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Growing up, I was very picky about eggs. I liked them scrambled, on the verge of too dry and with salt and pepper only. I don’t know how my parents put up with me. Luckily, I’ve overcome my picky palate and now appreciate the finer things in life: namely, the runny yolk.
My mom and I are big breakfast food fanatics. Every time I go home to visit, we return to our favorite brunch spot in town. Most of the time, she’ll order the eggs Benedict, and I always regret not following her lead. My mom really must love me because when I reach across the table to steal bites from her plate, she pretends not to notice.
Since I’m in New York and she’s in California, we won’t be able to celebrate Mother’s Day together this year. So to honor her in spirit on Sunday, I’ll be making a special brunch with a Mediterranean twist: Zaatar Eggs Benedict.
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Nutella-Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins by Sally’s Baking Addiction
5 Hot Links We’re Loving:
- In case “Nutella-stuffed cinnamon sugar muffins” didn’t already have you sold, Sally’s Baking Addiction says they taste like donuts and freeze incredibly well.
- Set the Table’s tomato scallion shortcakes with whipped goat cheese is perfect for Mother’s Day brunch.
- We can’t wait to try Elemental Custard’s pretzel bun recipe for our next burger.
- Moonshine banana blondies? Une Gamine Dans La Cuisine, we are very intrigued.
- Get your grill ready for Simply Scratch’s Thai chicken satay. Serve with peanut sauce — and while you’re at it, make the yummy coconut rice, too.
We want to wish all the Moms out there a very happy Mother’s Day! We appreciate all the meals you’ve served, cookies you’ve baked and lessons you’ve taught, both in and out of the kitchen.
These beautiful meringues are for you — we hope you enjoy!
Meals Fit for Mom:
Make Mom's Banana Cake from Sweet Home for your Mom this Sunday.
In Sweet Home: Over 100 Heritage Desserts and Ideas, food writer Rebecca Miller Ffrench shares how baking sweet treats can be nurturing, loving and caring, recalling and creating lasting memories. Her family has a long dessert-loving tradition, from her grandparents’ remembered nighttime sweets routine to her mother who always had an after-dinner treat waiting. And she carries the tradition on, making dessert for her own children regularly. Sweet Home is a collection of Rebecca’s family recipes, along with ideas and inspiration for preserving your own family’s recipes and starting your own traditions. It’s a beautiful and sentimental cookbook everyone (especially Mom!) is sure to enjoy.
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A few weeks ago I had a bite of a pound cake that was sent to my boyfriend by a business associate’s grandmother. I was floored. It was buttery, nutty and all-around delicious. I had to have the recipe and went on a mission to find out more about the incredible cake. What I found was a unique, yet easy-to-follow recipe and a woman with a passion for both baking and family.
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Once a year we dedicate an entire day to singing the praises of all the women who have raised us. These women have been our strength, our joy, our teachers and our friends; they deserve to be on a pedestal. It is the perfect occasion to create something spectacular, a cake, a vision of beauty and awe to match our gratitude.
This stunning cake is bright and cheery, both in presentation and flavors. Under the toasted meringue roses you will find layers of light lemon sponge cake, raspberry preserves and lemon curd. Perfect for Mother’s Day!
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Blue Cheese and Walnut Tea Sandwiches
“April showers bring May flowers.” At least that’s how the saying goes. Well down South, April brings more than just inclement weather. With it arrives a storm of baby showers, bridal parties and weddings. And because southerners have never needed an excuse to throw a party, you can guarantee plenty of invitations to arrive at your door.
I usually need a little culinary incentive to attend all of these soirées. The exchanges are quite often familiar ones — a little juicy gossip, the latest news and weather, maybe a game or two. Talk about thrilling! But there is always a pot-of-gold at the end of the “small-talk” rainbow, and that’s good food, and lots of it.
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We heart Homesick Texan's Frito Pie
Linkage we’re liking in the lead-up to Mother’s Day…