NO MATTER HOW YOU celebrate it, Mother's Day is a great opportunity to show appreciation for some of the most important women in your life. While we're fans of giving Hallmark cards, flowers, and new kitchen equipment for Mother's Day presents, here at Cook's Country, we also think one of the best ways to show our love is with homemade, edible gifts.
With that in mind, we asked members of the Cook's Country team which recipe they'd like to cook for their moms on Mother's Day this year. Here are their answers.
New Jersey Crumb Buns
"To serve mom breakfast in bed you can't go wrong with a warm crumb bun alongside a cup of coffee. Plus, the dough can be made the night before and baked fresh in the morning. So mom will get to wake up to a house smelling of cinnamon sugar, even if you're not a morning person." — Morgan Bolling, Senior Editor
Cheese Blintzes with Raspberry Sauce
"Mother's Day in my family always seems to revolve around brunch. Whether eaten before, during, or after the main meal, these lovely little wraps, which are easier to make than you think, will always fit right in." — Alli Berkey, Test Cook
Crumb-Crusted Rack of Lamb
"When you're cooking for the most special woman on the planet, only a truly special recipe will do. This foolproof recipe for a rack of lamb with a tangy, crispy lemon and garlic crumb crust promises, and delivers, a showstopping main course." — Matthew Fairman, Test Cook
Buffalo-Style Grill-Fried Chicken Wings
"By the time Mother's Day rolls around in New England, it is usually warm enough to cook and eat outside. These crispy, tender, grill-fried chicken wings are surprising and irresistible—just like Mom." — Ashley Moore, Senior Editor
Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
"This beautiful and luxurious treat is sure to make mom feel special. And, talk about extra points for being great-looking. These bars are so pretty." — Cecelia Jenkins, Associate Editor
The Perfect Cake
If you're baking a cake, you're trying to impress someone. Failure isn't an option—especially on Mother's Day. The Perfect Cake, our first cake cookbook, shares 25 years of baking expertise with 240+ recipes to ensure that you have all the tips and tricks to execute perfect cakes, every time.
What are you serving for Mother's Day this year? Let us know in the comments. And if you're looking for gift ideas, check out our Online Shop, which includes lots of items that will make the moms in your life smile, including equipment kits, special issue publications, and of course, our diverse collection of cookbooks.