Tag: mother’s day food

8 easy, elegant Mother’s Day dinner recipes to celebrate motherhood

It’s funny that Father’s Day recipes are always hearty dinners like steak or chili, while Mother’s Day tends to focus on light brunch. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good brunch (and we’ve got plenty of Mother’s Day brunch recipes to show for it)  but this year, I’d like to toast the joys and travails of motherhood over dinner, thank you very much. If you’re looking to whip up—or request—a Mother’s Day dinner, too, these Mother’s Day recipes that can help you put together a thoughtful, homecooked meal are a delicious place to start.   Did someone say champagne cocktails? We’ve got those....

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Gourmet chocolate for Mother’s Day that says I love you, provided you don’t eat them all first. (That would say something else entirely.)

I dare anyone to tell me that Mother’s Day chocolates are cliché, especially if you’re giving the kinds of gourmet chocolate that a mom might not buy for herself every day. (With all due respect to the good folks of Hershey.) I will happily accept any fancy chocolate gifts, anytime, any place. One more option you definitely want to check out: the handmade gourmet chocolates from Norman Love Confections, featuring a new collection made just with moms in mind. – Don’t miss a special limited time offer below – This new-to-me little company was founded by an award-winning pastry...

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Dear Mom: I love you more than a stack of Earl Grey cookies

Diamonds are forever, flowers are for this week, and heavenly spiced cookies are for the best ten minutes of Mothers Day. The Mothers Day Cookie Gift Box from Whimsy and Spice on Etsy is the Tiffany’s version of baked goods. Each collection includes fennel olive oil shortbread cookies, honey lavender shortbread cookies, rose and black pepper thumbprint cookies, Earl Grey sandwich cookies, lemongrass marshmallows, and espresso dulce de leche brownies, all handmade by Chef Mark in Brooklyn and wrapped in beautiful Tibetan paper. We haven’t tried ’em, but we’d like to. And more than 6000 reports of positive feedback...

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What’s the difference between a macaron and a macaroon? Where do we start!

Macarons are all the rage these days, and certainly not to be confused with those big coconut things that one eats at Passover and generally stay in your stomach until oh, June. The difference is, macarons are melt-in-your-mouth delicious French almond cookie sandwiches in gorgeous colors and exotic flavors. Now that we’ve settled that, if you’re ready to try macarons (not macaroons) we’ve got the perfect way to do it, with a smaller size and a smaller price. For ages I’ve been a crazy groupie of Richart, some of the best chocolate on the planet, all packaged with gift-ready...

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Sugar Wish: a last-minute gift that’s super sweet

I love candy. But being a bit of a candy connoisseur, I’m very particular about my sugar. Personally, I like a combination of sweet and sour, with just the right amount of gummy. But it’s hard to know what will delight someone’s particular sweet tooth, you know? That’s why Sugar Wish is such a cool way to give sweets to your favorite sweeties. When you gift a Sugar Wish, you choose a recipient and a box size. You write a sweet message (sorry, I couldn’t help myself) and then, boom, your friend’s inbox lights up. He then gets to...

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Coffee gifts? Don’t mind if I do. Give, I mean.

I admit it. I used to settle for a cup of coffee from just about anywhere, then quickly douse it with milk and sweetener. Then I had a proper cup of joe, which was like the pigeon describing a hot dog to the duck in Mo Willem’s beloved The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog: “They are a taste sensation. Each morsel is a joy!” Thanks to this new monthly coffee subscription service that’s all about coffee, that joy is now yours to give to others. Purchase a gift subscription to Tonx [edited to add, Tonx is now Blue Bottle Coffee]–I...

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Cinnamon candies! Pear + clove candies! Bergamot candies! Papabubble…you’re killing me

While there’s no shortage of ideas for food gifts around the holidays (we even have six of them you can make yourself, in our Holiday Gift Guide), here’s one more I absolutely adore. But no, you can’t make them yourself. And that’s okay. If you’re not familiar with the spectacular handmade candies from Papabubble, they’re like nothing you’ve ever seen–or tasted–before. All handmade,rolled, stretched, cut and packaged right in their NYC shop, when these gorgeous creations are packaged in little bags or 20g jars they make the most perfect gifts for friends and family you’re dropping in on all winter...

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Gourmet Spotting: Great taste, in the mail

Need a quick hostess gift that doesn’t require wrapping? We think a gourmet box for foodies is always in good taste. Especially when it gives back a little too. Yes, we already delivered a spiffy round-up of amazing gift subscription services for adults, but we couldn’t help including this fun new find that brings carefully curated gourmet goodies to your favorite foodies. Gourmet Spotting is a new NYC start-up by two globe-trotting foodies, who love to share their locally sourced and organic finds from around the world to help reinvigorate meals at home. Each month you’ll get full-size gourmet...

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Mmmmmmmarshmallows!

I have this inkling that gourmet marshmallows just may be the new macaron (which was the new whoopie pie which was the new cupcake). And when you see the flavors like the ones from Wondermade, you are going to agree with me completely. Wondermade Marshmallows are no child’s play. Made with cane sugar instead of corn syrup,the flavors include a sophisticated Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Maple Bacon (zomg), or Guinness, which couples the dark beer with cane sugar, crushed pretzels and pure vanilla extract. If you like your gelatin-based dessert treats a little more sobering, there’s Honey Pear, Pumpkin Pie,...

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With this dulce de leche, life just got a whole lot sweeter

If you’ve never tried authentic dulce de leche–an addictive sauce made by slowly cooking milk with sugar–you’re in for a serious treat. However if you’re already familiar with this caramel-like nectar of the gods, then you’re in for a serious surprise.  We found an authentic, all-natural dulce de leche made with only four wholesome ingredients…and it comes in a jar. Si, señoras, your sweet-tooth prayers have been answered. All-natural La Dorita Dulce de Leche delivers big taste, right off the shelf. No cooking necessary. No questionable ingredients. No guilt in this pleasure. Nada! La Dorita makes two tasty dulce de leche spreads:...

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