Call it cliché but my mom is obsessed with roses. Obsessed. I even recently learned that when I was born she demanded there be a bouquet of roses by her side. With little response (good job Dad) she finally took it upon herself, while in labor, to pick some from the local rose garden! That being said, when creating a Mother’s Day brunch cocktail, I had one required ingredient . . . rose. This cocktail is a combination of two classic cocktails, the Clover Club and the Ramos Fizz. It is beautifully light and festively pink. Perfect for brunch and perfect for mom.
I love roses. I have a weakness for white chocolate. And I adore strawberries. Combine the three components into one glorious cake and honestly, life really doesn’t get any sweeter. And top it all off with a bed of fragrant rose petals? Only Joy would think of something so exceptional. Head on over to her blog for the full recipe!
Erica and I are totally obsessed with eggs and not so coincidentally so is our mom, who is the most supportive mom any two girls could ask for! So as a small– minuscule– token of my appreciation, I always make sure to include an egg dish in our Mother’s Day brunch tradition. Baking eggs are a great way to entertain for brunch without having to stand over the stove flipping eggs, but you just need to keep a watchful eye on the eggs as they can overcook quickly. Normally, I bake them in ramekins, but for a special occasion like Mother’s Day I like to make them in mini tart shells and add a heart-shaped parmesan crisp!
1/2 cup heavy cream
kosher or sea salt
fresh cracked black pepper
small handful of minced chives
small handful of flat-leaf parsley
1 clove of garlic, minced
6 4-inch mini tart tins
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 stick of cold butter, cut into 1/8 inch cubes, plus extra for greasing tart pans
I’ve been wanting to make my own tiered dessert stand for awhile now. However, the risk of potentially cracking perfectly precious vintage plates was seriously limiting my motivation. So after much research and time spent at the hardware store, I’ve found a foolproof way to safely drill holes into porcelain. You’ll need a power drill and perhaps another set of hands but trust me, it’s totally worth it and actually super easy. Plus, they make fabulous gifts for mom!