On this Mother's Day, give the gift of a home-cooked zestful meal or sweet citrus dessert that’s reminiscent of the good ol’ days. When considering how to make your mom feel special this year, surprise her with a Darling Citrus® treat to remind her to rest and take time for herself. Even if just for one day, we hope it’s full of joy and relaxation.
What better way to indulge your mom this Mother’s Day than with a Creamy Lemon Pasta? Nothing says “I love and appreciate you” quite like a big bowl of comfort food. Stir the juice and zest of a fresh lemon into a cheesy cream sauce and toss with al dente rigatoni pasta. Sprinkle with parsley and freshly grated parmesan for a simple dinner that’s full of flavor.
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One of the greatest aspects of this recipe is in the name; it is easy to make and ready to devour in no time, which means you can spend more time around the table with your momma!
Homemade mini cupcakes are the perfect way to make your Mother’s Day even sweeter. These tender gems are popping with a delicious citrus flavor and vibrant orange color. With layers of butter, fresh orange juice, and a surprise marmalade center, Orange Dream Mini Cupcakes are sure to satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth!
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Send your mini cupcakes over the edge with an irresistible buttercream frosting. Add your own touch by topping with a beautifully piped swirl or rustic smear with candy pearls.
Give your mom the gift of quality time by sharing a refreshing glass of lemonade together outdoors. To kick the summer heat, fill a large cup with ice and pour over your made-from-scratch Rosemary Lemonade. Whether you sit on the porch swing or lay in the pool, soak up the sunshine and each other’s company with a beverage that tastes just like the good ol’ days.
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For more sweet and savory lemonade combos, try substituting the sprigs of rosemary for basil or thyme.
If you’re not able to spend this day with your mom, we have a few more gift ideas that will make her feel loved, relaxed, and truly cared for this Mother’s Day.