Welcome to our April Blog Hop!
This month we are focusing on all things Mother’s Day…it’s only a couple of weeks away! Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how -tos as you move along through the blog hop.
You may just be starting, or may have come from Anna International on our Living with Style Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.
Breakfast in bed is nice in theory.
Waking up to the smell of sizzling bacon and the sound of dripping coffee. Your husband and offspring sweeping into the bedroom, wowing you with an artfully arranged tray of your favorite breakfast foods, all perfectly cooked with restaurant-quality presentation. There’s even a small bud vase holding your favorite flower.
Raise your hand if you’ve experience the above scenario…
Yeah, me neither.
I’ve been treated to breakfast in bed a few times, but my experience was something more like this: floppy bacon, lukewarm milk, and children so bouncy and excited because MOM’S EATING IN BED that the whole thing was more an exercise in dodging tiny flying feet than indulging in French toast and solitude.
Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate and treasure every moment J. and the kids take to show their love for me. But wouldn’t it be nice if that show of love played out as perfectly as both sides surely wish it would?
Maybe you’re the mom who just wants Mother’s Day to be a day off from the kitchen. Maybe you’re hoping to treat your mom, but you aren’t exactly Ina Garten. Or maybe you’re a Dad and, even though she’s not your mom, you want to do your best to show your wife how much you love her.
Whatever your reason for stumbling upon this post, I’m glad you came. I promise there’s a recipe here to help you celebrate the mom(s) in your life.
So technically, these bars could easily be in the sweets category. They’re thick and rich and smothered with a soft cream cheese frosting. But if you don’t tell mom they’re technically dessert-like, I won’t either.
This baked dish requires very little culinary skill. Other than browning the sausage, you’re really just assembling ingredients. The result is fluffy scrambled eggs with flavorful sausage, melted cheese, and a flaky crescent roll crust.
French toast is one of those fanciful meals that everyone enjoys eating, but few people enjoy making. The process can be tedious and it’s rare that your results look as fluffy and golden as the version TV chefs make. This French toast bake is an ideal compromise of familiar flavors and easy preparation.
Vegetables don’t always have a natural place at the breakfast table, but the way these flavors marry, you’ll think they were meant to be together.
I made these potatoes two Christmases ago and it only took about two bites for everyone to declare them a new staple. They’re stupid easy and crazy tasty. Make them to take to a Mother’s Day potluck, or for a meal at home. I promise they’ll make Mom forget all about those runny scrambled eggs.
Everyone needs a recipe like this in their back pocket. Something simple yet indulgent, something to elevate even the most basic toasted English muffin.
Why would you settle for regular bacon when you could make Mom million dollar bacon?
Moms love chocolate (at least this one does). So even though these bars might be a little rough around the edges, I promise they’ll be one of the most beautiful things she’s ever seen.
Maybe Mom is trying to be healthy this year. Maybe you’re willing to be nice and play along, so you decide to make her this fruit pizza. Because yeah, it might be a buttery sugar cookie crust smeared with creamy frosting, but as long as it’s topped with fresh fruit, we can all pretend it’s good for you.
This might be called coffee cake, but the result is a rich, decadent treat that’s heavy on the cake. Luckily for everyone, Mother’s Day is widely regarded as a calorie-free time, so feel free to indulge.
What Mother’s Day meal traditions does your family have?
The next stop is Fannie at Living Richly on a Budget on the Living with Style Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!
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- Rhonda at MultiTaskingMaven
- Sofia Linha at Something On Everything
- Kristy Stewart at Under My Gabled Roof
- Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
- Pam Bennett at The Birch Cottage
- Lisa Milligan at Harmony and Happiness
- Dianne O’Donnell at Scrutinizing Life
- Ann Fontaine at The Clumsy Wife
- Leah M. Briick at Briick by Briick
- Jamie Srock at All That Srocks
- Lani Padilla at Simply Fresh Vintage
- Karissa Ancell at A Fresh Start
- Ellen Ocampo at Baby Boo Gifts
- Pam B at Hey, Miss Adventures!
- Kendra Sawyer at Wonderland Kind of Mind
- Anna at Anna International
- Abby Winstead at Winstead Wandering << you are here
- Fanny Seto at Living Richly on a Budget
- Laura Gelnett at Making It Happen Together
- Sarah at Ark in the Desert
- Keisha Sibert at Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams
- Bethany at Salty Blonde