Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Recipes

Happy Mother's Day!  I hope you all mothers are enjoying a lovely day doing what you want and being appreciated for everything you do!

I actually did some baking today, but honestly I didn't mind.  It's the cleaning I hate!  And besides, the baking I did was for my mom and my mother in law; baking is never a chore when it's a labor of love.  The goodies I baked up were two yummy recipes I found online for bread pudding and quiche, which I've shared below because they are too good to hoard for oneself!

My mother in law always makes monkey bread and to honor her, I wanted to do a bread pudding. I thought I was going to do a french toast flavored bread pudding, but when I stumbled on this delicious mango and coconut bread pudding, I couldn't resist, especially when mangos were on sale for a quarter apiece at the foodstore!

Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner as found on

My mom had requested quiche and I found an equally amazing recipe that used shredded potatoes for the crust.  I added in a little bit of feta cheese on my own and it turned out scrumptious.  I'm sad that my mom wasn't here to partake since she got sick last night and had to stay home, but I know she'll get to try it soon, as this is definitely a dish that will be sticking around in my repertoire!  In fact, I think it would make an amazing dinner one night.

Photo by Jim Bathie, as found on

Here's to mamas everywhere...Happy Mother's Day!


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