Some years I’m all about taking some “me time” on Mother’s Day, but this year I’m craving more family-filled days like the ones I grew up with. To celebrate our mom, my siblings and I would take over the kitchen and make stacks of homemade pancakes and bring her Constant Comment tea in bed (her favorite). The mess we made drove her a little crazy, but she couldn’t help but smile and still displays our old handmade cards and gifts to this day.
I treasure those moments we spent as a family growing up and have been feeling especially sentimental lately. Between school, sports and marathon training, it’s been an action-packed spring and time is flying by too quickly. The best gift I can think of right now is presence—soaking up all the special moments with my little ones while they aren’t too cool for cuddles.
Reviving the Mother’s Day tradition from my childhood felt like a perfect way to bring us together this weekend. The kids are already excitedly planning their feast for me and when my friend and excellent chef Brock Lane made this beautiful (and easy!) gluten-free peach cake on a recent visit, I knew I had to add it to our brunch menu.
I have a hard time finding tasty gluten-free treats that actually satisfy my sweet tooth and this cake hits the spot! The ripe peaches add just the right amount of sweetness. And it’s much easier to make than it looks, so even your little ones (and baking newbies) can safely help.
Save the recipe card below and use it to treat mom this weekend—or anytime, really. And if you’re still look for last minute gifts, here are a few Mother’s Day ideas she’ll love.