Recipe Ideas for Mother's Day Celebrations

Mom's sure to love this raspberry morning cakeMother's Day celebrations seem the easiest of all to plan. Just think fresh, simple, breezy. The food is hardly the point, it's the moment to mark the gifts of all those who mother. From the Kitchen Parade archives, check out all the recipe ideas for Mother's Day celebrations.

Perhaps a sumptuous breakfast in bed. Pancakes? Of course! Or perhaps a Dutch baby! Or for ultimate breakfast decadence, how about strawberry shortcakes? It's a celebration, after all!

Or a family gathering, maybe small, maybe filled with aunts and cousins and new babies and old memories. Start with strawberry pepper salads. Then follow with a beautiful piece of salmon glazed with maple syrup and roasted zucchini and lemon on the side.

And for dessert, oh my, the choices. The raspberry cake. If the rhubarb's ripe, a rhubarb sorbet. For those with early berries, oh yes, this fruit tart, plump with blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Swoon. Or for something light and lovely, a "coffee pot" or a lovely "lemon pot".

Mom, we do love you!

SO WHAT IS KITCHEN PARADE, EXACTLY? Kitchen Parade is the food column that my Mom (appropriate, yes?!) started writing for our family newspaper when I was a baby. Today it's published in my hometown newspapers in suburban St. Louis and features 'fresh seasonal recipes for every-day healthful eating and occasional indulgences'.

Where A Veggie Venture is 'pure food blog', full of experimentation and exploration, Kitchen Parade features recipes a modern cook can count on. All are thoroughly tested by a home cook in a home kitchen and many are family and reader favorites. All recipes feature easy-to-find ingredients, clear instructions and because I believe so strongly in informed food choices, nutrition analysis and Weight Watchers points. Want to know more? Explore Kitchen Parade, including Kitchen Parade's Recipe Box!

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A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.