36 Special (but Budget-Friendly) Gifts for Mother’s Day — Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Do not forget: Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14! Be sure to give her a call (you might even want to go see her if she lives close by!) and consider buying her a nice little present. What to get? We've rounded up 36 gift ideas that she's sure to love — no matter how much money you have to spend.

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Raise a Toast to Mom with This Easy Champagne Brunch Menu — Mother’s Day

A Champagne brunch is always a good idea for Mother's Day because it automatically makes the occasion feel special and elegant. So grab a few bottles of the finest bubbles around and put together a spread that's full of spring flavors, like an herby egg and potato frittata and a fresh fruit salad. This menu feeds six to eight people comfortably and doesn't require much prep. We've even included a timeline on how you to can pull this together with a day's head start.

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Recipe: Sparkling Fruit Jello Mold — Easy Dessert Recipes

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If you are skeptical about the magic of gelatin desserts, then this is the best recipe to start with. This stunning, sparkling jewel of a jello mold is simply flavorful sparkling wine set with gelatin and studded with fresh fruit. It will make every guest at your brunch table ooh and ahh in delight. The best part? It tastes incredible — light and fruity, with a tart, balanced sweetness that will surprise even the most ardent jello-salad skeptics.

How do I know? Because this is the dessert that turned me into a jello-mold fanatic in one slice.

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It’s Spring! Here Are 34 Things You Can Cook Right Now! — Recipes from The Kitchn

I am definitely one of those people whose heart races at the first sign of asparagus at the farmers market. If yours does too, then it's time to get giddy about the spring cooking season, as it's finally in full swing. We've gathered some of our most favorite recipes to celebrate the season like pea-flecked risotto, brown butter roasted radishes, grilled artichokes, and rhubarb crumble pie. Dig in and embrace all that spring has to offer.

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The Bartender at Louisville’s Most Interesting Hotel on His Favorite $5 Bourbon — Meet the Locals: Louisville

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On the short list of things that you absolutely must do in Louisville, drink bourbon is for sure one; eat a hot brown is another. These will surprise no one. But I'd also argue for another less-expected essential for any visitor, but especially food-lovers: a trip to the 21c Museum Hotel. It might seem weird to put a hotel on the list and it might seem hyperbolic to say that the 21c Museum Hotel is so much more than a hotel! But I will say both things — and I will stand behind them.

The property is not only home to a hundred-odd artful rooms (with rubber duckies in the bathrooms and mint julep cups in the bar), an American South-restaurant showcasing local farmers and artisanal produces in the Ohio River Valley, and my favorite bar in Louisville, but it also houses 9,000 square feet of gallery space, spanning two floors and maybe a dozen rooms. And while it doesn't have the bright lights of 4th Street Live, it does have a giant gold replica of David's Michelangelo out front — plus loads of life-size red plastic penguins that appear at random throughout the property. (One morning I woke to find one standing outside my door.)

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