Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Mother’s Day is coming up and with everything else going on it's easy to get yourself into a panic about what to give your wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, mother-in-law, or the special person who may not have birthed you but, in your eyes, is like a mom to you, to show them your love and gratitude.
The Silicone Kitchen was founded and is run by a busy mom (toddler mom, dog mom, and plant mom!) which makes our products perfect for all your loved ones. So before you start googling ‘bathrobe’ take a look at the gift packages we’ve curated below!
For the Movie lover
It’s been forever since we’ve been able to step inside a movie theatre, but with the above you can recreate the movie theatre experience at home! Both our popcorn maker and these popcorn holders are reusable and so cute. Plus we love experimenting with different popcorn seasonings.
for the Baker
If your mom is the type that can’t wait for the next season of the Great British Baking Show, baking cups are a great swap for clunky muffin tins. Pair them with a new cookbook and a cute cake stand to inspire her next bake! Expect some sweet treats coming your way in the near future.
FOR THE HOME DECORATOR
Straight from her Pinterest board, our designer white baking cups, decorative peonies and this fruit basket elevate the kitchen, which is ultimately where moms spend a LOT of their time.
for the busy bee
Being a mom is hard. Trust us, we know. When trying to juggle kids, work, the dog and the house anything that makes life easier is much appreciated. Our Baking Mats make dinners and clean-up easy and Tile mates prevent the chaos of misplacing your keys or wallet. Finally, these rubber slides are waterproof and easy to slip on and run out the door.
Hopefully this post has sparked some ideas to create a special day for the mom (or moms) in your life. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!
Cookies (for breakfast)
We decided to take some inspiration from the upcoming Easter holiday and cook with a somewhat unconventional baking ingredients - CARROTS.
Carrots can be very polarizing. Some have bad childhood memories of mushy cooked carrots on their dinner plate, while others have grown to love the crisp crunch of a baby carrot as a lunchtime snack. What most people might not realize about carrots is that they are very sweet, which make them a tasty but also healthy ingredient to bake with.
We found this healthy breakfast cookie recipe from A Couple Cooks. The original recipe is by Katheryn Taylor, who published it in her cookbook Love Real Food.
The cookies are vegan and great as a portable breakfast, snack or a wholesome dessert. They taste salty, sweet and have a great texture. You can also pack them with tons of fiber by adding a couple tablespoons of flax or make them gluten free by swapping whole wheat flour for almond flour.
For the skeptics out there, try them! This recipe might just change your mind about carrots.
INGredients and tools
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour (use almond flour to make this recipe gluten-free)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 cups peeled grated carrots (about 1/2 pound)
1 cup roughly chopped raw pecans or walnuts
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup melted refined coconut oil
Silicone Baking Cups - Standard
Silicone Baking Cups - Jumbo
1. Preheat the oven to 375F
2. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients; oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and ginger. Whisk together and then add carrots, pecans, and raisins. Stir to combine.
3. Measure out a few spoonfuls of coconut oil and add to a measuring cup. Microwave the coconut oil to melt then combine the maple syrup with the melted coconut oil.
4. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and stir until just combined. The mixture will be wet and have a lot of texture.
5. Take 1/4-cup scoops of dough and roll into a golf ball sized cookie. Place in the baking cups. Cookie size can vary depending on your preferred serving size.
6. Place baking cups in the oven and bake until the cookies are golden and hold together, 15 to 17 minutes. Cool the cookies on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
Rachel is a mom to a toddler, two golden retrievers, and a wife to her loving husband. Life gets hectic, which is why she turns to her durable, versatile, and beautiful silicone kitchen tools.