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Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed!

We’re getting ready to blow the lid off Mother’s Day here, friends. What, you might be asking, does every mom want more than anything in the world? The answer is simple and may inform your morning activities on Mother’s Day. Are you ready for it? Every mom’s dream is to NOT get out of bed in the morning. There you have it!

Now, we are under no illusion that it’s actually possible to sleep late. Most moms have been waking up in the wee hours far too long to stay asleep past about 7:30 a.m. Sleeping is not the point, though! The big treat is to stay in bed, reading, petting the dog, wallowing or just staring off into space. Doing nothing! It’s every mother’s dream.

So, now that we are armed with this information, let’s make a plan! Breakfast in bed sounds like a good one. We’ve got a few ideas for relatively simple breakfasts for mom that even the kids can pitch in and help to make.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed!

Baked eggs are impressive but relatively simple. This dish is hearty and satisfying but makes for a pretty presentation for Mom. And the kids could help assemble the ingredients among the ramekins before baking.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed!

Avocado toast is everywhere these days, and this one is easy but so delicious. Any mom will dig it!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed!

Kids get excited to help make these fun eggs baked in muffin tins. Moms (and any other humans) get excited about eating them! Another method for cooking eggs that kids love is cracking them into cookie cutters for fun shapes.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed!

If the mom in your life is a smoothie lover, treat her to this rich, but healthy chocolate and peanut butter version. Yum!

If the kids want to help in other ways, we love having them squeeze fresh juice or spell “MOM” with food. Bacon strips or sausage links and biscuits work well for this. And of course, delivering the breakfast tray to mom in bed is a very important job!

Enjoy Mother’s Day! And if you’re a mom, we vote you stay in bed a little while. It’s the right thing to do!

 

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Mother’s Day!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (Mother's Day)

I don’t know about you all, but May snuck up on me this year! 2015 was brand spanking new about five minutes ago, and now it’s almost half over. How can it be! Of course, the nicer May weather is not bad at all, and there’s lots of fun energy buzzing about summer plans. So I guess May can stay.

May also brings Mother’s Day, and it’s coming this weekend! Mother’s Day gives us a chance celebrate our moms and all the mamas in our lives. And what better way is there to show a mom she’s special than to pamper her with a nice meal or maybe her favorite homemade treat? I think I speak for all moms when I say, “Cook for us! We’ll love you forever!” Of course, moms don’t require anything elaborate. We’re just thrilled by the gesture. Sweet notes from kids don’t hurt either.

We’d love to hear your Mother’s Day plans, especially as they relate to cooking or baking for your mom. So tell us:

What meal or treat are you making for your mom this Mother’s Day?

I get to see my mom this weekend, and I’m thinking a fresh, warm batch of scones and a few hugs and kisses from her grandchildren Sunday morning will pretty much make her month. It’s the simple things!

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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Cinco de Mayo Drinks!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog Theme: Cinco de Mayo Drinks (Sangrita, submitted by TK member One Sweet Mess)

 
We shared a big Mexican food roundup here last week, and we hope you’re getting ready to cook up some goodness for Cinco de Mayo. But the feast won’t be complete without a tasty beverage or two! Of course, a classic margarita would do the trick, and we’ve got a few of those for you. But what about a cool, refreshing sangria? Or a beer-garita? Or even a sangrita (seen above)? There are so many choices out there, so tell us what you’re craving to go with you chips, salsas and all the rest.

What’s your favorite Cinco de Mayo beverage?

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Theme: Cinco de Mayo Drinks

Classic Margarita by Kelley Simmons of Chef Savvy Grapefruit Margarita with Ginger Salt Rim by Climbing Grier Mountain Earls Pineapple Ginger Margarita by Tara Noland of Noshing With The Nolands Skinny Raspberry Margaritas by Stephanie of Eat. Drink. Love. Blue Margarita by Anita at Hungry CoupleBlue Margarita by Anita at Hungry Couple Pineapple Habanero Margarita by Christy Pear Margarita by Anita at Hungry Couple Blueberry Mint Margaritas by Liz of Virtually Homemade Blood Orange Margaritas by Jessie of Life As A Strawberry

Of course, we have plenty of margarita recipes for you. You can’t go wrong with a simple, classic margarita. If you feel like changing it up, though, we have some delicious flavors to add. We’re getting thirsty already!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Theme: Cinco de Mayo Drinks

Berry Blood Orange Sangria by Rina of I Thee Cook Virgin Sangria by Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef Cranberry Strawberry Sangria by afarmgirlsdabbles Peach Grapefruit Sangria by Stephanie of Eat. Drink. Love. Sour Apple and Pear Sparkling Sangria by Tina of My Life as a Mrs.

If wine and fruit are your thing, mix up a big pitcher of sangria. There’s a recipe here for every wine lover, whether your preference is red, white or rosé. If you want an alcohol-free version, we’ve got you covered. Lots of fresh fruit and juice to enjoy along with all that spicy food!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Theme: Cinco de Mayo Drinks

Light Beer and Berry Cocktails by claireg12 Summer Shandy Cooler by patiodaddio Strawberry Beergarita by Lindsay of Eighty Twenty Dietitian Beergaritas by Krysten Schwartz Raspberry Beer Cocktail by mamaschell Lemonade Beer with Cherry Rum by Shugary Sweets

Sometimes, beer is just the best accompaniment for Mexican food. A nice beer with a squeeze of lime can be perfect! This year, though, we’re dying to try a beer-garita. We’re loving the idea of extra lime and of course a salted rim. Or any of the other beer cocktails above. They all look so refreshing!

Whatever you mix up, enjoy your meals and drinks, and let us know how it all tasted! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

 

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Cinco de Mayo Roundup!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cinco de Mayo Roundup! (Carne Asada Baja Street Tacos, submitted by TK member Bita of Honest & Tasty)

I think, by now, we’ve established the fact that we love Mexican food around here. Who doesn’t? It’s just so right. So obviously, we cannot let Cinco de Mayo pass without rounding up some of our members’ latest and greatest Mexican recipes. The only problem now, is waiting until next Tuesday to dive into all this glorious grub. And let’s face it, we probably won’t wait. Uno de Mayo is totally a thing, didn’t you hear? Whatever day you celebrate, we’ve got a recipe or two, or a hundred for you. Here we go!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Cinco de Mayo 2015

Oven Roasted Salsa by Heather Christo Mexican Vegetable Soup by Show Me the Yummy The Freshest 9-Layer Dip by Lauren's Latest Nacho Mama’s Cheese Nachos by mommiecooks Mexican Seafood Cocktail (Campechana de Mariscos) by Jennifer Perfectly Simple Guacamole by Erica Lea Skillet Queso Dip by Ann of How Crazy Cooks Creamy Tomatillo Salsa by aspicyperspective Mahi Mahi, Shrimp and Pineapple Ceviche by Dala Al-Fuwaires

No Cinco de Mayo feast can commence without appetizers. Guacamole and salsa are no-brainers but we’re not stopping there. Queso, anyone?

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Cinco de Mayo 2015

Mexican Chalupa by Dax Phillips Smothered Sweet Pork Burritos by Melanie of Mel's Kitchen Cafe Green Chicken Enchiladas by Bev Weidner Easy-peasy Chimichangas by Alison Wood Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cabbage Slaw by Nam of The Culinary Chronicles Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce by Jennifer of Mother Thyme Simple Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas by Bev Weidner Enchiladas Suizas by Elizabeth of Mackin' Cheese Slow-Cooked Smoky Beef Tacos by PinkPatisserie

Now for the centerpiece of the meal and some of our favorite Mexican dishes: tacos, enchiladas and burritos. If you can pile it on or wrap it in a tortilla, throw some cheese in and a little sauce, we’ll sign up every time!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Cinco de Mayo 2015

IPA Carne Asada Tacos by Dana of Killing Thyme Crockpot Brisket for Tacos by Terri of that's some good cookin' Spicy Barbacoa Soft Tacos by Bev Weidner The Best Steak Fajitas by Laura Carnitas by whatsgabycooking Taqueria-style Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken by Terri of that's some good cookin' Fat Tire Braised Carnitas Tacos by Nam of The Culinary Chronicles Crockpot Pork Carnitas by Laurie of Simply Scratch Tinga Poblana Tacos by Kimberly of The Daring Gourmet

Deciding what meat or other filling you want can be tough! So let’s not decide. We can slow-cook and grill and pan fry all at once if it means we get more filling options! Suddenly, a taco bar sounds just right. But even one of these recipes would make the whole meal!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Cinco de Mayo 2015

Fried Flour Tortilla Chips by Kay Heritage of The Church Cook Homemade Ancho Chili Enchilada Sauce by Nancy of Coupon Clipping Cook Jalapeno Hot Sauce by Dax Phillips Crockpot Refried Beans by Alaska from Scratch Gluten-Free Homemade Enchilada Sauce by Maebells Bacon Fat Tortillas by Jackie Dodd Easy Homemade Corn Tortillas by Anetta (The Wanderlust Kitchen) Homemade Tortilla Chips by Kelley Simmons of Chef Savvy Hole Mole! Sauce by Lindsay of Eighty Twenty Dietitian

There are, of course, so many store-bought products that make for easy prep, but to step up our game, we love making some of the components from scratch. These homemade ingredients will give your Cinco de Mayo spread that special something!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Cinco de Mayo 2015

My Mexican Red Rice by heidileon Black Beans with Salsa and Bacon by Terri of that's some good cookin' Mexican Street Corn by theseasidebaker Grilled Mexican Corn and Avocado Salad by Jen of Peanut Butter and Peppers Salted Plantains by mommiecooks Mexican Stuffed Poblano Peppers by Adrienne Jacobs Mole Rice by Andrea Mexican Radish Salad by Dax Phillips Mexican Rice by Gayle of Pumpkin 'N Spice

Sides, glorious sides! Oh, how we love rice, beans, corn and more. We believe the more fixin’s, the better the eatin’!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog Cinco de Mayo 2015

Mexican Brownies with Dulce de Leche by Jennifer of Mother Thyme Flan (Caramel Custard) by Tisa Sopaipillas by San Pasqual's Kitchen Soft & Moist Tres Leches Cake by Bita of Honest & Tasty Ice Cream Chimichangas by Kate of Diethood Coconut Tres Leches Cake by Gerry Speirs Banana Nutella Chimichangas for Two by DessertForTwo Cajeta Gelatin by Sweet Cannela Pati’s Mexican Piggy Cookies by Patricia of ButterYum

Don’t forget dessert! We can’t walk away without a bite—or eighteen—of something sweet. Here are a few treats we can’t stop thinking about.

If you still can’t get enough Mexican goodness, check out the massive Cinco de Mayo roundup we did a while back. Let’s just say it’s comprehensive.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! And happy cooking!

 

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Cinco de Mayo!

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Let's face it. We would eat Mexican food every day of the year if we could. It's just all-around yummy. Tortillas, cheese, savory slow-cooked meats and margaritas. What more does anyone need in life?

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Easter Brunch Ideas

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We have a few---okay more than a few---recipe ideas to make your Easter brunch lovely. And now we are officially hungry. So here we go with some prize winning brunch grub!

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Easter Eggs!

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Easter week is in full swing, and if you haven't already boiled and dyed eggs, it's more than likely on your agenda in the next couple of days. Dyed eggs are the centerpiece of many families' Easter celebrations, so we want to share knowledge today about all things Easter egg.

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Looks Delicious! Guinness-Beer-Battered Cod and Chips

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I can't think of anything more satisfying and perfect for St. Patrick's Day than fish and chips made with Guinness. The Guinness is perfect in the batter for the cod. It's also a great fish recipe, if you're observing Lent!