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This year, let’s ban mom from the kitchen! Why not make it a tradition? Give her the gift of relaxation from everyday obligations like figuring out what to make for dinner. Studies show it’s what most moms want. Start her day with a bouquet of flowers. Something bright and beautiful – like she is. Breakfast-in-bed is nice, but how about lunch and dinner? Why not send her off with a cup of coffee, a good book, or better yet a reservation at the local nail salon? Of course, if mom would rather do a little gardening, go for a bike ride, or play a round of golf, follow her lead!

But that’s just the beginning. Celebrate mom with a home-cooked meal made by YOU! It doesn’t have to be fancy but should be planned so that it goes off without a hitch. Choose the menu and shop the day before. The extra effort will not go unnoticed. Not much of a culinary savant? There’s a lot online to help you along the way. Here are a few links to get your creative juices flowing!

Start the day with Strawberry Scones with an Amaretto Glaze from’s 50 Best Breakfast in Bed Ideas for Mother’s Day.

Whip up a simple Ham, Asparagus & Gruyere Tart from’s 12 Simple-yet-Special Mother’s Day Dinner Ideas.

Check out this delicious Chicken Alfredo Manicotti in The’s 31 Best Mother’s Day Dinner Ideas for a Special Meal at Home.

It doesn’t really matter what recipe you choose, it’s the thought that counts. In fact, the true gift is sharing the meal with her and, of course, cleaning up after. Leave the kitchen as clean as it was when you started…no, cleaner! Stack the dishwasher and wash any items left over. These Quick Kitchen Clean tips will help.


Oh, and if dad’s the chef at your house, save this blog for next month!