Sweet Treats for Your Mom This Mother’s Day

Do you want to prepare something special and sweet for your mom this coming Mothers Day 2012? Well, she truly deserves nothing but the best so it is advisable to plan your sweetest treat for your mom this early. In this article, we will give you some ideas of sweet treats that you could offer to your beloved mother on their special day – May 13, 2012.

1. Bake a cake for her – you could always buy a cake for your mom but this Mother’s Day, you should try and personally bake a cake for her. It does not matter if you do not know how to bake because there are lots of available tutorial articles and videos to help you prepare the sweetest and most delicious cake for your mom. For sure, she would appreciate your effort to prepare this kind of treat for her. To make your treat more special, you should write a personalized dedication on top of the cake. You should remember to take pictures and videos to capture your mom’s reaction when she saw the cake that you personally created for her.

2. Create special video greetings for her – another sweet gift that you could come up with this coming Mothers Day is a special video for your mom. You could record a video of yourself stating why your mom is the best or you could come up with short presentation or a short story about your mommy. You could present this video while everyone is gathered in your living room celebrating Mother’s Day.

3. Come up with personalized greeting card – when was the last time that you created a greeting card for your mom? Well, maybe it is best to create one for May 13, 2012. You do not have to be an artist to make a beautiful greeting card so you should not hesitate to make one. You could tell her how much you love her on this card.

4. Give her some beautiful flowers – lastly, a beautiful bouquet of flowers will surely make your mom happy. Learn about her favorite flower and make the effort to come up with beautiful arrangement.

The gift ideas presented in this article will definitely make your mom feel special on Mothers Day 2012. There is nothing wrong about buying material things like bag, clothes or shoes as present for mom but sometimes it is better to come up with personalized gift items that would make her feel that you truly love her. Most moms are very loving and sweet so it is just fair to give back some of the sweetness that she has been showing us since the day that we were born.

Sweet Treats Under 100 Calories – Perfect Sweets For Your Diet

When on a diet, everything becomes even more tempting, especially the sweets. Some valiantly try to resist the temptation, while others give in too readily. The bad part about inhibiting yourself from eating something you crave is that it can lead to overeating or even food binges. To avoid this, the next time you are craving for something sweet; do not stop yourself from getting your treat. Instead, practice portion control and on top of that, keep these below 100 calories treats near. These perfect treats can have you eating your share of sweets without feeling guilty about your diet. Enjoy!

Sweet Treat                         Calorie Count

Unsweetened Applesauce 1 Medium Sized Banana 1 Dole Fruit Bar 2 A 2 Inch Slice of Sponge cake 1 Jelly beans 15 Fresh Cherries 20 ½ Cup Chocolate Pudding 92 Life Savers 9 Lollipop 22 Canned Mandarin oranges 76 ½ Mango Medium Sized 68 1 Regular Marshmallow 23 2 Pieces of Melba toast 25 1 Cup of Mulberries 61 1 Medium Sized Orange 65 Oyster crackers 33 ½ Papaya Medium Sized 88 1 Whole Peach Medium Sized 37

These are just a few of hundreds of sweet treats that you can have even when you are on a diet. There are hundreds of websites and books that can teach you how to create healthy, low calorie snacks and sweets that will satisfy your palate. Now, remember that portion control is very important. Also, make sure to check the label and the ingredient list. Different producers sometimes have different calorie counts. If you’re really serious about your diet, then be vigilant in what you eat. However, it is important to also give yourself a reward once in a while, and any of the above foods can be a good reward for you. You won’t even gain a single pound!

Simple to Make Sweet Treats!

Simple and quick! These sweet treats are especially great for Valentines Day!

1. Celebration Cake — EASY, EASY! Looks beautiful and NO cooking at all!

You’ll need: 1 prepared angel food cake, 1 can pie filling and 1 tub prepared cream cheese frosting. Place cake on a cake plate. Frost it! Pour the pie filling in the hole in the middle of the cake. Serve slices of the cake topped with some pie filling. Decorate with added coconut, nuts, or candies! Cherry pie filling is perfect for Valentines Day!

2. Love Cakes — Extremely beautiful, yet simple to make!

NO cooking! You’ll need 1 prepared pound cake, 1 tub prepared vanilla frosting, some red food coloring, 1 tube chocolate decorative frosting with a plain tip for writing, 1 (14 oz) bag M&M’S Milk Chocolate Candies for Valentine’s Day.

Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and top with a wire cooling rack; set aside. Cut pound cake into 1-inch thick slices. Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cake using cookie cutter. Place the heart-shaped cake pieces
on the wire cooling rack. Spoon 1/4 cup of vanilla frosting into a zipper-seal plastic bag and set aside. Tint the remaining frosting to a light shade of pink using food color and spoon it into a glass-measuring cup. Heat the pink frosting in the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds, or until it can be poured. DO NOT OVERHEAT. Pour the pink frosting over the heart-shaped cake pieces, covering the tops and the sides. Reuse the drippings and reheat, if necessary.

Refrigerate until set (about 30 minutes). Fill a zipper-seal plastic bag with frosting, then snip a tiny corner of the bag and use it to pipe lacy designs on the tops and sides of the heart-shaped cake pieces. Add candies to make different designs, then pipe messages on the tops with the decorative chocolate frosting.

3. Flavorageous Crispy Treats — Kid Tested!

5 T butter or margarine

9 C miniature marshmallows (16 oz)

1 envelope Kool-Aid, any flavor**

9 C Crispy rice cereal

Grease a 10x15x1″ pan. Melt butter; about 45 seconds on high in the microwave. Add marshmallows; toss to coat with butter. Microwave on high 2 1/2 minutes or until smooth; stirring every minute. Stir in drink mix. Immediately add cereal, mix lightly until well coated. Using greased spatula or wax paper, press into prepared pan. Cool. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters or cut into squares.

**Favorite Kool-Aid Flavors are Fruit Punch and Cherry