Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and I hope this weekend brings you beautiful weather, special memories and plenty of time to spend with your mom. It’s been a long time since I actually got a chance to spend Mother’s Day with my mom, so there isn’t really a tradition we have. No matter the distance between my mom and me, we always make the most of it by catching up and talking everyday on the phone. If your lucky enough to be with your mom this weekend and want to whip something up for her, I’m sharing 20 satisfying Mother’s Day recipes I know she’ll love!
Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie?! I’ve never had one I didn’t like, but everyone has their favorite recipe, right? Mine is this one. A perfectly golden, crispy edge with a gooey, soft middle that just melts in your mouth. The trick I’ve learned is letting the dough rest overnight in the fridge. It really makes all the difference in the world. It’s a little hard to wait that long especially if you’re like me and want chocolate chip cookies right away, but it’s totally worth it. I promise! The ingredients have a chance to blend together making the cookies more flavorful. Also I used mini chocolate chips, instead of the regular size. I think using mini chips gives you that chocolatey bite in every mouthful (which I love!). I’ve made a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes each always a little different, but after making this one I finally found a recipe that’s here to stay!
Lance and I have been having so much fun doing our Sunday night cooking series! We’ve had some pretty amazing dinners, and I really want to share what I thought of each recipe with you guys. If your not familiar, Lance and I pick out a recipe to make on Sunday nights, either one we’ve made before or one that’s new to us. We video the process of us prepping dinner, and then I post it on social media. We do this as a way to get more of the recipes we love out to everyone. Lance and I cook a lot, and I wish I could post every recipe on the blog, so the videos are another fun way to show more of the recipes we make.
Swedish Meatballs are something I’ve never made before, but I’ve had them as appetizers at get togethers . So when I hosted book club last weekend, I decided to make them. I have a few of The Pioneer Woman’s cookbooks and saw this Swedish Meatball recipe. She uses homemade meatballs, and before I would have wanted to as well, but the meatballs I got from the freezer section in the store were just as good! If you have frozen homemade meatballs at home you can use those instead! We had them at book club as an appetizer, and then the next day I boiled some egg noodles and topped with leftover Swedish Meatballs and some fresh parsley. This recipe took around 20 minutes to make. It’s perfect for a weeknight meal or a quick appetizer to make.
On Saturday I hosted book club and made this Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip for everyone. It was so good!! I knew it was going to be a winner when I pulled it out of the oven and it was all bubbly and cheesy. I couldn’t wait to dig into it! I served the Spinach Artichoke Dip alongside baguette slices and corn chips.
Last week my sister, Chira, posted a picture of S’mores Cupcakes on her Facebook page. It was my nephew, Evan’s, 10th birthday, and Chira made them to bring to Evan’s classroom to celebrate. S’mores are one of my favorite desserts. I love the combo of graham crackers, melted chocolate and gooey marshmallow. They are such a staple dessert in the summer. These cupcakes are a nice alternative when you can’t toast the marshmallow outside over a fire. For these cupcakes, you have a chocolate cupcake topped with fluffy marshmallow frosting and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs.
Joanna Gaines Lemon Pie recipe is by far one of the best recipes I’ve made to date. I came across it while skimming through the Magnolia magazine last spring, and I instantly knew this was the dessert I was making for Easter dinner. I’m so glad I did because this dish was a hit! It’s light, refreshing and so easy to make. The rustic simplicity of this pie is stunning. There’s something I love about recipes that are simple to make and require only a handful of ingredients. They’re the recipes that come out unbelievably good, and the ones I make over and over again.
On my Pinterest I have a board called “Tried and True”. It includes the recipes I’ve tried on Pinterest that are definitely worth making again. Once in a while, I’ll make a recipe from Pinterest that didn’t turn out well. The image looked great, but the recipe wasn’t. I’m really particular when it comes to saving recipes to my tried and true Pinterest board. It literally had to be mouth watering for me to save it. Since I’ve tried SO many recipes on Pinterest, I’m sharing below some of my tried and true favorites for you to enjoy as well!
Bananas are a staple on our weekly grocery list. Lance and I can’t get enough of them, but some weeks we have a few that go brown, and we’ll toss them in the freezer to save for when we make our favorite Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. We’ve made this banana bread recipe a lot! It’s SO good with the chocolate chips, and I’m a huge fan of walnuts – so I always add them in when I have them, but we’ve made the banana bread without walnuts as well. The best part is the bites of thinly sliced bananas you get throughout the bread. There’s something about banana and chocolate together that I absolutely love.
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