What to Make for Mother’s Day: Dessert Recipe Round-Up

Are you making something special for your Mom, Grandma, or another important woman in your life this weekend??  My sister and I will be hosting a Mother’s Day dinner for the family!  If you need a bit of help choosing a sweet treat, I made a recipe round-up of my favorite Mother’s Day desserts!! Rye Brownies with Lavender Whipped Cream If your mother is a chocolate lover, this amazing, fudgy, one-bowl brownie recipe is for you!!  The best brownies I have ever eaten!  With a dollop of lavender infused whipped cream, these brownies will be the highlight of your meal! Find the recipe here. Classic Shortbread Cookies or Almond Poppyseed Shortbread…

Mother’s Day Tea: Shortbread Cookies

Yesterday, I posted the Lavender London Fog Lattes for Mother’s Day tea.  I suggested making them with my favorite Earl Grey tea!  But, we all know that even know “tea” is in the name, every good tea party needs something to nibble on.  I’m thinking nothing is more classic than Shortbread Cookies!  Plus, I have a thing for melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies. If you love shortbread cookies, too. These are money. Wow, that adjective does not belong in a post about afternoon tea, but I’m leaving it there so you don’t think I’m getting all high-brow with posts about tea parties and such;) Mmmmmmm, classic buttery shortbread.  These are so easy to…

Mother’s Day Tea: Lavender London Fog Latte

Nothing is more classic than mother’s day tea.  Brunch may get all the hype, but no one can argue with a good-old-fashioned mother’s day tea party.  And why would they?  Its a fun, girly thing to do! And pssst, its WAY easier than hosting a brunch. 😉  But no one has to know that.  Your mom, grandma, and whomever will just think you are sweet and clever.  So, let’s stick with sweet and clever. You can go as simple or all-out as you want with a tea.  Just remember, its afternoon tea, not a meal.  It doesn’t need to be a food heavy production.  So simple, classic, buttery shortbread cookies…

What to make for Mother’s Day: Mediterranean Feast! – Sauces, Toppings, and Serving!

This post is part of the “What to make for Mother’s Day” series.  This post is part 2 of a 2 part Mediterranean feast tutorial.  You can find part 1: Moroccan Chicken and Roasted Onions here.  Now that we have our Moroccan chicken and roasted onions in the works… we can get on to the fun part!!  Because who doesn’t love a good interactive meal with lots of fixings and sauces to try?!  And, in case it wasn’t clear, I’m banking on no one. So, I strongly suggest making all 3 of the sauces!  The ingredients in each sauce overlap so its not like you need any wonky ingredients for…

What to make for Mother’s Day: Mediterranean Feast! – Moroccan chicken and Roasted Onions

This post is part of the “What to make for Mother’s Day” series.  This post is part 1 of a 2 part Mediterranean feast tutorial.  You can find part 2 here.   Mother’s day is just around the corner and instead of brunch, or tea or traditional mother’s day faire.  I wanted to share something a bit out of the ordinary for mother’s day this year:  An easy to make Middle Eastern Feast! With a bit of planning ahead, this meal can come together in a flash!!  Everyone in our house loves the interactive nature of this meal it and alllllll of the sauce options that go with it. Today,…
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