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Five sweet ideas for Mother’s Day treats

So, you don’t know exactly what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? I can tell you.

Unless she’s told you something specific that she would like to have (you’ve been paying attention, haven’t you?) I can tell you right now what she wants.

First, she wants to be told that she is loved. Not a quick, “love ya!” but a sincere, “Mom, I know I get so busy that I forget to stop and tell you sometimes, but I really do appreciate all the things you do for me, and I am glad you are my mom!”

Then, if you’re in the same room with her, give her a hug.  Maybe even longer than a couple of seconds. Like maybe ten. Trust me, that says a lot. 🙂

My boys and me, taken by photographer and friend Jessie Whittle.
My boys and me, taken by photographer and friend Jessie Whittle.

And if your mom likes to eat, you could honor her by making her something special to eat! It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive; if her kid makes it, without being told to, for her…it will be her favorite thing ever.

Here are some really easy ideas:

So incredibly luscious. You must make it!

1. Strawberry pie – This recipe is easy because you can use a crust you buy at the store for a couple of dollars, a pint of berries that is under two dollars, a 99 cent package of strawberry jello, and some sugar and cornstarch. Buy a can of Reddi-Whip if you’re scared to try making your own whipped cream. Altogether, a great gift for about $8.

Mama Steph's trifle

2. Is your mom into chocolate? Make this “Death by Chocolate” Trifle!

Death by Chocolate Trifle

  • 9×13 pan of brownies (from scratch or a box mix)
  • 4-5 cups of chocolate pudding (instant is ok…get 3 large boxes and make sure you have enough milk)
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped with 3 TBS sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (OR use Reddi Whip)
  • bag of Heath bar chips
  • 1/3 cup coffee

Assemble the trifle in a large bowl, beginning with layer of brownies, then layer of pudding, then layer of whipped cream, topped with Heath chips. Repeat, finishing with whipped cream topped with a sprinkling of Heath chips.

Mama Steph's lemon-raspberry brownies

3. Lemon-raspberry brownies – Lovely to look at, delicious, and not hard to make! Click here.

Mama Steph's strawberry blueberry bread

4. Strawberry- blueberry  breakfast bread... would be a nice surprise for her to wake up to!

Mama Steph's mason jar salad

5. Mason Jar ideas! I’m a mom and I love things in mason jars, so…maybe a picnic with mom? Other cute ideas, too. Click here.

Here’s one more thing…well, really, 16 more things. She’d love to just hear any of these from your mouth.

So, now, go and treat your mom (or whoever you had in your life who was like a mom to you) especially, consciously, well.

And do that everyday, not just on Mother’s Day, of course. 🙂 But really don’t forget on that day.

Copyright 2014 Stephanie Hill-Frazier. All rights reserved.


2 thoughts on “Five sweet ideas for Mother’s Day treats

  1. We tried the Strawberry Pie and loved it.
    Also you have a nice family of boys. Great Mother’s Day picture.

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