Martha’s American Food and Mother’s Day

I had plans of sharing another recipe for my Cooking From My Collection series, but I think a new post for Cooking Through My Collection will have to wait until next Monday.

We had a very busy weekend and I am really behind on everything from housework to my inbox.

Plus, all three kids have appointments at the optometrist today and I have a few errands to run which will probably get me even more behind. (Just keeping it real here. :-) )

So, I decided to change things up a little and show you what I got for Mother’s Day.

My kids got me Martha Stewart’s new cookbook Martha’s American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation’s Most Treasured Dishes, from Coast to Coast. Yes, my family knows me well.

I love cookbooks and I love Martha Stewart’s Recipes and I am very excited to add this book to my collection.

And like all Martha Stewart Cookbooks the photographs in this one are amazing. Don’t you want a piece of that cake right now? I know I do. It looks so good and I will so be trying to come up with a gluten free version of it.

And wouldn’t that make a delicious  breakfast? Seriously the pictures in this book make you want to make everything right now.

This book is full of classic American recipes from across the country. This is real everyday food that people across American eat.

It is an excellent look into the vast difference in culture and food as you cross the country. I spent quite a bit of time last night looking through this and I cannot wait to start cooking out of this cookbook.

So, now I would love to hear what fun things you got for Mother’s Day. Or share what you gave your mother for Mother’s Day. 


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  1. I love all of Martha’s cookbooks and this one looks especially beautiful.

    I got a laminator for Mother’s Day, not exactly exciting, but it will come in handy for homeschooling :)

  2. Christy says:

    I, too, am a cookbook lover and my family knows me well! I got the new Pioneer Woman cookbook and a Brighton bracelet. I love reading through cookbooks. It’s so relaxing.

  3. My husband made me a wonderful breakfast of frittata (I never know how to spell that!) with sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, and basil. So yummy!

  4. Kelly Garay says:

    In addition to Mother’s Day, Sunday was also our anniversary. Then Monday was my birthday. My husband had actually lost his job two weeks before, so I decided no gifts. The gift was him getting a job so quickly; he started yesterday. And my eleven year old son went to grandma and grandpa’s to do some work and make some money. He used it to buy me flowers in my favorite colors of orange, yellow and red. We’re going to plant them after school today.

    • How sweet of your son to buy you flowers with his money! And so glad your husband found a job! That was probably the best gift you could get.

  5. Cynthia says:

    I saw the empty box from Cabela’s and asked my husband, “Oh, did you get your Father’s Day Gift?” he said no I got your Mother’s Day gift – every mom needs a new trolling rod – LOL

  6. My husband’s birthday was Friday, so I tend to buy gardening things (seedlings and flowers as combination gifts for the two of us). My 4-year-old-daughter was in the ER Friday night with a Urinary tract infection and still pretty under the weather. I asked her to draw me a picture and trace her name for me. By the end of the day, she was starting to act her ego-centric, bossy self. I guess that’s the best Mother’s Day gift, even if exhausting after all the worry.
    We made a decoupage tray of heart hand cut-outs for my mother. My daughter and I painted patterns on three different colors of construction paper that each of us in the family traced our hands on to get heart shapes from the thumb and index fingers. I stacked them so that Dad’s largest hand was on the bottom, mine in the middle and daughter’s was on top. “We love you, Grandma!” was added in metallic paint pen with lots of hearts and swirls. I also added our names along the edges of each of our hands and the year. (It’s harder to describe than I thought it would be. But it was a hit with Mom.)

    • I am glad you daughter is feeling better. And the tray you described sounds like a wonderful idea and one she will treasure for years!

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