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Celebrating Mothers

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Mother's Day is May 11th. Whether you are a mother, like a mother to someone or have a special mother; it is the day to be remembering those special women who love us and care for us.

Maybe you want to make a special breakfast or have dinner ready so she won't have to do all the cooking. These are some easy and delicious recipes to make for the mother you are celebrating.

A reminder to children and spouses everywhere:  Any day can be mother's day.  Don't wait for just one day a year to say "Thank You."  

Blueberry-Sausage Breakfast Cake

1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar 
1/4 c. packed brown sugar 
2 c. all-purpose flour 
1 c. sour cream  
1 lb. bulk pork sausage, cooked & drained
1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 c. chopped pecans
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Blueberry Sauce

1/2 c. sugar  
1/2 c. water
2 Tbsp. cornstarch   
2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; add alternately with sour cream to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.  Fold in sausage and blueberries. Pour into a greased 13x9x2-in. baking pan.  Sprinkle with pecans.  Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done.

For sauce, combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan.  Add water and blueberries.  Cook and stir until thick and bubbly.  Spoon over individual servings.  

Breakfast Buns

2 c. all-purpose flour                                              
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 c. sugar, divided                                                 
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. baking powder                                          
1/2 c. milk
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine                                  
1 c. raisins
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 c. sugar and baking powder; cut in butter.  Combine eggs, vanilla and milk; add to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.  Add raisins.  Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.  Combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over buns.  Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown.  Serve warm.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed       
1/8 c. margarine                                                      
1 (.7-oz.) pkg. dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 (10.75-oz.) can cond. cream of chicken soup

Put chicken, margarine and dressing mix in slow cooker; mix together and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours. Add cream cheese and soup, mix together and cook on high for another 1/2 hour or until heated through and warm.

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