Do you think of yourself as your pets' mom or even refer to other pet owners as so-and-so's mom? One year I bought myself a gift for today from my pooch, but this year I'm spending the day with my own mother. I am curious to know if you consider yourself to be the mother of your animals at home?
I certainly wouldn't describe my own mother as a "hipster," but I have plenty of friends who are moms that fit the bill. With their love of vintage, color, and style, shopping for a recipient in this category is a lot of fun! Here, some picks for your favorite hip mama this Mother's Day.
If you are a fan of the Barefoot Contessa, you are probably already familiar with tartines. If not, a tartine is an open-faced French sandwich with an elegant topping. In this recipe's case, the topping is a slather of rich goat cheese and layer of smoked salmon. I love this appetizer because it's versatile and is great any time of day. Although the chive oil may seem like an unnecessary step, don't skip it. The subtle flavor of the chives takes these simple crostini to a whole new level. Use the extra oil on fish or in a vinaigrette. These bites are perfect for Mother's Day, so get the recipe now and read more
Know what I'm not getting my mom for Mother's Day? Personal lubricant. But just in case you're tempted, Astroglide is here to help mom celebrate womanhood as much as motherhood with tips to ensure Sunday ends on a good note.
Straight from the press release, Astroglide recommends moms find a new scent, shave everywhere, and dance for him (pole optional) and, of course, use Astroglide. I get it thought. It's for moms, not my mom or your mom, but more like dudes with mom friends.
I'm pretty confident the word "mom" conjures up images of people's own mothers 99 percent of the time, though, so I doubt the MILF angle will send Astroglide sales to orbit this weekend.
But there's always Memorial Day!
I'm a firm believer that setting the table with a special tablecloth, nice china, and pretty touches really makes an occasion more memorable. For a Mother's Day brunch, don't just treat mom to a delicious home-cooked meal; indulge her with a beautiful setting as well.
Place chargers and plates on top of the tablecloth and use cloth napkins. Select servingware the night before and bring all the food to the table on big platters or in oversize bowls. Pour the drinks into proper glassware. Fill a vase with a gorgeous bouquet of seasonal flowers.
How are you celebrating Mother's Day?
From Bon Appétit
Chive Tartines With Smoked Salmon
1 cup 1-inch pieces fresh chives
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 tablespoons crumbled soft fresh goat cheese
2 tablespoons minced shallot
20 3/4-inch-thick diagonal slices French-bread baguette
6 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon
Additional chopped fresh chives
- Puree 1 cup chives and oil in blender 2 minutes. Pour into fine sieve set over medium bowl. Let drain 1 hour (do not press on solids). Discard solids.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Mix goat cheese and shallot in small bowl; season to taste with pepper.
- Place bread slices on large baking sheet. Brush both sides of bread lightly with chive oil. Spread each slice with 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese mixture.
- Bake bread until light golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer to platter. Drape 1 salmon slice over each. Sprinkle with additional chopped chives.
Each morning my mother, like so many people, enjoys a mug of coffee. This Sunday, at a celebratory brunch in her honor, I want to serve a simple coffee (because she is a simple lady), but not her everyday ordinary coffee. It has to be special.
With its sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon sticks, this spiced iced coffee recipe looks perfect. After we enjoy the coffee, we'll probably sip a couple of mimosas with fresh-squeezed orange juice. To look at the easy and delicious coffee recipe, read more
I quizzed you on wild pregnancy facts a couple years back and I've been hunting around for more trivia. Well, during the process, I've become absolutely fascinated by kangaroos! In this special quiz for Mother's Day, see if you're equally surprised by the marsupials, too. It's only going forward when taking this quiz since kangaroos cannot move backwards anyway so learn about does (mothers) and joeys (babies) and get started now.Take the Quiz