Uh-oh. It’s almost Mother’s Day and you don’t have a gift. Yes, you could just get her flowers, but you know she deserves a little bit more thought than that (not that there’s anything wrong with flowers, of course).
Don’t worry. We have you covered with quick gifts that require neither wrapping nor heading to crowded stores to fight the crowds.
In fact, these gifts can be purchased right from the comfort of your house and there’s an option for every mom out there — subscription boxes.
Just sign her up and you’re ready to go.
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Birthdays are great. They’re a sign that you’ve made it through another year, you can use the day as an excuse to make people do nice things for you, and there are usually a present or two to be opened.
But did you know that there’s another benefit to doing nothing more than having been born? Free food!
Yes, you can still score some free grub on your birthday no matter how old you are, and the best part is that it doesn’t always require forcing underpaid servers to sing an off-key version of “Happy Birthday” to you for that free slice of cake.
Some offers may require prior registration, member club registration or a coupon, so be sure to read the fine print.
Sign up for their Email Club and get a free dessert on your birthday.
Pie. It’s as simple as filling inside a crust, but as complex as a work of art. There can be one layer or multiple layers of crust, fillings of fruit or chocolate or a mixture of both. And no matter the season, there’s always a pie you can bake and bring — or simply save for yourself.
The pies below prove that no matter what time of year it is, there’s always a pie to be made, and we rounded up 40 the most deliciously beautiful to help you get started.
If a picture speaks 1,000 words, I’m speechless — and hungry.
Summer isn’t that far away, which means your cravings generally switch from warm, comforting plates of stick-to-your-ribs food to dishes that are crisp, refreshing, and don’t make you feel like a slug for hours after you eat them.
The natural solution? A salad a day. The natural reaction of most people to the suggestion of a salad a day is one that goes over about as well as a toaster in a bathtub (do not try that at home).
But trust me on this one: Salads can taste amazing, they don’t require much work, include fresh and accessible ingredients, and are generally inexpensive.
Need more proof? Check out the suggestions below. (And don’t worry — some still have bacon.)
Five ingredients — including store bought tortellini — create this dish that can be easily doubled to feed a crowd (or you, multiple times).
For a cakey texture: Use baking powder (and remove baking soda).
For a soft-yet-crisp texture: Use equal amounts baking soda and baking powder.
For a crackled-top, brownie effect: Melt the butter.
For an intense butterscotch flavor: Use only brown sugar.
For chewy cookies with a good depth of flavor: Chill the dough for 24 hours.
From thin and crispy or vegan to deep dish pies and parfaits, get creative and try one of these sweet treats below. These are made extra special with the use of chopped chocolate, three types of sugar, and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
Graduation is a time to celebrate the academic achievements of students who have spent years studying — or pretending to study, in some cases — to get to that point. What better way to commemorate this crowning achievement than with a cake created in their honor?
Well, at least that was the plan.
But, as these examples show, maybe the bakers could have used a bit more time in school…