Gift and recipe ideas for Mother’s Day


Are you stuck on a Mother’s Day gift for the mother figures in your family?
It’s always difficult to know the best thing to give, especially when everything is easy to buy from Amazon these days.
A few ways to personalize an otherwise ordinary gift are:
Make a personalized basket
Sure, a basket full of wine and goodies is always fun to give, but how about personalizing it a bit with things you know she’ll love? If she’s an avid gardener, add in a few new tools she can use. If she enjoys painting, giving her new paintbrushes or paint could be very thoughtful.
Create a small photo album
Have a bunch of photo memories with her? Put it together in a small, handheld album. You can print out the photos at a local store or use a photo book maker online. This is always a special gift and one that is easy to move around instead of a large book that gathers dust.
Bring cocktail recipe ingredients
If she enjoys a good mint julip or Moscow mule, create a gift of high-quality ingredients for her next cocktail. Instead of just bringing the liquor, the ingredients shows you are thoughtful and paying attention to her needs.
Make this dessert by Duncan Hines Bake Shop Cookbook
Visiting for brunch or dinner? This lemon bars recipe (makes 32 bars) will make everyone happy! Details below:

  • 1 pkg lemon supreme cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Crisco
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp grated lemon peel
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • Confectioners sugar

*you will need a 13x9x2 pan
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Mix 1 egg, Crisco and dry cake mix until crumbly (reserve 1 cup). Pat remaining mixture lighting in an ungreased 13x9x2 pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until light brown. Beat 2 eggs, sugar, baking powder, salt, lemon peel and lemon juice with a beater until light and foamy. Pour over hot crust and sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until light brown. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Cool it and cut into 2 x 1.5 inch bars.

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