cookbook-moms

What do moms really want for Mother’s Day?  Speaking on behalf of myself, I can tell you this much.  I don’t feel very honored, respected, or appreciated when my husband gifts me a vacuum, exercise devices I’ve only seen on informercials, or a dvd/cassette player.  And if you’re wondering, I have received all three at some point in the last 12 years I’ve been mothering.  And all three times my husband was genuinely confused by my lack of enthusiasm.

However, give me a delicious homemade dessert and you’ll see me beaming from ear to ear, as long as my husband and kids make sure to clean up after themselves in the kitchen.  Because if I have to clean on Mother’s Day, the Tiger wife within me will come out.  Trust me, you don’t want to see that happen. It’s ugly.

So if you’re looking for some dessert recipes to honor the special moms in your life, here are 10 Spring recipes to inspire you.  Created by some of the most popular food bloggers on the internet, these blogger-turned-authors also happen to be moms who have a good understanding of what other moms like. Don’t worry dads and kids, I got your back.

To read the full recipe, please click on the photos.   Enjoy!
Bridgett-Edwards-Tiered-Spring-Cookies

3-Tiered Flower Spring Cakes by Bridget Edwardsaran-goyoaga-Pink-peppercorn-kissed-rhubarb-and-berry-cake

Gluten-free Pink Peppercorn Kissed Rhubarb and Berry Cake by Aran Goyoaga

Jenny-Flake-Brownies

Homemade Box-Style Brownies by Jenny Flake

Ree-Drummond-Strawberry-Sparkle-Cake
Strawberry Sparkle Cake by Ree Drummond

Elana--Amsterdam-Chocolate-Strawberry-Shortcake

Gluten-free Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake by Elana Amsterdam

alice-currah-blueberry-shortcake

Blueberry Shortcakes by Alice Currah

Heather-Christo-Raspberry-Buttermilk-Cake

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake by Heather Christo

Melissa-Lanz-Chocolate-Chip-Coconut-Macaroons

Chocolate Chip Macaroons by Melissa Lanz

jennifer-perillo-rustic-lemon-cake

Rustic Lemon Cake by Jennifer Perillo

catherine-mccord-strawberry-parfait

Strawberry Parfait by Catherine McCord

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  • http://twitter.com/heatherchristo Heather Christo

    Everything looks so delicious! And I completely agree with you about having to clean up after others on mothers day- no thanks!

  • Martha Heiner

    I received a vacuum, some frying pans, and other weapons of servitude as gifts. They always feel like a sucker punch, but then I realize, they are given out of love.

    • Alice Currah

      It’s hard isn’t Martha? One year I received a dvd/vcr combo. Another year I received a workout stick I neither wanted or appreciated the perceived intention behind it. But give me dessert and I am pretty happy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.talyhehir Jessica Taly Hehir

    I am looking forward to trying each and every one. It’s so great to see all the gluten free choices too!