Anyone who knew my maternal grandfather knew that there was one thing he passed along to his kids…his sweet tooth! My aunts, uncles and my mom are all really into candy, sweets and other decadent desserts, thanks to him. That’s why, besides handmade gifts, decadent desserts are always a great treat for MY mom for Mother’s day!
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I’m one of the lucky ones to always have had a good relationship with my mom. Even when I was going to through those icky teenage years where moms and daughters notoriously have issues getting along, we didn’t have that many issues. Yes we had our moments but we got through and still remain close today. It probably helped that my mom was not really one who said many of those clique “Momism” phrases you hear so often.
“You’ll get a cold if you don’t put on a coat!”
“Because I said so!”
“Your face is going to freeze like that!”
Instead, her actions growing up instilled in my sister and me a sense of family. We now all get together for most holidays, still celebrate each others birthdays and even though we’re two hours apart, plan monthly/bimonthly get togethers in between those milestones and occasions. She’s a great Gwenma (her personalized grandma name since her full name is Gwendolyn) and now that I’m a soon to be mother of two, we have even more in common than before.
This mother’s day, like the few years past, my mom and dad came down to enjoy Mother’s Day with a picnic type lunch and relaxation time outside with my growing family. Knowing that her inherited sweet tooth is always present, after lunch I brought out an assortment of desserts from Shari’s Berries.
Three generations of our family jointly indulged in the assortment of chocolate covered strawberries, mini cheesecake, truffles and salted caramels we’ve heard of often on radio commercials and now got to try for ourselves. I’m glad to have shared this time with them, which is all thanks to the family centric trait she has instilled in me.
Happy belated Mother’s Day mom!
A special thank you to Shari’s Berries for the delicious goodies seen in this post and helping me indulge my mom’s sweet tooth! Learn more about their decadent desserts on their website, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.