Recently we asked Frisky readers to send us their favorite recipes from Mama — or, you know, a suitable maternal-like figure. Everyone’s mom has some special recipe that brings you right back home whenever you eat it. In honor of Mother’s Day (this Sunday, don’t forget!), we’ve collected half a dozen yummy recipes from readers’ mothers that should keep us in the kitchen all weekend.
Why don’t you choose one to make your mom this Sunday?
Not only does this DIY vanilla extract look delicious, it’s just about the easiest thing in the world to make, and if you have some vodka in your liquor cabinet, all you need to complete the recipe is a few vanilla beans. It takes a few weeks to darken up and bring all of that yummy vanilla flavor out, so if you make it now, it should be starting to get some nice color by Mother’s Day! [Bake At 350]
While Cinco de Mayo really may be more of a French holiday, for most of us it’s just the best excuse ever for a round of margaritas and delicious Tex-Mex cuisine. The zest and the spice of the fare makes for one hot holiday, and with the fifth of May falling on a Saturday this year, there’s no better time to gather friends and family for a good old fiesta. Whether your gathering is grande or small, here are some amazing Tex-Mex recipes to consider that will be enjoyed by all. Read more …
Maybe it was her special chicken dish. Maybe it was her rice and beans. Maybe it was the hot cocoa she made after you came in from playing in the snow. Everyone’s mom had some special recipe that brings you back home whenever you eat it. In honor of Mother’s Day (May 13, don’t forget or you are in big trubs!), we’re asking Frisky readers to send us their favorite recipe from Mom — or, you know, a suitable maternal-like figure — and a pic if you’ve got one. Email it to Jessica@TheFrisky.com with “Mother’s Day Recipes” in the headline and we’ll collect them all in one massive gallery of tasty childhood nostalgia. Mom will be so proud!
Here are a few things I believe to be true: Baking is good, but not baking is better. Chocolate is good, but chocolate and peanut butter is better. Complicated recipes are good, but ridiculously easy recipes are better. Surely now you can understand how I’ve deduced that this recipe for no bake chocolate peanut butter bars is the best recipe, well, ever. [Tell Love And Chocolate]
I know it’s super easy to go out and buy a lifetime supply of Cadbury Creme Eggs, and it may be a little Pinterest-y of me to suggest that it’s always better to make something yourself than buy it premade, but in this case, I’m pretty sure the extra work is worth it. First of all, the recipe calls for yummy, natural ingredients like butter, vanilla bean, and orange blossom water. Second of all, I can’t think of any two sentences more impressive than, “Care for a Cadbury Creme Egg? I made them myself.” [Not Without Salt]
Giada-who? Rachael-what-now? Forget about the celebrity chefs you see on the Food Network — the recipes that get our mouths watering the most are usually by the woman we called “Grandma.” Little Old Lady Recipes is a collection of dishes that will do your Nana proud. Whether you need an appetizer, a main dish, or a dessert, there’s 100 here to choose from. Now turn off this computer and go give your grandma a call!
If you’re watching the Oscars tonight, you’re going to get hungry. So why not eat a hot dog or three inspired by the Best Picture nominees? Each dog, specially crafted by the folks over at Serious Eats, conjures one of the Best Picture films. Loved “The Descendants” and pineapple? Then go for a Hawaiaan-themed grilled pineapple dog. A Francophile fan of “Midnight in Paris”? Try the Parisian dog with pâté, pork sausage, frisée and creamy dijon vinaigrette. Or just really loved “Tree of Life”? Then garnish your dog with spinach and mayonnaise. Click the link for full recipes — happy eating (and watching)! [Serious Eats]
These lemon poppy seed pancakes not only look delicious, they incorporate a lot of the springy flavors we were drooling over in our recent cupcake orgy post (citrus and berries are such a great combination). But these pancakes have something going for them that cupcakes don’t: it’s socially acceptable to scarf down a pile of them first thing in the morning. Check out the recipe here, and let the Sunday morning pancake scarfing commence! [via Picky Cook]
Don’t get us wrong, we love the rich chocolatey desserts of winter, but we’re right now we’re pretty excited about the lighter flavors of spring. Why not celebrate the upcoming season with one of these mouthwatering cupcake recipes, featuring fruity flavors and sunny colors? Bon appetit!