A token of love for moms

Updated on May 29, 2007 02:10 PM IST
For all these years, she has been showering you with her love and tender care. It's now her turn to bask in the comforts. Here are a few items with which you can surprise your special woman.
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Spa treatments - Let your mother bask in the comforts of variuos spa treatments. One can choose from a wide variety of massages including facials, manicures, pedicures, wraps and more. On occasions spas offer many discounts, special offers and combos.

Jewellery - Women love jewellery, so you can gift your mom her kind of jewellery or the one specially designed for mother day. One can choose from braclets, necklaces or the beads that have been lying low in the casket. Why not pick up the thread and weave a necklace for your mom dearest. This could be her prized possession.

Breakfast in Bed- This is really wonderfull, you can prepare breakfast for your mom dearest, before she gets up in the morning.

Lunch and dinner- Take your mom dearest for lunch or for dinner at her favourite place

Organisers- If you mom is power puff lady who balances work and home simultaneously, you can gift her an organiser which will keep her on time every time and will hold her immediate papers, cards and other belongings.

Art and craft

- If you have some interest in making things on your own and you have enough time. You can make photo frames and some colourful jewellery with the beads, you can even creat a collage of photos, all you need is a creative bent And if you don't have money, time or you are stilling running out of ideas you can give a lots of hugs and kisses to your mom. The thing that really matters is that you love and respect your mom.


Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe

1 C. butter, softened

1/3 C. cocoa powder

4 eggs, beaten

2 C. sugar

2 C. all-purpose flour, divided

1 t. vanilla

1 t. baking soda

1 (3.9-oz.) pkg. instant chocolate pudding

1 C. milk

1 T. confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350° F. Melt butter and stir in 1/3 cup cocoa and let cool.

In mixing bowl, mix eggs, 2 C. sugar and 1/2 C. flour. Then add the cocoa mixture to the egg mixture. Add in the remaining flour. Add vanilla, baking soda, pudding and milk and beat well.

Bake in a 9 x 13-inch pan, sprayed with cooking spray for 35 minutes or until nothing sticks to inserted toothpick. When cool, you can lightly dust with 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar. Serve warm or cold.

Potatoes Romanoff
6 medium baking potatoes
2 cups dairy sour cream
1 bunch green onions, chopped to make 1 cup
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Cook unpeeled potatoes until tender, cool; peel. Grate into a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients, except paprika. Mix well.
Spoon into 13 x 9 pan. Refrigerate for about 4 hours covered, or overnight.

Bake at 350 for 40 to 50 minutes.

Sprinkle with paprika.

Watermelon Cake Recipe
Here is a reipe within your easy reach.

1 Cup cubed watermelon
3 Egg whites
1 Box white cake mix
1 Package gelatin
Vegetable oil

Cooking Instructions:
• Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
• Grease a baking dish and flour it.
• Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
• Transfer the mixture to the baking pan.
• Bake it for about 35 minutes.
• Watermelon Cake is ready to serve.

Fruit Salad


1 tbsp Honey
2 1/2 cup cantaloupe Balls
1 tsp Lemon Juice
4 cup Spinach
1 tblsp Water
5 cup Lettuce
1 1/2 cup sliced Strawberry
1 tblsp Balsamic Vinegar

Mix chopped spinach, chopped lettuce, cantaloupe, and strawberries in a large dish.
Mix together honey, vinegar, water and lemon juice and pour over the salad.
Toss well to coat all ingredients and serve at once.

Pineapple mango salad
2 Dry Red Chilli
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
4 cup Mixed Fruits chopped (pineapple, mango, apple or grapes)
4 tblsp Grated Coconut
Salt to taste
2 tblsp Sugar

How to make pineapple mango salad:
Mix the sugar into the chopped fruits and keep aside.
Grind the coconut with the red chilli and a little water.
Add the mustard seeds and grind for a few more seconds till the mustard seeds are crushed.
Add the coconut paste to the fruits with salt and mix well

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