Ultimate Recipe Swap: Mother’s Day

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Usually, I think of Mother’s Day as license to cook/make someone else cook what I like to eat as well as enjoy a day off Kitchen Patrol. But, this year, my mom will be here for the weekend, so I want to make it special for her, not just me. Unfortunately, she detests some of my favorite things, like California Pizza Kitchen, potstickers, and chocolate desserts.

(Yeah, she’s got issues.)

So, those things are out. But, as I browsed through my recipes, I was inspired toward four different kinds of feasts. Not sure what to do, here. What’s your vote, Mom?

While she’s deciding, I offer up these recipe and menu ideas for your consideration:

Eggs Florentine Casserole
Chocolate Crescents
Yogurt Berry Parfaits

Homemade Baguettes
Asian Chicken and Noodle Salad
Old Fashioned Lemonade

A Cutsie Tea
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ultimate Carrot Cake
Lemon Meringue Pie
Maple-Oat Heart Scones

A Cocktail Party
Garlic-Brie Bread
Chips and Fresh Guacamole
Cheese and Meat Platter
Fresh Fruit

What are you going to enjoy for Mother’s Day? Share it with us so we can be inspired.

Here’s how to participate in Ultimate Recipe Swap:

1. Post your recipe or menu ideas on your blog. Please mention www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.)


2. If you don’t have a blog, simply post your recipe or tell us about it in the comments section.

3. Above all, please stick to topic. Today’s theme is Mother’s Day. You’ll need a really good reason for bringing pork and beans to the table. If your recipe doesn’t fit the theme, it will be deleted. Thanks for understanding.

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Looking forward to seeing what you have to share!

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About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. Hoosier Homemade says

    Those are great ideas! Maybe I should forward them to my hubs!
    Thanks for hosting!
    BTW – I featured your new blog on 13 Thursday today.

  2. newlyweds says

    Oh I’d have to go with the Cocktail party theme, anything with chips and dips is my calling.

    Mr. Linky isn’t working so i leave me link here. Thanks

  3. Kristen says

    What a great list of ideas. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful recipes all grouped in menus.

  4. Trixie says


    I’m voting for the Tea. Any meal that includes Lemon Meringue Pie is on my A list.

    Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!


  5. Jenn @ Beautiful Calling says

    Are you inviting any of your readers to come over on Mothers Day? If so, I’d like to be considered. It sounds scrumptious!!

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