallow fluff :)

    I’m so intrigued over your scuffins! What a great idea!

  5. Stephanie May 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Wow, what a great list! Thank you so much for including my sweet and sour beans. I can’t wait to check out some of these recipes.

  6. Madison M May 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    Look at you and all your link love! Fabulous list that you’ve compiled. I’m sure it will come in handy this weekend when my mom and future mother-in-law are in town! :)

  7. Lucy@TheSweetTouch May 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    That is a great list! I have to come up with something I can mail to my mama since I won’t see her. Hmmm, maybe the rice crispy treat pops?

  8. Baking Serendipity May 1, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    Whoa! My first problem was what to make for Mother’s Day…now it’s what not to make :) Serious decision making! Thanks for all the links :)

  9. debbie c. May 2, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    Your list is amazing!!!!! I’m just wonderting if we have time to make it all!!!!!!! I better rethink our menu………………………..
    I may never have to come up with my own idea again! Thanks for this!

  10. debbie c. May 2, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    I think that your mom must be THE luckiest mom in the world!!!!!!! And I have a feeling that she feels EXACTLY the same way about you!!!!

    • KeepItSweet May 3, 2011 at 10:48 am #


      • debbie c. May 4, 2011 at 6:14 am #

        right back atcha! :)

  11. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite May 2, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    Thanks for sharing this! Can’t wait to check out all of these amazing recipes! I feel the exact same way about my mom and can’t wait to celebrate with her on Sunday :)

  12. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel May 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Thank you for including me in your roundup! Love all of the possibilities!! :)

  13. Kelly May 2, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    Oh wow this is perfect since I’m having a Mother’s Day brunch!! Thanks for sharing this!! :)

  14. Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews May 2, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    Wow! Thanks for all of the recipes! This must have taken you awhile to compile.

  15. fooddreamer May 2, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    This is such a fun collection of foods. Thanks for including one of mine!

  16. Simply Life May 2, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    wow! so many fun ideas! too bad I don’t live closer to my mom to make one of these for her!

  17. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen May 2, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    What a great line up!! Thanks for including my Butterfinger Blondies! :)

  18. Joanne May 3, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    If I made ALL of these…would I win best daughter of the year award, do you think? Great round up!

    • KeepItSweet May 3, 2011 at 10:49 am #

      haha you would deserve it!

  19. Jill@MadAboutMacarons May 3, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Gosh, that is quite some list of mouthwatering recipes! No excuse not to treat Mum to the best. Great site!

    • KeepItSweet May 3, 2011 at 10:49 am #

      Thanks, Jill!

  20. Audrey Ellen @ My Scene and Herd May 3, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    mother’s day reminds me of my sister, brother and i trying to make a special breakfast for my mom before she woke up. it generally ended with us making so much noise and messes that she had to get up.
    these recipes look like something i could that would be less childish and probably more successful.
    thanks for making the compilation!

  21. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods May 3, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    Wow, that’s quite an extensive list! Thanks for posting my muffin tops! ;)

  22. Megan'sCookin' May 3, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    What a wonderful list. I’ll have to inspect them further. Thank you for this. I love to see things that I might have other wise missed.

  23. Natalia - a side of simple May 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Wow, great list! I don’t even know where to start, everything sounds so great!

  24. Monica May 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    Great Mother’s Day round-up. Thanks for including me!

  25. briarrose May 3, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    So many wonderful choices. It all looks good. :)

  26. Kim - Liv Life May 3, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    I’m loving this list!! I’ve bookmarked it as nearly every single item is something that appeals to me. Thank you SO much!
    Thanks also for including us on your list!! :)

  27. sweetlife May 4, 2011 at 3:43 am #

    wow, that is an awesome nice of you to suggest such great treats!! loving the sweets list!


  28. megan @ whatmegansmaking May 4, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    great round-up! Lots of good ideas :)

  29. Andie @ May 4, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    Oh my god, please refrain from sharing so much goodness with me as soon as I wake up. I am going to have to make all of them :)

  30. pawsitivelife May 4, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    Too many choices!! Can you recommend one that is easy on the stomach and not too hard to make? Im a cooking novice!

    • KeepItSweet May 4, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

      For dessert, the blueberry pretzel clusters are super easy!

  31. Kelly May 4, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Wow!!! That is an incredible list!!!!

  32. Lauren@LYK May 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    These all look sooo yummy! I have been trying to come up with something to make my Mama and this definitely inspired me. Thanks :)

  33. Heather @ Side of Sneakers May 5, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    What an awesome collection of recipes- I don’t even know where to start :)

  34. Jenna May 5, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    Wow, what a great list! I’m intrigued by the Leek and Asparagus Soup . . .

  35. Megan May 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    This is such a great list with a ton of really delicious-sounding ideas!

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