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May 1, 2018
4 Easy Recipes for Mother's Day Meals

4 Easy Recipes for Mother's Day Meals

The Hood Answer Mom, Elizabeth M. Ward, M.S., R.D.

Mother’s Day is one of my favorite days of the year, not because the focus is on me, but because we are together as a family. 

My children are older now, but I will always remember when they would make breakfast in bed for me every year, with their dad’s urging, and lots of his help, of course. The five of us devoured the girls’ creations in minutes, but the memories haven’t faded. 

If my kids were so inclined to cook for me on Mother’s Day this year, I would ask them for these Sour Cream Raisin Pecan Rolls to go with scrambled eggs or yogurt, and fruit. (Are you listening, girls?)

I love these rolls because they are delicious, easy to make, and not too sweet. The combination of Hood Sour Cream, baking powder, and salt eliminates the need for yeast, and speeds up preparation. It’s fun for kids to mix, knead, and divide up the dough. There’s no need to reserve this recipe for a special occasion, however. Eliminate the brown sugar and icing, and you have everyday whole grain dinner rolls from scratch. 

Using Hood Sour Cream in baked goods tenderizes batters and doughs, and brightens up the flavor without overpowering the recipe. You can swap in sour cream for Greek yogurt in any recipe. 

Here are some additional mouth-watering baked goods made with Hood Sour Cream that you should try for Mother’s Day, or any other day of the year:

Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake Craving chocolate? You must have this pound cake! Sour cream moistens this quick bread, while espresso powder intensifies the chocolate flavor. Top with Hood Instant Whipped Light Cream and fresh strawberries for a real treat. 

Glazed Raspberry Donuts I adore donuts, but I don’t like how I feel after eating a hunk of sugary fried dough. These baked beauties are lighter on calories and fat, but not on taste. You would never know that they are 100% whole grain, either!  

Sour Cream Fruit Muffins with Streusel Topping Muffins are the ultimate grab-and-go food that can be dressed up for a bit more elegance. This recipe is a case in point. The streusel topping adds a satisfying crunch to these tender, blueberry marvels. Make a double batch, because these won’t last! 

Elizabeth M. Ward

Elizabeth M. Ward

Elizabeth M. Ward, M.S., R.D., is a writer, nutrition consultant, and mother of three. She is the author of several books, including MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better and Expect the Best, Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, & After Pregnancy . Ward is also a contributing writer for Muscle & Fitness Hers and Men's Fitness magazines.

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