This year for Mother’s day I was fortunate enough to celebrate three Moms! But what to get for the super women who do it all?
Well, I love sharing our family recipes because my mother is particularly notorious for accidentally leaving out ingredients or crucial steps. So it’s important to write them down to remember exactly how to make them! Since chalkboard style printables are all the rage (see a million examples on Pinterest like this board), I decided to craft up a few family recipes chalkboard style – one for each of the ladies.
Then I grabbed a few family favorite recipes and set to work with my Mom’s favorite dish from her mother. This particular recipe cracks me up because when my Mom gave it to me, I got practically NONE of the actual assembly instructions. So I was pretty anxious to see if I was able to interpret them correctly to see if this is actually how Nana makes the mac n’ cheese.
I haven’t gotten any edits back yet, but she may be saving them up to let me know in the future
Next up was my Mother’s chocolate chip recipe which I like to enjoy sans chocolate chips.Finally, Heather’s recipe for my favorite – Black Bean Hummus. Probably not her signature dish (see Jello Pretzel Dessert) but this one had so many comments in it that I thought it was pretty funny to see how she’d changed it up from the original.
So there’s the whole set! I put them in frames and all the Mothers had a great treat on their celebration day.
Happy Blog-iversary! It’s hard to believe we’ve been up to it for a year already. We’ve loved sharing our projects and culinary adventures with you. But which ones have been the most interesting? Well, as voted by you, with the most number of hits, here’s our top ten parade:
Chuy’s is a yummy tex-mex restaurant in Texas, and they make this dressing that is like crack. A little spicy, creamy, and fresh? Yep… and SO good. So when I found this recipe while surfing Pinterest, I knew I had to try it. I used lowfat sour cream, so I think it made it a little more tangy than I wanted, but it was still good. As far as comparing it to Chuy’s…. not quite the same. But, I think it’s still a great dip for chips or veggies. Try it while watching football, or having taco night!
I chopped everything by hand and mixed together, but I would recommend using a food processor if you have one. I don’t think I got the fine chop I was looking for on the cilantro, and the food processor would have helped a lot. You can thin it out a bit more than I did as well, and then it would be the perfect consistency for a salad.
Side note – if you don’t belong to Pinterest, you should! It is a great site that allows you to “pin” your favorites things from around the web onto a virtual pinboard. No more saving to that black hole somewhere on your computer that you never seem to be able to find when you really want it! I’ve got recipes, sewing inspiration, home decor ideas, and just beautiful pictures, all in one place for me to refer back to anytime.
Enjoy this Sunday for some football watching parties!