Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas

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cinnamon buns in muffin tins

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend everyone! I hope you are all anxiously shopping, planning and concocting wonderful plans for those mothers in your life.

I thought I would post a few ideas for the men (and women who are cooking for their own mommies) that range from simple to fast to healthy to decadent.

The first one pictured above is a family favorite, fast cinnamon buns. The kids can help make those and even dads can make them! Do it! Mom will love you for it.

Pictured below is a healthy option for mom, if you are so inclined and it’s super fast.

Greek Yogurt and Berries.

Bowl of Greek Yogurt and Berries

How about a homemade gift, a box of truffles created with your own two hands? Try these Easy Chocolate Truffles that are sure to thrill her.

Chocolate Truffle with White Cupcake Liner

A simple yet impressive dinner for mom can be Teriyaki chicken, with a side of whole wheat couscous. So easy, yet so impressive!

Teriyaki chicken in wooden tray

If you want to get fancy, try Steak Oscar. It’s super easy to make, but so tasty you would never guess.

Steak Oscar in a plate with asparagus and white sauce

But no matter what you do, whether you eat in or eat out, have a mom or don’t have her with you, whether she’s near or she’s far, make sure to let her or the person who raised you  know how much you love her, appreciate her and thank her for raising you.

As I put up with the antics of an intense 5 year old girl and one of the most emotional 7 year old boys I have ever met,  I assure you the adage is true: parenting IS the hardest job in the world.

Thank you to my own mom for raising me to be the obviously delightful person I am now -and modest as well- and I know that your job is not over.

It’s never over. And that would be why it’s the hardest job in the world. You never stop being a mother, you never stop worrying about your children and not a day goes by when they aren’t in your mind, even when they are grown.

Now I am going to go watch videos of my babies when they were little and sniffle a little over how they grow so fast. There’s going to be lots of chubby legs and chin rolls  involved, some drool and cuteness and perhaps a little heart breakage on my part.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there!

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Mindy says

    Awesome! Thanks for the tips. Does K like veggie ground round? I’m a freak vegetarian and hate it.

    • Karlynn says

      He eats real meat in tacos, this week was ground chicken breast, so I was happy he ate it. I have NOT told him what is in the taco meat, and never will. He never asks *touch wood*. He did, however, take a veggie burger to school today, he seems to like those. The lunch ladies were shocked he had a burger until I told them no, it’s veggie of course ;). Ah, my boy. They both hate the fake hotdogs, boy, if they only knew what was in the real ones…

  2. Mindy says

    Any other recommendations for Greek yogurt? I bought a tub and I have no idea what to do with it.

    • Karlynn says

      Bake it in scones, once I get a moment I was going to whip some up using it instead of sour cream. Mmm. Shakes as well, instead of protein powder, 18 G of protein gets you a great serving. Mr K also ate it on his tacos instead of sour cream and likes it better.

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