Every year I have my mom over and I make brunch, then after we eat we head out for some shopping. My mom has to fight the urge to ask for the same thing every year. If she did, she would always ask for huevos rancheros. I love huevos rancheros, but I also love getting to try new things. And, this Mom’s Day I tried several new things.
I’m very pleased with the outcome on all of the dishes. Very nice menu. Pretty easy too with lots of variety. I’ll be posting each recipe separately, so keep an eye out for each one.
Breakfast nests. These are super yummy! Impressive looking. I need to work on them a little more to get them to where they are easy to get out of the muffin tin but without too much oil. But, trust me, they rock!
Individual baked Lemon Poppyseed Pancake Mini Muffins. My mom really liked this because poppy seeds are in lots of Ukrainian dishes, and it reminded her of many things she ate from her childhood. We’ve made these a couple times and they’re awesome! I like the individual muffin idea, but they are also delish as regular pancakes.
Oven Roasted Strawberries and Cherries. Mom also loved this one. She told us how they used to go out for dessert when she was a kid, and her favorite thing to order was cherry pie. The cherries in the dish reminded her of pie. In fact, she ate all the cherries out first because she liked them so much. I also think the juices from the oven roasted fruits made a great syrup over the pancake muffins.
Double Layer Carob Fudge Bites. OMG, these were good! These were rich and delightful without being too sweet or too heavy. Dan and I both loved that they tasted real. My mom took a few home and her husband (who doesn’t normally care for desserts) ate a few right away. He loved them too. Now, I made them with ground carob because my mom can’t have chocolate (it gives her migraines), but they could be made with cocoa instead of carob.
Coconut Carob Brownie Bars. These were a little soft for my taste, but my mom loved them! She took all of them home with her, and I’d be willing to bet that they didn’t last long.
I hope your Mother’s Day was awesome, whether you treated your mom to something special, or you were treated to something special!
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