Fetching Friday: Mother’s Day Recipes Inspiration

Today’s most fetching Friday offers Mother’s Day recipes inspiration.

Mother's Day Recipes InspirationBe it breakfast in bed, dining table set to impress, or a picnic spread enjoyed in springtime splendor, a deliciously edible and visually stunning Mother’s Day meal stands as a time-honored gathering held in celebration of Mom.

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Picture and pitcher perfect for this special day, colorful vintage pitchers packed full of fresh flowers and cuttings strike a commanding pose.

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Kritsada Panichgul

For your Mother’s Day recipes inspiration consideration, I’m featuring traditional favorites from my traditional favorites, Better Homes & Gardens and Southern Living Magazine.

Strawberries and Cream French Toast

Strawberries and Cream French Toast

Ingredients

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1¼ cups heavy whipping cream, divided

¼ cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons strawberry jam

¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar

3 large eggs

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 (16-ounce) loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch-thick slices

Sugared Fruit (see recipe below)

Maple syrup

Directions

Spray an 11×7-inch baking dish with baking spray with flour.

In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, ¼ cup cream, and granulated sugar with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.  Stir in jam; set aside.

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together remaining 1 cup cream, brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Dip bread slices in cream mixture. Spread one side of each bread slice with approximately 2 teaspoons cream cheese mixture.

Place bread slices upright, side by side, in prepared dish.  Pour any remaining egg mixture over bread slices.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to 2 days.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Remove casserole from refrigerator, and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Bake, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until center is set and bread is golden brown, about 30 minutes more.

Spoon sugared fruit over casserole before serving. Serve with maple syrup.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Sugared Fruit

Ingredients

1½ cups quartered strawberries

1 cup raspberries

1 cup blueberries

1 cup blackberries

¼ cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons bourbon

Directions

In a large bowl, stir together strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, sugar, and bourbon.

Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

-Victoria Magazine

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Southern Living Magazine – Jennifer Davick

Cranberry Chicken Salad

Ingredients

3 cups chopped rotisserie chicken (from 1 rotisserie chicken)

½ cup chopped celery (from 2 stalks)

1/3 cup dried cranberries

2 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish

2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish

2 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

½ cup mayonnaise

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ tsp. black pepper

Directions

Stir together all ingredients in a large bowl until well incorporated. Garnish with additional chives, if desired.  Serve immediately or, for best results, chill, covered, at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours before serving.

-Southern Living Magazine

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Melanie Acevedo

Royal Heritage Bone China Cup and Saucer - Pink Rose

Royal Heritage Bone China Cup and Saucer – Pink Rose

Hibiscus Punch

Ingredients

¼ cup sugar

2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

6 whole cloves

4 hibiscus tea bags

1 ½ cups orange juice

1 ½ cups grapefruit juice

Ice cubes

2 limes, thinly sliced

Directions

In a small pot combine ¼ cup sugar, 2 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger, 6 whole cloves, and 2 cups water.

Bring to boiling over high; cook and stir 1 minute or until sugar dissolves.

Add 4 hibiscus tea bags. Let cool to room temperature.

Strain through a sieve into a large pitcher.

Stir in 1½ cups each orange and grapefruit juices.

Chill up to 24 hours. Serve with lime slices.  Serves 8.

-Better Homes & Gardens

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Dana Gallagher

Lemon Verbena Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients

Lemon Verbena Ice Cream

1 cup milk

½ cup fresh lemon verbena leaves or 4 teaspoons lemon zest

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¾ cup sugar

3 egg yolks

1 ½ cups heavy cream

2 teaspoons vanilla

Ginger Shortbread Crust

½ cup butter, softened

1 cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup sugar

2 tablespoons finely chopped candied ginger

1 teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon kosher salt

Herbs and edible flowers, such as lemon verbena, phlox, and/or roses

Directions

For Lemon Verbena Ice Cream:

In a medium saucepan heat milk and verbena or zest just to a simmer over high.  Remove from heat; let steep about 30 minutes.  Stir in salt.

In a medium bowl whisk together sugar and egg yolks until thick and pale. Return milk to a simmer.  Gradually whisk 1/2 cup milk mixture into egg mixture.  Continue whisking until smooth.  Slowly add egg mixture to saucepan, stirring constantly.  Cook and stir over medium-low until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and just starting to bubble.  Stir in cream. Press through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl; discard solids.  Stir in vanilla.

Set mixture in an ice bath to chill, stirring occasionally.  Transfer to a 2-qt. ice cream freezer.  Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions.

For Ginger Shortbread Crust:

Grease a 9-inch pie plate. Preheat oven to 350°F.  In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds.  Add flour, sugar, candied ginger, ground ginger, and salt.  Beat until a soft dough forms.

Press dough evenly into prepared pie plate.  Line with a double thickness of greased foil.  Fill to top with pie weights.  Bake 25 minutes.

Remove foil. Bake 10 to 12 minutes more or until dark golden brown. Let cool completely.  Freeze at least 1 hour.

Spread ice cream into crust.  Freeze at least 4 hours or until ice cream is firm.  Let stand at room temperature 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Top with herbs and edible flowers.  Makes 10 servings.

-Better Homes & Gardens

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Southern Living Magazine – Photo by Antonis Achilleos
Food Styling by Torie Cox – Prop Styling by Kay E. Clarke 

As easy as they are pretty, this recipe for Mini Confetti Cakes is Mother’s Day perfect.

Mini Confetti Cakes

Ingredients

1 (15 1⁄4-oz.) pkg. vanilla cake mix

3 tablespoons pink candy sprinkles

Homemade Whipped Cream (recipe below)

Edible flowers (such as violas, tuberous begonias, English daisies, and pansies)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Prepare cake batter according to package directions, stirring pink candy sprinkles into batter. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch baking pan. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 28 to 33 minutes.

Cool cake in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Invert cake onto rack; cool completely, about 45 minutes.

Prepare the sweetened whipped cream.

Cut out 15 mini cakes from cooled cake using a 2 1⁄2-inch round cutter.  Slice each mini cake in half horizontally, making 2 layers per mini cake.

Using a small offset spatula, spread sweetened whipped cream on half of layers, and top with remaining layers.

Cover tops and sides of cakes with whipped cream.  Press edible flowers directly onto cakes.

Homemade Whipped Topping

Ingredients

2 cups heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 tablespoons unsifted powdered sugar

Directions

Beat cream and vanilla in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until foamy.  Gradually add powdered sugar, and beat until stiff peaks form.

-Southern Living Magazine

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, mother-in-laws, like a mother to me, sister moms, and best friends we celebrate and appreciate.

I hope these Mother’s Day recipes inspiration gift you with ideas for preparing a delicious treat to complement your Mother’s Day celebration.

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Mother’s Day Gift Giving Ideas

As May approaches Mother’s Day gift giving ideas come to mind.

Mother's Day gift giving ideas

Rose Stepstone Dark Walnut

Rose Stepstone Dark Walnut

Delicate.

Delightful.

Distinctive.

The Pioneer Woman Floral Nonstick Cast Cakelet Pan

The Pioneer Woman Floral Nonstick Cast Cakelet Pan

Flowers and a mother’s love share a common thread.

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Patterned Satin Scarf in Cream Floral

Inspiration for this post begins with The Art of Flowers from the editors of Victoria Magazine.

Victoria: The Art of Flowers (Hardcover)

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Victoria: The Art of Flowers (Hardcover)

4oz Glass Jar 3-Wick Mom Candle - Opalhouse™

4oz Glass Jar 3-Wick Mom Candle – Opalhouse™

Winky Lux Cheeky Rose Blush

Winky Lux Cheeky Rose Blush

Gorgeous carries through from garden to table.

House and Garden Indoor Outdoor Hydrangea Bouquet Tablecloth

House & Garden Indoor/Outdoor Hydrangea Print Tablecloth

Petal Fiber Flower-Shaped Placemat

Petal Fiber Flower-Shaped Placemat

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Rose Coasters in Classic Blue and White

April showers bring this May flowers canvas art print perfect for a lasting Mother’s Day gift.

Painted Potted Flowers Canvas Art Print

Painted Potted Flowers Canvas Art Print

Dearfoams Women's Reba Mama Bear Clog Slippers

Dearfoams Women’s Reba Mama Bear Clog Slippers

NEST New York Mini Perfume Oil Set

NEST New York Mini Perfume Oil Set

Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Recipe Box

Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Recipe Box

Nordicware Wildflower Loaf Pan

Nordicware Wildflower Loaf Pan

Simple yet stylish, the very cute and affordable Women’s Backless Printed Loose Strap Dress wears well for a spring or summer day out and about.

Women's Backless Printed Loose Strap Dress

Women’s Backless Printed Loose Strap Dress

lonna & lilly Gold-Tone Pavé, Mother-of-Pearl & Leather Flower 26" Adjustable Necklace

lonna & lilly Gold-Tone Pavé, Mother-of-Pearl & Leather Necklace

Absolutely gorgeous accurately describes these Nicola Bathie Austen earrings.

Nicola Bathie Austen Earrings

Nicola Bathie Austen Earrings

Once a theme is established, the ideas begin to flow.

I hope one or more of these Mother’s Day gift giving ideas results in a gift she will love.

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Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas

With the closings, limitations, concerns, and interruptions in the normal Mother’s Day celebration ideas and retail shopping routine, Mother’s Day will be somewhat different this year, and that’s not a bad thing.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Curbside pick-up is a helpful, healthier, and convenient option (don’t spread the germs, but spread the tip love to our hero clerks) for these Mother’s Day celebration ideas gifts and ingredients.

Mother's Day celebration ideas

Going out to eat at a restaurant is out for this year, so we’re considering hosting a picnic complete with social distancing etiquette.

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Better Homes & Gardens Hannalore Quilt1

Warmer afternoons and sunny May days invite a picnic to the list of Mother’s Day celebration ideas.

Besides, a picnic spread gives me the perfect gift idea.

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Better Homes & Gardens Hannalore Quilt

One can never have enough romantic floral quilts in soft tones and shades of pink and green reminiscent of an English garden.

The Better Homes & Gardens Hannalore Quilt from Walmart is picnic perfect for a Mother’s Day spread and a lovely from me to you picnic parting gift.

Plastic Dinner Plate - Room Essentials™

Plastic Dinner Plate – Room Essentials™

Included in our picnic basket is a set of plastic dinner plates and gingham check napkins.

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DII Pink & White Reversible Gingham Check Napkin Set, 4 Pieces

Melamine is outdoor entertaining friendly, and offers an array of color and pattern choices.

Lenox® Butterfly Meadow® Melamine Small Butterfly Trays (Set of 2)Lenox® Butterfly Meadow® Melamine Small Butterfly Trays (Set of 2)

hibiscus flower

Inspired by the hibiscus plant my brother recently gifted me, I’ll be serving  hibiscus peach tea with fresh lemon slices and fresh mint.

Pure Leaf Peach Hibiscus Herbal Tea

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If you’re looking for an impressive taste of spring dish for a Mother’s Day brunch, lunch, snack or supper, Strawberry Watermelon Chicken Salad served with a light homemade basil dressing from Sandy aka Reluctant Entertainer is a standout dish.

Click HERE to get her divine recipe.

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Bacon and Cheddar Grits Quiche is the best of Southern light fare, or at least our idea of it.

Bacon and Cheddar Grits Quiche

Ingredients

6 thick bacon slices

2 ¼ cups milk

2 tablespoons butter

½ cup uncooked stone-ground grits

2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

1 teaspoon black pepper, divided

2 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

6 large eggs

2 ½ cups half-and-half

1 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup sliced green onions

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.  Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; drain and crumble.  Transfer 2 tsp. bacon drippings to a saucepan.

Bring drippings, milk, and butter to a boil over medium heat. Gradually whisk in grits, 1 tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper; cook, whisking constantly, 15 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in 1 cup cheese; let stand 10 minutes.  Stir in 1 egg; spread in a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until set and browned. Sprinkle remaining 1 ½ cups cheese over warm grits, spreading to edges.  Let stand 15 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 325°.  Combine half-and-half, cream, onions, and remaining 5 eggs, 1 tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper.  Pour over grits; sprinkle with crumbled bacon.  Place pan on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until lightly browned and just set. Let stand 20 minutes.  Run a sharp knife around edges of quiche; remove sides of pan.

-Southern Living

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Dave the Builder presented me with a bouquet of garden gardenias picked on his late evening walk around the grounds of Places In The Home (the backyard).

His Mother’s Day celebration ideas gesture is a gift to the senses.

Vintage pitchers and crystal rose bowls full of fresh cut gardenias make a pretty sight, and the intoxicating scent floats throughout the entire house.

Majestic Gifts Inc. Hand Cut and Mouth Blown Crystal Rose Bowl

I am so pleased with the look created with this arrangement of peonies from the Kroger floral department (included in our pick-up grocery order) paired with a variety of fresh cuttings that I’m adding it to my Mother’s Day celebration ideas portfolio.

The cost is minimal, the effort simple, and the finished result a visual gift to the eye.

I’m excited to try this Rose and Lemon Layer Cake recipe from Victoria Magazine made with lemon curd, lemon zest, and rose water.

With the help of a pastry bag fitted with a large fluted tip, oodles of delicate rose frosting rosettes complete this dessert stunner.

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Creative Mother’s Day celebration ideas show love and gratefulness in ways beyond retail.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mothers’s Day gift ideas give inspiration for giver and recipient alike.

“Mother’s love grows by giving.”

– Charles Lamb

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Mothers Day recognizes motherhood, the love a mother exemplifies, and sets aside a day to celebrate her through thought, word, action, tribute, and token.

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“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” 

—Unknown

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Fashion Gone Rogue

Our Mothers-Moms-New Moms-Mothers-in-law-Grandmothers-Woman Who is Like a Mother to Me deserve acknowledgement.

Perhaps these Mother’s Day gift ideas will lend inspiration and idea.

mother's day gift ideas

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Powder Pink Pattern Scarf

 Sam Edelman Andy Leather Espadrille Sandals Sam Edelman Andy Leather Espadrille Sandals

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Capacity Straw Bag Women Handmade Woven Basket Tote Summer Beach Bag

Invicta Women's Bolt 28963 Rose Gold Watch

Invicta Women’s Bolt Rose Gold Watch

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Your Mother’s Story

Bouqs Co. spring flowersSpring Style

Flora by Flora Nikrooz 2pk Knit ShortsFlora by Flora Nikrooz 2pk Knit Shorts

Tie-Dye Robe, Cami & Capri 3pc Loungewear Set

Tie-Dye Robe, Cami & Capri 3pc Loungewear Set

French linensVictoria Magazine

Vintage linens make a lovely keepsake gift.

Large Open Ended Pillow Shams

Large Open Ended Pillow Shams

Brunch Tartines and Crepes with Three-Citrus Compote

Brunch Tartines and Crepes with Three-Citrus Compote
Click HERE for recipe

French Dinner Napkins - Set of 9French Dinner Napkins – Set of 9

You know what pairs well with vintage French dinner napkins?

A gorgeous tablescape fit for a delicious Mother’s Day brunch.

White Linen Cutwork Tablecloth and Napkin SetWhite Linen Cutwork Tablecloth and Napkin Set

Moms of all ages love the gift of beauty.

After reading positive review after positive review for Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, it is now included as a must product in my morning and evening beauty regimen.

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My mother swears by the benefits of the No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Skincare System.

No wonder it is a consistent top selling beauty product.

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Skincare System

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Skincare System

Welcome style home.

Ginger Jar Coir Mat

Ginger Jar Coir Mat

May I Come In?: Discovering the World in Other People's Houses by Wendy Goodman May I Come In?: Discovering the World in Other People’s Houses
by Wendy Goodman

The art of May flowers.

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It’s amazing the things you can learn and learn to cherish having tea, talking, and making memories with your mother.

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I hope one or more of these Mother’s Day gift ideas guides you to the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Guide

Placing much I wouldn’t mind having that thought into it, may I present to you the Places In The Home Mother’s Day gift ideas guide.

These Mother’s Day gift selections range from the uh oh, those summer nights out on the town chic accessories, sparkly lovelies and color rich applications to practical kitchenwares with the accent on delicious, and blooming beauties.

 

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Lancome  La vie est belle LEclat Eau de Parfum

 

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Danielle Matte Statement Earrings In Ivory Mother Of Pearl

 

 

Sterling Silver Twisted Lapis Bangle Bracelet

Samuel B Jewelry Sterling Silver Twisted Lapis Bangle Bracelet

 

Butterfly Garden Scented Drawer Liners From Scentennials (6 Sheets)

Butterfly Garden Scented Drawer Liners From Scentennials (6 Sheets) 

 

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Jack Rogers Hampton Sandal

 

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Dooney & Bourke Large Barlow Tote

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Anchor Hocking Laurel Embossed Pie Dish

 

Design Imports Fleur De Lis Apron

Design Imports Fleur De Lis Apron

 

Sparkling Crystals Mini Perfume Bottle

Sparkling Crystals Mini Perfume Bottle

 

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Southern Living Plant Collection  2 Gal. Dear Dolores Hydrangea(Macrophylla) Live Deciduous Shrub, Pink or Blue Mophead Blooms

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Resting Cherub Angel Outdoor Patio Garden Statue

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