20 Under-$25 Gifts That’re Totally Priceless

Believe it or not, a big budget is not the only path to a great gift. Sometimes, the very best presents are inexpensive—about the thought and not the price tag. Even if it costs under $25.

Your self-care enthusiast of a sister will appreciate a set of…

Believe it or not, a big budget is not the only path to a great gift. Sometimes, the very best presents are inexpensive—about the thought and not the price tag. Even if it costs under $25.

Your self-care enthusiast of a sister will appreciate a set of eye masks that recreate spa vibes in the home, while your wine-loving bestie will graciously accept a cute bottle tote for all her on-the-go drinking needs. As long as you get personal, the meaning and usefulness of a gift transcends its cost. For your inspiration, we gathered 20 incredibly thoughtful gifts under $25 that are sure to delight and surprise.

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20 Mother’s Day Recipes

These tasty Mother’s Day recipes are simple but packed with flavor, from fluffy scrambled eggs to baked oatmeal to showstopping waffles! With Mother’s Day around the corner, we wanted to share a few of our favorite Mother’s Day recipes with you! We’ve included highlights in our brunch category: cozy baked banana oatmeal, soft, pillowy eggs with goat cheese, bright strawberry coconut smoothies, and so many more! Check out the links below for more Mother’s Day recipes. On Mother’s Day Before sharing these Mother’s Day recipes, a quick aside: we do know that Mother’s Day can be a tough day for many. It can be emotional remembering a dear mom or child who is no longer with us, or experiencing the heartache of yearning to be a mother. Know that our thoughts are with you! Many of you know Alex and my story and know that Mother’s Day has been a hard day in past years. However, it’s been getting easier each year: especially after finally becoming a mother with the birth of our son Larson. Our thoughts and hearts are with each of you in whatever situation you find yourself. And now: our best Mother’s Day recipes! Looking for more […]

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These tasty Mother’s Day recipes are simple but packed with flavor, from fluffy scrambled eggs to baked oatmeal to showstopping waffles!

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Asparagus

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we wanted to share a few of our favorite Mother’s Day recipes with you! We’ve included highlights in our brunch category: cozy baked banana oatmeal, soft, pillowy eggs with goat cheese, bright strawberry coconut smoothies, and so many more! Check out the links below for more Mother’s Day recipes.

On Mother’s Day

Before sharing these Mother’s Day recipes, a quick aside: we do know that Mother’s Day can be a tough day for many. It can be emotional remembering a dear mom or child who is no longer with us, or experiencing the heartache of yearning to be a mother. Know that our thoughts are with you! Many of you know Alex and my story and know that Mother’s Day has been a hard day in past years. However, it’s been getting easier each year: especially after finally becoming a mother with the birth of our son Larson. Our thoughts and hearts are with each of you in whatever situation you find yourself.

And now: our best Mother’s Day recipes!

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Blueberry waffles

Mother’s Day Blueberry Waffles


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 waffles or 2 large Belgian waffles

Description

These fluffy blueberry waffles are about to become everyone’s favorite! Topped with a quick blueberry sauce, they’re brunch perfection on a plate.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted (substitute coconut oil for dairy-free)
  • 1 1/4 cups milk (substitute non-dairy milk for dairy-free)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 recipe Quick Blueberry Sauce, for serving
  • Greek yogurt, Homemade Whipped Cream or Yogurt Whipped Cream, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the waffle iron to the high heat setting.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and kosher salt until thoroughly combined. In another bowl, whisk the egg. Then stir in the melted butter, milk, vanilla, and maple syrup. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix gently until just combined. Stir in the blueberries.
  3. Immediately, add the batter into the center of the waffle iron and let it spread it to within 1/2-inch of the sides, then cook according to the waffle iron’s instructions. Remove the cooked waffles and place them on a baking sheet without stacking. Make the waffles to order, or place cooked waffles in a 300°F oven to keep warm. Serve with Quick Blueberry Sauce. (As a note, these blueberry waffles stick to the waffle iron a bit more than a standard waffle, so make sure to clean it afterwards.)
  4. Cooked waffles can be frozen; place them in a plastic bag and remove the remaining air with a straw before sealing. To reheat, remove from the freezer and lightly toast in a toaster.
  • Category: Brunch
  • Method: Waffle
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Mother’s Day recipes, Mother’s Day brunch

Last updated: April 2021

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23 Recipes For Mother’s Day Weekend!

Today I’m sharing 23 of my favorite recipes for Mother’s Day weekend! Treats, salads, entrees and snacks. Cocktails too! You can definitely find something here to make in the coming days, even if it’s just for yourself on a beautiful spring weekend. Lots of delicious options. I have the most delicious spread for you to […]

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Today I’m sharing 23 of my favorite recipes for Mother’s Day weekend! Treats, salads, entrees and snacks. Cocktails too! You can definitely find something here to make in the coming days, even if it’s just for yourself on a beautiful spring weekend. Lots of delicious options.

I have the most delicious spread for you to make this weekend!

23 recipes for mother's day weekend!

There are SO many of my favorites here. Whether you’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day with friends or family this weekend, or if it’s a hard weekend for you to get through, there is something here to make. I promise you can find something extra good. Lots of snacks, salads, meals, treats and even cocktails. Perfect for a late spring meal when we’re all craving warm summer weather.

Cooking at home is my favorite on a weekend like this – or at least enjoying food at home if someone else cooks! Restaurant meals never taste quite as good and I love enjoying a meal at home with family. These are the best of the best that I picked out below. Let me know which sounds amazing to you!

23 Mother’s Day Recipes for the Weekend

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This Flower Arrangement Is Actually a Cheese Plate

I’ve built a community around sharing new and exciting ways to arrange cheese plates. Today, we’re taking it beyond the plate with this cheesy bouquet, perfect for Mother’s Day (but let’s be honest, any day will work). You may be thinking, “Marissa, wh…

I’ve built a community around sharing new and exciting ways to arrange cheese plates. Today, we’re taking it beyond the plate with this cheesy bouquet, perfect for Mother’s Day (but let’s be honest, any day will work). You may be thinking, “Marissa, why? Wasn’t cheese already good enough on a plate?” Sure, but I’m here to give you permission to more fully express your creativity when it comes to snacks: Have fun (dare I say, even play) with your food!

This idea was inspired by Edible Arrangements—you know, the bouquets of flower-shaped pineapple chunks and melon cubes. I say it’s time to level up with real flowers, and throw in a few cheese hearts, salami roses, and cracker leaves! The pairings here are thoughtful, not just random fruit that doesn’t really go together: Each skewer includes the ingredients for a perfect bite. Plus, this bouquet makes for a stunning centerpiece for your celebration. Let’s dive in.

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So what’s the best way to really show your mom you love her? Throw it back to your preschool days and literally make her a gift. All those cards, pasta necklaces, and pieces of handprint art she’s kept all these years made her happy for a reason—you took the time to do it yourself.

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1. Spaghetti with Clams, Parsley, Garlic & Lemon

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A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we’re gue…

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Of all the dishes from my childhood that I have tried to re-create, this three-ingredient steamed egg custard, or shui dan as we call it in Cantonese, has been one of the trickiest for me to master. And to think, two of those ingredients are water and salt.

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This Mother's Day, shower your mom (or any maternal figures in your life!) with gestures of your appreciation—starting in the morning with a good, old-fashioned breakfast in bed. Serve her whatever she likes best, be it , ricotta pancakes with maple syrup, or breakfast tacos, with a heaping mug of coffee or tea, of course. If you can't be with Mom this year, but live nearby, drop off a batch of warm scones or cinnamon rolls and a spring flower arrangement. And of course, many of the moms and motherly figures in our lives are further away, but you can still treat them to something special by mail (cookies are shippable, you know!)

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Mother’s Day is a hard-earned holiday through years of all-consuming, exhausting motherhood. It’s not the time to hold back, especially when it comes to the sweetest part of the meal—mom deserves all the dessert she desires after what you (or your kids…

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Use a food processor to throw together light, fluffy biscuits with an intoxicating whiff of fresh lavender. Split open and topped with fresh berries and cream, who could resist?

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Honestly, a thoughtfully assembled care package is the perfect gift—especially when you can’t see your loved ones in person. Select some items related to one of your mom’s interests, pack them up nicely with a heartfelt card, and have your mom open the…

Honestly, a thoughtfully assembled care package is the perfect gift—especially when you can’t see your loved ones in person. Select some items related to one of your mom’s interests, pack them up nicely with a heartfelt card, and have your mom open the gift over FaceTime or Zoom so you can enjoy at least a little part of the day together. Here are some places to start:


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